Around the Bay – Kid Friendly Weekend Events {March 4-6}

Weekend EventsFriday, March 4

StrawberryFlorida Strawberry Festival

The Florida Strawberry Festival represents a piece of Americana, a time in American history when fairs and festivals brought communities together through celebrations of their harvests. It has continued to grow in popularity year after year through the preservation of this heritage. Central to its focus, the Festival continues to preserve and enhance the agricultural and historical legacy of the Florida strawberry.

Time:  10 am – 10 pm

Cost: Adults – $10, Children (ages 6 – 12) – $5, 5 & Under – Free

Location:  2209 W. Oak Ave, Plant City

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, March 5

Home Depot Kids Workshop

Your child (ages 5 – 12) can build a rolling toy wagon to hold their tiny toys!

Time: 9 am – 12 pm

Cost: Free

Location(s): Your local Home Depot store

Ybor City Saturday Market

Ybor City Saturday MarketYou’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

Festival of the ArtsArt Spot @ Gasparilla Festival of the Arts

Come and let your children color, paint and draw – and experience being real artists of their own.

Time: 10 am – 4 pm

Cost:  Free

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

Bay Area Renaissance Festival

Ren FestThe festival opens with a “Pillage the Village” theme including competitions in arm wrestling, best tattoo, best pirate costume and perfect pirate, a traders port and fairy house voting.

Time: 10 am – 6 pm

Cost: Adults – $20.95, Children (ages 5 – 12) – $12.95, 4 & Under – Free

Location: Museum of Science & Industry, 11315 N 46th Street, Tampa

StrawberryFree Kids Day @ Florida Strawberry Festival

The Florida Strawberry Festival represents a piece of Americana, a time in American history when fairs and festivals brought communities together through celebrations of their harvests. It has continued to grow in popularity year after year through the preservation of this heritage. Central to its focus, the Festival continues to preserve and enhance the agricultural and historical legacy of the Florida strawberry.

Time:  10 am – 10 pm

Cost: Adults (18+) – $10, Children (18 & Under) – Free

Location:  2209 W. Oak Ave, Plant City

Michaels Kids Club

Let your kids (ages 3+) explore their creativity while you shop!

Time: 10 am – 12 pm

Cost: $2 (includes supplies)

Location(s):  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

Sunday, March 6

Festival of the ArtsArt Spot @ Gasparilla Festival of the Arts

Come and let your children color, paint and draw – and experience being real artists of their own.

Time: 10 am – 4 pm

Cost:  Free

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

Bay Area Renaissance Festival

Ren FestThe festival opens with a “Pillage the Village” theme including competitions in arm wrestling, best tattoo, best pirate costume and perfect pirate, a traders port and fairy house voting.

Time: 10 am – 6 pm

Cost: Adults – $20.95, Children (ages 5 – 12) – $12.95, 4 & Under – Free

Location: Museum of Science & Industry, 11315 N 46th Street, Tampa

Corey Avenue Sunday Market

The 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

StrawberryFlorida Strawberry Festival

The Florida Strawberry Festival represents a piece of Americana, a time in American history when fairs and festivals brought communities together through celebrations of their harvests. It has continued to grow in popularity year after year through the preservation of this heritage. Central to its focus, the Festival continues to preserve and enhance the agricultural and historical legacy of the Florida strawberry.

Time:  10 am – 10 pm

Cost: Adults – $10, Children (ages 6 – 12) – $5, 5 & Under – Free

Location:  2209 W. Oak Ave, Plant 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.