Around the Bay – Kid Friendly Weekend Events {Oct 21st-23rd}

Weekend Events

Friday, October 21st

Art on the House

Come visit the museum on Friday night to enjoy all the exhibitions on display.

Time: 4 pm – 8 pm

Cost: Pay-as-you-will admission to the museum

Location: Tampa Museum of Art, 120 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa

MOMs-Logo-200_wM.O.M’s Friday Night Market

The M.O.M’s Friday Night Market was created to enhance the downtown New Port Richey community and a portion of the vendor fees are donated to Pasco Pet Fest.

Time: 5 pm – 9 pm

Cost: Free

Location:  5628 Main St, New Port Richey

Creatures of the Night at Lowry Park Zoo


This new Halloween event will offer a wide range of activities for all. From youngsters to teens and adults, find eerie adventures for the whole family. Wander into scare zones or encounter animals at night. Party the night away at a ghoulish dance party. No horror or gore, just scares and startles for one & all.

Time: 4 pm –  10 pm

Location: Lowry Park Zoo 1101 West Sligh Ave., Tampa

Cost:  Included with general admission. Extend your day or visit after 4:00 PM for just $19.95 (Friday and Saturday nights Oct. 7 – Oct. 29). Admission is free for Zoo Members and Pay for A Day Ticket holders.

Saturday, October 22nd

Movies In The Park at Water Works Park


Join us Saturdays in October for free movies at Water Works Park! October 1 Zootopia,
October 8 Jungle Book, October 15 Inside Out, October 22 Goosebumps

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: 1710 N. Highland Ave., Tampa

Cost: Free

Streetcar Fest 2016 – Ybor City


Come out and celebrate the TECO Line Streetcar System at Streetcar Fest 2016! Enjoy FREE streetcar rides from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 a.m.! In addition to FREE rides, enjoy live music and entertainment and other activities along the streetcar line. Come early, stay late and only park once!

Time: FREE rides on the TECO Line Streetcar System from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 a.m

Location: The TECO Line Streetcar System 1201 E 7th Ave, Tampa

Cost: Free

Cupcake Festival – Ybor City Saturday Market


Local cupcake bakers will go head-to-head to at the 6th Ybor City Saturday Market Cupcake Festival. A panel of judges will determine the best-tasting cupcakes along with the coolest creations and the winner will earn the title of “Best Cupcake in Tampa 2016″. Visitors to the Cupcake Festival will be able to purchase creations from participating contestants as well as enjoy the regular entertainment and shopping at the Ybor City Saturday Market.

Time: 9 am – 3 pm

Location: 1800 E 8th Ave, Tampa

Cost: Free

1st Annual Kids R Kids Boyette Road Fall Festival

We will have so much fun! There is going to be a food truck, face painting, games, concert from Mr. Tommy at 10:30, Tumblebus, vendors, firetrucks, LaLuRoe Styles, Jamberry, Usbourne Books and MORE!!!

Time: 10am – 1pm

Location: Kids R Kids Boyette Road 30100 Overpass Rd, Wesley Chapel

Cost: Free

Sunday, October 23rd

Annual Fall Fest Fundraiser at Horse Power for Kids


Every weekend in October you can come out to the farm and enjoy: hay rides, pony rides, games, farm animals, train rides, face painting, live music, bonfire and a bounce house! Also, visit the pumpkin patch (additional cost).

Time: 11 am – 5 pm

Location: 8005 S. Racetrack Rd. Tampa

Cost: $10 per person, $1 parking, under 12 months free

Sesame Street Kids’ Weekends at Busch Gardens


Sesame Street® Safari of Fun is hosting a Halloween party the last two weekends of October! Enjoy festive arts and crafts, trick-or-treat candy stations* and a hay bale maze. During the character parade and dance party, everyone’s favorite Sesame Street friends like Elmo, Cookie Monster and Abby Cadabby will be wearing their Halloween costumes, so bring yours too!

Time: 11 am – 2 pm

Location: 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa

Cost:  Included with park admission

2016 Hillsborough County Fair


The Greater Hillsborough County Fair focuses on family fair tradition in Hillsborough County. We know that importance of providing wholesome family fun rooted in many years of tradition that are a large part of our county fair. With a variety of free entertainment, events and community competitions and a family fun Midway, our county fairs offers something for everyone! See you at the fair!

Time: 10 am – 8 pm

Location: 215 Sydney Washer Road, Dover

Cost: Adults $7.00 STUDENTS $5.00 (K-12) SENIORS $4.00 & younger free