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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sept. 4

 
Ron Frank of the team Tampa Live Wire makes a hit at a previous Gay Softball World Series. Photo courtesy Ron Frank
Ron Frank of the team Tampa Live Wire makes a hit at a previous Gay Softball World Series. Photo courtesy Ron Frank
Published Aug. 30, 2018

Gay Softball World Series: Gay softball teams from around the country are playing around the Tampa Bay area to compete in the national softball championship. Games take place today at Dick Greco Park in Tampa, Ed Radice Park in Citrus Park, Eddie C. Moore Park in Clearwater and Randy L. Larson Softball Four-Plex, 1500 S Park Road, Plant City.8 a.m.-6 p.m., Free. (813) 659-4255; tampagsws.com.

Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market: With live music from jazz to rock, pop to island, plus vegetables and fruit, baked goods, herbs, teas, plants, crafts, handmade jewelry.. 9 a.m., Gulfport, along Beach Boulevard, Gulfport. Free. (727) 902-2326; GulfportMA.com.

EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival: It's the 23rd year for the annual culinary festival running through Nov. 12 that features multiple outdoor marketplaces and tasting events. Contemporary Christian artists MercyMe perform in the Eat to the Beat Concert series today. 9 a.m., Epcot at Walt Disney World, 1515 N Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista. $102-$122, $96-$116 ages 3-9, 2 and younger free. (407) 939-3378.

Tampa Bay Area Resident Special: For the month of September, residents of Pinellas, Hillsborough, Hernando, Citrus, Manatee and Pasco counties get reduced price admission to the Aquarium. $14.99, $9.99 ages 3-12, 2 and younger free. Regular admission all others. 10 a.m., Clearwater Marine Aquarium, 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater. $22.95, $20.95 ages 60-older, $17.95 ages 3-12, 2 and younger free. (727) 441-1790.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Free Tuesday at Glazer Museum: The hands-on museum and the Children's Board of Hillsborough County join for this event offering free admission from 12 to 7 p.m. 12 p.m., Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. Free. (813) 443-3861; glazermuseum.org.

Clearwater Threshers: The Threshers won the Second Half Florida State League North and are facing the Daytona Tortugas in Game 1 of the division series on Dollar Tuesday. Fans can get $1 hot dogs, sodas, drafts, berm tickets. Gates open at 6 p.m. for the 7 p.m. game. Spectrum Field, 601 N Old Coachman Road, Clearwater. ThreshersBaseball.com.

Swaptember at Lowry Park Zoo, MOSI and the Florida Aquarium: Passholders at the Florida Aquarium, MOSI and the zoo receive free admission to all three attractions in September. In turn, members of the Florida Aquarium and MOSI receive free admission to the zoo. 9 a.m., ZooTampa at Lowry Park, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. Zoo admission: $34.95, $25.95 ages 3-11, 2 and younger free.

Sportstember: Marking the museum's eighth birthday, everyone gets $8 general admission for exhibits focusing on health, wellness, nutrition and fitness. Valid through Sept. 30. 10 a.m., Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. $8. (813) 443-3861; www.glazermuseum.org.

TO WATCH

SERIES PREMIERE The Purge, 10 p.m., USA and Syfy: Based on the big-screen horror franchise this new drama series is set in a near-future dystopia where all crime, including murder, is legal for one night a year. Not surprisingly, a lot of bad things happen. (10 p.m., USA and Syfy). TV INFO

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