Around The Bay – Kid Friendly Weekend Events {April 3-5}

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Now through Saturday, April 4

Visit the Easter Bunny at West Shore Plaza

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Time: Monday-Thursday noon-8 pm; Friday and Saturday 10 am-8 pm

Cost: packages vary

Location: 250 WestShore Plaza, Tampa, FL 33609

Visit the Easter Bunny at Wire Grass

PV-webposting1See the Bunny this Easter season by purchasing a Bunny FASTPASS!*

With just a few clicks reserve your spot to see the Bunny in advance, pick your photo package, purchase and print out your Bunny’s FASTPASS.  Visit The Shops at Wiregrass on the time and date you select and see the Bunny sooner this Easter Season!

* Purchase of a Bunny Photo Package is required. Additional fees apply. Please note that during peak times there still may be a slight wait time.

Time: Weekdays 11:00 am – 7:00 pm; Saturday 10:00 am-8:00 pm

Cost: Packages vary

Location: The Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Drive, Suite 100, Wesley Chapel, FL 33543


 Friday, April 3

Orangutan Egg Hunt–Lowry Park Zoo

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Watch the Zoo’s Bornean orangutan family have some Easter fun with their own egg hunt, an annual treat for the primates and zoo guests.

Time: 11 a.m.

Cost: This event is included with daytime Zoo admission and is free for Annual Zoo Pass members.  

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

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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

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: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (PG)

Time:  6:00 p.m.

Cost:  Free

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


 Saturday, March 21

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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Dip and Dive for Easter eggs in the pool and stay and play afterwards. And be sure to walk next door to the park for the Spring Festival!

Date:  10am-12pm

Cost: $4

Location: St. Pete Beach Aquatic Complex & Horan Park

Berry Easter Egg Hunt

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Join our Healthy Eating Specialist Tosca for this fun Berry Easter Egg hunt, which puts a healthy spin on Easter. It will be a fun filled event with games, prizes and healthy food that the little guys will love! To register for this event, please email [email protected]

Time: 10:30 am -11:30 am

Cost: Free

Location: Whole Foods, 1548 North Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33607

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.

This week, we’re making Greek Drama Masks and will create facial expression cut-outs.

Time: 11  a. m– 2 p.m.

Cost: Free

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

Alligator Walk

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Search through the wetlands for our state reptile and learn about their habitat, eating habits and other mysteries, on guided hike.

Time:  11:30 a.m.

Cost:  $3.00 Adult, $1.50 child

Location: 1101 Country Club Way South, St. Pete, FL 33705

Dillydally with Dali

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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: Mary Poppins (Disney)

Time: 2 p.m.

Cost: Free

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

Sunset Cinema at Pier 60

Bring blankets or low lawn chairs to watch free movies on a jumbo sized screen. No alcohol. Shows start around dusk.  Movie: Hobbit 5 Armies.

Time:  6:00 p.m.

Cost:  Free

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


 Sunday, April 5

Fresh Market–Hyde Park

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Hyde Park Village Fresh Market will be open on Easter! About the Hyde Park Village Fresh Market: Commerce and community connect the first Sunday of every month from 10 AM to 3 PM, year-round, rain or shine at the free, public Hyde Park Village Fresh Market where guests shop, stroll and enjoy live entertainment. Over 100 vendors showcase their local and regional farm and agricultural products, prepared foods and locally-made hand-crafts and offerings on the pedestrian-friendly streets of beautiful Hyde Park Village. Parking and admission are always complimentary and pets are welcome.

Time: 10 AM to 3 PM

Cost: Free admission and parking

Location: Hyde Park Village, 1602 W. Snow Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606

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

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2 Responses to Around The Bay – Kid Friendly Weekend Events {April 3-5}

  1. Noelle April 3, 2015 at 1:25 pm #

    The sunset cinema movies start around 8pm this time of year. Not 6pm as listed above. Get there early to get a good spot and don’t forget your snacks!

    • Debbie April 8, 2015 at 7:33 pm #

      Thanks for the updated time! 🙂