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Weekend Guide: November 1 - 3

Updated: Oct 31, 2019

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

Posie's Flower Truck at Indie Flea St. Pete Street Faire.

The first weekend of November is here! That means there are tons of events taking place in the Sunshine City where kids and families can have fun this weekend. Click the links below for more information.


Friday, November 1st


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 the museum opens to the public, members are invited to join Great Ex 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. 9:30-10:00am.


Babytime at Gulfport Public Library

If you have little ones under 2 years old, please join Gulfport Public Library for Babytime. There will be songs, books, lap bounce rhymes, and the opportunity to meet other caregivers with infants and young toddlers. Older siblings are also welcome. 10:00-10:30am.


Volunteer Archaeology Lab at Weedon Island Preserve

Get the chance to sort through, identify, and wash artifacts from real archaeological sites while learning how researchers can use them to discover new information about the past. All ages are welcome to participate or observe but children 12 and under should be accompanied by an adult. Cost is free; registration required. 10:00am-12:00pm.


Toddler Early Literacy Program at St. Petersburg Main Library

Come join the main library for storytime featuring movement, music, and fun with rhymes, stories, and puppets! For children ages 1 - 3 with a caregiver. 10:15am & 11:00am.


Babies & Toddlers: James Playdates

The James Museum welcomes the youngest learners and their caregivers on the first Friday of every month. Grab your stroller and come for a morning filled with art, touchable objects, stories, songs, and a chance to connect with other adults. Each month brings a new theme and fun ways to explore through creative play. Ages 0–3 with an adult. Space is limited; reservations recommended. Included with admission; free for members. 10:30-11:30am.


Preschool Story Time at Gulf Beaches Public Library

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


Master Builders at Barbara S. Ponce Public Library

Grades K and up can put their engineering skills to the test! Build with LEGO® bricks, KEVA® planks, and other fun materials. 3:30-4:30pm.


S.T.R.E.A.M. Club at Childs Park Library

Explore Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, and Math at Childs Park Library's S.T.R.E.A.M. Club. Join in for hands-on science experiments, coding, stories, and more!For children grades 3 - 5. 4:15-5:00pm.


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.


Parents Night Out/Friday Night Fun at Highland Recreation Complex

Kids will have a blast playing fun games throughout the facility including the gym, PlayWorld, and the game room. The snack shop will be open for purchases. Younger children are offered separate activities in the preschool room and must be potty trained. Cost: HC $70/$140 per season, Drop-in fee: $7/$14. 6:30-9:30pm.


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.


"Legends of the Fall" 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 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. 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. Children are welcome as long as they are ages 5 & up. 7:00pm & 8:15pm.

Saturday, November 2nd


Bird Walk at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

Look for birds on a guided hike led by expert birders. Binoculars are available for loan. Free and for all ages! 8:00am.


SPAS Navigating Nature at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

Navigating Nature, sponsored by the St. Petersburg Audubon Society, is a free camp for kids in grades 4 through 8. Campers are given the opportunity to experience nature up-close-and-personal through a variety of activities including nature walks, animal encounters, crafts, and hands-on science. Registration is required. 8:30-11:30am.


Weedon Walkabout at Weedon Island Preserve

Join Weedon Island for a guided hike through the mangrove and upland ecosystems of the preserve. Learn about the coastal environment, native wildlife, and early history. This hike may be up to 2 miles (round trip). All ages are welcome but children younger than 6 years old may find this hike challenging. Cost is free. 9:00am.


Kids Workshop at The Home Depot

You’ll be proud to complete this project using everything in the American Eagle kit. Learn to use a hammer, fine sandpaper, wood glue, and a Phillips screwdriver. Assemble the bird’s basic shape and its wings, then add fun stickers. Paint the piece to bring it to life, and then build the base to help your bird stand tall. All Kids Workshop attendees must be accompanied by a parent or adult at all times. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. 9:00am-12:00pm.


Saturday Morning Market at Al Lang Stadium

St. Petersburg's Saturday Morning Market is back for fall! This market is an extraordinary ode to great food, creative expression, and our wonderfully vibrant community. Come see what happens when you combine a Farmers Market, a Craft Fair, and a Festival into an amazing weekly gathering. 9:00am-2:00pm.


Royal Tea Time & Jump Party at Sky Zone

Come meet, greet, and jump with Sky Zone's featured princesses and enjoy some breakfast favorites! Cost is $18 per child with free accompanying adults. 9:30-11:00am.


Open Tree Climb at Pathfinder Outdoor Education

Pathfinder's trained facilitators take you through a brief ground school and then you can climb at your own pace into the canopy of a gorgeous live oak. Anyone ages 6 and up can climb - it's not just for kids! And it's FREE for every climber. 10:00am-3:00pm.


