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October 13, 2017

Weekend Top Picks: Family-Friendly Things to Do October 14 & 15

By Tampa Bay Parenting

The weekend is here! While we’re still pushing 90 degrees at the height of the day, but you can still get into the fall holiday spirit by taking part in a hayride, pumpkin patch and more! The weekend calendar is jam packed, so stay safe and have FUN!

OUR TOP PICK: Explore a pumpkin patch or plan a spooktacular day/night with one of the many Halloween themed events in Tampa Bay and beyond! Our Fall Family Fun Guide has everything you need to know to plan the perfect fall weekend!


Scarecrow Festival at Pinoneer Florida Museum, 9:00 am-5:00 pm | Take part in fall games and activities as a family at Pioneer Florida Museum and Village in Dade City. Paint a pumpkin, make a scarecrow, visit the petting zoo, pose for a photo with a scarecrow, touch a truck, get your face painted and go on carnival rides. Stay for The Great Pumpkin Drop at 1 p.m. Roam the grounds and explore the various buildings that make up the museum. Admission is $5. Children younger than 5 are free. No pets, coolers, food or beverages allowed. pioneerfloridamuseum.org Everyone

Achieva Box Car Rally in Clearwater, 9:00 am-4:00 pm | Come out for one of downtown Clearwater’s biggest annual community events drawing more than 2,500 spectators each year. Guests can watch nearly 300 box car races, featuring homemade cars and All-American Soap Box Derby-style vehicles. Event also features food trucks, vendor exhibits and a Kids Fun Zone with inflatables, balloon artists, face painters and more. Free admission and parking. achievaboxcarrally.com Everyone

28th Annual Hyde Park Village Art Fair, 10:00 am-5:00pm |  See artwork across a variety of media at this free event in Hyde Park Village. Meet up with participating artists and browse shops and dine in the Village. Free admission. artfestival.com Everyone October 14 & 15


Tampa Theatre’s Restoration Tour on its 90th Birthday, 10:00 am-12:00 pm | Embark on a 45-minute guided exploration of restoration initiatives underway at Tampa Theatre in downtown Tampa. Learn about planned infrastructure upgrades to bring the movie palace into the 21st century and restoration of the lobby and auditorium as the theater celebrates turning 91. Suggested donation is $10. All proceeds benefit the “Cush Your Tush” restoration campaign. tampatheatre.org Everyone

Mr. Tommy’s Very Un-Scary Halloween Party at the Carrollwood Cultural Center, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm | Catch the children’s entertainer in action as he hosts a fun, scare-free Halloween party at Carrollwood Cultural Center in Tampa. Dress in costume and be ready to sing along and dance to monster hits. Cost is $7 members and $8 general admission, with a $28 family four-pack also available. Children ages 4 and younger are free. carrollwoodcenter.org Everyone

Free Yoga in the Park at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 6:00 pm-7:00 pm | Seven years running! Join yogi’s from around Tampa Bay in the weekly Downtown Yoga event held at Curtis Hixon Park. Run by YOGA DOWNTOWN TAMPA. Free! – $5 donation encouraged to continue supporting the event.

Discover our full calendar here.

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