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Weekend Fun: Gulfport Art Walk and More

Looking for something fun to do in Gulfport and around the Tampa Bay area this weekend? Look no further.

Gulfport Art Walks take place on the first Friday and third Saturday of every month. Credit: Suzanne King
Gulfport Art Walks take place on the first Friday and third Saturday of every month. Credit: Suzanne King
Gulfport Art Walk: Meet and purchase the works of talented independent artisans, craftsmen, authors and entertainers stretched over a half-mile up and down scenic Beach Boulevard. Enjoy live music, view the stars through St. Pete Astronomy Club’s state of the art telescopes (weather permitting) and visit local shops, galleries and restaurants. It all starts at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2. See the event listing on Patch for more details.

Pet Expo of Pinellas: You and your pet can beat the heat at Humane Society of Pinellas County's indoor, air conditioned event at Minnreg Hall, 6340 126th Ave., Largo, beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. There will be low cost vaccines/microchips, vendors, a flash mob, adoptable pets and an outside vendor area with a doggie splash zone! See the event listing on Patch for more details.


Civil War Infantry and Artillery Drill: Civil War buffs and military enthusiasts will want to head to the Safety Harbor Museum and Cultural Center, 329 Bayshore Blvd. S., from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4 for this free event. Visitors can tour the museum and see an important part of American history come to life. See the Patch event listing for more info.


Shark Week! The Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Dr., Tampa, celebrates these undersea predators beginning Saturday, Aug. 3 and will feature a shark-themed scavenger hunt, additional shark feeding tours, appearances by the Florida Aquarium Mermaids and more. Visit flaquarium.org for more details.


'Where the Wild Things Are' Weekend: The Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W. Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, brings Maurice Sendak's classic children's book to life Aug. 3-4. Kids are invited to "put on your wolf suit and get ready to cause some BIG mischief!" Find more info at glazermuseum.org.

Find more things to do in the Events Calendar on Patch. Hosting an event? Add it to the calendar!

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