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13 Tampa Bay events memorializing Sept. 11, 2001

It’s the 21st anniversary of the American tragedy.
A New York City firefighter honors one of the people killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
A New York City firefighter honors one of the people killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. [ LUCAS JACKSON | AP ]
Published Sep. 7|Updated Sep. 7

Here are 13 ways the Tampa Bay area is remembering Sept. 11, 2001, and honoring those whose lives were lost.

9/11 Memorial Mile: A 1-mile run-walk is followed by a time of remembrance and a tour of the 9/11 Memorial Wall. Benefits the Rotary Club of Wesley Chapel. $10. 7:30 a.m. Saturday. Tampa Premium Outlets, 2398 Grand Cypress Drive, Lutz. 813-909-8716.

9/11 Tribute: Honor the heroes and the people who died during the events of Sept. 11. Free (registration on EventBrite required). 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday. Krav Maga Martial Arts, 1900 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., Lutz.

Patriot Express Music Festival: This salute to veterans features a 9/11 first responder tribute and live music by Stormbringer, Jeriko Turnpike, Big Country and Brother Brownlow. Food will be available for purchase. Free. 4-11 p.m. Saturday. Harbor Bar on Main Street, 840 Main St., Safety Harbor. 727-858-9776.

9/11 Commemoration: Join Gulfport officials for a 9/11 commemoration. Free. 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd. S. 727-893-1118.

9/11 Day of Remembrance Ceremony: Join the Madeira Beach Fire Department to remember the terrorist attacks on America and to honor those who died. Free. 8:45 a.m. Sunday. Patriot Park, 424 150th Ave., Madeira Beach.

9/11 Memorial Motorcycle Ride: It’s kickstands up at 9:15 a.m. for a first responders tribute ride ending at Mission Barbecue. Bring flags to wave or attach them to your bike. Free. 9 a.m. Sunday. WaWa, 8910 Ulmerton Road, Largo.

In this Sept. 11, 2018, photo, New York City firefighters salute in front of a memorial near One World Trade Center and the 9/11 Memorial site.
In this Sept. 11, 2018, photo, New York City firefighters salute in front of a memorial near One World Trade Center and the 9/11 Memorial site. [ CRAIG RUTTLE | AP ]

9/11 First Responders Cookie Run: Meet at RaceTrac to ride to local fire stations around Plant City and surrounding areas to drop off cookies and say “thank you.” Free. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. RaceTrac, 1722 James L. Redman Parkway, Plant City.

9/11 Ceremony: Gather in the garden to remember the heroes who served during the 9/11 crisis. Free. 9 a.m. Sunday. Curlew Hills Memory Gardens, 1750 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor. 727-789-2000.

We Honor First Responders on 9/11: BayCare Fitness holds a restorative yoga session to heal mind and body. Registration required. First responders free, $5-$10 others. 10 a.m. Sunday. BayCare, 900 Carillon Parkway, St. Petersburg. 727-502-4444.

9/11 Memorial Ride: Florida Ski Riders and Agitando Jet Ski invite local riders to meet at the Fort De Soto boat ramp for a memorial ride visiting the Sunshine Skyway bridge, Passage Key, Egmont Key and Fort De Soto. Includes raffles, prizes and giveaways. Free. 10 a.m. Sunday. Fort De Soto Park, 3500 Pinellas Bayway S, Tierra Verde. 727-552-1862.

9/11 Memorial Day Run: Runners and walkers are invited to join this 5K memorial run with a food truck after-party. Donations benefit My Warrior’s Place. Free (donations appreciated). 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Four Stacks Brewing, 5469 U.S. 41 N, Apollo Beach. 813-641-2036.

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Tunnel to Towers 9/11 Tribute: Join the Tunnel to Towers Foundation to observe the anniversary of 9/11 with an honor guard flag ceremony, bell ceremony, moment of silence and live music. Free. Noon Sunday. Orange County Choppers Road House, 10575 49th St. N, Clearwater. 727-231-1510.

9/11 Patriots Day Event: There will be a patriotic golf cart show and parade, as well as vendors, beer, food trucks and music. No cover (food/drink additional). 1-7 p.m. Sunday. Craft Life Brewing, 6810 Tower Drive, Hudson. 727-378-4530.

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