Around The Bay – Kid Friendly Weekend Events (Aug. 1-3)

August 1-3

Tax Free Back to School Shopping

Enjoy a tax holiday on all supplies, clothes and computers!

Enjoy a tax holiday on all supplies, clothes and computers!

A friendly reminder that the state legislature has once again approved a “Sales Tax Holiday” from August 1st through August 3rd. During this holiday period, Florida law directs that no sales tax or local option tax will be collected on purchases of:

  • Clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $100 or less per item,
  • Certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item, and
  • Personal computers and certain computer-related accessories on the first $750 of the sales price, when purchased for noncommercial home or personal use. 

Friday, August 1

Dive in Movie, St. Pete Aquatic Center – Happy Feet 

Bring your noodles, floats and chairs to lounge by the pool while watching a movie on our inflatable screen out under the stars. Snacks, drinks and glow jewelry will be sold. No outside coolers or food allowed.

Time: 8 – 10 p.m.

Cost: $4

Location: St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center – 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Petersburg, FL 33706

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Training Camp – Night Practice 

Friday Night Lights, it's Training Camp time!

Friday Night Lights, it’s Training Camp time!

Calling all football fans, it’s “almost” game time! Bucs fans will enjoy autograph session, discounted concessions, merchandise, covered viewing areas and appearances by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders during this five hour training camp session.

Time: 5 – 10 p.m.

Cost: FREE

Location: Raymond James Stadium – One Buccaneer Place, 3302 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.Tampa, FL 33607

Saturday, August 2

Back to School Care Fair

The Junior League of St. Petersburg presents it’s annual event offering families an opportunity to get a variety of services at one place and at one time. In addition to health screenings and school physicals for the children, parents learn about resources in the community.!

Time: 8 a.m. – noon

Cost: Free (must register by 11 a.m.)

Location: Enoch Davis Recreation Center – 1111 18th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33705

The Big Global Latch On


Come celebrate World Breastfeeding Week at Pizza Fusion with the Hillsborough County Breastfeeding Task Force featuring The Big Latch On which will be hosted by Tampa Bay’s Breast Friend. The Latch On portion will be starting at 10:30 exactly so please be there on time and with enough time to register and settle in! Parking is available along the roads and also in the Glazer Museum’s Garage, it is pay to park. There will be pizza, awesome raffle prizes, music, Lactation Milk and Cookies bar by Birdie Bakes and The Milkie Way Cookie Co, face painting and balloon twisting, vendors and cookie decorating! Glazer Children’s Museum and Curtis Hixon is right across the street for after the event, make a day of it! Everyone is welcome at this family friendly event!

Time: 10:00 a.m.-noon

Cost: Free

Location: Pizza Fusion Tampa Bay, 777 N Ashley Dr (Corner of Zack & Tampa Streets), Tampa, Florida 33602

Sneak Peak Saturdays – Croc Encounters Reptile Park & Wildlife Center 

Up close & personal at Croc Encounters!

Up close & personal at Croc Encounters!

Sneak Peek Saturdays offers a special up-close and personal look at areas of the park during renovation, including some big alligator ponds, plenty of smaller stuff, a live alligator show, and a hands-on live animal encounter!

Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Cost: $4 (with online printable coupon)

Location: 8703 Bowles Rd., Tampa, FL 33637

Saturday & Sunday, August 2-3



Celebrating everything local!

Celebrating everything local!

Come celebrate everything local at the 1st Annual Tampapalooza! This two-day fun, family festival will have local music, local performers, local food, and 100s of local vendors. FREE children’s activities, free face painting, and local craft beer. This is a rain or shine event. FREE parking, FREE admission. Bring the whole family and join us for a fun filled time before school starts.

Time: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Cost: FREE

Location: Florida State Fairgrounds – 4800 U.S. Highway 301, TampaFL 33610

On Going Saturday Fun

Tampa Art Museum Art Spot

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

Time: 11 am –2 pm

Cost: Free

Details: Every Saturday the Museum offers a drop-in art program from 11a – 2p. Come and let your children explore their creativity by creating an art project in our Golding-Scher classroom. The art projects are self-guided, and the gallery-related monthly themes offer a different art activity each week. No registration required.

Summer Fireworks Series

Fireworks Show

Location: 615 Channelside Dr #117, Tampa, FL 33602 [Map]

Time: 5-11pm , Fireworks at 9pm

Cost: Free

Details: Every Saturday, Channelside offers a “Light Up Channelside” Fireworks show. Other activities include local artists, food, and entertainment.


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