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  1. Red Mule Runners Labor Day McKethan Lake 5K

    McKethan Lake Park

    15185 Broad St., north of Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville, 34601

    The annual family friendly race features a flat cross country 5000 meter course with large oak trees providing maximum shading. Includes T-shirts provided to pre-registered runners. Refreshments served after the race. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m.

    Price: $25 (pre-registration) adults, $30 day of race; $15 students.

  2. Zumba With Kim

    CARES Elfers Center

    West Pasco : 4136 Barker Drive, Elfers, 34680

    Price: $5.

  3. 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.

  4. People Helping People's Giant Community Yard Sale

    Wendy's Restaurant

    1100 S Broad St., Brooksville, 34601

    Fundraiser to benefit People Helping People. Held in the parking lot behind the restaurant.

  5. Family Yoga

    Nature's Food Patch

    Downtown Clearwater : 1225 Cleveland St., Clearwater, 33755

    A family that yogas together stays relaxed together. Easy yoga poses geared for all ages in an informal setting. Mat or towel required.

    Price: Free.

  6. Balcony-to-Backstage Tours

    Tampa Theatre

    Downtown Tampa : 711 Franklin St., Tampa, 33672

    This guided tour of Tampa Theatre, built in 1926, includes demonstration of Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ and the old movie house's secrets, stories, art and architecture. Benefits Tampa Theatre's restoration and operations.

    Price: $7.50, $5 ages 2-12, Tampa Theatre members/one and younger free.

  7. Dillydally with Dali

    Dali Museum

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

    Children can discover the creative world of Dali through educational games, puzzles and arts and crafts activities which encourage family interaction.

    Price: Free.

  8. Dali and Beyond Film Series: Hugo

    Dali Museum

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

    This surreal film series lets you see a film for free in the museum's lobby theater.

    Price: Free.

  9. India International Film Festival of Tampa Bay

    Editor's pick

    Centro Ybor 20

    Ybor City : 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa, 33605

    The fifth annual, three day festival begins with an opening night gala and feature presentation, and includes a variety of feature films, short films, music videos and documentaries from different genres. Full schedule available of the Festival's website.


    Price: $5-$10 each film; $25 1-day pass; $40 2-day pass; $50 opening night pass; $75 festival pass.

  10. Paint Your Dream St. Pete: Glow Paint Social

    Museum of Fine Arts

    Downtown St. Petersburg : 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg, 33701

    The Pinellas County Urban League Young Professionals, with AARP and the Museum of Fine Arts present a family-friendly event that features four group paint sessions where attendees can work with a professional painter to create their collective vision for the city. The paintings will be judged b...

    Price: Free.

  11. Gator Rompin'

    MacDinton's Irish Pub

    South Tampa : 405 S Howard Ave., Tampa, 33606

    Join Gator friends for a stumbling, bar to bar romp down South Howard Avenue. Stops include MacDinton's, Dubliner, Soho Saloon, World of Beer, Yard of Ale and returns to MacDinton's for a raffle.

    Price: $25, $20 members (advance); $35, $30 members (day of).

  12. Corey Street Party and Food Truck Fest

    along Corey Avenue

    400 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach, 33706

    Summer Series party with dancing in the street, live music from The Original Impacs, and a variety of food trucks. Bring lawn chairs, no coolers allowed.

    Price: Menu prices vary.

  13. SOLD OUT: Gecko Ball

    Gulfport Casino

    Gulfport : 5500 Shore Blvd. S, Gulfport, 33701

    The seventh annual Gecko Ball takes a New Orleans-style "Gecko Gras” theme with special food, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, live Cajun music, and a costume contest. Nine large geckos created by local artists that are on display throughout the Gulfport Waterfront District will be auc...

    Price: $35.

  14. Truck Racing

    Desoto Speedway

    21050 E State Road 64, Bradenton, 34212

    Watch the sport trucks run two 25-lap races along with races by bombers, legends and modified minis.

    Price: $15, $13 seniors, 10 and younger free.

  15. 2015 College Football Kick Off Party

    Jerome Brown Community Center

    Brooksville / East Hernando : 99 Jerome Brown Place, Brooksville, 34601

    Event includes dinner, corn hole, raffle, 50/50 drawing, door prizes and music. Beer and wine available for purchase. Proceeds benefit Friends of the Children.

    Price: $15 per person, includes barbecue dinner and Pepsi products.

  16. Night in the Islands

    Editor's pick

    Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks

    Tarpon Springs : 20 Dodecanese Blvd., Tarpon Springs, 34689

    Night in the Islands re-creates the atmosphere of the Greek islands with monthly outdoor dining on the Sponge Docks and live Greek music, Greek dancing and other arts.

    Price: Free.

  17. Rodeo Fest

    Florida State Fairgrounds

    4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa, 33610

    With bull riding, mounted shooting, barrel racing, calf roping, team roping and bareback bronc riding, the riders from Gus Trent Horse Ranch in Plant City show off their skill with horses.

    Price: $10.

  18. Broadway at the Beach

    Lisa's Cafe

    North Pinellas beaches : 13331 Gulf Blvd., Madeira Beach, 33708

    The show features Kelly Briggs from Broadway's Cats and Les Miserables and pianist Gregory Allen. Reservations are required.

    Price: $10 cover charge plus cost of dinner (required).

  19. Water Ski Show: Country Show

    Tower Lake

    Oldsmar : 130 Burbank Road, Oldsmar, 34677

    Skiers ages 6-60 perform theatrical water shows similar to those seen at Cypress Gardens. All performances include barefoot, jump, ballet, adagio and pyramid acts. Come early for a pre-show.

    Price: Free.

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