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A Beautiful Planet

July 1, 2016 - May 31, 2017
MOSI, 4801 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa Bay, FL 33617 United States

Experience Earth from space in this IMAX film co-produced with Disney in cooperation with NASA playing at MOSI all month. Narrated by Jennifer Lawrence, the film follows the journey of astronauts aboard the International Space Station. One documentary IMAX® film is included with MOSI general admission. mosi.org Everyone  

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Hiking Spree 2017

November 1, 2016 - March 31, 2017

Take part in Hillsborough County’s Parks & Recreation's new fall program that encourages people to exercise and experience nature by exploring its numerous parks and preserves. The Hiking Spree 2017 program features 19 hikes, and those who complete at least eight of them between Nov. 1 and March 31 will earn a patch or a medallion for … Continue reading Hiking Spree 2017 »

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Frida Kahlo at The Dali

December 17, 2016 - April 17, 2017
The Salvador Dali Museum, One Dali Blvd.
St. Pete, FL 33701 United States

Check out the newest exhibit on display at The Dali in St. Petersburg showcasing the extraordinary career and life of the acclaimed 20th century artist. More than 60 Kahlo works are on displaying including paintings, drawings and numerous personal photographs from the celebrated female artist and influential icon. thedali.org 8 & Older Exhibit runs Dec. … Continue reading Frida Kahlo at The Dali »

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The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip

February 9 - June 4
Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive
Tampa Bay, FL United States

Celebrate the American road trip in this latest exhibit on display at The Museum of Fine Arts in St. Pete. Photographers represent the freedom, discovery and escape of the open road in a series of photographs capturing the powerful imagery on the journey. mfastpete.org Everyone Exhibit runs Feb. 9 through June 4.

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Seven Seas Food Festival

February 11 - May 13
Sea World Orlando, 7007 Sea World Drive
Orlando, FL 32821 United States

Give the taste buds a delightful variety of international, local and seasonal craft brews and unique flavors at this new food festival launching at Sea World Orlando. For ticket and event details as they become available, go to seaworldorlando.com. Moms, Dads Event runs Feb. 11 through May 13.

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Bay Area Renaissance Festival

February 18 - April 2
Area adjacent to MOSI, Tampa Bay, FL United States

Visit a charming 16th century village and experience the food, music and activities at this festival held outside Tampa's MOSI. Browse merchants and watch entertainment across a dozen stages. This month’s weekend themes are Highland Fling (Feb. 18-19) and Chocolate Fantasy (Feb. 25-26). Admission at the gate is $20.95 adults and $12.95 children ages 5-12. … Continue reading Bay Area Renaissance Festival »

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MOSI Pay for a Day

February 25 - March 31
MOSI, 4801 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa Bay, FL 33617 United States

MOSI is bringing back the Pay for a Day, Rest of the Year Free ticket deal in the Tampa Bay area. Unlimited access to more than 400 hands-on activities and incredible films in the Florida Hospital IMAX® DOME Theatre are all included, but the deal is only available for a limited time. Starting February 25, for … Continue reading MOSI Pay for a Day »

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Dinos Alive!

March 1 - August 1
Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 West Sligh Avenue
Tampa Bay, FL 33604 United States

Be transported in time as you journey back through the Jurassic and Cretaceous Eras at this new experience at Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa. Meet up with life size dinosaurs that move, roar and interact at this attraction open through August. Price is included with Annual Zoo Membership, “Pay for a Day” ticket and single … Continue reading Dinos Alive! »

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Idea Zone at MOSI

March 1 - March 31
MOSI, 4801 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa Bay, FL 33617 United States

Jump into March Madness at MOSI and learn how to create a secret science lab to get experimental. Participants of all ages can discover their inner scientist in the Mad Maker Science Lab. Idea Zone activities are included with admission. mosi.org Everyone

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Children’s Gala Piggy Bank Pick Up

March 1 - April 18
MOSI, 4801 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa Bay, FL 33617 United States

Help MOSI send 300 kids to science camp one coin at a time by picking up a piggy bank at the Tampa museum. Kids can raise funds by collecting change to make change happen. mosi.org 4 & Older Campaign runs from March 1 through Apr. 18.

