Times Turkey Trot: Make room for the big feast with a good run first thing in the morning. Race times are as follows: 7 a.m. Wingding 5K and the Clearwater Challenge on certified course; 7:30 a.m. Fun Run 5K; 8:30 a.m. Gobbler 1-mile; and 8:45 a.m. Turkey Trot 10K on certified course. Proceeds will be donated to local charities. Things start from Clearwater High School, 540 S Hercules Ave., Clearwater. $14-$40. (727) 562-4700.
RJ Howson: The Chicago bluesman and roots rocker performs a 21-and-up-only concert at 10 p.m. at Ringside Cafe, 16 Second St. N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 894-8465.
Thanksgiving Bluegrass Festival: Enjoy Thanksgiving dinner on the grounds while listening to music by Newtown, Darin & Brooke Aldridge and more at 8 a.m., Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, Brooksville. $15-$80; $5 per day for ages 10-16, free for ages 9 and younger. (352) 754-3082.
Thanksgiving Dinner Cruise: Leave the fuss and muss ashore as you cruise Tampa Bay and enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with DJ entertainment and cash bar. It's at noon at Yacht StarShip, 603 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $64.95, $29.95 children. (813) 223-7999.
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MOSI Zip Line and Santa's Workshop: Tampa's Museum of Science and Industry will be open today, with its separately priced Zip Line and Ropes Course open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. $15 zip line only, or $10 with admission. $10 ropes course only, or $7 with admission. The museum is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $22.95, $20.95 seniors, $18.95 ages 6-12, 5 and younger free.
The 88th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, 9 a.m., NBC The annual mix of marching bands, Broadway performances and B-list celebs is augmented by some large, cartoonish characters. We're looking at you, Al Roker.
The Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS, 9 a.m., CBS The day's "other" parade has its own giant star this year in Taylor Swift. We hear she's already writing a song about the breakup of a balloon and its handlers.
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