Three days of Harry Potter related experiences including autograph sessions with film stars, question and answer periods, wand combat demonstrations, a sorting hat experience, photos in the Great Hall and an interactive Pottermore exhibit. Park hours subject to change.
Price: Single Day Admission: $96, $90 child.
Discover the spirit of "Old Florida'' at this annual festival devoted to all things kumquat. Sample pies, cookies, ice cream, salsas, smoothies, and more made with the sweet-tart tiny fruit. There's also arts and crafts, a children's area and local entertainment.
This health expo includes health screenings, medical information and activity vendors focusing on local medical practices. Sprinkle in some fun elements and it turns into a man cave with outdoor kart racing, exotic car displays, a virtual reality gun range, PS4 gaming on a 200-inch flat screen w …
The captain of Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla and his band of marauding buccaneers celebrate their successful invasion with a Pirate Street Festival near Curtis Hixon Park. Includes pre and post parade music.
Kids ages 8 to 17 can actually take flight and explore the world of aviation for free. Volunteer pilots will take children on a 15-minute flight. Each young "pilot" gets one-on-one time with pilots to learn how airplanes work and how safety comes first. Young Eagle certificates are awa …
Heritage Village is the setting for dozens of area musicians playing traditional folk, gospel, country and bluegrass music, with historical demonstrations and activities. This year's headliners include Leigh Humes Band and Keyestone, Juniper, Rose Island Band, Chant the Trees, Charlie Bill and H …
Price: $5 ages 12 and older.
This is one of the prime viewing spots to see the Gasparilla invasion unfold. Enjoy a breakfast buffet and entertainment as you await the arrival of the Jose Gasparilla. When the ship docks, you'll get a close-up view of the pirates as they arrive at the convention center dock. In addition to a …
Thousands line the downtown waterfront to watch the spectacle as fully-rigged pirate ship Jose Gasparilla sails into the south end of Hillsborough Bay with hundreds of pirates aboard, cannons booming and a massive flotilla accompanying it. The ship docks at the Tampa Convention Center …
In celebration of their 82nd anniversary with Anheuser-Busch Budweiser Clydesdale hitch team and red wagon will make appearances where the public can interact with the team.
The full hitch team and wagon will appear in the Gasparilla Parade of Pirates.
After their invasion aboard the Jose Gasparilla, hundreds of pirates get down to the serious business of the day: Tossing thousands of beads to hundreds of thousands of people who line the streets along Tampa's waterfront. This parade brings more than 130 units, including colorful floats, marchi …
Price: Free, $45 reserved.
In a gala fundraising event and concert, the orchestra is joined by guest conductor Tito Muñoz and world-renowned and 17-time Grammy-winning cellist Yo-Yo Ma performing Dvorak's Cello Concerto on a program with Dvorak's Carnival Overture and Rimsky-Korsakov's Capriccio espagnol.
Price: SOLD OUT.
Travel through the park's Edge of Africa in the dark, viewing the active nighttime behaviors of lions, hippos, giraffes, rhinos and more, then cozy up around a bonfire. Before and after the safari, drinks, appetizers, nightcap and desserts are provided in the Safari Club. Guests must be 21 and u …
Price: $69 per person. Park admission not required.
The space-funksters known for their jazz-rock fusion formed in the early '90s and are still going strong, embarking on their 2015 U.S. tour, which includes a return performance at the St. Petersburg venue.
The Oklahoma native and Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame inductee has been performing gospel-infused southern boogie piano rock, blues and country music for more than 50 years, including his hit Heartbreak Hotel with Willie Nelson.
The hit musical comedy about two 19-year-old missionaries dispatched from Utah to Uganda from the creators of South Park returns by popular demand. Through Feb. 1.
The 5K race is chip timed and will start and end on the Turner/Bartels School track. It's a flat course in Live Oak Preserve. Open to all ages and fitness levels. Proceeds will benefit Turner/Bartels K-8 PTSA .
Local photographers and master naturalists highlight the seasonal features that help participants capture the natural beauty of the preserve. Then, hit the trails and boardwalk looking for shots that reflect the season.
Price: Free (registration required).