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Weekend Guide: September 20 - 22

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

Free Museum Day is Saturday, Sept. 21.

Friday, September 20


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, 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.

Toddler Early Literacy Program at St. Petersburg Main Library

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


Preschool Story Time at Gulf Beaches Public Library

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

Afternoons at the Library at Barbara S. Ponce Public Library

Grades K and up can 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. 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.


Parents Night Out at The Littlest Trunk

Do you need some quality time with your spouse? Feeling the need for an evening out with Friends? Want some quality alone time? The Littlest Trunk is offering you a kid-free evening! There will be snacks and refreshments, games, arts, crafts, and more. All babysitters are thoroughly screened and have passed all background checks. Cost is $15 (or $10 for each additional child). 5:00-8:00pm.


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.


Flavors of Asia Food Truck & Craft Beer Fest at North Straub Park

Come out to North Straub Park for the Flavors Of Asia Food Truck & Craft Beer Fest featuring more than 30 sweet and savory food trucks dishing out unique Asian-inspired dishes as well as regular favorites. This free event will include craft vendors, live music and craft beer and is pet- and family-friendly. 6:00-11:00pm.

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.

Music in the Park at Seminole City Park

Meet at Seminole City Park for the 23rd year of this music series running six weeks during September and October. Free concert, free parking. Food and beverage available for purchase. 7:00-9:00pm.


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.

"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.


Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field

The Rays will celebrate the life and legacy of Roberto Clemente on Friday, September 20 when they take on the Boston Red Sox. Join the Rays as they pay tribute to one of baseball's most iconic players as part of Latinx Heritage Month by participating in the nonperishable food drive held before the game. 7:10pm.


Saturday, September 21


Toddlerdega at Pro Karting Experience

This event is for mini drivers ages 2-6 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.


Free Museum Day in St. Petersburg, FL

Here's your chance to visit many of St. Petersburg museums for FREE! Free Museum Day is this Saturday. Check out the City of St. Petersburg's list of participating museums for more information. 9:00am-5:00pm.


Mini & Me Yoga at The Studieaux

In conjunction with Clatsch.com & Sunshine City Kids, The Studieaux is pleased to offer a monthly Mini & Me Yoga class -- all mothers, fathers, guardians & friends welcomed and encouraged. Join in for a FUN and spirited Merge AM Routine, intended to engage the babes and encourage a more balanced body for all! Cost is $20/adult or $10/member. 9:30-10:30am.


Vampirina and Friends Toddler Time at Sky Zone

Come meet, greet, and jump with Vampirina and friends! Tickets are $18 per child with free accompanying adults and include themed arts and crafts and more. 9:30-11:00am.


Wildflower Walk at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

Learn more about what is blooming this month on this ranger-guided walk highlighting native wildflowers along the trails. $3/adult, $1.50/child. 9:30am.


Gopher Tortoise Celebration at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve is home to over 100 gopher tortoises. Join in for a day of games, special hikes, expert speakers, and crafts! Free for all ages. 10:00am-3:00pm.


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.


Good With Me Day Festival at Williams Park

The Good With Me Day Festival is a co-sponsored event by the City of St. Petersburg and begins with a resounding call-to-fun by the Police Athletic League Youth Drum Corps & Color Guard. Historic Williams Park will be transformed into a festive fun park for the day’s celebration of YOU! Come on down and experience continuous hands-on activities. There is something for everyone. It’s FREE and family friendly! 10:00am-4:00pm.


Storytime at Barnes & Noble

Join Barnes & Noble for a storytime and activities featuring "Batman 5 Minute Stories." 11:00am-12:00pm.


Open House at Bayside Sports Academy

Beat the heat with this complimentary family-friendly event. Your kids get the chance to try mini-classes, have open gym time, and even snack on some free food. 1:00-4:00pm.


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.


Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field

It's Devil Rays night at The Trop! Cheer on the Rays as they play the Boston Red Sox. 6:10pm.


Tampa Bay Rowdies at Al Lang Stadium

Have a kick in the grass and see the Rowdies play the Bethlehem Steel at home. 7:30pm.


Sunday, September 22


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.


Trail Detectives at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

Most animals are shy and use their fantastic camouflage to hide from us. So how do we know animals are around us when we cannot see them? Put your trail detective skills to the test to find what animals are present at the preserve. $3/adult, $1.50/child. 10:00-11:30am.

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. Plus, get a free Starbucks tall, hot or iced coffee (Café stores only). 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 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.


Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field

Every Sunday home game is Rays Family Fun Day at the Trop! See the Rays play the Boston Red Sox at home. 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. 2:30pm.


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