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.
This wildly popular day of rolling in a mud pit and slinging dirt returns to Spa Beach, this time for two days and with a beer tent set up. The slots for competing are sold out, but it's free to watch more than 600 people compted in an obstacle course, joust pit, belly bumper pit, mud tug- …
Price: Free for spectators; $450 team only (Saturday), $400 team, $50 individual (Sunday).
The focus of Metrocon is anime, the style of flashy Japanese animation and artwork familiar to anyone who has seen Speed Racer or Sailor Moon. But the event covers all elements of pop culture that have been influenced by anime, from video games to pop music to games like Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh! Al …
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 the "Little Bit of Country" show.
It's a 2-for-1 deal as the concerts will begin shortly after select home games conclude.
Price: Included in game admission.
The only thing that would make a performance by the Grammy award-winning country music icon better, would be a surprise duet with his wife and better half, Faith Hill. Hear songs from his upcoming album, Sundown Heaven Town, set to be released in September. The Country Megaticket will be availab …
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.
The bicycle shop honors the Tour de France with a three-stage ride featuring 20-miles of flat, 42-miles of hilly and 52 miles of mountain. A big screen race viewing party follows with food and wine.
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 …
Open to kids 6 to 15 with age appropriate run and pool swim. Distance requirements range from a half -mile to one mile for run and 100 to 200 yards for swim.
Price: $25, $35 non member.
Learn more about outdoor skills and good stewardship of natural places. The program will include: "Leave No Trace Workshop", to learn the principles that help you stay safe in the outdoors; "Primitive Chef Class" teaches about cooking in the outdoors with dutch ovens and open …
Price: $10 per person or $30 per family of four.
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.
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 …
The event features a wide variety of gentle used household item, clothing, crafts and jewelry. There will be guided tours of the Church, and baked goods, hot dogs and drinks for sale. Proceeds benefit Impact International Mission trip fund for Costa Rica and Haiti.
A six-mile race and a two-mile course for ages 12 and younger features divisions for paddleboards, kayaks and canoes. Benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Price: $35, or $100 through sponsorship.
Three-hour sessions for budding film buffs in grades 6 through 12 to learn more about specific aspects of movie making and appreciation.
This session presents the basics of good storytelling and character and plot development.
Price: $50 per person/per sesson.
Kids ages 5 to 12 who like to cook can learn how to make a biscuit pizza, dessert, spaghetti tacos, and even a simple meal for their parents at this two-session cooking camp July 12 and 19.
Price: $20 (registration required).