Friday, September 16, 2011

Things to do in Tampa this weekend: 9/16 - 9/18

$5 Admission to the Glazer Children’s Museum

If you haven’t taken your kids to the Glazer Children’s Museum yet, NOW is the time to go. In recognition of the Museum’s first birthday, the Museum’s admission price has been lowered to just $5 through September 30. Your kids will love all the hand's on exhibits. Play stations allow the kids to take on the roll of a tug boat captain or the job of an engineer. Kids become the stars of their own adventures! The Glazer Children's Museum is located at 110 W Gasparilla Plaza in downtown Tampa. Both In-Town Trolley lines serve the museum and cost only 25¢! The Purple line runs Monday-Friday until 6 p.m. and the Green line runs Friday-Saturday from 6 p.m. until 2 a.m.

2011 Tampa Carribbean Festival

Tampa's Carribbean beat comes alive with this Carribbean themed event. Follow the beat with live Calypso, Soca, Reggae, along with African and Tassa drumming, steel band, Latin music and more! Reward yourself for working up a sweat from all that dancing with ethnic dishes from Jerk Hut Jamaican Grille and Rhum Bar. The event costs $15 for adults, 10 and under are free; $10 for military/students. The event is being held at the Florida State Fair. For more information, visit

1905 Day at Columbia Restaurants

Dine in Florida’s oldest restaurant, with prices to go with it. This Sunday, Tampa Bay area restaurants (minus the Columbia Café at the Tampa Riverwalk) will roll back prices to 1905, the year the original Columbia Restaurant opened. The menu will be limited for the event, but includes chicken and yellow rice or boliche for $2.95, the famous “1905 Salad” for $1.95, Sangria for 95¢ and flan for just 50¢. No reservations will be taken for the event and expect a long wait.

Your best bet (especially if you’re going to the original in Ybor) is to wait in line, grab a ticket and come back in a few hours. Enjoy all that Ybor has to offer: people watching at Tampa Bay Brewing Company, gaming out at Gametime or enjoying the Ybor Saturday Market.

Channelside is also a good bet to fill your few hours wait.

Board the TECO Line Streetcar and enjoy shopping at Channelside, bowling at Splitsville or watching an IMAX film at Channelside Cinemas. When you’re ready, simply get back on the streetcar in time for your VERY cheap feast. Enjoy!

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