Around the Bay – Kid Friendly Weekend Events {Sept 30th-Oct 2nd}

Weekend Events

Friday, September 30th

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

Friday Night Live at Wiregrass

Free entertainment to enjoy at The Shops at Wiregrass. Bring the whole family and get ready for a fun night of live music featuring Wade Williams! Free concerts held every Friday 6-9 pm through September 30th in Center Court.

Time: 6 pm – 9 pm

Location: The Shops at Wiregrass 28211 Paseo Dr, Wesley Chapel

Cost:  Free

Saturday, October 1st

2nd Annual Fall Festival & Market


We hope that you can join us on this special day as we celebrate with a festival of food, fun, and local vendors. We have hand selected 12 of your favorite vendors to join in on the fun! We will have art projects and photo opps for the kids! This is a free event sponsored by your Cottage friends and neighbors!

Time: 10 am – 3 pm

Location: Shell Point Cottage 102 W Shell Point Rd, Ruskin

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

Tampa Bay Toy Expo


Enjoy vendor booths filled with your favorite brands, like Transformers, G.I. Joe, Star Wars, My Little Pony, Masters of The Universe, Lego, Nintendo, PlayStation, Care Bears, Marvel and DC Comics! Take photos and make memories with the 501st Legion: The World’s Premiere Star Wars Costuming Group, the Suncoast Ghost-busters, and the Tampa Spider-man! Plus, FREE parking, hourly prize drawings, toys, video games, comics, and collectibles!

Time: 10 am – 6pm

Location: Hilton Garden Inn Tampa/Riverview/Brandon – 4328 Garden Vista Drive, Riverview

Cost: $10 Adults Children 12 & under free w/ paid admission

Movies In The Park at Water Works Park


Join us Fridays 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, Oct 2nd

Studio Movie Grill: Toons Series: MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG & CAT NOIR

Check out popular children’s television and direct-to-DVD titles on the big screen before you can buy them in stores! Each feature is a perfect one hour movie experience for young children.

Time: 10 am

Cost: $3 per person

Location: 12332 University Mall Ct, Tampa

Straz Center Open House Party


The Straz Center is throwing open its doors for an open house full of free events, performances, food and drink specials and hands-on fun for the whole family.

Time: 1 pm – 4 pm

Location: Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa

Cost: Free

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 12months free