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5 things to do with kids this week in Tampa Bay Jan. 25-31

Grab some strawberries and prepare for the Super Bowl Experience, among other things.
Starkey farm in Trinity, typically known as a blueberry farm, is offering strawberry picking.
Starkey farm in Trinity, typically known as a blueberry farm, is offering strawberry picking. [ Tampa Bay Times (1998) ]
Published Jan. 21
Updated Jan. 21

1. Pick strawberries: Normally known as a blueberry farm, the Starkey farm in Trinity is for the first time offering strawberry picking for the first three weeks of the season at $4 a pound. Picking usually starts at 11 a.m., with that day’s available crops wiped out by noon, so check the Starkey Blueberry Farm Facebook page before you head out.

The NFL's interactive football theme park known as Super Bowl Experience is set up at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park in Tampa.
The NFL's interactive football theme park known as Super Bowl Experience is set up at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park in Tampa. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]

2. Super Bowl Experience: This free outdoor Super Bowl experience opens Jan. 29 along a 2.7-mile stretch of Tampa’s Riverwalk, from Water Works Park and Sparkman Wharf, to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park. Fans can play games, take a photo with the Lombardi trophy and run a 40-yard dash against the pros. There will be player autographs, NFL merchandise, shopping and various food and drink concessions. Fans will be asked to download the NFL OnePass app or register at the OnePass website to access the Super Bowl Experience. Masks are required and fans will sign an acknowledgment about their current health status during the sign-up process. Free. 5-10 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 6.

3. Holocaust Remembrance Day: In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg offers free admission on Wednesday to everyone. Advanced timed tickets are required to help with social distancing. Reserve yours at thefhm.org/visit/hours. Free. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday. Florida Holocaust Museum, 55 Fifth St. S, St. Petersburg. 215- 459-1281. thefhm.org.

The food is art at Epcot's International Festival of the Arts, including this cookie that looks like a painter's palette.
The food is art at Epcot's International Festival of the Arts, including this cookie that looks like a painter's palette. [ Walt Disney World ]

4. Epcot International Festival of the Arts: This year is the fifth for the Festival of the Arts at Epcot, though it has been modified to account for health and safety measures due to the pandemic. Running through Feb. 22, this event is the theme park’s first major festival of the year, and it’s packed with artistic activities for visitors of all ages. In addition to celebrating visual and performing arts, there are more than 15 “food studios” that showcase culinary art — blending colorful ingredients and unique cooking technique. Check out the passion fruit mousse with dragon fruit jam ($4.75) and edible art samplings at kiosks throughout the park.

5. St. George’s Greek American Festival: The 36th annual festival features authentic Greek cuisine, carnival rides, games and fair food. Masks and social distancing are required. Sanitizers and hand-washing stations are located throughout the midway. Free admission, but rides, food and games are additional. 5-10 p.m. Jan. 28-29, noon-11 p.m. Jan. 30, noon-10 p.m. Jan. 31. St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 9426 Little Road, New Port Richey. 866-666-3247.