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July 2018 Events July 1-Aug 5 SUMMER NIGHTS RETURNS TO BUSCH GARDENS As the sun goes down, the party heats up at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay during Summer Nights. Explore the park after dark with extended park hours to 10 p.m. Dance the night away at themed party zones throughout the park and take on Florida’s top thrill rides in the dark. Plus, indulge in delicious food like steak chimichurri, chicken waffle sandwich, mini donuts, funnel cakes and more, with Busch Garden’s special summer menus. www.buschgardens.com July 1-31 THE NEW TOY STORY LAND AT DISNEY’S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS Guests visiting Toy Story Land will “shrink” to the size of a toy and join in on the fun Woody, Jessie, Buzz, and Andy’s other beloved toys are having in Andy’s backyard. Here, guests can take a ride on Slinky Dog Dash, a roller coaster Andy has assembled from his Mega Coaster Play Kit and topped off with Slinky and Jessie. Families will also be able to take a spin on Alien Swirling Saucers, a galactic play set that Andy won from Pizza Planet and guests can also walk through a new carnival game box to experience Toy Story Mania!, which has been a guest-favorite attraction at the park. www.disneyworld.disney.go.com

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July 1-31 SEAWORLD’S ELECTRIC OCEAN Charge up your summer nights at SeaWorld’s Electric Ocean spectacular. Explore exotic worlds of light and music filled with glowing sea creatures, DJ entertainment, and a spectacular display of fireworks. Electric Ocean takes place on select dates throughout the summer. www.seaworld.com

July 1, 8, 15, 22, 28 & 29 TAMPA THEATRE’S 27TH ANNUAL SUMMER CLASSIC SERIES The city’s majestic movie palace is the place for true film fans to watch the classics . Fresh popcorn, an ice cold drink, the big screen, along with your friends is the way the classics were meant to be enjoyed. This July, spend your Sunday’s enjoying some great movie classics like “Gone With the Wind”, “Dr. Strangelove”, “A Fish Called Wanda”, “Safety Las!”, and sing-a-long with Disney’s classic “Marry Poppins”. www.tampatheatre.org

July 3 CHILDREN’S BOARD OF HILLSBOROUGH FREE TUESDAY AT THE GLAZER CHILDREN’S MUSEUM The Children’s Board of Hillsborough proudly presents a Free Admission Tuesday program held on the first Tuesday of every month, between 12-7pm. Join us for free, family fun at the GCM. www.glazermuseum.org July 3, 10, 17 & 24 TERRIFIC TOTS AT GREAT EX Every Tuesday, join the Great Ex S.T.E.A.M. Team at 9:30am at Sundial in downtown St. Petersburg to participate in this iconic Great Ex program. Terrific Tots is a FREE members-only program that offers a unique bonding experience for children aged 1-3 and their caregivers! Explore art, music and language with your little one in this fun and safe environment. In the beginning of each class we’ll join in sing-a-longs that encourage movement and parent involvement. www.greatex.org July 4, 7, 21 & 28 TAMPA BAY ROWDIES HOME GAMES Rowdies fans here’s your chance to cheer on your home town team and enjoy a fun filled evening at Al Lang Stadium in St. Pete as the Tampa Bay Rowdies host Toronto, Lousiville City, Indy, and the New Your Red Bulls this July. www.rowdiesoccer.com

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July 5-8 RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s returning to delight Tampa audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love - the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more - plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever has a wish, a dream ... or a really great pair of shoes. www.strazcenter.org July 6 FIRST FRIDAY AT THE HENRY B. PLANT MUSEUM The Museum will be open with free admission from 5 – 7 PM. Visitors are encouraged to explore the nation’s only Victorian railroad resort hotel museum, enjoy live music on the veranda, and share a treat with friends at our tastings table. www.plantmuseum.com June 7, 14, 21 & 28 DILLYDALLY WITH DALI Children can discover the creative world of Dali through games, puzzles and arts + crafts activities which educate and encourage family interaction. Dillydally with Dali takes place under the direction of the museum’s Family Programs Coordinator in the 1st floor Education Classroom. www.thedali.org July 7 & 21 MFA MAKE & TAKE SATURDAYS Create your own masterpiece inspired by works in the collection and special exhibitions. Supplies are included. FREE with Museum admission. No registration necessary. Recommended for ages five and older, but entire families are encouraged to participate. www.mfastpete.org

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Gulf Coast Family's primary purpose is to encourage families along the Gulf Coast by providing worthwhile information that deals with family...