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Top 10 Things to Do this Weekend in The Tampa Bay Area

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Are you ready to have a fun weekend with the family? While events are slowly being added, there is still so many amazing and FUN things to do with the kids. There is so many to choose from, so we’ve chosen our top family-friendly picks so you can maximize the fun factor this weekend.

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Memorial Day Things to Do

Monday is Memorial Day and we want to help you honor the fallen military members and their amazing service. They have paid the ultimate sacrifice for all of us. We have added some great virtual opportunities to celebrate and honor Memorial Day.

Visit the links below for Memorial Day services and we have added some attraction ideas for things to do with your family while social distancing.


1. National Park Service’s Virtual Memorial Day Commemoration

May 25, 2020 l 8AM-10PM

The National Park Service is utilizing a variety of digital content to bring Virtual Memorial Day commemoration events to you at home. From 8:00AM EDT to 9:00PM EDT, park rangers from all over the country representing the diversity of our national parks will bring unique, thought-provoking content to you!

From newly naturalized American citizens proudly discussing their love for the United States to the recital of the Gettysburg Address, a long-standing tradition in national cemeteries, we invite you to listen, learn, and honor those that gave their lives for the freedoms we hold so dear.

Visit their Facebook Event for the full schedule.




2. Memorial Day – Parade of Heroes LIVE Stream

May 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

This Memorial Day, instead of streets filled with fire trucks, vintage cars, proud veterans, and their families, Ancestry will help people commemorate from home by hosting a virtual Memorial Day “Parade of Heroes,” streaming right on Ancestry’s Facebook page! In a 45-minute live production, the parade will memorialize the 75th anniversary of the end of […]

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3. Bay Pines – 10 a.m.

Local leaders from the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, St. Petersburg VA Regional Office, and Bay Pines National Cemetery. Ret. Col. Thomas G. Bowman, USMC will Join LIVE on Facebook at 10:00 a.m. for the first ever virtual Memorial Day Ceremony!





4. Sarasota National Cemetery at 10 A.M.

Sarasota National Cemetery and its volunteer advisory committee will honor fallen military members and bring you personal stories from Gold Star family members about heroes that gave their lives so that we didn’t have to. This virtual event includes the premiere of an original video production about sacrifice and the true meaning of Memorial Day.


5. Florida National Cemetery – 11 a.m.

Please join us in honoring our fallen warriors. Special guest speaker Major General James Hartsell will be delivering remarks. We will be conducting honors, the pledge, and benediction.
Link will be posted at 11:00 AM.



6. Visit the Alligator Attraction & Kiss a Gator!

With thousands of square footage to easily social distance, you’ll love this family outing. Their specialty is providing unforgettable, interactive experiences with alligators, tortoises, reptiles and tropical fish for their guest.

?? Visit @Alligator Attraction at John’s Pass for a fun, budget friendly and social distanced outing.

?? SEE THE ANIMALS: They have 200+ animals from a variety of different species: fish, tortoises and turtles, reptiles, small mammals, spiders and scorpions, and of course, their crocodilians (alligators, caimans, and a nile crocodile).

– ?TONS OF SPACE: 10,000 sq ft for social distancing.

– ? SAFETY: Following all CDC guidelines and are operating at 25% capacity to maintain social distancing, they also take reservations for one-hour VIP tours on Sundays from 9am-12pm.

– ? BUDGET FRIENDLY: Kids 2 and under admitted for FREE. Tickets starting at only $7 for kids 3 and up. https://bit.ly/kissagator

– ?EDUCATIONAL: They aren’t the traditional self-guided zoo or aquarium tour. They have staff stationed throughout the 10,000 sf facility to share facts and educate you about the natural history, importance of the rich diversity of wildlife here in Florida and around the world.

– ?AUTISM FRIENDLY ? They are the only Certified Autism Center in the local area with a staff trained on how to interact and share their animal ambassadors with guests with special needs.

Make it a family fun outing this weekend. Learn more: https://bit.ly/kissagator

12973 Village Blvd
Madeira Beach, Florida 33708
(727) 329-8751

Want to social distance and enjoy one of Florida’s best attraction? Then visiting our local beaches will help you get some Vitamin D and have fun responsibly.

The Beach Capacity Dashboard on the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office will open on Sunday and will list all Pinellas County beaches and their capacity in real-time. This way you can save time and frustration before you make the drive to your favorite beach.



8. Tampa Bay Area Drive-In Movie Theatres

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9. Visit the Florida Aquarium

The Florida Aquarium is pleased to announce a special Memorial Day offer to Military* service members. Purchase a ticket and receive an additional ticket for the same day to visit The Florida Aquarium between May 22nd and May 31st.  U.S. Military ID or DD Form 214 is required to redeem your tickets at guest services upon your arrival.

Use the discount code “MDay2020” when purchasing your tickets online.

MAY 22-31 | 9:30AM–5PM
701 Channelside Dr, Tampa, Florida, 33602
BOGO for Military Service Members

10. Sunflower U-Pick (Call Ahead to Confirm…times & dates vary) 

BONUS: American Victory Ship Mariners Memorial Museum


Following guidance from state and public health officials, the American Victory Ship and Museum will reopen to the general public. The ship will strictly observe new procedures and safeguards to provide a healthy and safe venue for guests, staff members, and volunteers.

Interactive exhibits are restricted at this time, and capacity will be limited throughout the day. Groups will be limited in size to 8 at a time.

Learn more.


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