Around The Bay – Kid Friendly Weekend Events {May 1-3}


Friday, May 1

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Art on the House on Friday evenings from 4pm to 8 pm, in partnership with GTE Financial. Pay-as-you-will admission to the museum.

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

Time4:00 pm-8:00 pm

Cost: Free

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

Action Hero Night


Join us for an action packed evening of fun! Complete our official Action Hero Training, plus enjoy fun and prizes with the Cow! All guests will receive free Frosted Lemonade. Don’t forget to dress the part! RSVP online.

Time: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Cost: cost of food

Location: Chick-fil-A, WestShore Plaza, 241 West Shore Plaza, Tampa, Florida 33609

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: TBA

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

Cost:  Free

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

Beach Bash Concert-  The Soundwave Band

This is a family friendly and free event in Horan Park located adjacent to the St Pete Beach Community Center at 7701 Boca Ciega Dr. The event is from 6-9pm, with music by the Soundwave Band. Food and Drinks will be available for purchase and there will be free valet parking.

The Beach Ball Bash will begin following the state of the city address that will happen at the St. Pete Beach City Hall commission chambers beginning at 5pm.

Time: 6pm-9pm

Cost: Free

Location: Horan Park, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr.

 Saturday, May 2

Old McMciky’s Farm 2nd Birthday!mmfarm

Come out and celebrate Old McMicky’s Farm 2nd Birthday with an open Farm, face painting, bounce houses, dodge ball, a birthday cake and much more! All activities are included with general admission. First tour starts at 9:00am and last tour leaves at 1:00pm. Don’t miss the biggest Birthday Bash in the Tampa Bay area!

Time: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Cost: $12; $10 children 2-11; free for children under 2

Location: Old McMicky’s Farm, 9612 Crescent Drive, Odessa, 33556

Sea Turtle Awareness Day


Clearwater Marine Aquarium is kicking off sea turtle nesting season by raising awareness about sea turtles and sea turtle nesting.  Each year loggerhead sea turtles arrive on our beaches, sometimes from thousands of miles away. These turtles return to the beaches where they were born, sometimes decades before. Sea Turtle Awareness Day is bringing awareness to good environmental practices that we can all participate in, as we share the beaches with sea turtles.  We can all serve as good stewards of the environment to help female sea turtles nest successfully and create a safe hatching environment for their baby sea turtle hatchlings.
Time: 9:00am – 11:00am Beach Clean-Up (Bring your refillable water bottles to reduce trash)
11:00am – 1:00pm Beverages, snacks, turtle fun and activities

Location: Pier 60 Clearwater Beach

Saturday Morning Market  – St. Petersburg

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Entering it’s 13th season, the Saturday Morning Market boasts over 200 vendors and draws close to 10,000 people on any given Saturday.

Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Cost: Free

Location:  230 1st. St. S.E. (at 1st Ave. S. & 1st St.), St. Petersburg, FL 33701

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This week’s project: Mother’s Day Wood Frame. Drop in. 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

At the Tampa Museum of Art:
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, we will use paper clay to create mini vessels then decorate the vessels with our own stories.

Time: 11  a. m– 2 p.m.

Cost: Free

Also! Isthmian Family Day


On Saturday, May 2nd, we will be holding our Isthmian Family Day (in honor of Poseidon).
We welcome all families to attend and will have Pay-as-you will admission 11:00-5:00
Drop in tours 12 & 1p; Story telling with Dr. Seth Pevnick 2p; 12:00-3:00 USF theater student performance 12- 3pm Outside games and activities
Sono Cafe samplings
Cost: Pay-as-you will admission

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

Dillydally with Dali


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, FL 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: TBA

Time: 2 p.m.

Cost: Free

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

Mayor’s Mac and Cheese Throwdown

Enjoy comfort food at it’s finest area eateries putting their spin on macaroni and cheese in this contest including tastings, live music by G. Love and Special Sauce and a fireworks finale.

Time: 4:00pm – 7:00pm //  Mac & Cheese Tastings; 7:00pm – 11:00pm // RiverFest Concert

Cost: Free, food/drink additional

Location: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N Ashley Dr., Tampa

Tampa Bay Water Ski Show Team

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This week’s theme: Cinco de Mayo! 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

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: TBA

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

Cost:  Free

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

Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3

The below entertainment and activity will be throughout the park.  So be there all day and be sure to catch one of these shows:

Besides the rides and all the games, the Tampa Downtown Carnival will have programmed activities throughout the entire 2 days to keep you and your family entertained!

The below entertainment and activity will be throughout the park.  So be there all day and be sure to catch one of these shows: Story Tellers, Magic Shows , Face Painters , Balloon Artists & More! 

Time: Saturday 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.; Sunday 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Cost: Check here for ticket prices

Location: Cotanchobee Park on the Tampa Riverwalk, just next to the Amalie Arena and the Garrison Channel. The address is 601 Old Water Street  Tampa, FL 33602.

Sing-Along FROZEN (2013) 1h 42m / Rated PG



After the kingdom of Arendelle is accidentally cast into eternal winter by the newly crowned Snow Queen Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel), her energetic sister Anna (Kristen Bell) teams up with the rough-hewn mountaineer Kristoff (Jonathan Groff), his trusty reindeer Sven and Olaf the snowman (Josh Gad) to break the icy spell. Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved fairy tale The Snow Queen, these special screenings of Walt Disney’s animated smash hit invite families to sing along with the lyrics on the screen, play along with the interactive props provided and dress in their favorite FROZEN fashions for a costume parade on-stage before the show.

Time: 3:00 p.m. (5/2 and 5/3)

Cost: Tickets for Sing-Along FROZEN are $12 for adults and $10 for kids, and include a bag of interactive props to use during the movie.

Location: Tampa Theatre, 711 N. Franklin Street, Tampa, FL 33602

Sunday, May 3

FREE Yoga In The Park – Ongoing
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, FL 33602
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.