Around The Bay – Kid Friendly Weekend Events (Sept. 19, 20 & 21)

10 Days, $10 Admission for Florida Residents



Location: Lowry Park Zoo
Time: September 17-26 • 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: $10/ticket
Details: For 10 days in September (17-26), Florida residents are invited to discover a day of fun and adventure at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo for just $10 per person (ages three and up). The special September savings offer is valid for daytime Zoo admission Sept. 17-26, 2014 for Florida residents only (ages three years and up). Adults must present valid state issued identification at ticket windows. Offer not combined with any other discounts.

$5 Days at the Glazer Children’s Museum

Location: Glazer Children’s Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, FL 33602
Time: September 6-30
Cost: $5/ticket
Details: It’s our 4th birthday, but your family is getting all the presents! Admission is only $5 per person from September 6-30. Enjoy unique museum programming and over 170 educational exhibits designed for family fun.


It's SWAPtember!

September 2-30: Lowry Park Zoo, MOSI and Florida Aquarium members can take advantage of “Swaptember,” a program that provides free reciprocal admission for the month of September. Members of these three attractions must present a photo I.D. and current membership card for free entry.

Friday, September 19

National Talk Like a Pirate Day

In Tampa Bay, we love our pirates! Our Gasparilla celebrations are legendary, but did you know this Friday is Talk Like a Pirate Day?

Celebrate a few ways, starting with some FREE donuts!

Krispy Kreme National Talk Like a Pirate Day

Location: At participating Krispy Kreme, US and Canadian locations (excludes Puerto Rico; Spartanburg/Anderson, SC; and all CT shops).
Time: all day
Cost: free (with pirate speak)
Details: Talk Like a Pirate Day – Friday, September 19, any buccaneer to enter a participating Krispy Kreme and talk like a pirate gets one FREE Original Glazed® doughnut. To the landlubber who dares to wear full pirate attire goes a bounty of one FREE dozen Original Glazed doughnuts. Offer good on International Talk Like a Pirate Day, September 19th, only. Print your own: Eye Patch , Pirate Flag (Black or Red), Parrot on Shoulder or Pirate Hook!

Talk Like A Pirate Day Fun!

Location: Palm Harbor Library, Children’s Room, 2330 Nebraska Ave, Palm Harbor, FL 34683
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Details: All ages, join us for a drop-in program in the Children’s Room featuring stories, crafts, and fun activities to celebrate “Talk Like A Pirate Day!” No registration required.

Sunset Cinema at Pier 60

sunset pierLocation: 10 Pier, 60 Drive, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 [Map]

Time: Show starts around dusk

Cost: Free

Details: Come to Pier 60 and enjoy watching The Muppet Movie on the jumbo screen! Bring along blankets or low lawn chairs.

 Saturday, September 20


Free Donuts at Perk’s

Location: Perk’s Donut Bar, 2109 S Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa
Time: starting at 6:30 a.m.
Cost: Free to the first 100 customers
Details: Perk’s Donut Bar is celebrating their grand opening featuring custom doughnuts and locally sourced coffee, tea and dairy products. Perk’s will be giving away free doughnuts for the first 100 customers beginning at 6:30 a.m.

Truck N Play Day

Location: Safety Harbor City Park
Time: Saturday, September 20, 10am–2pm
Cost: All Ages, Free
Details: We are going to celebrate our playful city! We have combined the classic Touch-A-Truck and the always enjoyable Play Day events to make one REAL Fun event… Truck-N-Play Day. We are looking for groups, clubs, families, coaches, teachers, and more to become a free Play Zone Sponsor or an in-kind sponsor. For more info, contact Julie at 727-724-1545 x1152 or [email protected]

Pirate Day

Location: Regency Park Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey
Time: 11:00 a.m. on Saturday
Details: For students in grades 4-7. Ahoy, mateys!  It’s that time of year again.  Grab yer’ eye patches and peg legs and join us for some pirate revelry!  Young pirates of all ages be welcome, but please book yer’ spot in advance in Youth Services by calling 727-853-1264. For information on Pasco County Library events held at all branches, go to For information on events held at the New Port Richey Public Library, go to

Glazer Children’s Museum–4th Birthday Bash!BirthdayBash4 Slide

Location: Glazer Children’s Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, FL 33602
Time: 1:00-6:00 pm
Cost: Free Admission
Details: The Glazer Children’s Museum is turning 4 years old and you’re invited to help us celebrate! Join us for family-fun games and activities all day long.
Event Highlights

  • First 200 children receive birthday party favors provided by Tampa Bay Times
  • Get creative with the indoor sidewalk chalk floor
  • Annual birthday cake cutting with free birthday cake while supplies last
  • PLUS!  Petting Zoo from our friends at Old McMicky’s Farm


halloweencarnival Location: Pottery Barn Kids, Hyde Park Village, 804 S Village Circle, Tampa 33606
Time: 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Details: Get into the Halloween spirit early and join us for a spooktacular celebration! Little witches and wizards are invited to enjoy face painting, crafts and games while our boo-tique experts match them to their favorite costumes. For more information contact: (813) 253-0964

World Rhino Weekend

rhinoLocation: Lowry Park Zoo
Time: September 20-21 • 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: regular admission
Details: Rhino poaching has reached a crisis point, fueled by the growing demand for rhino horn in Southeast Asia. The number of South African rhinos poached in 2013 rose to 1,004 from 668 the prior year. Gather your herd and charge to the Zoo during World Rhino Weekend to learn more about these imperiled animals and the poaching crisis. Stop by the Indian rhino and African white rhino exhibits to meet the zookeepers who work with these amazing animals, and enjoy a variety of rhino-themed activities and educational displays. Learn more at the Zoo or visit

Water Ski Show

Location: Tower Lake, 130 Burbank Road, Oldsmar, FL 34677
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Details: Enjoy a Beach Party Show. Wear your grass skirts and Leis and hula yourselves on down to the Luau at Tower Lake! Preshow for your viewing pleasure begins at 5:30. Free parking and covered seating. Bring your own beach chairs or beach blanket. Reasonably priced concessions available during the show. Rock the ’80s is the theme this week.

Sunset Cinema at Pier 60

sunset pierLocation: 10 Pier, 60 Drive, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 [Map]

Time: Show starts around dusk

Cost: Free

Details: Come to Pier 60 and enjoy watching For The Love of the Game on the jumbo screen! Bring along blankets or low lawn chairs.

On Going Saturday Fun

Tampa Art Museum Art Spot


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.

Sunday, September 21

Choo Choo Soul

Location: Straz Theater, Ferguson Hall, 1010 N W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa, FL 33602
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Cost: $25/ticket

Details: All aboard this singing, dancing, clapping and happening funky train of hip hop fun. Sing along with conductor Genevieve and her deejay DC. Part of the Kid Time series, this railroad musical adventure is perfect for children ages 5-8.

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