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Top Family-Friendly Events this Weekend in and around St. Pete

Top Family-Friendly Events this Weekend in and around St. Pete

Girls Rock stage
Curteousy of Girls Rock St. Pete

Here are the top family and kid-friendly events happening this weekend in and around St. Petersburg, Florida! This curated guide brought to you by @sunshinecitywithkids is updated every Wednesday. Click here to submit your events to our calendar! Looking for more? Check out our full weekend events roundup.

Family and kid friendly events this weekend: July 19-21

2024 Tampa Bay Rodeo and Family Festival
Friday-Saturday, July 19-20, 5pm -11pm, Hillsborough Fairgrounds, 215 Sydney Washer Rd., Dover
The Tampa Bay Rodeo & Family Festival is this summer’s can’t-be-missed event with new competitors, new livestock and thrilling action throughout. The area’s best cowboys and cowgirls are saddling up for 2 days of rodeo competition including bull riding, bronco busting, barrel racing, calf roping, team roping and more.

Flick and Splash Summer Movie Series

Friday, July 12, 7pm-10pm, Child’s Park Pool, 1227 43rd St. S

Cool off and float away your troubles every Friday evening with a dive-in movie! This week the featured movie will be “The Little Mermaid”. Cost: $1 (Ages 3 – 12), $2 (Ages 13+)

Taylor Shines: The Laser Spectacular
Saturday, July 20, 7:30pm, Mahaffey Theater

Bring out your Swifties for two hours of non-stop Taylor Swift hits, seamlessly blended with the world-famous touring Laser Spectacular & Light show!  The show also features large-screen video projection, 3-D glasses, and all the mind-bending effects of the Laser Spectacular.

Tampa Bay Ice Cream Festival
Sunday, July 21, 11am-8pm, St. Pete Pier & Spa Beach
Cool off at the St. Pete Pier for National Ice Cream Day! Purchase ice cream from a wide range of unique and classic ice cream flavors from over 25 vendors, enjoy music, and participate in family-friendly activities.


Annual Girls Rock Concert
Saturday, July 20, 6pm, Jannus Live
Giddy-up and get down with Girls Rock St. Pete for their annual concert on the Jannus Live stage! Bring the whole family out to cheer on our eight grrrrrl-powered bands! Get your tickets here: TICKETS

National Ice Cream Day at 3 Daughters Brewing
Sunday, July 21, 1pm-6pm, 222 22nd St. S

It’s Churned Ice Cream’s 4th Annual National Ice Cream Day at 3 Daughters Brewing! 
Come grab ‘the good stuff’ & celebrate the day! Family & doggo friendly … Churned will have something for everyone!

Jurrasic Quest: Tampa
All Weekend, July 19-21, 9am-5pm, Florida State Fairgrounds: 4800 US-301, Tampa
Jurassic Quest is the world’s largest, most popular Dino event with unique and exciting experiences for the whole family. Observe our herd of life size dinosaurs including Apatosaurus, Spinosaurus, and an INCREDIBLE T.rex!

Sandbar Snorkeling Excursion

Sunday, July 21, 10am, Tampa Bay Watch Discovery Center on the St. Pete Pier
Cool off while exploring the Tampa Bay ecosystem! Guests can join knowledgeable marine science educators in search of fish, crabs, snails, seahorses, and more. This event is family-friendly and open to ages 5 and up. Tickets required

Looking for more? Check out our full weekend events roundup and visit @sunshinecitywithkids on Instagram and TikTok to find even more family friendly content!


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