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Weekend Guide: August 30 - September 1

Updated: Aug 30, 2019

A list of kid-friendly events in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Mural by Ricky Watts

Alright, guys. We know this long weekend is going to be rainy. Some events may even be canceled as Hurricane Dorian moves closer. We recommend checking the organizers' website or Facebook pages before going to any event. Find hurricane preparation information here. Stay safe out there!


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Friday, August 30th


Open Gym at Bayside Sports Academy

Open Gym is open to children ages 6 & under every Friday. $8/child. 9:00-11:00am.


Terrific Tots at Great Explorations Children's Museum

On Wednesday and Friday mornings while Pinellas County Schools are in and before Great Ex opens to the public, members are invited to join in for songs, movement, art and story time in Great Beginnings at the museum! Terrific Tots is a unique bonding experience for children ages 1-3 and their caregivers. This program is FREE an available for members only. 9:30am.


Totally Tots Week at Great Explorations Children's Museum

Join the Great Ex gallery team and local community partners for curated activities designed especially for the youngest explorers and their caregivers. This program is free for members and is included with general admission for all guests. Today's community partner is Bayside Sports Academy. 10:00am-12:00pm.


Preschool Story Time at Gulf Beaches Public Library

Join Gulf Beaches Public Library for songs, stories, and crafts with a "Bathtub and Bubbles" theme. 10:30am.


Afternoons @ the Library at Barbara S. Ponce Public Library

Join the library after school for fun and exciting drop-in activities. Get hands-on and explore and learn by making art, playing games, doing science experiments, building fantastic creations, and investigating new worlds through books! Grades K & up. 3:30-4:30pm.


Lego Mania at Largo Public Library

It’s time to celebrate everyone’s favorite building bricks... Legos! Join the library for games, trivia, crafts, and more! Ages 5 to 12. 4:00-5:00pm.


Family Paint Night at makeme

Join makeme for a family art night! Choose a pre-sketched design to paint alongside your loved ones, or paint your own thing. The $25 admission price reflects two participants (both parent and child create their own artwork). Ages 4 & up. 6:00pm.


Kid's Night Out at Romp N Roll

Treat your kids ages 2 to 5 and yourself to a fun night out! Parents get an evening to themselves while the children get to run, play, dance, and have fun with energetic instructors. A pizza party dinner and bubble dance party are included. Children do not need to be potty-trained. $25/member, $30/non-member (sibling discount available). 6:00-9:00pm.


"Summer Nights" at SPC Planetarium and Observatory

Explore the stars without trekking far from home, for a price that's out of this world: free! The planetarium offers two free public shows on Friday nights at 7pm and 8:15pm when the college is in session. Shows are hosted by resident astronomer Dr. Craig Joseph and feature live narration with images displayed by computer-controlled projectors. First-come, first-served seating; ages 5 & up. 7:00pm & 8:15pm.


Friday Night Shuffle at St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club

Friday nights are free and open to the public at the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club! Bring your own food and beverages and enjoy the courts. 7:00-10:00pm.


Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field

It's $7.11 ticket night at The Trop! Cheer on the Rays as they play the Cleveland Indians. Stop by any participating 7-Eleven to get your discounted ticket voucher. 7:10pm.


Saturday, August 31st


Saturday Morning Market at Williams Park

Join the Saturday Morning Market for the last Williams Park Summer Market of the season! There will be live music and vendors with fresh produce, read-to-eat foods, drinks, crafts, art, and more! This event will run every Saturday from June 1st until August 31st. 9:00am-1:00pm.


PJ Masks Toddler Time at Sky Zone

Come meet, greet, and jump with Catboy, Owlette, and Gecko! Tickets are $14 per child with free accompanying adults. 9:30-11:00am.


Saturdays at the Morean Arts Center

Saturdays @ the Morean is a free family drop-in art studio hosted by the Morean Arts Center. Art activities are geared toward children ages 5 to 10. 10:00am-12:30pm & 1:00-3:30pm.


Geckofest in Downtown Gulfport

The city of Gulfport closes Beach Boulevard for this day-long street party, filling it with artists, makers, buskers and musicians. Park in one of the remote lots and catch the free trolley. This year's theme is "Geckos of the Round Table." 10:00am-10:00pm.


