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  1. Kids Golf Free

    Editor's pick

    Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club

    Countryside : 3030 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater, 33761

    Kids ages 15 and younger can join a paying adult for one free round of golf on the First Tee of Clearwater Junior Tee's which provide shortened, manageable distances for children. Through Oct. 31.

    Price: Free.

  2. Tampa Bay Comic Con

    Editor's pick

    Tampa Convention Center

    Downtown Tampa : 333 S Franklin St., Tampa, 33602

    Numerous tables of comics, videos, toys, action figures, anime and collectibles. Celebrity appearances, discussion panels, TBCC’s first film festival, comedy shows and numerous comic book artists and writers will be on hand. Celebrity appearances include Carrie Fisher from Star Wars

    Price: $30, $60 three days, 12 and younger free.

  3. Back to School Care Fair

    Enoch Davis Center and Park

    1111 18th Ave. S, St. Petersburg, 33705

    The Junior League of St. Petersburg holds the annual event to prepare students in grades K-12 for the upcoming school year. Children receive medical exams, bicycle safety training, free helmets and backpacks stuffed with school supplies.

    Price: Free.

  4. Bird Walk

    Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

    1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg, 33705

    Look for birds on guided hike led by experienced birders. Limited number of binoculars available for loan.

    Price: Free.

  5. Turf Grass Trials and Tribulations

    Clayton Hall at Pasco County Extension Service

    36702 State Road 52 (at Pasco County Fairgrounds), Dade City, 33525

    Win the battle over pests and weeds, and learn how to properly mow and fertilize a lawn.

    Price: Free.

  6. Inverness Farmers Market

    Inverness City Hall

    Citrus County : 212 W Main St., Inverness, 34450

    Featuring foods grown by local farmers, as well as arts and crafts vendors and live music.

  7. Bromeliad Bash

    University of South Florida Botanical Gardens

    University Area : 12210 USF Pine Drive, Tampa, 33620

    Tour the bromeliad gardens and get inspiration for your landscape, with colorful bromeliads, from common favorites to extraordinary and unusual types for sale, and experts with care advice, at this free day at the gardens.

    Price: Free admission.

  8. Zumba With Kim

    CARES Elfers Center

    West Pasco : 4136 Barker Drive, Elfers, 34680

    Price: $5.

  9. Summer Golfing for Kids

    Editor's pick

    Ace Golf Brandon

    Brandon : 820 S Kings Ave., Brandon, 33511

    Now through Aug. 31, kids ages 5 to 15 get one free bucket of range balls so they can practice golfing during the summer break. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Also takes place at Ace Golf in Riverview, Tampa and Tarpon Springs. Hours vary by location.

    Price: Free.

  10. Ybor City Saturday Market

    Centennial Park

    Ybor City : 1800 E Eighth Ave., Tampa, 33605

    This market features produce, gourmet foods and sauces, fresh baked breads, fresh eggs, prepared foods, plants, pet treats, arts and crafts, jewelry, and bath and body products.

    Price: Free.

  11. Saturday Guided Hike at Weedon Island

    Weedon Island Preserve

    1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg, 33702

    Ages 6 and older can join the hike through coastal mangroves and upland ecosystems to learn about the environment and the area's early inhabitants.

    Price: Free (registration required).

  12. Explore the Ecosystems

    Brooker Creek Preserve

    3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs, 34688

    Take a guided hike through wetland, oak hammock, pine flatwood and other areas. Wear closed shoes, bring water, hat; best for ages over six, children under 16 must be accompanied by adult.

    Price: Free (registration required).

  13. SeaWorld Summer Nights: Oak Ridge Boys


    7007 SeaWorld Drive (Interstate 4, Exit 71), Orlando, 32821

    As a reward for enduring the summer heat, the park stay open late and offers the Celebrating America Concert Series (Saturdays and Sundays), late night thrill rides and Shamu's Light Up the Night show with a fireworks finale. Included with admission.

    Price: $97, $92 ages 3-9.

  14. Back to School - Back to Nature

    Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center

    4140 24th St. SE, Ruskin, 33570

    Students and teachers can get ready to go back to school as they hop among nature stations to learn about frogs, fossils, forests and other nature related topics. Children get a free school supply at every stop. Teachers can participate in a resource exchange. Bring items you no longer need or ...

    Price: Free (registration required).

  15. Jehovah's Witnesses Convention

    Florida State Fairgrounds

    4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa, 33610

    The "Imitate Jesus!" conventions examine Jesus' life and emphasizes how, regardless of religion or lifestyle, everyone can benefit from his example and teachings. Choose from sessions delivered in English or Spanish.

    Price: Free.

  16. Summer Nights

    Busch Gardens

    3605 Bougainvillea Ave., Tampa, 33612

    Busch Gardens celebrates summer with extended hours, the Kinetix rock-fueled acrobatic show, fireworks and DJ dancing. The park remains open until midnight every Friday and Saturday night through out Summer Nights. Included with regular daily admission.

    Price: $97, $92 for ages 3-9

  17. Breakfast with Dali for Families

    Dali Museum

    Downtown St. Petersburg : 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg, 33701

    Monthly docent-led tours introduce the Dali Museum to families with children. The interactive tour highlights Dali paintings and other works that appeal to children. A Spanish-themed breakfast buffet and hands-on activities follow the tour. Reservations required.

    Price: $21, $10 ages 6-12; $10, $5 ages 6-12 members.

  18. Teacher Appreciation

    Lowry Park Zoo

    Seminole Heights : 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa, 33604

    Florida certified teachers of grades K through 12 from Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Hernando, Manatee and Sarasota counties get free admission to the zoo and may purchase two additional one-day admissions for $15 each. Valid professional or temporary FDOE teaching certificate, pay stub ...

    Price: $27.95, $25.95 seniors, $20.95 ages 3-11, 2 and younger free.

  19. Safety Harbor Walking Tours

    John Wilson Park and Gazebo

    401 Main St., Safety Harbor, 34695

    Take an educational tour to learn about Safety Harbor's pirates, healing waters, Indian burial grounds and the fire that almost destroyed it. Reservations required.

    Price: $15, $5 ages 8-12.

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