The kids are back in school and It is time to say goodbye to summer and hello to fall! There are plenty of things to do right here in Tampa Bay, here are some of our favorites:
Top Pick for Grandparent’s Day (Reminder it is on September 7)

Grandparent’s Day at Color Me Mine
On September 7, studio fees will be waived for grandparents. It is a great opportunity to create handmade gifts together like hand painted mugs, picture frames, desktop accessories and more. Learn more at http://www.tampa.colormemine.com/
Top Picks for the Whole Family

Kids Art Fest 2014
Head over to the Dunedin Fine Art Center from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on September 13 for a day of exploring the arts. Children of all ages can participate at this annual gathering. Guests will enjoy art, food, and music, and best of all, admission is free! www.dfac.org/tbp

Cheval Cares 5K Family Fun Run
Get your family off of the couch and out for a run while supporting this great cause. The Cheval Cares 5 K Family Fun Run will honor and celebrate the brave children battling cancer, with all proceeds benefiting the Pediatric Cancer Foundation. The registration fee is $25 for adults and $15 for kids 12 and younger, and ends at the Chateau playground and pool deck for a celebration.www.Tbparenting.com/ chevalcares5k

Zoo Boo Shriek Peek
On September 26-27, for only $12 per person families can get into the Halloween spirit early with Zoo Boo. Spooky creatures will take over the 1800’s themed London Frightmare event, along with rides and even some scary bats! This is fun for kids of all ages, and isn’t too scary for the little ones.

Daddy Daughter Date Night / Mom Son Messy Madness
On September 20 from 5-8 p.m., the Largo Community Center will be hosting a Daddy Daughter date night which includes dinner, dancing and games. Meanwhile, moms and sons can attend Mom Son Messy Madness at the Highland Recreation Complex for dinner, dessert, and messy games. Prices vary. Visit www.highlandrecreation.com
Top Picks for Mom and Dad

Fashion Week Tampa Bay
Celebrate Tampa’s unique fashion and watch as local boutique owners and designers showcase their work for a national audience. The event takes place from September 17 through the 20 and will benefit many organizations in the Bay Area. Visit www.FashionWeekTampaBay.com

Working Women of Florida Conference
With the kids back in school this is a great time for working moms to begin to add focus to their careers. The Working Women of Florida Conference will help them do just that, with special networking events and keynote speakers like Alex Sink, women in Tampa, not just moms, will be able to celebrate their successes and learn how to grow. The event takes place from September 11-12. Visit www.workingwomenconference.com

Howl O Scream
Come out to get spooked early starting on September 26. This event is extra scary, so you should leave the smaller kids at home. Admission is only $47 and the park is filled with haunted houses, scare zones, and rides. www.howloscream.com

Monty Python and the Holy Grape
Wine fest is back at the Tampa Theatre. This three day fundraiser kicks off with a two-tiered wine tasting on September 12, a wine pairing on September 13, and wine brunch on September 14. This is a great opportunity for a date night form moms and dads.www.tampatheatrewinefest.org