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  1. Coin and Currency Show

    Brandon Elks Lodge

    Brandon : 800 Centennial Lodge Drive, Brandon, 33511

    Nearly 45 tables of coins and currency in this show with coin grab bags for kids, free appraisals and hourly drawings.

    Price: Free.

  2. Water Ski 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.

    This week features a "Christmas in July" show.

    Price: Free.

  3. Fall Out Boy and Paramore

    Editor's pick

    MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds

    Tampa : 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa, 33610

    These two punk groups are touring together to take fans back to the early 2000's, while throwing in some new hits including, Paramore's Still Into You.

    Price: $26-$66.

  4. Contra Dance

    Pinellas Park Auditorium

    Pinellas Park : 7690 59th St. N , Pinellas Park, 33780

    You don't need a partner to dance to contra dance. Pre-dance lessons available at 7:30 p.m.

    This portion features live music by the Rafter Ringers with Stan Prince calling.

    Price: $8, $5 21 and younger, 12 and younger free.

  5. Johnnyswim

    Editor's pick

    Jaeb Theater at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts

    Downtown Tampa : 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa, 33602

    Amanda Sudano, the daughter of disco and R&B legend, Donna Summer makes up half of this husband-and-wife folk duo, who formed in 2005. 

    Price: $20.

  6. Inventing Van Gogh

    Shimberg Playhouse at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts

    Downtown Tampa : 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa, 33602

    In this Jobsite Theater production, a contemporary painter is hired to forge Van Gogh's final self-portrait, which has never been seen until now. Through Aug. 3.

    Price: $28.

  7. Top Gun Triathlon

    Fort De Soto Park

    South Pinellas beaches : 3500 Pinellas Bayway S, Tierra Verde, 33715

    This annual event calls new and returning participants to swim, bike and run throughnine hundred unspoiled acres of  Fort De Soto Park, ranked one of the top-ten beaches in the United States. The triathlon features a quarter mile open water swim in the Gulf of Mexico, 10 mile bike ride and  …

    Price: $75 through June 31.

  8. Free Golf for Kids

    Ace Golf Brandon

    Brandon : 820 S Kings Ave., Brandon, 33511

    Kids ages 5 to 15 can get out of the house and onto the putting green. Every day through the end of August, they can sign up to receive a free small bucket of range balls to hit on the Ace Practice Ranges in Brandon and Riverview, or at the Pebble Creek Golf Club in New Tampa, Wentworth Golf Clu …

    Price: Free.

  9. Wildflower Garden Club

    Brooker Creek Preserve

    Tarpon Springs : 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs, 34688

    Bring garden gloves, hat and dig in the garden with the Friends of Brooker Creek. Light snacks usually provided.

    Price: Free, but registration required.

  10. It Starts in Parks 5K Run

    Pop Stansell Park

    Palm Harbor : 797 Florida Ave., Palm Harbor, 34683

    This family friendly 5K race will start at Pop Stansell Park. The course will consist of local streets, parks and trails. Includes t-shirt, medal, fruit and water for all participants. Funds raised will benefit  local recreation programs and youth scholarships.

    Price: $30.

  11. Our Wildest Place Hike

    Brooker Creek Preserve

    Tarpon Springs : 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs, 34688

    Take a guided walk along the trails to discover why the preserve has been called "Our Wildest Place''; wear closed toe shoes, hat, bring water. Children younger than 16 must be accompanied by adult, and younger than age six may find the hike challenging.

    Price: Free.

  12. Summer Nights: Zion y Lennox

    Busch Gardens

    Tampa : 3605 Bougainvillea Ave., Tampa, 33612

    Busch Gardens celebrates the arrival of summer with extended hours, the Kinetix rock-fueled acrobatic show, fireworks and DJ dancing. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. Included with regular daily admission.


  13. Free Admission for Blue Star Museums Initiative

    Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)

    University Area : 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa, 33617

    MOSI joins more than 2,000 museums across the country to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from May 26 (Memorial Day) through Sept. 1 (Labor Day). This is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Department  …


  14. William Dean Chocolates: Chocolate Wars

    William Dean Chocolates

    Largo : 2790 W Bay Drive, Belleair Bluffs, 33770

    Compete with other teams to see whose confections reign supreme, preparing macarons, chocolate truffles, bon bons and more alongside the chefs. Each student takes home a box of treats from the day's competition, and lunch is provided. $95.

    Price: Advance registration required.

  15. Garden Club of St. Petersburg's Indoor Yard Sale

    Garden Club of St. Petersburg

    St. Petersburg : 500 Sunset Drive S, St. Petersburg, 33701

    Browse the collectibles, gadgets, household items and other treasures in air-conditioned comfort indoors, and help support Garden Club programs and projects.

    Price: Free admission.

  16. Anime Festival Orlando

    Wyndham Orlando Resort

    Orlando : 8001 International Drive, Orlando, 32819

    The "otaku friendly" festival features fine anime and Japanese cultural entertainment.

    Price: $50, $40 ages 5-8, 4 and younger free.

  17. Rays Fitness Seminar

    Tropicana Field

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

    Children ages 7 to 17 who have intellectual or developmental disabilities are invited to an interactive fitness seminar with Rays players and training staff.

    Price: Free, but RSVP required.

  18. Pachyderm Pool Party

    Lowry Park Zoo

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

    Join Mavi, the elephant calf, for a birthday party with pool-side birthday treats for the elephant herd and keeper talks, special activities and entertainment by Radio Disney for you.


  19. Ikebana Exhibition

    Allegro St. Petersburg

    St. Petersburg : 4600 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg, 33711

    The ancient Japanese art of flower arrangement is showcased at annual exhibition, this year focusing on the Ichiyo school of ikebana, with a floral demonstration led by ikebana artist Jeanne Houlton, and her students, from 3-4 p.m. July 27.

    Price: Free admission.

  20. Mid-Florida Summer Home Show

    Strawberry Festival Grounds

    Plant City : 2202 W Reynolds St., Plant City, 33563

    More than 100 home improvement vendors will be on hand with tips for interior and exterior home improvement, redecorating and landscaping.

    Price: Free.

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