In The Community

Spectrum Bay News 9 is proud to partner and support local organizations throughout our community. Our team enjoys the opportunities to put down the camera and to join in the fun. Participating in events across the Tampa Bay area is one of our favorite parts of what we do.

Things to Do & Upcoming Events

The Family Blessing

  • Sunday, December 19th
  • Show time: 3:00 p.m.  
  • The Mahaffey Theater, 400 First Street South, St. Petersburg, FL  33701
  • Call the box office at 727-300-2000 for tickets or purchase online

Make it your holiday tradition! Join Spectrum Bay News 9 as ARTZ 4 Life Academy presents The Family Blessing,  a story of a young girl named Aliyah, her dreams, and her Grandma Zola’s vivid memories woven together in a journey to find inspiration, courage, love and the true meaning of FAMILY! Don't miss this unbelievable production featuring hundreds of the Bay Area's most talented and energetic youth performing a collection of dance styles including ballet, jazz, hip hop, African, Mexican, Cuban Dance and more.  

  • Special guests include Montell Jordan and Paul Anthony
  • Spectrum Bay News 9 reporter Trevor Pettiford will welcome the audience and introduce the show
  • Get a FREE gift from Spectrum Bay News 9 when you exit the show (while supplies last)
St. Petersburg Science Festival

St. Petersburg Science festival

·       2021 Event NOW Available online

This year the St. Petersburg Science Festival used the T (technology) in STEAM to bring the science festival to you VIRTUALLY so you can go online anytime to check it out.

Join Spectrum Bay News 9 and explore the wonders of hands-on science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) right in your living room through a series of fun and interactive demonstrations online. 

Just click here to view the 2021 St. Peterrsburg Science Festival's activities and demonsttartions. No registration is necessary.  

Be sure to watch Spectrum Bay News 9 Meteorologist Nick Merianos perform a special Project Weather presentation on cold fronts.  

And check out Chief Meteorologist Mike Clay in a special video as he gives you a special inside look at the tools and science he uses to forecast the weather during Weather on the Nines.

At Spectrum Bay News 9 we are proud to be a long-standing sponsor of this family event. It is a fun way to challenge all of us and it helps the children in our community develop valuable skills to be successful.



Looking for a fun experiment to try?  Check out our Spectrum Bay News 9 Project Weather School  page. Spectrum Bay News 9 created Project Weather School as an enjoyable way to connect with children and to help them stay up to date on their lessons.  Our team of weather experts provide an interactive learning opportunity in an engaging  format.

You can find those videos on the Project Weather page of or on the Spectrum News app.



Bay News 9 Project Weather is at the Great Explorations Children's Museum in St. Petersburg!

Kids can play with and learn about the water cycle.  Plus they can put on a Bay News 9 blazer and get in front of the chroma key wall to report the news while others watch -them on the tv monitor.  

The museum is located at 1925 Fourth Street North with plenty of free parking.  You can also book birthday parties at the museum.   Call 727-821-8992.


Explorations V Children's Museum in Lakeland is home to a replica of a working TV news station. Complete with anchor desk, weather maps and camera, children can put on a Bay News 9 blazer and re-enact severe weather news situations.

Brought to the museum by Bay News 9, the exhibit provides hands-on learning for children and their families.

The museum is located at 109 North Kentucky Avenue, Lakeland.  Host your birthday party at the greatest place in town.  863-687-3869


Bay News 9 Rain or Shine!

The Glazer Children's Museum in downtown Tampa is a fun-filled learning adventure. The mission of the museum is to create learning environments where children play, discover and connect to the world around them to develop as lifelong learners and leaders.

The Bay News 9 Rain or Shine exhibit does just that. Kids can make it rain, lightning and thunder, while learning about weather and the weather cycle.

The museum is located 1t 110 W. Gasparilla Plaza in Tampa. You can also book Birthday Parties with the museum. Hourly parking is available in the Poe Garage at Ashley and Cass Streets. The musem can be reached at 813-443-3861.

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