This annual USAT sanctioned event offers a open water swim in the Gulf of Mexico, a bike tour through Fort Desoto Park and finishes with a run down the park's beach hard pack and returning on the paved path. The triathlon consists of a sprint distance .25 mile swim, 10 mile bike and 3.1 mile run …
Price: Sprint $79, Duathlon $79, International $129.
Annual event with 5K run/walk and children's fun run inside Lowry Park Zoo and along the Hillsborough River. Benefits zoo programs. Event fee includes admission for the day to the zoo for entrants only. Check-in 6:30 a.m., 5K starts 7:30 a.m., walk at 8 a.m. and fun run 9:15 a.m.
Price: $30 advance, $35 after Aug. 8; $15 fun run.
Football, food and fun combine as area restaurants present their tailgate food favorites, from chicken sliders to ribs, Cuban sandwiches and side dishes at unofficial football season kickoff, with family friendly games, live entertainment. Cheer the Buccaneers as they take on Buffalo, watch the …
Price: $20 advance wristbands, $25 day of event, both for five samplings, $15 for additional samplings, or $100 VIP for unlimited samplings.
The sixth annual Gecko Ball takes a "Roaring Geckos' theme to evoke a Roaring Twenties feel with period costumes, music and dance moves. Includes over the top decor, cocktail specials, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, live music by the Z Street Speakeasy Band, auctions and a costume contest.
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 "Wild West" themed show.
Following the success of Disney's Friday the 13th villains event, Walt Disney World again highlights its famous bad guys. But this time, it's an extra ticketed event featuring more than 50 Disney villains, the Oogie Boogie Variety Show, Hades Hangout and Dance Party, limited edition merchandise, …
Price: $67, $62 ages 3-9.
Dunedin Fine Art Center's annual event showcases a growing contingent of artists working with fashion to present art that can be worn. Artists push the limits with outfits that contain pyrotechnics and raw meat. An after party includes live music and meet and greets with the artists.
In celebration of the Marvels of Illusion exhibit, this year's party mirrors Dali's fascination with double images through food and craft beer tastings, live music, dancing and access to the permanent collection and special exhibition galleries. Upgrade to VIP for early admission, specialty craf …
Price: $50, $85 VIP.
Swim, run and bike in this USAT sanctioned sprint triathlon featuring a one third of a mile open water swim in the Gulf of Mexico, 13 mile bike ride and 3.1 mile run. This out and back course starts and finishes at scenic Sand Key Park.
Walkers collect pledges. Hosted by the Hernando County Association of Realtors, with 100 percent of all proceeds going to support People Helping People's Weekend Blessings program. Weekend Blessings provides weekend food throughout the school year to more than 500 schoolchildren from needy famil …
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 …
Participants are taught fundamental rifle marksmanship skills, safe gun handling, proper use of a rifle sling, and Revolutionary War history. Students should bring ear/eye protection, a rifle with sling, ammo, rifle mat, bug repellent, sunscreen, a packed lunch, snacks, drinks, and water. A .22 …
Price: $20 Youth under age 18, $60 adult.