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5 things to do with kids in Tampa Bay this week: Aug. 9-15

Dogs take over the pool at Fossil Park, families can float in a pool while watching a movie and Megacon is bringing some big celebrities to Orlando.
At the annual Dog Swim Day, as shown here in 2011 at Fossil Park Pool, splashing, swimming and retrieving were the highlights of this dog's day. The end of swim season marks a day of leash-free fun for canine friends as they swim and play in the pool with no humans allowed.
At the annual Dog Swim Day, as shown here in 2011 at Fossil Park Pool, splashing, swimming and retrieving were the highlights of this dog's day. The end of swim season marks a day of leash-free fun for canine friends as they swim and play in the pool with no humans allowed. [ MELISSA LYTTLE | Tampa Bay Times (2011) ]
Published Aug. 9
Updated Aug. 12

1. Dog Swim Day: In the dog days of summer, you can spoil your pet with a day at the pool. The end of swim season marks a day of leash-free fun for canine friends as they swim and play in the pool with no humans allowed. Owners must bring proof of the dog’s vaccinations. Admission is $5 per dog on Saturday from 9:30-11 a.m. and also 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Fossil Park Pool, 6739 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg. stpeteparksrec.org. 727-893-7445.

A dog climbs out of the water during Dog Swim Day at Fossil Park pool in St. Petersburg, an annual day of leash-free fun for dogs that marks the end of swim season at the city's pools.
A dog climbs out of the water during Dog Swim Day at Fossil Park pool in St. Petersburg, an annual day of leash-free fun for dogs that marks the end of swim season at the city's pools. [ DIRK SHADD | Times (2013) ]

3. Flick and Float: Float around the North Shore pool in downtown St. Petersburg and watch Frozen II. The party starts at 7 p.m. on Friday. Admission is $2, $1 for ages 3-12 at the aquatic complex at 901 North Shore Drive NE, St. Petersburg.

Kids enjoy Flick and Float movie night at St. Petersburg's Northwest Pool. North Shore Pool will be showing Frozen II for its Flick and Float night on Friday.
Kids enjoy Flick and Float movie night at St. Petersburg's Northwest Pool. North Shore Pool will be showing Frozen II for its Flick and Float night on Friday. [ ZUPPA, CHRIS | Times (2011) ]

4. Summer Circus Spectacular: This is the last week to see a show of circus royalty at the Circus Arts Conservatory. The Ringling and the Sarasota conservatory present a showcase of some of the finest circus artists from around the world. There are performances twice a day Monday through Saturday. Showtimes are 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturdays. And your ticket gets you $5 admission to the Ringling Museum that day. $18, $12 ages 12 and younger. Historic Asolo Theater, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. 941-360-7399.

5. Megacon Orlando: Stars from the Netflix series Lucifer as well as Full House stars Bob Saget, John Stamos and Dave Coulier, Doctor Who actor Christopher Eccleston, Brendan Fraser from The Mummy, and Star Trek’s William Shatner and George Takei are among the celebrities headed to MegaCon Orlando this weekend. In addition to these stars, there will also be appearances from comic book artists and writers and a huge shopping and vendor area. Single-day tickets begin at $20 and up for adults and $15 for children ages 6-12. MegaCon takes place Thursday through Sunday at the Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Drive, Orlando. For information go to fanexpohq.com/megaconorlando.

Correction: A previous version of this story listed an event that already happened as No. 2. It has been removed.