Around the Bay – Kid Friendly Weekend Events {April 1-3}

Weekend Events

Friday, April 1

Art on the House

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

Time: 4 pm – 8 pm

Cost: Donation

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

M.O.M’s Friday Night Market

MOMs-Logo-200_wThe M.O.M’s Friday Night Market was created to enhance the downtown New Port Richey community and a portion of the vendor fee are donated to Pasco Pet Fest.

Time: 5 pm – 9 pm

Cost: Free

Location:  5546 Main St, New Port Richey

Saturday, April 2

Home Depot Kids Workshop

Home DepotYour child (ages 5 – 12) can build a butterfly house to welcome some fluttering insect friends after a long winter!

Time: 9 am – 12 pm

Cost: Free

Location: Your local Home Depot store

Ybor City Saturday MarketYbor City Saturday Market

You’ll be sure to find great produce at great prices, gourmet foods & sauces, fresh baked breads, prepared foods, herbs & plants, pet treats, honey, fine cigars, unique gifts, photography, artwork, jewelry, woodworking, bath & body products,  candles & so much more!

Time:  9 am – 3 pm

Cost: Free

Location:  Centennial Park, 1901 19th St, Tampa

Family Extravaganza

Family ExtravaganzaThe event will include big trucks, boats, buses, crafts, face painting, storytelling and more, and children of all ages can enjoy free train rides along Largo Central Railroad, rocket ship car rides around the block, and a delicious food court in the middle of the park.

Time: 10 am – 3 pm

Cost: Free

Location:  Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Dr, Largo

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

Art Spot

Projects will vary week to week to tie into the exhibition on view at the museum.

Time: 11 am – 2 pm


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

Sunday, April 3

Corey Avenue Sunday Market

Corey Logo DraftThe market supports 50-80 local vendors who sell a variety of locally produced and homemade produce, plants, take home foods, ready to eat lunch bites, hand crafts, eco-friendly and fair trade products and more.

Time:  10 am – 2 pm

Cost: Free

Location:  Corey Ave (between Boca Ciega Ave and Gulf Blvd), St. Pete Beach

Family DayFamily Day @ Gasparilla International Film Festival

It’s an annual celebration with family friendly activities, games, prizes, red carpet experiences, casting calls, and FREE family friendly films shown on the big screen! 

Time: 10 am – 3 pm

Cost: Free

Location: Centennial Park, 1800 E. 8th Ave, Ybor City

I'm a first-time mom to Evan, born in November 2013, a devoted wife to Jeremy, a ruggedly handsome forensic structural engineer, and I've called the Tampa Bay area home for over 10 years. I'm a graduate of the University of Tampa with a political science degree and while my professional career was in law, my current role as a stay-at-home mom (aka “domestic engineer”) is the most rewarding work of my life. I currently reside with my family in Valrico, along with a few century old oak trees and a menagerie of miniature critters. I'd love to hear from you, so follow my adventures on Facebook.