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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 30

Gecko Fest: This whimsical family street festival and walking parade with a Roaring '20s/gecko theme celebrates Labor Day weekend and the end of summer. Street party guests include mermaids, fire performers, acrobats and more than 200 vendors. Dance to live music on two main stages. Things start at 10 a.m., Gulfport, Beach Boulevard. Free. (727) 322-5217.

Former Mermaids Perform: The "Legendary Sirens," retired mermaids from the '40s to the '70s, perform at noon and 2 p.m., Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. $13; $8 for ages 6-12, free for 5 and younger. (352) 592-5656.

Dogs with Dogs: In celebration of National Dog Day, bring your dog for this festival including free hot dogs, photos, paw painting, pet caricatures and adoptable dogs on site. Donations benefit the Humane Society. 11 a.m., Royal Pets Market and Resort, 16010 Mapledale Drive, Tampa. Free. (321) 960-0474.

Summer Jam: The festival celebrates its 10th year with performances by indie and rock groups, including Reptar, Roadkill Ghost Choir, Million Young and more at 2 p.m., New World Brewery, 1313 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $20-$25. (813) 248-4969.

Beres Hammond: The reggae great is on a One Love One Life tour with support from Kashief Lindo, Messenger Douglas and Hal Anthony and the Millennium Band. 7 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $35-$45. (727) 565-0550.

Capitol Classics '70s Movie Series: The series continues with The Poseidon Adventure and The Towering Inferno. 7 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $7. (727) 791-7400.

Old Skool Labor Day Weekend: Spend Labor Day by the beach, drinking and dancing to performances by Grammy winners Arrested Development (1992's 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of...) at 10 p.m., Shephard's Beach Resort, 619 S Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater. $12. (727) 441-6875; shephards.com.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Rodeo Fest: Tampa Style: Cowboys from across the U.S. and Tampa Bay show off skills in bull riding, calf roping, team roping, barrel racing, mounted shooting and steer wrestling. 4 p.m., Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $10 advance, $15 at the door. (813) 784-6288.

TO WATCH

The Ghost Inside My Child, 9 p.m., Lifetime Movie Network We're sure parents can relate to the premise of this series, which is now on Season 2. The ghost in our teenagers refuses to let them clean their rooms.

MORE TO EXPLORE

Find things to do with the kids (ghostly or not) at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 30 08/29/14 [Last modified: Friday, August 29, 2014 11:26am]
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