Saturdays at the Tampa Museum of Art from 11am - 2pm. Bring your little ones for a free, drop-in art making activity based on current exhibitions at the TMA. Great for all ages and skill levels, and provides an introduction to the art displayed in the galleries. (813) 274-8130 tampamuseum.org
Boom by the Bay
July 4, 4-9:30pm. Family-friendly activities, live entertainment, and FOUR fireworks displays spanning 2.5 miles along the waterfront. The celebration will be spread out across Waterworks Park and Armature Works, Julian B Lane Riverfront Park, The Tampa Convention Center and The Sail Sparkman Wharf.
Etsy Craft Party
July 6, 11:30am - 4pm at the St. Pete Coliseum. The area’s most vibrant makers, artisans, and vintage sellers together for a FREE, ALL AGES event with Live Skill Demonstrations and free Make & Take projects for all! Raffle benefiting Ready for Life, Inc. - an organization serving youth and young adults transitioning out of the foster care system. FB@TampaBayEtsyCrew
The 2nd Annual Independence Run 5k / 10k
July 7, 8:00am on a course utilizing the Al Lopez Park loops. Virtual run offered. Proceeds benefiting the Stano Foundation, a non-profit organization that puts together care packages for troops serving overseas. Register at runsignup.com.
Summer Classics Sing-Along: Grease
July 7, 3pm at the Tampa Theatre. Follow the lyrics on the screen and sing along to all your favorite songs from Grease (PG13) 1978. (813) 274-8286 tampatheatre.org
Beginner Jam Making: Peach Bourbon + Brown Sugar
July 13, 12-2pm at The Urban Canning Company in St. Pete. Learn canning for beginners and create Peach Bourbon + Brown Sugar together! Everyone will walk away with lots of food preservation knowledge and a jar of jam you make during class. theurbancanningcompany.com
A Night in Spain
July 26 - 28 at the Straz Center. A Night in Spain features La Verbena de la Paloma, the sizzling zarzuela with the Opera Tampa Singers is a comedic performance of Spanish-inspired music and dance. (813) 229-7827 strazcenter.org
Tampa Mini Maker Faire
July 27, 10am - 6pm at Glazer Children’s Museum. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. Family-friendly! MakerFaireTampa.com
BeerFest: Ferris Brewer’s Day Off
July 27, 7-10pm at with an evening of craft beers and local brewers, plus snacks and samples from some of the city’s top restaurants. BeerFest guests are invited to don their cheetah-print vest and sneakers, dress as their favorite Ferris Bueller character, or come in a costume inspired by the movie.
(813) 274-8286 tampatheatre.org
Lifelong Learning Series: Woody Guthrie
July 31, 1:30 - 3pm at the The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art in St. Pete. Join educator Joy Katzen-Guthrie for a discussion about the experiences and the views that made Woody Guthrie’s life and music unique. $25; $15 for members. Space is limited; advanced registration required. (727) 892-4200 thejamesmuseum.org