Around the Bay – Kid Friendly Weekend Events {Feb 10th-12th}

Weekend Events

Friday, February 10th

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

The Florida State Fair

Each year Florida residents create exhibits for Aquaculture, Horticulture, Woodcarving, Needlework and more. The Midway rides provide our visitors with all the thrills and chills they’ve come to expect. As the first State Fair of the year, we get all the latest and greatest in Fair foods such as the Pizza Cone, Redneck Burger, Bacon Ice Cream, and more! It’s affordable family fun at its best. Nobody does it better than the Florida State Fair!

Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 pm

Location: Florida State Fairgrounds 4800 U.S. Highway 301 North Tampa

Cost: Adult (12 & up) $9-$13, Child (6-11) $5-$7, Senior (55+) $7-$9

HorsePower For Kids – Friendly Family Day

Friendly Family Day 1 – Parent FREE of Admission (Restrictions apply to groups larger than 10)

Time: 10am – 2pm

Location: 8005 Racetrack Rd. Tampa

Cost: See Website

Saturday, February 11th

Divas and Dads Masquerade Dance

Includes: Karaoke Hour, Dance Competition, Refreshments and Photo booth

***Stop by the studio to purchase tickets in person, or call studio to confirm space or purchase ticket. Additional children may accompany for $5 per child***

Time: 5:00 pm –  7:00 pm

Location: 6439 US Highway 301 South Riverview

Cost:  $15 (per couple); $5 (additional children)

Hello Kitty Cafe Truck – Tampa Appearance

Hello Tampa! The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck is returning to International Plaza and Bay Street on Saturday, February 11th! Come say hello to us on Bay Street across from Urban Outfitters, between 10am-8pm by and pick up some supercute treats, while supplies last! See you there!

Time: 10:00 am –  8:00 pm

Location:  International Plaza and Bay Street 2223 N West Shore Blvd, Tampa

Cost: Menu Prices

4th Annual Strawberry Picking Challenge

Join us for the 4th Annual Strawberry Picking Challenge, presented by the Florida Strawberry Growers Association. Proceeds will benefit the children at RCMA. Visit the strawberry farm to enjoy a sweet & festive afternoon with your family all for a good cause! U-Pick is limited to a designated area of the farm. Fresh picked berries will also be available for sale.


* Watch team’s competing for Best Harvest Crew.
* Enjoy music and onsite activities.
* Kids can enjoy a balloon artist, face painter, corn hole and other strawberry related games.
* Purchase a BBQ lunch and fresh strawberry shortcake.

Time: 11:00 am –  2:30 pm

Location: 3536 Futch Loop Road, Plant City

Cost:  Free Admission & Parking. U-pick strawberries $5 per quart.

Valentine’s Party at Community Roots Collective


Boogie on down for a Valentine’s inspired dance party. We’ll have the kiddos making valentines and getting their dance on.

Time: 1:00 pm –  3:00 pm

Location: 400 E Palm Ave, Tampa

Cost: Free

Sunday, February 12th

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

Flamingo Festival at Sunken Gardens


Show your love of flamingos by celebrating our new flock’s first birthday! Live Music, Kids’ Crafts and Games provided in part by Great Explorations Children’s Museum. Vendors, Food/Beer/Wine available for purchase. Don’t miss this fantastic celebration!

Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 pm

Location: 1825 4th St N, Saint Petersburg

Cost: Wear pink for $1 off admission! General Admission: $10/Adults, $8/Seniors, $4/Children

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