Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Date: Sunday, September 2, 2012 Location: GattiTown Clearwater Cost: FREE games for the first 300 people who enter (NO tickets will be given); Food and drinks will be available for purchase Info: (727) 753-9982; View the GattiTown e-mail we received
Join GattiTown in celebrating an exciting and bright new school year for all students during their GattiTown Back-to-School Party. Kids will be treated to FREE game play from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
NOTE: This offer is good for the first 300 people who enter. The FREE game offer does NOT include merchandise games, and NO tickets will be given during this event.
1560 North McMullen Booth Road
Clearwater, FL 33759
Time: 7-11 p.m. Date: Friday, August 31, 2012 Location: Museum Of Science and Industry Cost: Entry to the Rally is FREE; MOSI exhibit gallery tickets will be sold at a discounted price of $10 (Everything else is regular price.); Food prices vary; Parking is FREE Info:MOSI Events
If you have never tried food from one of Tampa’s famous food trucks before, now is the time. The Museum Of Science and Industry (MOSI) will be hosting a Food Truck Rally featuring food tucks from all over the Tampa Bay area. You can also enjoy games and music.
Adventurous families can tackle MOSI’s Sky Trail Ropes Course and Zip Line, or watch The Dark Knight Rises in the IMAX DOME Theatre. (NOTE: Regular prices apply for these activities.)
Even Better! MOSI usually charges $4 for parking, but this evening paring will be FREE!
Museum Of Science and Industry
4801 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL 33617
Time: 6-9 p.m. (Fri.) & 5-9 p.m. (Sat.) Date: Friday, August 31, 2012 & Saturday, September 1, 2012 Location: R.E. Olds Park Cost: FREE admission and parking; Expect to purchase tickets for carnival games and rides; Food concessions available for purchase on Saturday Info: (813) 749-1100; City of Oldsmar Website
This annual Labor Day festival kicks off on Friday night with carnival rides and games. The event continues on Saturday night with an evening of family fun and a fireworks finale:
— Live Music
— Pony rides
— Carnival rides and games
— Touch-a-Truck (5-8 p.m.)
— Fireworks (9 p.m.)
NOTE: You are encouraged to bring your own lawn chairs.
R.E. Olds Park
107 Shore Drive West
Oldsmar, FL 34677
Time:See schedule below Date: Monday, August 27, 2012-Monday, September 3, 2012 Location: The Shops at Wiregrass Cost: FREE to attend; Parking is FREE Info: (813) 994-2242; Events at The Shops at Wiregrass
This All-American Festival is The Shops at Wiregrass’ ode to the RNC 2012 with concerts, special window displays, children’s activities, a sidewalk sale and more taking place throughout the week. — Aug. 27-Sept. 3: Special Discounts (Stop by the Guest Services Desk located in Center Court to receive a list of exclusive offers) — Aug. 29 (10-11 a.m.): Wiregrass Wednesdays Kids Club — This week children will be treated to a puppet show in addition to the usual face painting, balloons and more — Aug. 30-Sept. 3 (10 a.m.-9 p.m.): Sidewalk Sale — Aug. 30-Sept. 1 (6-8:30 p.m.): Red, White & Blue Country Concerts, strolling entertainment and kids’ activities — Sept. 1 (10 a.m.-3 p.m.): Fresh Market
The Shops at Wiregrass
28211 Paseo Drive
Wesley Chapel, FL 33543
That’s where we come in! Browse through the What’s Doing? Tampa Bay Events Calendar to locate kid-friendly, family-friendly activities and events taking place in the Tampa Bay area. You can search by date, or see the next four days at a glance. There’s something happening every day in Tampa Bay for kids and parents to enjoy together!
Get the family together and get moving, stretching and exercising along with Highland Recreation fitness instructors and staff. Good fitness habits are as important as developing a habit of brushing your teeth everyday. What better way to promote exercise for our kids than to enjoy participating in a fitness event together, showing them how fun movement and exercise can be!
To make the day even more exciting, you’ll be able to score some FREE goodies, create healthy recipes, enjoy a FREE chair massage, learn stress reduction tips, and more. Now that’s a great way to enjoy what will likely be a soggy day!
As Tampa Bay area parents brace for the Republican National Convention to take over our city for a week, increasing commute times and making some of our favorite play areas all but inaccessible, you may find yourself wondering … what’s in it for us? Well, we did manage to find something kids and parents can enjoy during the RNC! Head over to Bilmar Beach Resort in Treasure Island, FL and check out the patriotic sand castle display on the beach.
Time: 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Date: Sunday, August 26, 2012 through Monday, September 17, 2012 Location: Bilmar Beach Resort Cost: FREE Info:Tampa Bay Times Website Article
Using a reported 30 tons of imported sand, giant sand sculptures of President Abraham Lincoln, the Lincoln Memorial and the White House are being created in honor of the Republican National Convention in Tampa. The display is scheduled to be completed Aug. 26 and will remain on display until Sept. 17.