Largo Central Railroad at Largo Central Park

Join Largo Central Railroad for a ride around beautiful Largo Central Park on the miniature railroad. The accurately modeled scale locomotives pull you and your family along a mile long loop through great scenery, the spooky tunnel, and our waterfall pond. Fun for all ages! 10:00am-4:00pm.


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.


Little Surrealists Tour at The Dali Museum

Kids ages 4-11 are invited to bring their families on a special 1-hour Museum tour. Free with museum admission. 11:00am-12:00pm.


Storytime at Barnes & Noble

Join Barnes & Noble for a storytime and activities featuring "The Crayons' Christmas." 11:00am-12:00pm.


Pioneer Open House at Pinellas Pioneer Settlement

Step back in time for a relaxing afternoon with family and friends. The tour of buildings begins at 11am. Free and for all ages! 11:00am-2:00pm.


Indie Flea St. Pete Street Faire at Green Bench Brewing Co.

Find Indie Flea at Green Bench Brewing the first Saturday of the month. Here, shop 100+ artisans and vendors, food trucks, mobile shops, live DJ, and more. This event is always free to attend and family- and pet-friendly! 12:00-4:00pm.


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.


2nd Annual Block Party at The Skyway Marina District

Come to the Skyway Marina District for food trucks, beer/wine tent, kids zone, local business vendors, and live music! 2:00-7:00pm.


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. 2:30pm.


Tinkergarten at Crescent Lake Park

In each session of this fall series, Tinkergarten Leader, Elise Pickett, will facilitate a different expert-designed play lesson, welcoming children of various ages and needs to explore, problem-solve, communicate, collaborate, and create together. Registration required. 5:00-6:15pm.


Sunday, November 3rd


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 events include a trained and caring staff that works to ensure each guest has a fun-filled visit. 9:00-11:00am.


Toddlerdega at Pro Karting Experience

This event is for mini drivers ages 2 to 6 or Power Wheel size drivers. Pro Karting Experience supplies the race track, you supply the driver and the vehicle. $5 pit pass per driver or $20 for Power Wheel rental/pit pass. 9:00-11:00am.


Birds of Prey Encounter at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

Join Boyd Hill Nature Preserve for a 30-minute Birds of Prey encounter! Get an up-close look at a beautiful avian ambassador and learn how you can help birds of prey. Free and for all ages. 10:00am.


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

Find this market located on Corey Avenue in St. Pete Beach. This market 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, handcrafts and more! Fun for all ages and dog-friendly. 10:00am-2:00pm.


Largo Central Railroad at Largo Central Park

Join Largo Central Railroad for a ride around beautiful Largo Central Park on the miniature railroad. The accurately modeled scale locomotives pull you and your family along a mile-long loop through great scenery, the spooky tunnel, and the waterfall pond. Fun for all ages! 10:00am-4:00pm.


Baby & Me Storytime at Barnes & Noble

Baby & Me Storytime is for caregivers and children 0-24 months old. Join in to read a book and participate in activities featuring sensory growth for your little ones. 11:00am.


Alligator Walk at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

Learn about the American alligator, Florida’s state reptile, which calls our wetlands home on this all-ages, ranger-guided hike. $3/adult, $1.50/child. 11:30am.


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.


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.


Free "Flute Explorers" Music Class with Tutti Flutes

Introduce the flute to your child with this fun, exploratory group class! Learn to hold the instrument, finger notes, and make a sound on colorful, child-sized flutes. Classes include musical games and activities, singing, dancing, instrument play, creative movement, and beautiful classical music. Reserve your spot by filling out the form on their website: www.tuttiflutes.com/free-lesson. 2:00-2:45pm.


Family Concert: One Giant Leap at The Palladium

On July 20, 1969, humans walked on the moon for the first time. Join the entire Florida Orchestra for an afternoon of family activities and a concert to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this historic moment. Featuring stunning footage from the lunar surface, the concert explores space travel and music about the skies with “Jupiter” from Holst’s The Planets, selections from E.T. by John Williams, and much more. The concert also includes introductions to the instrument families of the orchestra. Daniel Black conducts. Concert run time is 45 minutes. Come early-- the Instrument Petting Zoo and lobby activities start at 1pm. Cost is $8/person, kids under age 3 are free. 2:00-3:00pm.


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. 2:30pm.


SPARK Lab at St. Petersburg Main Library

Children in grades 3-5 can create and learn with activities that focus on S.T.R.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, and Math).  2:30-3:30pm.


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