Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 27 (Thanksgiving)

Ben Kasson, 19, from Odessa, sports his turkey hat while running in the Turkey Trot wingding 5k at the Clearwater High school track Thanksgiving Morning in Clearwater. DIRK SHADD   |   Times
Ben Kasson, 19, from Odessa, sports his turkey hat while running in the Turkey Trot wingding 5k at the Clearwater High school track Thanksgiving Morning in Clearwater.DIRK SHADD | Times
Published November 25 2014
Updated November 25 2014

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.

kids and family

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.

TO WATCH

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.

MORE TO EXPLORE

Keep up with all of the Black Friday madness at live.tampabay.com.

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