GoGo SqueeZ has literally cleaned up some of Tampa and Clearwater’s dirtiest sidewalks … with popular childhood games! Hopscotch and Dancing Feet games were literally cleaned into the sidewalks — most of them are in or around playgrounds, with a few exceptions — using a high-pressure water sprayer that cleaned away dirt through a stencil, leaving behind an environmentally-friendly game and message in its place. Here’s how they did it:
GoGo squeeZ All-natural Squeezable Applesauce
Available in eight flavors, GoGo squeeZ products come in re-sealable pouches with built-in straws, making them a no-spoon, no-mess way for your kids to enjoy fruit on the go. Keep a few in your purse for when the kids need a quick snack, or put them in school lunches. GoGo squeeZ products are also gluten-free, dairy-free and nut-free and made with no preservatives or artificial colors.
GoGo squeeZ “Clean Games” Scavenger Hunt
“While many Southeastern families are heading back to school, we aim to deliver a fun moment of outdoor activity, and remind people to ‘always play,’ with this campaign,” said Meena Mansharamani, Managing Director of Materne North America. “We’re driven by passion to offer healthy snack options that give people the freedom to play and decided to bring these green games to families across the Southeast to help share our passion.”
The question now is … can you find one before Mother Nature fades them away? To “squeeZ” in some extra fun, GoGo squeeZ is turning their “Clean Games” into an old-fashioned scavenger hunt so you and your family can discover even more fun and win prizes!
Here’s How the GoGo squeeZ “Clean Games” Scavenger Hunt Works:
Anyone who takes a “play photo” at one of these games can win. The first 250 people who share a snapshot of play on a “Clean Game” via Instagram tagged with #passtheplay and addressed to @gogosqueez will receive a 3-month subscription to Speakboos, featuring the book When I Play narrated by Pro-football Player Drew Brees. GoGo squeeZ will also pick 15 Grand Prize winners at random from all of the eligible entries to win a 1-month supply of GoGo squeeZ!
Find A “Clean Game” in Your Town!
Clean Games have been placed in and around South Florida, Orlando, Tampa/Clearwater and Atlanta. Here are a few clues from Promo Moxie, Inc. to help you and your children find one of the 10 sets of games in the Tampa/Clearwater area:
— Most of them are in or around playgrounds, with a few exceptions
— One is “safely near a harbor” playground in Clearwater
— You could “pier” into a clean game at this South Tampa playground
— One might “glaze” by a nearby museum in Downtown Tampa
— Another might “pledge their American allegiance” to a certain playground in Seminole Heights
Important Entry Information:
You can submit your photo entry to @gogosqueez on Instagram OR to email@example.com via e-mail. Photos submitted over Instagram must be tagged with #passtheplay and addressed to @gogosqueez to be eligible. E-mail submissions must include a mailing address for prize verification. No purchase is required to enter or win. The contest will end on September 20, 2012 OR when 250 winners are confirmed, whichever comes first. Winners will receive the Speakaboos digital book service prize via Instagram or e-mail. Grand prize winners will receive their prizes via mail.
NOTE: Submitting a photo to this contest gives GoGo squeeZ the rights and permission to use photos for internal/external purposes. The contest is open to US residents age 13 and older.
A big “Thank You” to Vanessa G. at Promo Moxie, Inc. for contacting us about this cool activity and contest!
There will be something for everyone in the family to enjoy during the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Complex Family Fun Day. The event will feature:
— Family Aquatic Center
— Airbrush tattoos
— Bounce houses
— Millennium Playground
— Wii games
— Teen “Chill” Room
— Video game challenge
— Hot dogs and snacks (available for purchase)
This is also an open house for the recreation complex, so families will have the opportunity to meet the center’s instructors and sign up for classes.
Holland G. Mangum Recreation Complex
9100 113th Street North
Seminole, FL 33772
Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Date: Saturday, August 25, 2012 Location: Lake Jorgenson (Located behind the St. Petersburg Main Library) Cost: FREE (This event is open to the public; Register on event day) Info: (727) 893-7441 or Jim Belcher at (727) 823-8383; St. Pete Library Website Calendar Listing
City of St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation and the Civitan Club of St. Petersburg will host this annual end-of-summer event at Lake Jorgenson. The event kicks-off at 9 a.m. by honoring Dennis Crenshaw, a former high school teacher and advocate for youth outdoor recreation activities. The Fish-a-Thon officially begins at 9:30 a.m. with 9-to 15-minute fishing intervals. Prizes will be awarded throughout the event at the end of each fishing period.
NOTE: Everything is provided for the contest, including cane fishing poles and bait. Personal fishing equipment is not allowed. Close-toe shoes and sunscreen are strongly suggested.
(Located behind St. Petersburg Main Library)
3745 9th Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33713
Disclaimer: The information presented here is accurate to the best of my knowledge when I publish each event. However, event hosts can reschedule, change or cancel any event at any time. If I find out about changes/cancellations in advance, I will make every effort to let you know; however, as I may be unaware of any changes/cancellations, I recommend calling ahead and having a back-up plan.