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EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

March 1 - May 29
Disney World Epcot, 200 Epcot Center Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 United States

Experience spring through brilliant blooms, live entertainment, flavorful dishes, interactive playgrounds and more as part of this annual springtime celebration at EPCOT in Orlando. This year, guests can check out outdoor kitchens, more than 70 Disney-themed topiaries, vibrant gardens, play areas, flower towers, exhibits, how-to-demos and outdoor concerts. disneyworld.disney.go.com/destinations/epcot/ Everyone Festival runs Mar. 1 through … Continue reading EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival »

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The Kind Mouse 5th Annual Easter Food Drive

March 1 - April 10

Take part in this annual campaign to collect food donations for area first graders dedicated this year in loving memory to Tampa Bay pediatrician Karen B. Schick MD. Contact The Kind Mouse to drop off empty bins and then fill them with donated snack size food items to be picked up again afterward. For more … Continue reading The Kind Mouse 5th Annual Easter Food Drive »

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Florida Strawberry Festival

March 2 - March 12
Plant City, FL United States

Pack up the kids and head to Plant City for this longtime Bay area tradition offering visitors fun Midway rides, games, shows, exhibits and access to great, live music through its popular concert series. Sample scrumptious strawberry-themed dishes and visit the neighborhood village to check out this year’s ribbon winners. Admission is $10 (ages 13 … Continue reading Florida Strawberry Festival »

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West Coast Players Presents The Lyons

March 3 - March 19
West Coast Players Theatre, Clearwater 19 Commerce Center, 21905 U.S. 19 N.
Clearwater, FL United States

West Coast Players presents the dark comedy, THE LYONS by Nicky Silver,  March 3 - 19, 2017   As Ben Lyons lies dying, his wife of forty years, Rita, flips through decorating magazines, planning a living room make-over.   Ben and Rita have been at war for many years and when they’re joined by their children, Lisa and … Continue reading West Coast Players Presents The Lyons »

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March 3 - March 31

Meet a young orphan who longs to become a ballerina and runs off to Paris to fulfill her dreams in this animated adventure. Film features the voice talents of Elle Fanning, Dane DeHaan, Maddie Ziegler and Carly Rae Jepsen. Running time, 89 minutes. Check local listings for showtimes. 8 & Older Film opens March 3.

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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food and Wine Festival

March 4 - April 30
Busch Gardens, 10165 North McKinley Drive
Tampa Bay, FL 33612 United States

Savor culinary delights and sample an expanded selection of wines, craft brews and cocktails from around the world at Busch Gardens in Tampa. Festival concerts with 7 p.m. shows in March feature Daughtry, Andy Grammer, Goo Goo Dolls and Kool and the Gang, among others. Festival included with admission with food and beverage purchased separately. … Continue reading Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food and Wine Festival »

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Valspar Championship

March 6 - March 12
Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club, 36750 U.S. 19 N.
Palm Harbor, FL 34683 United States

Catch PGA Tour golf live at Innisbrook Golf Resort in Palm Harbor. This year's event includes a Championship Pro Am on Wednesday and a live concert by Toby Keith on Saturday. For tickets and schedule information, visit valsparchampionship.com. 8 & Older Event runs Mar. 6-12.

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Something Rotten!

March 7 - March 12
David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 North Wc Macinnes Place
Tampa Bay, FL 33602 United States

See the hilarious smash set in the 1590s that tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two desperate brothers looking to write the next big play while rock star William Shakespeare keeps getting all of the good fortune when this Tony-nominated hit musical visits Tampa’s Straz Center. Tickets start at $31. strazcenter.org 10 & … Continue reading Something Rotten! »

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Sunset Cinema at Pier 60

March 10 - March 12
Pier 60, Pier 60
Clearwater, FL 33767 United States

Catch a flick under the stars with the family at Sunset Cinema at Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach. Bring a blanket or low lying lawn chair with popcorn and concessions available for purchase. This month’s films are “Surf’s Up: Wave Mania,” “Ben Hur,” “Secret Life of Pets,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End,” “Finding … Continue reading Sunset Cinema at Pier 60 »

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Safety Harbor Seafood Festival

March 10 - March 12
Safety Harbor Marina, 110 Veterans Memorial Lane
Safety Harbor, FL United States

Bring out the entire family to the Safety Harbor Marina for a variety of family-friendly activities. Weekend offers fresh seafood, live entertainment, children’s activities, and arts and crafts. Free entry. cityofsafetyharbor.com Everyone Event runs March 10-12.

