Around The Bay – Kid Friendly Weekend Events, {June 19-21}

Friday, June 19

Sunset Cinema at Pier 60sunset pierBring blankets or low lawn chairs to watch free movies on a jumbo sized screen. No alcohol. Shows start around dusk.  Movie: Teen Beach Movie

Time: Live music starts at 5:30, sunset is 7:50

Cost:  Free

Location: 10 Pier 60 Drive, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

MOMs Friday Night Market on Main


Details: M.O.M’s Friday Night Market was created to enhance the downtown New Port Richey community and to add shopping and entertainment options on Friday evenings. The majority of the vendor fee proceeds will be donated to Pasco Pet Fest, and Guardian ad Litem Foundation. The Market is held weekly on Friday, from 5 to 9 p.m., 12 months out of the year.

Time: 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Location: 5546 Main Street, New Port Richey, FL 34652

Flick and Float


Bring the family and friends to movie night at 6:00 p.m. Shore presents a family friendly movie, Dolphin Tale (G). For more information call (727) 893-7758.

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $3 Ages 13 and up, $2 Ages 0 – 12

Location: Shore Acres Pool, 4142 Shore Acres Blvd NE, St. Petersburg

Dive In Movie


Bring your noodles, floats and chairs to lounge by the pool while watching a movie on our inflatable screen out under the stars. Snacks, drinks and glow jewelry will be sold. No outside coolers or food allowed. Event will be cancelled in inclement weather. This week’s movie: Surf’s Up

Time: 8 p.m.

Cost: $4.00 per person

Location: 7701 Boca Ciega Dr., St. Pete Beach 33706

Saturday, June 20 & Sunday, June 21

Lowry Park Zoo BOGO for Father’s Day


The Zoo is wild about dads – bring yours for free!  In honor of Father’s Day, dads receive free admission on Saturday, June 20 or Sunday, June 21 with the purchase of their son’s or daughter’s full-priced admission ticket (paid ticket can be child or adult admission, as applicable). For dads to receive free ticket offer, the paid ticket must be purchased on June 20 or 21 only. Offer may not be combined with other discounts.

Time: 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Cost: Buy one ticket at full price, get Dad’s admission free

Location: Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 West Sligh Avenue, Tampa


Saturday, June 20

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This week’s project: Popsicle Book. Sign up. Take home a completed project. Just $2 per child for 30 minutes of creative craft fun. Ages 3 and up.

Time: 10 a.m. – noon

Cost: $2

3 Locations:  3804 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Ste A, Tampa, FL 33611-1402, Phone: (813) 835-0005; 2564 W Brandon Blvd., Brandon, FL 33511-4719, Phone: (813) 653-9700; 14829 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Carrollwood, FL 33618-2027, Phone: (813) 960-3002

Art Spot for Children


Every Saturday the Museum offers a free drop-in art program from 11a – 2p. Come and let your children explore their creativity by creating an art project. No registration required.  Our projects will vary week to week to tie into the exhibition on view at the museum.

This week’s project will be “Peculiar Painting,” were we will be painting with anything other than a brush!

Time: 11  a. m– 2 p.m.

Cost: Free

Location: Tampa Museum of Art, 120 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa 33602

Fun at Fossil Park PoolpoolFeatures include: Flume Slide, Wading Pool, Low Dive, Handicap Access, Swim Lessons, Diving Lessons, Shaded Picnic Area, Zero Slope Entry

Time: 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Cost: admission is $3 (adult), $2 (Kids, ages 3 to 12), Kids 2 and under are free.

Location: 6739 DR. MLK Jr. ST. N, St. Petersburg

Dali & Beyond Film Series


Children can discover the creative world of Dali through games, puzzles and arts + crafts activities which educate and encourage family interaction. Dillydally with Dali takes place under the direction of the museum’s Family Programs Coordinator in the 1st floor Education Classroom. Saturday activities are supported by Jeeves Law Group, P.A.

Time: 11:45 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Location: Dali Museum, One Dali Blvd, St. Petersburg 33701

JuneTeenth Celebration


This community celebration of freedom and remembrance includes food, vendors, music, games, an auction, face painting, inflatables, a karate demonstration, speakers, dancers, health screenings and a cake walk.

