Around the Bay – Kid Friendly Weekend Events {April 15-17}

Weekend Events

Friday, April 15

Sugar Sand FestivalSugar Sand Festival

It’s a celebration of Tampa Bay’s two most valuable assets, sugar sands and sunsets.  The main attraction, The Sugar Sand Walk Exhibit, is a 21,000 square-foot tent filled with sand-sculpted art crafted by world-class sculptors using Clearwater’s internationally famous sugar sand and requires a ticket for entry, but there will be a variety of FREE activities for all ages including a children’s play area, street performers, artisans and crafters, live entertainment, fireworks, demonstrations, and a master sand sculpting competition.

Time: 10 am – 10 pm

Cost: Adults – $10, Children (ages 6-17) – $5, 5 & Under – Free

Location: Pier 60, 1 Causeway Blvd, Clearwater Beach

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

FishHawk Food Truck Rally

Time: 5 pm – 9 pm

Cost: Free entry, but you buy dinner! 🙂

Location:  5721 Osprey Ridge Drive, Lithia

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 16

MainsailMainsail Arts Festival

In addition to 250 exhibitors, the visitors to Mainsail can enjoy the Young at Art student show, live entertainment, “kids create” activity tent, and a variety of culinary art food vendors.

Time: 9 am – 6 pm

Cost: Free

Location: Vinoy Park, 701 Bay Shore Dr NE, St. Petersburg

Ybor City Saturday Market

Ybor-City-Saturday-Market-300x186You’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

Florida Blueberry FestivalBlueberry

Time: 10 am – 10 pm

Cost: Adults – $8, Children (ages 6-17) – $5, 5 & Under – Free

Location:  201 Howell Ave, Brooksville

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

 

Sugar Sand Festival

It’s a celebration of Tampa Bay’s two most valuable assets, sugar sands and sunsets.  The main attraction, The Sugar Sand Walk Exhibit, is a 21,000 square-foot tent filled with sand-sculpted art crafted by world-class sculptors using Clearwater’s internationally famous sugar sand and requires a ticket for entry, but there will be a variety of FREE activities for all ages including a children’s play area, street performers, artisans and crafters, live entertainment, fireworks, demonstrations, and a master sand sculpting competition.

Time: 10 am – 10 pm

Cost: Adults – $10, Children (ages 6-17) – $5, 5 & Under – Free

Location: Pier 60, 1 Causeway Blvd, Clearwater Beach

Story TellingStorytelling Festival

In addition to this year’s Featured Storyteller Lucrece Louisdhon-Louinis, the festival also presents hundreds of school-aged Festival Quality Storytellers, regional storytellers of all ages, balladeers, puppets, storybook characters, and much much more!

Time: 10 am – 3 pm

Cost: Free

Location:   Robert W. Saunders Sr. Public Library, 1505 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa

Art Spot

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

Time: 11 am – 2 pm

Cost:Free

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

Strawberry Classic Car Show

Come enjoy a car show in the streets of historic downtown Plant City!

Time: 4 pm – 8 pm

Cost: Free

Location: 100 N. Collins St, Plant City

Sunday, April 17

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

 

Mainsail Arts Festival

In addition to 250 exhibitors, the visitors to Mainsail can enjoy the Young at Art student show, live entertainment, “kids create” activity tent, and a variety of culinary art food vendors.

Time:  10 am – 5 pm

Cost: Free

Location: Vinoy Park, 701 Bay Shore Dr NE, St. Petersburg

Sugar Sand Festival

It’s a celebration of Tampa Bay’s two most valuable assets, sugar sands and sunsets.  The main attraction, The Sugar Sand Walk Exhibit, is a 21,000 square-foot tent filled with sand-sculpted art crafted by world-class sculptors using Clearwater’s internationally famous sugar sand and requires a ticket for entry, but there will be a variety of FREE activities for all ages including a children’s play area, street performers, artisans and crafters, live entertainment, fireworks, demonstrations, and a master sand sculpting competition.

Time: 10 am – 10 pm

Cost: Adults – $10, Children (ages 6-17) – $5, 5 & Under – Free

Location: Pier 60, 1 Causeway Blvd, Clearwater Beach

Amanda
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.