On behalf of the Hyde Park team, Laurie, Frank and I wish you a fun and safe holiday weekend. We thought you might enjoy some of the events below to add to your celebration.
As always, please let us know if there is anything we can do for you.
Memorial Day Fireworks: Celebrate the holiday with a variety of food trucks, live music (5 p.m.) and a fireworks display 9 p.m.; 5 p.m. Sunday; Channelside Bay Plaza, 615 Channelside Drive, Tampa; channelsidebayplaza.com
Memorial Day Heat Wave: Celebrate the holiday with a tropical–themed dance party; 10 a.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. Monday; museum admission; Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W. Gasparilla Plaza; (813) 443-3861 and www.glazermuseum.org
Memorial Day at the Zoo: Free admission for active duty or retired military personnel with photo ID; also good for free admission for up to three direct dependents; 9:30 a.m. Monday; Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W. Sligh Ave., Tampa; (813) 935-8552 and www.lowryparkzoo.com
Florida Orchestra Pops: A Stars and Stripes Hit Parade: A Memorial Day salute of marches and American favorites; 8 p.m. Friday at the Straz Center, 1010 MacInnes Place, Tampa
An American Tribute concert: The Carrollwood Community Chorus and Broadway Bound are teaming up for this special concert saluting Americas troops and first responders; 7 p.m. Saturday; $10 to $16; Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa; (813) 269-1310 and www.carrollwoodcenter.org
Military Families Day: In honor of the Memorial Day weekend, Blue Star Museums, including the Henry B. Plant Museum and MOSI in Tampa, the Tarpon Springs Area Historical Society, The Ringling in Sarasota, the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg, Bok Tower Gardens in Bartow, Explorations V Children's Museum and the Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland will offer veterans, active duty or retired military personnel and their families free admission; call or check websites for hours.
Memorial Day Cruise: Enjoy a three-course meal, DJ entertainment, dancing and a perfect view of celebratory fireworks aboard Yacht Starship; 7 p.m. Sunday; $39.95 to $64.95; 603 Channelside Drive, Tampa; (813) 223-7999 and www.yachtstarship.com