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March 11 - March 12
Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 U.S. 301
Tampa Bay, FL 33610 United States

Learn about Florida’s prehistoric past at this show featuring fossils, artifacts, gems, minerals and shells on display at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. Weekend offers workshops, exhibits, kids games, raffles and more. For a small fee, kids can explore a Fossil Mine to uncover prehistoric fossils donated by club members. Admission is $8 adults … Continue reading FossilFest »

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Day Out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017

March 11 - March 12
Florida Railroad Museum, 12210 83rd St East
Parrish, FL United States

Join Thomas the Tank Engine as part of this special train ride event through Florida Railroad Museum in Parrish. Little engineers can enjoy a day of friendship-inspired activities including photo ops, crafts and passport stamps collected throughout the day to build a friendship bracelet. Gates open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with train rides every … Continue reading Day Out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017 »

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Gasparilla Music Festival

March 11 - March 12
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N. Ashley Drive
Tampa, FL 33602 United States

Gather friends and head to downtown Tampa’s Curtis Hixon Park for a full lineup of music. This year’s headliner is Cage the Elephant joined by such notable performers as Have Gun Will Travel, Ryan Adams and Kelsey Waldon. General admission tickets are $40 Saturday, $30 Sunday, and $60 2-day. VIP tickets also are available. For … Continue reading Gasparilla Music Festival »

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Gasparilla Music Festival Kids Fest and GCM Partner Event

March 11 - March 12
Glazer Children’s Museum, 110 W. Gasparilla Plaza
Tampa Bay, FL 33602 United States

Bring the kids to experience the joys of music at this year’s Gasparilla Music Festival with free admission for kids 12 and younger and fun music-focused activities daily at noon. The Festival partners with Glazer Children’s Museum (GCM) on Sunday, March 12 for more musical fun for the kids. From 10 a.m. to noon, attend … Continue reading Gasparilla Music Festival Kids Fest and GCM Partner Event »

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Art from the Heart Silent Auction Fundraiser

March 7 @ 9:00 am - March 31 @ 7:00 pm
Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road
Tampa Bay, FL 33618 United States

The Gallery at Carrollwood Cultural Center, located at 4537 Lowell Road in Tampa, is hosting its annual “Art from the Heart” exhibit and silent auction with 38 pieces of original work available for bid. Half of the each winning bid will go to the artist and half will benefit the non-profit organization, Friends of Carrollwood … Continue reading Art from the Heart Silent Auction Fundraiser »

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10:00 am

Day of Play

March 12 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Al Lopez Park, 4810 N. Himes Ave.
Tampa Bay, FL 33614 United States

Bring out the family to Al Lopez Park for a FREE, fun day of play and learn how the simple act of playing can help kids grow and learn as part of this event led by the Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County. Families with young children will enjoy a day of live entertainment, prize … Continue reading Day of Play »

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Great Connections

March 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Great Explorations, 1925 Fourth St. N.
St. Petersburg, FL United States

Explore exhibit rooms at Great Explorations Children's Museum in St. Pete with other families of children with special needs while venue is closed to the public. Admission is $5 per person or free for members. This month’s featured partner is Audra St. John Walsh, Ph.D., NCSP, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Nationally Certified School Psychologist and … Continue reading Great Connections »

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8:00 pm

The Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience

March 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Dr
Tampa, FL United States

Enter the world of Westeros with this immersive music and visual experience when the Seven Kingdoms are unveiled at Amalie Arena. Event features state-of-the-art technology, a full orchestra and choir backed by scenes from the hit HBO television series taking fans on a musical journey from King’s Landing to Winterfell to The Wall. Tickets start … Continue reading The Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience »

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