Friday, September 9, 2011

Things to do in Tampa this weekend: 9/9 - 9/11

Looking for things to do this weekend? You're in the right place. Disney, Boats and Arroz con Pollo are all in play this weekend in Tampa. Here are some great events to take advantage of the TECO Line Streetcar:

The 6th annual Festival del SABOR

Whether you're looking to celebrate your Hispanic Heritage, or just get down on some great food, the Festival del SABOR is a great family-friendly option. The festival kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins September 15. Love to cook? Love to eat? There will also be an amateur recipe and cookout to find Tampa Bay's best "Arroz con Pollo". Participants have the chance to win $700 in prizes. The adults won't be the only ones having fun as there will be a children's play area, and a stage featuring local musicians. The event runs from noon - 5 p.m. at Centennial Park, which happens to be the beginning of the streetcar line in Ybor City.

Tampa Boat Show

Tampa's largest and longest boat show is back! The Tampa Boat Show showcases the latest in boating technology with vendors from all over the U.S. here to match you up with boats and accessories. This event might need a little more convincing the whole family. No problem, just let them know that powerboat rides will be given free, while at the event. The Tampa Boat Show runs from Friday - Sunday and is located at the Tampa Bay Convention Center, 333 S. Franklin St. in Tampa. If taking the streetcar, get off at Dick Greco Plaza, the Convention Center is right across the street. Click here for more information on the event.

Disney on Ice

No need to convince the little ones about this event. Disney on Ice Presents 100 Years of Magic is coming through the St. Pete Times Forum, this Friday through Sunday. Get a taste of Disney without the trip to Orlando, or the theme park prices. Disney on Ice Presents 100 Years of Magic features 65 of Disney's most unforgettable characters from 18 beloved Disney classics. Watch the books and movies come to life as Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald Duck and more dance around in a ice skating spectacular. Tickets start at just $15! The TECO Line Streetcar offers a special "Family Pass," which allows up to 2 adults and 3 children (or 1 adult and 4 children) to ride all day for only $12.50! The TECO Line Streetcar drops off right at the St. Pete Times Forum. Click here for more information on the show.

Sunday is the 10th anniversary of 9/11. There are a number of remembrance events going on around the Tampa Bay Area. HART is proud to provide fleet support for a 9/11, 10-year Anniversary Observance Ceremony beginning at the American Victory Ship Mariners Museum, 401 Channelside Drive in downtown Tampa. This observance will be followed by a procession to the Tampa Firefighters Museum, 720 Zack St. in downtown Tampa, featuring a memorial dedication led by Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn. This event is free, open to the public and begins at 8 a.m. For more information, visit or

In addition to the event, TECO Line Streetcars will ring their bells to mark a moment of remembrance Sunday, Sept. 11 at 1 p.m.

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