Around the Bay – Kid Friendly Weekend Events {Jan 20th-22nd}

Weekend Events

Friday, January 20th

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

HorsePower For Kids – Friendly Family Day


Friendly Family Day 1 – Parent FREE of Admission (Restrictions apply to groups larger than 10). HorsePower for Kids, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization who provides a farm and petting zoo for people who would benefit from interaction with animals.

Time: 10am – 2pm

Location: 8005 Racetrack Rd. Tampa

Cost:  See Website

Saturday, January 21st

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

Gasparilla Kids Event Deal at Color Me Mine

Free studio fees for all the little pirates.

Time: All Day

Location: Color Me Mine in Hyde Park Village – 1609 W Snow Cir, Tampa

Cost: See Website

Children’s Gasparilla Parade

Come enjoy the alcohol-free kick off to the Gasparilla Season with the 2017 McDonald’s Children’s Gasparilla Extravaganza on Saturday, January 21st!!

Time: 11:00 am –  7:00 pm

Location: Bayshore Blvd, Tampa

Cost: Free Admission, reserved seating is available.

Sunday, January 22nd

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

Toddler Time at Sky Zone

Join us for Toddler Time! We open up our main court, Foam Zone and Sky Slam for Toddler Time every Saturday from 10am-11am. Toddler Time is specifically for the little ones 5 and under.

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Location: Sky Zone Tampa 10137 E Adamo Dr, Tampa

Cost: Pay only $9.99 for a child hour jump and one parent can jump for FREE

2017 Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival

The 2-day weekend of events is the heart and soul of the Tampa Bay area communities. The Music Fest not only features music from national artists and showcases local and regional entertainment, but also includes an array of health and wellness, educational and cultural activities, displays, vendors, and themes highlighting the riches of the African American Diaspora.

Time: 11:00 am –  9:00 pm

Location: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa

Cost: The 2 Day Music Fest is FREE to attend and open to the general public.

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