Watermelon Festival, Safari Tour, Pride, Canada Day: FL Weekend Events

TAMPA BAY, FL — This weekend has festivals near Tampa Bay like the Plant City Watermelon Festival and the annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival.

It’s the final weekend for St. Pete Pride, with the Pride Parade on Saturday and the Pride Street Carnival on Sunday in St. Petersburg. If you’re Canadian and want to celebrate Canada Day on Saturday, head to the Tampa pub, Dirty Shame.

Farmers’ markets, theme parks, aquariums, libraries and museums have family-fun events happening throughout the weekend that Patch has provided in the list below.

  • Latin Dance Class & St. Pete Pier Pop-Up Social, St. Pete Pier, 6-10 p.m.
  • St. Pete Pride Parade, Vinoy Park, 701 Bayshore Dr. N.E., 2-5 p.m.
  • Free Self-Defense Class For Kids, IRB CrossFit, 321 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Crescent Lake Cleanup, Tasco Parking Lot, 1320 Fifth St. N, St. Pete, 8 a.m.
  • Family Farmers’ Market, 5025 Bishop Road, Wimauma, 10 a.m.
  • Watermelon Festival Weekend, Keel Farms Agrarian Ales + Ciders, 5202 Thonotosassa Rd., Plant City, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
  • Busch Gardens Silkies Take Over Military Family Day, 10165 McKinley Dr., Tampa, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Free & Discounted Tickets for Military)
  • Family Yarn Crafters, 2300 Roy Hanna Dr. S., St. Petersburg, 12-2 p.m.
  • Annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival, The Black Pearl, 315 Main Street, Dunedin
  • Bounce Down Under Summer Toddler Time, 935 N. Beneva Rd., Sarasota, 9 – 10 a.m.
  • The 15th annual Robonation, student teams design and build autonomous surface vehicles and compete, Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota
  • Summer Bash, Kid’s Place, 1715 Lithia Pinecrest Rd., Brandon, 1-5 p.m.
  • Family Picnic, Fred Howard Park, 1700 Sunset Dr., Tarpon Springs, 12-5 p.m.
  • Lego Friends Weekends at LEGOLAND Florida Theme Park, 1 Legoland Way, Winter Haven
  • Brunch Buffet Cruise, Yacht StarShip, 603 Channelside Dr., Tampa, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
  • Canada Day In Tampa Bay, The Dirty Shame, 1929 E. Seventh Ave., Tampa, 3:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Fun With Pollinators: Hands-On-Workshops, Classes & Garden Tours, UF/IFAS Extension Polk County, 1702 U.S. Highway 17 South, Bartow, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Sunday, June 26

  • Lady Leaders + Readers Book Club, Book + Bottle, 17 Sixth St. N., St. Petersburg, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Liberated & Living Well: The Juneteenth Edition, Hammock Hall, 2900 31st Street South, St. Petersburg, 1-3 p.m.
  • Sunday Community Meditation Practice, St. Petersburg Shambhala Meditation Center, St. Petersburg, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Weekly Farmers’ Market at Lakewood Ranch, Waterside Place, 7500 Island Cove Terrace, Sarasota
  • Sunshine Sunday, Glazer Children’s Museum, 110 W. Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Gamer Getaway Summer Day and Overnight Camp, Camp Idlewild of Florida, Inc., 7602 Henry Dr., Land O’ Lakes, 2 p.m.
  • Fantastic Frozen Chocolate Extravaganza, Enchanted Fairytale Hollow, 214 Traders Alley, Lakeland, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • “At Water’s Edge/Al Filo Del Agua, Museum Of Fine Arts St. Pete, 255 Beach Dr. N.E., 3 – 4 p.m.

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