Little Surrealists Tour at The Dali Museum

Kids ages 4-11 are invited to bring their families on a special one-hour Museum tour. Free with museum admission. 11:00am-12:00pm.


Storytime at Barnes & Noble

Join Barnes & Noble for a storytime and activities featuring "A Tale of Two Tribes." 11:00am-12:00pm.


DillyDally with Dali at The Dali

Children ages 4-11 can discover the creative world of Dali through games, puzzles and arts + crafts activities which educate and encourage family interaction. Cost is free. 12:00-2:30pm.


Creature Feature at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

Live animal encounter! Learn interesting facts about a program animal featured at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve every Saturday and Sunday. 2:00pm.


A Whole New World at Painting with a Twist

Join Painting with a Twist to paint A Whole New World in celebration of the release of Aladdin on DVD. This class is for anyone ages 10 & up (ages 10-13 must be accompanied by an adult) and costs $35/person. 4:00-6:00pm.


Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field

See the Rays play the Indians at home. All attendees will receive a Rays tote bag (while supplies last). 6:10pm.


Tampa Bay Rowdies at Al Lang Stadium

Cheer on the Rowdies as they take on the Nashville SC at home! 7:30pm.


Sunday, September 1st


Sensory Sensitive Sunday at Chuck E. Cheese's

Chuck E. Cheese's offers a sensory-friendly experience on the first Sunday of every month, opening stores two hours before normal opening time. Sensory Sensory events include a trained and caring staff that work to ensure each guest has a fun-filled visit. 9:00-11:00am.


Family Yoga Class at Peace of Yoga

Kidding Around Yoga Classes with Desiree utilize yoga poses creatively tucked into partner yoga, games and activities, original music, stories and more. This yoga class is specifically designed for kids (2 and older), but moms, dads, grandparents and other caregivers are welcome! Donations accepted. 10:00-11:00am.


Corey Avenue Sunday Market at St. Pete Beach

This St. Pete Beach market located on Corey Avenue hosts 70+ local vendors selling local and conventional produce, plants, herbs, raw honey, take home foods, artisan products, fresh baked goods, lunch bites, local art, hand crafts and more! Fun for all ages and dog-friendly. 10:00am-2:00pm.


Bird of Prey Encounter at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

Join Boyd Hill for a 30 minute bird of prey show every Sunday! Get an up close look at a beautiful avian ambassador and learn how you can help birds of prey. Included with preserve admission. 10:00am.


Sundays at the Morean Center for Clay

Sundays @ The Morean is a free family drop-in Clay Play Session hosted by the Morean Center for Clay. Clay, tools and working tables provided, please bring your imagination. This session is open to all families with children (not recommended for children under 3 years old). 1:00-3:00pm.


Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field

Every Sunday home game is Rays Family Fun Day! This Sunday, the Rays play the Indians. All fans ages 14 & under will receive a Rays toy truck. 1:10pm.


Chess Club at Barbara S. Ponce Public Library

Does your K-12 grader enjoy playing chess? Are they interested in learning the game? If so, join the library for Chess Club to learn the game or put their skills to the test! This program is run by teen volunteers. Registration required. Stop by or call Youth Services at 727-369-0664 to register. 1:30-2:30pm.


Creature Feature at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

Live animal encounter! Learn interesting facts about a program animal featured at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve every Saturday and Sunday. 2:00pm.


Monday, September 2nd


You've Got a Friend in Me Toddler Time at Sky Zone

Join Sky Zone on Labor Day morning for an extra special Toy Story-themed Toddler Time. Free accompanying adults! 9:30-11:00am.


Poolside Picnic at Highland Family Aquatic Center

Bring the family, a blanket, and your own picnic basket to the pool! Splash's Snack Bar will be open as well. Prices are for groups of up to five people: $12 members or $24 non-members. This event is open to all ages. 10:00am-2:00pm.


Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field

See the Rays play the Orioles at home! Tickets for kids ages 14 & under are just $2 with the purchase of a full-price adult ticket. 1:10pm.


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