Around the Bay – Kid Friendly Weekend Events {Oct 7th-9th}

Weekend Events

Friday, October 7th

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 8th

Fire Prevention Week: Kick-Off Party


The Party is FREE and will include Fire Truck display, tours, burn demo, Arson & Police K-9 Demo, Live extraction demo, FREE refreshments, bicycle rodeo for kids, children’s activities, Meet “Sparky & Sunny,” and more!

Time 10 am –  2 pm

Location: Station 33 5000 82nd Avenue North Pinellas Park

Cost: Free

Michaels Kids Club

Let your kids (ages 3+) explore their creativity while you shop!

Time:  10 am – 12 pm

Cost: $2 (includes supplies)

Location: 3804 S. Dale Mabry Hwy, Ste A, Tampa; 14829 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Carrollwood; 2564 W. Brandon Blvd., Brandon; 229 W. Alexander St, Plant City

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

Sunday, October 9th

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, bon fire 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

Mr. Tommy’s Very Un-scary Halloween Party at Carrollwood Cultural Center

Join Mr. Tommy for a scare-free Halloween Party with monster hits and a jack-o-lantern full of fun! Come in costume…there will be treats!

Time: 2pm-3pm

Location: Carrollwood Cultural Center 4537 Lowell Rd, Tampa

Cost: $7 member / $8 general admission / $28 Family 4-Pack



The five-acre corn maze features more than 3 miles of twists and turns along with a petting farm, pony rides, games and a pumpkin patch. Honoring this year’s “Great Pumpkin” theme, play interactive bingo for a chance to win a trip for four people to Knotts Berry Farm in California, where the Peanuts characters are the theme park’s mascots. Runs through Nov. 6.

Time: 10 am – 5 pm

Location: 15990 STUR ST., MASARYKTOWN

Cost: $11.95 ,  2 and younger free