Hey gang!  We are back with some more great Tampa Bay area events including options for nightlife, dinning and culture, family-fun activities and other things to do in Tampa Bay – all offered by the great partners of Tampa Bay & Company. 

If it’s your birthday this weekend, then head over to Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, and get in FREE!  Plus, you’ll get a free meal from Garden Grille, Paradise Café or Grub & Grog.  This offer is good through the end of the year (while they are celebrating THEIR 21st B-day!), so head on out and play with the wildlife! 

On Saturday, head out to Hyde Park Village for the annual High Heel Hike from 12-2pm (registration is at 11am).  This is the most outrageous 1K run/walk for any age that you’ll ever take part in.  It’s $25 to enter, and all of the benefits go to the Young Survival Coalition…log on to www.hydeparkvillage.net for info. 

Once you are done with the 1K, head back over to Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo for the fifth annual Zoo Run Run, a 5K run that winds through the zoo and along the Hillsborough River.  Plus, children can enter a special “Fun Run” which follows the 5K.  Log on to the Zoo’s website for info…

Next, hop in the car and make your way to Plant City for the monthly Strawberry Classic Car Show, from 4-9pm.  Make sure you stick around to see Santa Claus, who will stop by to visit the children from 5-7pm.  And…it’s all FREE!!!!  Click here, for more information. 

That’s it for this week, but don’t forget that this is just at taste of the events are providing for you all to experience and have fun with.  Just log on to the VisitTampaBay.com website and take a look at our Calendar of Events.  You'll find options for shopping, sports, beaches, golf, arts and culture and more. 

Plus, check back next week and we’ll let you know what’s up with our partners for next weekend. Make sure you stop back and let us know how you some of these events were…or if you have other events you want to tell everyone about.