By Victoria Atterberry
There is nothing like being a part of a community to feel connected. These connections give a sense of belonging, allowing people to relate to each other personally and, most importantly, give them a support system. Explore this list of groups in Greater Tampa Bay, ideal for getting plugged into a community that suits individual interests and hobbies.
Built for anyone who is just a little bit weird, this Tampa-based group is a great place to meet new people who share an interest in all things nerdy. Featuring video games, board games, movie nights, karaoke and even book clubs, there is something for everyone.
Looking for a way to get out of the house, enjoy fun activities and meet new people? Tampa 20s and 30s Social Crew is the perfect group. Join this lively crowd for pub trivia, ultimate frisbee, clubbing and much more. Members are also invited to bring their own event ideas to the table.
Outdoor fitness enthusiasts in Clearwater will enjoy connecting with this active group. Explore the area, stay in shape and meet like-minded friends with weekly group walks. Each walk ranges from three to six miles and covers various locations such as trails, beaches and walk-friendly communities.
This Tampa Bay group brings educated, like-minded women together to bond over similar interests and create budding friendships. Explore GTB’s restaurants, enjoy happy hours, visit wineries, soak up the sun at the beach or pool parties, gear up for outdoor adventures and much more.
The Ladies of Lager is a fun crowd to connect with for women who enjoy craft beer, good conversation and quality friendship. Join this diverse group of women who bond over their love of beer and enjoy weekly gatherings at local breweries.
Make new friends and build faith with this Christian community group that focuses on praying and supporting each other. From Bible studies and trivia nights to lunch dates and outdoor festivals, there are many activities to choose from, providing great opportunities for fellowship.
One of the most extensive volunteer-led user experience professional groups in south-central Florida, Tampa Bay UX Group, provides free mentorship and education for those interested in expanding their user experience design skills. They have also frequently partnered with other technology meetups in the GTB area, fostering cross-functional networking.
Connect with other business professionals in the Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg area and enjoy organized networking events, such as business over breakfast or leads over lunch. Bring plenty of business cards and dress professionally!
Based in Tampa, this non-profit group invites women of color to connect and support each other in their writing journeys. Writers are encouraged to tell their stories and challenge the narratives that attempt to silence marginalized communities.
Aiming to create an accessible diving community, the Tampa Bay Scuba Club is open to anyone with a passion for scuba diving. Join this group to find new friends and connect with lovers of the deep sea.