Around the Bay – Kid Friendly Weekend Events {October 16 – 18}

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Friday, October 16

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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

Art on the House

Tampa Art Museum, together with GTE Financial, offer pay-as-you-will admission on Friday evening.

Time: 4:00 p.m. –8:00 p.m.

Cost: Pay-as-you-will donation

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

Dunedin Films in the Park

Dunedin Films in the Park
Enjoy a free family movie each Friday in October beginning at dark.  This week’s movie – The Addams Family.
Time: Begins at darkCost: FreeLocation: Pioneer Park, 420 Main Street, Dunedin, FL 34698

Saturday, October 17

2015 Land o Lakes Fall Festival
Have Fun for Kids Bounce House & Rentals presents the 2015 Land o Lakes Fall Festival.  Activities include bounce houses, pumpkin patch and painting, leaf jumping, and more!

Time: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Cost: Free admisssion; $5 open jump, $2 pumpkin painting, $3 face painting

Location: 5420 Land o Lakes Boulevard, Land o Lakes, FL

Michaels Kids Club

Michaels Kids Club

This week’s project: Tic-Tac-Toe. Sign up here. 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 (supplies included)

Multiple Locations Including:  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

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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.

Time: 11  a. m– 2 p.m.

Cost: Free

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

Ybor City Saturday Market

Local produce, plants, food, crafts.

Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Cost: Prices vary by vendor.  Free admission and parking.

Location: Centennial Park, 1901 19th Street, Tampa, FL 33605

Sweetfields Farm

Activities include a Fall Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch and other activities.  Vendors and food concessions available.

Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cost: $5 plus tax (Children 3-11), $9.50 plus tax (12 and up)

Location: 17250 Benes Roush Rd., Masaryktown, FL 34604

Fox Squirrel Corn Maze 

Fox Squirrel Corn Maze boasts everything from traditional tractor pulled hay rides, a pumpkin patch, games, butterflies and pony rides; to antiques, homemade jams, jellies, breads, arts and crafts. And, of course the main attraction, a 5 acre corn maze planted and designed to amuse visitors of all ages.

Time: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Cost: $10 (Children 3-17), $11 (Adults)

Location: 3002 Charlie Taylor Road N, Plant City, FL 343565

HarvestMoon Farm Maze

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Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cost: $11.95 plus tax (Ages 3 and up)

Location: 15990 Stur St., Masaryktown, FL 34604

Tampa Bay Water Ski Show Team2012 06 23_4085_SThis week’s theme: Oldies 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 34677Tampa’s Screen on the Green

Screen on the Green

Enjoy a free family movie each Saturday night in October at WaterWorks Park. Food trucks and concessions will be available.  This week’s movie – The Goonies.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free!
Location: WaterWorks Park, 1710 N. Highlands Avenue, Tampa, FL 33602ZooBoo KIDS

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Lowry Park Zoo’s all-new Halloween event designed for children 3-11.  Kids are invited to dress up and enjoy trick-or-treat stations, jeepers creepers critters encounters,  a crazy corn maze and kooky (not spooky) characters!

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Cost: Included in regular park admission.  $20.95 (Kids 3-11), $27.95 (Adults)

Location: Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 West Sligh Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604

Sunday, October 18

Corey Avenue Sunday Morning Market

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Cost: Free; prices vary by vendor.

Location: Corey Avenue between Boca Ciega Avenue and Gulf Boulevard, St. Petersburg, FL

 

2015 Land o Lakes Fall Festival

Have Fun for Kids Bounce House & Rentals presents the 2015 Land o Lakes Fall Festival.  Activities include bounce houses, pumpkin patch and painting, leaf jumping, and more!

Time: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Cost: Free admisssion; $5 open jump, $2 pumpkin painting, $3 face painting

Location: 5420 Land o Lakes Boulevard, Land o Lakes, FL

 

Sweetfields Farm
Activities include a Fall Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch and other activities.  Vendors and food concessions available.
Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost: $5 plus tax (Children 3-11), $9.50 plus tax (12 and up)Location: 17250 Benes Roush Rd., Masaryktown, FL 34604 

Fox Squirrel Corn Maze Fox Squirrel Corn Maze boasts everything from traditional tractor pulled hay rides, a pumpkin patch, games, butterflies and pony rides; to antiques, homemade jams, jellies, breads, arts and crafts. And, of course the main attraction, a 5 acre corn maze planted and designed to amuse visitors of all ages.

Time: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Cost: $10 (Children 3-17), $11 (Adults)

Location: 3002 Charlie Taylor Road N, Plant City, FL 343565

 

HarvestMoon Farm Maze

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Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cost: $11.95 plus tax (Ages 3 and up)

Location: 15990 Stur St., Masaryktown, FL 34604

 

FREE Yoga In The Park
yogaYoga 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

ZooBoo KIDSzoobooLowry Park Zoo’s all-new Halloween event designed for children 3-11.  Kids are invited to dress up and enjoy trick-or-treat stations, jeepers creepers critters encounters,  a crazy corn maze and kooky (not spooky) characters!
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Cost: Included in regular park admission.  $20.95 (Kids 3-11), $27.95 (Adults)

Location: Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 West Sligh Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604

For even more fall fun events this weekend, be sure to check out our 2015 Ultimate Guide to October in Tampa Bay.

Michelle P. is a full-time working mom who stays busy chasing after her 2 year old son, Kyran, with the help of her wonderful husband, Sam. She's a not-so-extreme couponer and an avid DIYer. Michelle is a graduate from the University of South Florida (Go Bulls!) and a Sigma Delta Tau alumni. You can keep up with her family's monthly challenges to simplify, organize, and stay on a budget at http://www.mskhappylife.blogspot.com/.