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  1. 10 For 10: September Savings

    Editor's pick

    Lowry Park Zoo

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

    For 10 days this month, Florida residents can enjoy discounted admission to enjoy all of the zoo's attractions, animals and exhibits.

    Price: $10.

  2. Chainsmokers

    Hogan's Beach

    Rocky Point : 7700 Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, 33607

    Take a #Selfie on the beach, while this pop-EDM group performs their hit in the background.

    Price: $15-$25.

  3. The Vagina Monologues

    Editor's pick

    American Stage Theatre Co. at Raymond James Theater

    Downtown St. Petersburg : 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg, 33701

    Eve Ensler's whirlwind tour of a forbidden zone introduces a wildly divergent gathering of female voices, including a septuagenarian New Yorker, a woman who witnesses the birth of her granddaughter and a feminist happy to have found a man who "liked to look at it."

    Price: $15 advance, pay what you can at the door.

  4. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

    Editor's pick

    Amalie Arena (formerly Tampa Bay Times Forum)

    Downtown Tampa : 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa, 33602

    After performing at the forum in 2010, the living legend and his band are back, and touring in support of their forthcoming album, Hypnotic Eye. Steve Winwood will open.   

    Price: $32.75-$128.25.

  5. Festival of Flight

    Tampa North Aeropark

    Lutz : 4241 Birdsong Blvd., Lutz, 33559

    The Aeropark hosts this annual event with hot air balloon launches, kite and bubble demos, cadet performances, hot air balloon tether rides, a car show, live music and a night glow.

    Price: Free, parking $2, rides additional.

  6. Sunday Bicycle Rides: Trout Creek

    Trout Creek Wilderness Park

    Thonotosassa : 12550 Morris Bridge Road, Thonotosassa, 33592

    Helmets are mandatory at these free group rides held at various locations around the Tampa Bay area each week. See the website for more information.

    Meet at Trout Creek Wilderness Park parking lot and ride north on Morris Bridge Road, cross the Hillsborough River and then enter Flatwoods Park. Look for deer and other wildlife in the woods. Breakfast afterward at a local eatery. The ride is 26 miles at a pace of 12-16 mph. Call (813) 236-8119.

    Price: Free.

  7. Run for the Fallen

    Editor's pick

    Hillsborough County Veterans Memorial Park & Museum

    Tampa : 3602 U.S. 301 N , Tampa, 33619

    This is the annual memorial run hosted by Tampa Area Marine Parents Association (TAMPA), a free 10K, 5K and 1 mile run/walk. It is held in conjunction with the national Run for the Fallen, a memorial run that collectively runs one mile for every service member who has been killed during Operatio …

    Price: Free.

  8. Masters World Ball Hockey Championship

    All Sports Arena

    West Pasco : 7716 Rutillio Court, New Port Richey, 34653

    A world class event featuring men age 37 and older and women age 35 and older who have played ball hockey most of their lives. Qualifying teams come from the Czech Republic, Greece, India, Austria, Slovakia, Bermuda, Canada, District of Columbia and USA.

    Price: $5-$20.

  9. EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival 2014

    Epcot at Walt Disney World

    Lake Buena Vista : 1515 N Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, 32830

    From Sept. 19 through Nov. 10, take your taste buds on a trip around the world to sample tapas-sized treats, learn culinary secrets and sip exotic beverages while touring World Showcase. Other events include Food and Wine pairing dinners, Wine "Schools'', the Eat to the Beat Concert series  …

    Today's Eat to the Beat concert features Jo Dee Messina.


  10. Earthdance Florida

    Maddox Ranch

    Lakeland : 2505 W. Bella Vista St., Lakeland, 33810

    This global art, music and energy festival will take you on an ancient mythological journey with meditations, yoga and live performances. The art line-up includes Artescape, Adam Scott Miller, Max Pressman and more, while the electronic music line-up features DJs and jam bands including, Random  …

    Price: $84.50.

  11. World Rhino Weekend

    Lowry Park Zoo

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

    Zookeepers teach you more about the endangered Indian and African White rhinos at this weekend long event with rhino-themed activities and educational exhibits. Included with daily admission.


  12. Pasco-Hernando Fall Home Show

    New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center

    West Pasco : 6630 Van Buren St., New Port Richey, 34652

    Home improvement vendors, including artists, will be on site with bathroom remodels, windows and doors, home decor, flooring, kitchen ideas, landscaping and interior design ideas. Meet with home improvement specialists, watch demonstrations and receive tips. The first 100 guests each day receive …

    Price: Free.

  13. Hal Bodley Book Signing

    Tropicana Field

    St. Petersburg : 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg, 33705

    The senior correspondent, former longtime USA TODAY baseball editor and Tampa's own will sign copies of his new book, How Baseball Explains America, at the Ted Williams Museum.

    Price: Free.

  14. Cinema for a Cause

    GTC Beacon Theatres - Brooksville

    Spring Hill / West Hernando : 12961 Cortez Boulevard, Spring Hill, 34613

    As part of the Georgia Theatre Co.'s annual event, the local Beacon theater will donate all ticket and concession sales to the United Way of Hernando County and the Building a Foundation Group. There will also be an extra donation bowl. All monies will be split between the two groups. Advance ti …


  15. Yoga + Dali

    Dali Museum

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

    The vinyasa/ashtanga-based classes are held in the Community Room or Avant-Garden with views of the waterfront. Bring a mat and a towel.

    Price: $15, $10 members.

  16. International Day of Peace


    Downtown St. Petersburg : 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg, 33701

    The United Nations has declared this day for Sept. 21 and from 2-4 p.m. Sunday there will be speakers and  family activities in South Straub Park, 198 Bayshore Drive NE. in downtown St. Petersburg. Also the UN compiled videos of music, dance, spoken word and more into a "Peacecast' to be st …

    Price: Free.

  17. Kiss Me, Kate

    Show Palace Dinner Theatre

    West Pasco : 16128 U.S. 19 , Hudson, 34667

    Cole Porter and Sam and Bella Spewack's tribute to the theater features two divorced, egocentric performers who find themselves starring opposite each other in a musical version of Taming of the Shrew.

    Price: $49.50 for dinner and show, $38.45 for show only; $24.95 and $19.95, respectively, for children under 12.

  18. Harvest Moon Corn Maze

    Harvest Moon Farm

    Brooksville / East Hernando : 15990 Stur St., Masaryktown, 34604

    The five-acre corn maze features more than 3 miles of twists and turns along with a barrel train, petting farm, pony hop and a pumpkin patch.

    Price: $8, $6 children, 1 and younger free.

  19. Birthday Bash

    Glazer Children's Museum

    Downtown Tampa : 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, 33602

    The Glazer Children's Museum celebrates their fourth anniversary with free admission, games and activities.

    Price: Free.

  20. Tampa Bay Rays: Vs. Chicago White Sox

    Editor's pick

    Tropicana Field

    St. Petersburg : 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg, 33705

    Sunday is "Family Fun Day" featuring free parking for cars with four or more passengers. Stick around after the game for the DJ Kitty Dance Party with activities including "Kids Run the Bases," mascots and entertainers. The concourse offers complimentary activities for kids ages 14 and younger including the Grand Slam Alley, Power Alley Batting Cage, Speed Pitch, Raymond's Art Studio and Topps Make Your Own Baseball Card.  A line-up of extra entertainers includes face painters, glitter tattoo artists, magicians, mimes, stilt walkers, jugglers and balloon artists. Also, kids ages 14 and younger get a free Raymond toy train.

    Price: Ticket prices vary by game.

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