Valspar Championship Swings into Tampa Bay

Next week, the Valspar Championship returns to Innisbrook, A Salamander Golf & Spa Resort in picturesque Palm Harbor, however, the events kick off THIS SUNDAY with the Third Annual Osteo Bi-Flex Made to Move Cooperhead 5K.

Valspar Championship - Osteo Bi-Flex Made to Move Copperhead 5K

Returning this year, 2017 Valspar Champion Adam Hadwin to defend his title. In early February, I had the opportunity to listen to his personal account from last year’s Valspar Championship. Believe it or not, despite hours of practice nothing can prepare a professional player for what unfolds during the championship. As a mother runner racer just trying to find my happy pace through hours of training, I appreciated Adam’s candid tale; even professionals can never predict their performance.

Valspar Championship - Adam Hadwin

Rumor also has it that Rory McIlroy will also be returning as part of the Valspar superstar PGA professionals. From professional golfers, baseball players and football players, the Valspar Championship promises to be a star-studded event for every sports fan.

Rory McIlroy - Valspar Championship

The Valspar Championship also prides itself in being a family event by offering fun events for everyone and offers packages at different price points to meet every family’s needs, schedules and budget. Plus, kids 15 and under are FREE with a ticketed adult. To save a few more pennies on a Valspar experience,  check out the practice round on Tuesday, March 6. Admission is free, but parking fees are required on-site.

Valspar Championship - Family Fun Zone 2017

From the Food Truck Rally to the Grape & Grain, foodie golfers will want to sink their teeth in the delicious varieties of cuisine and concessions, wine and craft beers offered all along the course.

Valspar Championship Food Truck Rally

With Valspar as the title sponsor, endless color is a key driver in all of the Vaslpar initiatives. Some of the color driven fun this year includes the Valspar Block Party Tiny Homes BIG Inspiration. Being a HUGE Tiny Home fan, I can’t wait to be inspired and fulfill my Tiny Home dream in the Valspar neighborhood behind the 18th green!

And of course, on the entertainment front, the Valspar Championship comes to a close with the Fourth Annual Valspar LIVE! concert on Saturday, March 10. This year’s headliners include a country music stars Jake Own and Dustin Lynch.

Valspar LIVE! - Jake Owen -Dustin Lynch

You do not want to miss Valspar Championship! From the 5K to the concert, the entire event will be above par for sure!

The Valspar Championship runs from March 5 – March 11.

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  1. Ashley Grant says:

    What I’m most excited about for this event is the people watching, and the exciting activities to do between watching golf swings. Last year my hubby and I LOVED the McDonald’s area with the fun giveaways and we adored the food trucks. Such a great day out in Tampa Bay!

  2. Stephanie Fields says:

    Now that I have been taking golf lessons for the past year, I have such a greater appreciation for the game and championships like this one. I’ve been to the Valspar event before, but missed last year. Hoping to go this year!

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