Monday, June 18, 2018

Things to do in Tampa Bay for July 2

Things to do today

The Lone Ranger Premiere Event Ye Loyal Krewe of Samuel Bellamy invites fans of the new Lone Ranger movie, starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, to join them for a premiere party featuring face painting, goody bags, a cash bar and a viewing of the film. It starts at 8 p.m. at Centro Ybor 20, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $20. (813) 242-0664.

Target Tuesday The Glazer Children's Museum and Target join together for this event offering free admission to everyone from 2 to 7 p.m. It's at 110 W Gasparilla Plaza in Tampa. (813) 443-3861.

Jonny Reno's Yappy Hour Bring your pooch for a dog-friendly happy hour featuring drink specials and a Canine Cafe menu including water, Bruiser Brews, raw bones and peanut butter desserts. Costumes are encouraged. It starts at 6 p.m. at the Kitchen, 226 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 565-0540.

Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market Wander along Beach Boulevard and browse fresh produce, baked goods, plants and crafts. Stalls open at 9 a.m. along Beach Boulevard in Gulfport. Free. (727) 278-4285.

Coming up

Fourth of July If you're kicking off a long weekend Thursday, start with a blast. The two main fireworks displays will be along St. Petersburg's downtown waterfront and in Tampa's Channel District. The Tampa Bay History Center in Tampa has free admission and extended hours, and you can watch fireworks from nearby Cotanchobee Park. At the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, there's a party with live jazz, a barbecue buffet and a prime seat for the fireworks ($45, reservations required, (727) 896-2667). Lots of communities have free celebrations and fireworks, including Tarpon Springs, Madeira Beach and Gulfport, which has an all-day event with a kids fishing derby and sand-sculpting contest before fireworks. For more Fourth of July events, go to tampabay.com/things-to-do.

Red Bull Wake Open Representing nine countries, 36 of the world's top wakeboarders will splash, fly and flip from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday and noon to 6 p.m. Saturday near the Convention Center in Tampa. Free.

Gucci Mane Hey, y'all, one of the stars of Spring Breakers is back in town for a concert Saturday at Onyx Premium Night Club in St. Petersburg. Doors open at 10 p.m. $40; $80 for VIP passes. (727) 258-4813.

Bark at the Ballpark Fetch tickets for you and Rover to see the Clearwater Threshers take on the Lakeland Flying Tigers at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Bright House Field in Clearwater. Enter a pet-owner look-a-like contest, meet the team mascots and run the bases. $7-$9.50 humans, $5 dogs. (727) 467-4457.

— Katie Manfred [email protected]

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