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.
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.
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).
Old-fashioned festival celebrates the fruit that made Florida famous, with orange juice samples, family fun zone, games, entertainment and live music, mojo cook-off competition with citrus-infused mojo pork dishes, the Miss Dunedin Orange Queen Pageant, bid on your favorite bonnet, created and d …
Price: Free admission; $10 mojo tasting ticket, other food and drink extra.
Children can learn about famous cities and national landmarks on a simulated coast-to-coast Road Trip USA, a collection of interactive installments with stops including National Parks, Mount Rushmore, Interstate System, Roswell Invasion and Roadside Attractions. Runs through Aug. 10.
Come to the Trop dressed in pirate gear to celebrate "Half Way to Gasparilla" and get a discounted lower level seat and a Gasparilla bead necklace for $35. Use promotion code Krewe1. Stick around after the game for a Summer Concert Series performance by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.
Price: Ticket prices vary by game.
Adventure Island extends its hours for a tropical family event with live entertainment, food trucks, sand sculpting, steel drum music, a kid's zone, island fun and a glow-in-the-dark finale. Included with park admission.
William Shakespeare's story of loss and redemption tells of Leontes, the King of Sicily, convincing himself that his pregnant wife is carrying his best friend's love child. Leontes' jealousy turns to tyranny as the king proceeds to destroy his entire family and a lifelong friendship.
Pull on your grubby sneakers and join a hike through coastal mangroves and upland ecosystems. Learn about the coastal environment and the early residents of this area. Bring water and hat. Recommended for ages six and older.
Price: Free (registration required).