Things To Do Around Tampa Bay Mother’s Day Weekend 2013

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It’s the weekend and you need to let loose and enjoy yourself. Here’s my  list of the best things to do in Tampa Bay for this Mother’s Day weekend with – or without Mom.


The Seminole Hard Rock Casino – Weekend

5223 North Orient Rd. | Tampa, FL 33610
1-866-502-PLAY (7529)

Friday Night Pool Party
No Cover, 21 & up – Friday night pool party from 7 – 10 with poolside music, craft beer and booze samples. First 1,000 guests are FREE.

Sunday – Mother’s Day Fresh Harvest Buffet
Hours: 10:30AM – 2PM | Adults – $30 | $15 Kids 12 & Under

With nearly 100 tables that offer Blackjack, Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker and 2,500 slots the Seminole Hard Rock Casino could make your Mother’s Day the most exciting and tasty ever. The Fresh Harvest Buffet on Sunday will offer a Chef’s specialty omelet station, Belgian waffles and cheese blintzes, Spanish breakfast of “strata” Piquillo peppers and chorizo and all the traditional breakfast foods mama loves.  After she eats, set her lose on the slots while you and Dad head to the poker room for a hand of cards and a cigar.

For other great Mother’s Day Bunch Restaurants:  Best Mother’s Day Brunches & Buffets Around Tampa Bay


Rays Vs Padres – Weekend At Tropicana Field

1 Tropicana Dr, St Petersburg, FL 33705

Friday – Star Trek Dress Up Night  – 7PM
Rays fans are encouraged to dress up in costume, and the team is offering a special ticket package that includes press-level seats, a Rays-Star Trek t-shirt, take pictures with Star Trek characters, enjoy special trailers of the new movie, and participate in contests to win great prizes. For more details click HERE.   The promotion is a tie-in with the upcoming Star Trek movie, which hits theaters everywhere May 16th & in select IMAX theaters May 15th! Tix & showtimes:


Croc Encounters Sneak Peek & Cheap Saturdays
Saturday, May 10  | 11AM – 4PM
8611 Bowles Rd,  | Tampa, FL 33637
(813) 217-4400 |

Meet giant crocodiles and alligators while on a $5 self-guided tour ($3 with Coupon from website) of a reptile rescue sanctuary called Croc Entcounters. Tour their renovated alligator and crocodile ponds, tortoise exhibits, many smaller reptile displays, a hands-on animal encounter and an alligator handling show.


SATURDAY – Tim McGraw: Two Lanes Of Freedom Tour
Live Nation Amphitheatre | Florida State Fairgrounds
4802 US Highway 301 N. | Tampa, FL 33610
(813) 740-2446 |

This concert will also spotlight Brantley Gilbert and Love and Theft as special guests. Concert starts at 7PM and tickets prices are $30.25 – $70.

Related: Biggest Concerts Coming To Tampa Bay This Summer



Sunsets at Pier 60
10 Pier 60 Dr. | Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767
(727) 449-1036 |
Hours Daily 6-10pm

This nightly free family event features artisans, crafters, street performers and musical entertainment. There are free movies on Friday and Saturday nights weather permitting. FRIDAY – Sky Kids”/PG rating. SATURDAY – “Pride and Predudice” / PG Rating. Movies start at dusk. Bring a blanket or low sitting chair and watch a movie on the jumbo screen. Popcorn and soft drinks will be available.

FREE – National Train Day at Tampa’s Union Station
Saturday, May 11 | 10AM – 5PM
601 North Nebraska Avenue | Tampa, FL 33602

101-year-old Tampa Union Station is celebrating National Train Day and their 15th anniversary. The dual celebration includes live music tours of Amtrak equipment, operating model trains and exhibits, telegraph demonstrations, food trucks and a history program.  Admission is free.

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