1Treasure Island Kite Festival: The sky over Treasure Island will be filled with colorful kites, including dual-line and multi-line sport kite flying set to music. The weekend show features tricks, precision flying, huge patriotic themed kites, kite games, kite-making classes and a lighted night fly. Bring your own kite to join the fun or vendors will be on site selling kites and supplies 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Free. Thunderbird Resort, 10700 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island.
2Veterans Boat Parade: Friday is Veterans Day and you can find a lineup of celebrations and deals for veterans this weekend on Page 7. On Saturday, Madeira Beach holds its annual boat parade starting at 11 a.m. honoring veterans with boats decorated in red, white and blue winding north to the canal off Redington Drive and ending at John's Pass and the large canal of Isle of Palms and Capri Isle. Free, $25 boat entry. American Legion Post 273, 600 American Legion Drive, Madeira Beach. (727) 212-0543.
3Soggy Doggy Splash Party: The pool at Largo's Highland Family Aquatic Center is open for dogs only on Saturday and Sunday. Dogs 20 inches and shorter have the pool from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday and the bigger dogs take over from 1:30-3:30 p.m. It's $5 per dog with proof of vaccination. Then on Sunday, bring your Saturday receipt for a $3 entry discount and all dogs will be welcome to swim Sunday from noon-3 p.m. Admission Sunday will be $6. The pool is at 400 Highland Ave NE. (727) 518-3016. largopools.com.
4Peppa Pig: The star of the British children's animated series Peppa Pig comes to the Brandon mall for photos and visits with kids from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Saturday. Free. Brandon Westfield Town Center Mall, 459 Brandon Town Center, Brandon. (813) 661-5100.
5Tampa Bay Veg Fest: Sample vegetarian and vegan foods from local restaurants and food vendors. There will also be live music, eco-friendly exhibits, cooking demonstrations, a kids area and animals for adoption 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Leashed pets welcome. Presented by Florida Voices for Animals, it will be held in Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park across from Amalie Arena. Free (food/drink additional) at 601 Old Water St., Tampa.