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May 1-31 2019 EPCOT INTERNATIONAL FLOWER & GARDEN FESTIVAL Delight in the magnificence of spring with a multisensory selection of vibrant displays and captivating experiences. Nurture your sense of curiosity at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival—a fun-filled destination for Guests of all ages. With so much to see and do, your whole family will uncover something new with every single visit! May 3-4 TAMPA RIVERFEST 2019 The 5th Annual Tampa Riverfest is a FREE community event celebrating the Tampa waterfront and will be held on May 3-4. Events will include a full concert line-up, Wiener Dog Derby, Gasparilla Stand-up Paddle board Invasion, Tampa Bay Pride Band, TacoFest, Beer Bars, Margarita Bar, Taste of the Riverwalk, Hillsborough County School kid performances, and much more. Additionally, many of the venues, museums, bars, and restaurants

along the Riverwalk will be activated with special activities that day. May 4-5, 11-12 & 18-19 SESAME STREET KIDS’ WEEKENDS BUSCH GARDENS

Join Elmo, Cookie Monster, Big Bird and all of your favorite Sesame Street friends for fun-filled weekends at Busch Gardens May 4- May 19. May 4, 11, 18 & 25 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.

May 5 MERCEYME - IMAGINE NATION TOUR MercyMe’s 2019 “Imagine Nation Tour” finds the group wrapping up a three month long tour here in Florida. It continues to be a landmark year for the multi-platinum selling MercyMe. A major motion picture based on the life of frontman Bart Millard who wrote the mega-hit song “I Can Only Imagine” after the loss of his father opened at a remarkable No. 3 at the box office. MercyMe was recently named Top Christian Artist at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, was the top winner at the fan-fueled K-LOVE Fan Awards including a win for Artist of the Year and just received their seventh AMA nod. The group is the current GMA Dove Award Winner for Artist Of The Year.

Tuesday. This event aligns with the Children’s Board’s mission to promote the well-being of children and families by uniting community partners, investing in innovative opportunities, and leading the county in the best practices so that the whole community can realize its full potential.

May 6-8, 10-12, 21-22, 27-29 & 30-31 RAYS GAMES AT THE TROP

May 7-12 ANASTASIA Inspired by the beloved film, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical ANASTASIA is on a journey to Tampa at last! This dazzling show will transport you from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past.

Baseball season is in full swing and here is your chance to cheer on your hometown Tampa Bay Rays! Dig out your baseball gloves and those cowbells and come out to the Trop this May and cheer on your Rays as they face off with the D-Backs, Yankees, Dodgers, Blue Jays and Twins!

9 am to 12pm - Weekdays (727) 894-4661 A faith-based Parents’ Morning Out program for children 3 – 23 months. No reservations required.

212 3 Street North St. Petersburg, FL 33702 rd

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Contact: Lora UIrich Director of Children’s Ministries 727-894-4661, ext 212

May 6 MEMORY MONDAY AT GREAT EXPLORATIONS On the first Monday of the month, Great Explorations hosts a FREE program for adults with memory loss. Participants take part in programs focusing on art, music, and movement and stress reduction and will enjoy quality time with others. This monthly event is sponsored by AARP and presented in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter. Additional support is provided by Harmony Home Health. There is singing, movement, humor, socializing and much more! May 7 CHILDREN’S BOARD OF HILLSBOROUGH FREE TUESDAY AT THE GLAZER CHILDREN’S MUSEUM Join us for free, family fun at the GCM as the Children’s Board of Hillsborough proudly presents a Free Admission

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May 7 TODDLER TUESDAYS AT ZOO TAMPA Tuesdays are for the toddlers! Once a month, Zoo Members can bring their little ones to the Zoo and enjoy story time, arts & crafts, an animal mingle and a complimentary snack! This May the Zoo will be celebrating Mother’s Day early with a special craft, games, and storytime that will make you go “awwwww.”

May 10, 17 & 24 FRIDAY CONCERTS IN THE PARK The return of spring means the return of Tampa’s longest running and most beloved concert series; Friday Concerts in the Park. Celebrating 32 years of high-quality entertainment, Friday Concerts in the Park are held every Friday evening in May. The series highlights music of different genres to satisfy all tastes -- from rock to blues to country to jazz. May 11-12

GUY HARVEY WEEKEND @ BUSCH GARDENS Join Guy Harvey in person at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay for meet and greets, autographs & more at select times in Xcursions. Learn about his dedication to conservation and his passion for marine wildlife. Bring your favorite gear for him to sign or purchase Guy Harvey paintings, merchandise and more at the Xcursions

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Gulf Coast Family - May 2019  

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

Gulf Coast Family - May 2019  

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