Time: 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Location: Historic Booker T. Washington Schoolhouse, 6105 Pine Hill Rd., Port Richey, FL

Dali & Beyond Film Series

The Dali + Beyond Film Series features unusual movies, art films, and films about art that share a common enthusiasm for fantasy, dreams, creativity and the imagination.

This week’s movie: Despicable Me-In a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences with flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbors, hidden beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by a small army of minions, we discover Gru, planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon. (Yes, the moon!) Gru delights in all things wicked. Armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze rays, and battle-ready vehicles for land and air, he vanquishes all who stand in his way. Until the day he encounters the immense will of three little orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen: a potential Dad. The world’s greatest villain has just met his greatest challenge: three little girls named Margo, Edith and Agnes.

Time: 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Location: Dali Museum, One Dali Blvd, St. Petersburg 33701

Family Movie Matinee

Join us for a family movie and enjoy free popcorn and soda provided by the Friends of the Seminole Community Library! This week’s movie: Howl’s Moving Castle (Disney)

Time: 2 p.m.

Cost: Free

Location: Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N, Seminole 33772

Sunset Cinema at Pier 60

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Bring blankets or low lawn chairs to watch free movies on a jumbo sized screen. No alcohol. Shows start around dusk.  Movie: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (PG-13)

Time:  Live music starts at 5:30, sunset is 7:50

Cost:  Free

Location: 10 Pier 60 Drive, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

Tampa Bay Water Ski Show Team

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This week’s theme: Galax Ski Quest Show. Come see our new skiers. Concessions are Available at the Site.

Time: Pre-show Starts at 5:30pm; Regular Show Starts at 6:00pm

Cost: Free

Location: 130 Burbank Road, Oldsmar, FL 34677

Kids Night Out at Color Me Mine

Enjoy a night off and drop the kids off for a fun night of pizza and painting! We’re expecting a special visitor!!

Time: 6:00-9:00pm

Cost: $30.00 per child Ages 6 and up

Location: Color Me Mine, 1609 W. Snow Circle, Tampa

Sunday, June 21

Free Admission for Dad to Great Explorations



All fathers will receive FREE admission on June 20th to celebrate Father’s Day! Join us from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to create special gifts for the special guys in your life. We will be making super-dad masks, a special picture frames, a “pop” game and more!

All activities are included in admission.

Time: 10 a. m– 2 p.m.

Cost: Free admission for Dads

Location: Great Explorations, 1925 4th St N, St Petersburg, FL 33704

FREE Yoga In The Park
Yoga Downtown Tampa and Tampa Downtown Partnership offer a one-hour FREE Yoga class in Curtis Hixon Park each week. This class is designed for all levels and is offered every Sunday at 5:00pm (at 6pm in winter months during daylight savings time change). If you have a mat or towel please bring it along with your water bottle to the north terraces. Come out and experience Yoga while watching the sunset over the city skyline in the beautiful Curtis Hixon Park!
Time: 5 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location:  Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa 33602

Looking Ahead!

Monday, June 22

POSTPONED! Park Hopping with Tampa Bay Moms Blog



POSTPONED! Common Ground Inclusive Playground – Pirates and Princesses
Bring your pirates and princesses to play!  Children of varying abilities and disabilities will be able to play together side-by-side!


Cost: Free

LocationCommon Ground Inclusive Playground, 1000 E Edgewood Drive, Lakeland

Upcoming: Next Park Hop Event is to Kate Jackson on Tuesday, June 30!

Wednesday, June 24

Celebrate Summer at WestShore Plaza

Join us for crafts, prizes and giveaways celebrating summer!
Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: WestShore Plaza, Center Court, 250 WestShore Plaza, Tampa
Debbie enjoys spending time with her husband of 14 years, Matt and their two very active children: Calvin, a gifted and quirky 11-year-old boy, and Kadison, a creative and strong-willed 8-year-old girl. Debbie attended the University of South Florida for both her bachelor's and master's degrees in education. With 20 years of experience, she's a National Board Certified Teacher in literacy and currently teaches 1st graders. Debbie's mission is to get kids to love learning! In her spare time, Debbie loves to read, enjoy the beach, and find the perfect cup of coffee. She is always on the look-out for a great local restaurant or fun place to go to relax! Follow Debbie on Twitter and Pinterest.