Make us your home page
Instagram

5 things to do under $5: Kids fest, Tampa Bay Boat Show, Jack Kerouac weekend

Mutt Madness takes place in Dunedin on Saturday. [Times files]

Mutt Madness takes place in Dunedin on Saturday. [Times files]

1 Gasparilla Music Festival Kids Fest: Families get into the Glazer Children's Museum for free and also get a concert by Grammy Award-winning kids band Secret Agent 23 Skidoo at 2:15 p.m. Sunday. 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. (813) 443-3861.

2 Tampa Bay Boat Show: You can find the latest in boating, fishing supplies and accessories at this three-day show of boats, trailers, watercraft, fishing seminars and exhibits showcasing area boat dealers and manufacturers. It's free admission 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg.

3 Chainwheel Drive: Join a ride called a "nature discovery on two wheels" led by a cycling exert. Meet at the Long Center, 1501 N Belcher Road, Clearwater, for a trail ride from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Friday. Free.

4 Jack Kerouac Celebration Weekend: For the birthday weekend of the legendary beat novelist, who died in St. Petersburg in 1969 at age 47, the Wordier Than Thou Bookstore, 5741 75th Ave. N, Pinellas Park, will have open readings by Florida authors from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday. Then on Saturday, the beat literature based bar crawl stops along St. Petersburg's Central Avenue at Queens Head, Old Key West Bar, Community Cafe and Urban Deli from 4 to 8 p.m. Free.

5 Mutt Madness: Pets of all types are invited to the 11th annual Dunedin family event with a "Dancing With the Paws" pet-owner dance contest, a "Fido Idol" dog singing competition, pet-owner look-alike contest, pet vendors, low cost vaccinations, food court, lure course and adoptable pets on site. 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at Highlander Park, 1920 Pinehurst Road. Free, $5 parking.

5 things to do under $5: Kids fest, Tampa Bay Boat Show, Jack Kerouac weekend 03/08/17 [Last modified: Thursday, March 9, 2017 11:52am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of July 24-30

    Events

    Tampa Bay Comic Con: The geek fest returns to the Tampa Convention Center from Friday-Sunday, bringing celebrity appearances including Val Kilmer (Batman Forever), Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek's Uhura), Kate Beckinsale and numerous comic book artists and writers. Also, comics, videos, toys, action …

    Shaun Audit poses for a photo at opening day of the 2015 Tampa Bay Comic Con at the Tampa Convention Center. (Friday, July 31, 2015.) [Photo Luis Santana | Times]
  2. On the Camino de Santiago, Day 19: A peregrina spends the whole day under the weather, and part of the day under the table

    Travel

    Day 19: El Burgo Ranero to Puente Villarente: 25.4 km, 7.5 hours (Total for Days 1-19 = 454 km (282 miles)

    This list pretty much sums up my day:

    Eat two bananas

    Walk 13.1 kilometers

    Nap

    Walk 6.2 kilometers

    Nap

    Eat half an apple

    Walk 6.1 kilometers

    Crash< …

  3. On the Camino de Santiago, Day 18: Despite feeling ill, this pilgrim passes the midpoint in her 500-mile journey on foot

    Travel

    Day 18: Lédigos to El Burgo Ranero: 34.3 km, 12.25 hours (Total for Days 1-18 = 428 km (266 miles)

    Today was a struggle.

  4. Actor John Heard dies at age 72

    Blogs

    John Heard, who played so many roles in the '80s but was probably best known as the dad in the Home Alone movies, has died, according to media reports. He was 72.

  5. On the Camino de Santiago, Day 17: Think 11 miles of nothing but straight trail and open, flat fields sounds easy? Think again.

    Travel

    Day 17: Villarmentero de Campos to Lédigos: 33.5 km, 10.25 hours. Total for Days 1-17 = 394 km (245 miles)