Around the Bay – Kid Friendly Weekend Events {Jan 13th-15th}

Weekend Events

Friday, January 13th

Baby/Toddler Programs at Hillsborough County Public Libraries

Baby Time, Motion Commotion, Toddler Time, Jump, Jive And Jam!, Story Time, Alphabet Club, Movin’ and Groovin’, Baby & Toddler Yoga, Wee Artists, Bilingual Story Time, and Baby Sign Language. These are just a few of the 30 minute pre-school activities provided by your local library. Please visit the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative website to find the location and time most convenient for you. Daily programs vary by location. Check it out and find some hands on fun with your little ones!

Time: 10am – 330pm

Location: Multiple Locations (See website)

Cost: Free

Friends & Family Fridays at Potter’s House Studio

Paint with your friends and/or family any time on Friday and your per person studio fees are only $5.00! (Due to the need for additional support staff, planned parties for groups of 8 or more people are subject to pricing stated above.)

Time: 12pm – 9pm

Location: 3627 S. Westshore Blvd. Tampa

Cost: $5 per person

Glow In The Dark Cyber Skate at Skateworld Tampa

Cyber Skate Every Friday Night! Recommended for ages 8-15. Playing the hottest music!

Time: 8pm-11pm

Location: 7510 Paula Dr, Tampa

Cost: $10 including regular skates.

Saturday, January 14th

Art Spot at Tampa Museum of Art

Every Saturday the Museum offers a free drop-in art program! Come and let your children explore their creativity by creating an art project. No registration required. Projects will vary week to week and to tie into the exhibitions on view at the museum.

Time: 11am – 2pm

Location: Tampa Museum of Art, 120 W Gasparilla Plz, Tampa

Cost: Free

The Ybor City Saturday Market

he Ybor City Saturday Market is open EVERY Saturday, year-round, rain or shine! You’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: 9am – 3pm

Location: 1901 19th Street Tampa

Cost: Free

Gasparilla Block Party at Hyde Park Village

It’s time for Gasparilla! Bring the kids to enjoy Face Painting, Balloon Animals, Live Music, Shop for Gasparilla Gear & Special Giveaways! Plus there will be appearances by the YMKG Pirates!

Time: 11am – 1pm

Location: 744 South Village Circle Tampa

Cost: Free

Sunday, January 15th

Seminole Heights Sunday Morning Market


The Seminole Heights Sunday Morning Market main season opens at Hillsborough High School. This will be the 7th Season for this market! Join us for local shopping, lunch bites and live music!

Time: 10am – 2pm

Location: 5000 N Central Ave, Tampa

Cost: Free to attend

The Florida Manatee Festival

The Florida Manatee Festival returns to downtown Crystal River to celebrate its 30th Anniversary of providing quality entertainment and manatee encounter opportunities for residents and visitors to our community.Children’s activities will make the grounds around Heritage Village come alive with sounds of happiness and delight. Great games, activities and education information will keep your children (accompanied by an adult) thoroughly entertained. There will also be a Rock Climbing Wall, bounce house, pony rides and much more.

Time: 9am – 4pm

Location: Downtown Crystal River, at the intersection of Citrus Avenue and U.S. 19

Cost:  Entrance fee is $5 for guests 12 and older.


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