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Bay News 9 is very active in the Bay area and sponsors a variety of community events throughout our coverage area.


St. Pete Science Festival – October 18th and 19th  

Get ready for a two day event October 18th & 19th that combines science education with fun at the St. Pete Science Festival taking place on the USF St. Petersburg campus and Poynter Park in downtown St. Pete. On Friday, it’s Sneak Peak School Day for schools only (by reservation only), as meteorologist Diane Kacmarik teaches 4th and 5th grade students about weather.

On Saturday, it’s science fun for the whole family from 9A-4P. Meteorologist Nick Merianos (9A-4P) as well as Anchor Erica Riggins (9A-2P) will be on site to talk to attendees, take pictures and hand out Spectrum Bay News 9 color-changing sunglasses.

The Family Blessing – December 21st  

It’s a holiday tradition for the whole family. Trevor Pettiford will welcome guests to the matinee (2:30P) and the evening production (7:30P) of The Family Blessing at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg on Saturday, December 21.  Guests will take home a special Spectrum Bay News 9 holiday gift.

Where We've Been in Your Neighborhoods

The Storybook Forest

For several days in March, Spectrum Bay News 9 Meteorologist Juli Marquez took part in a day of children’s entertainment and activities at Crews Lake Wilderness Park in Spring Hill.  

Bok Tower Earth Day 
In April, Spectrum Bay News 9 Meteorologist Diane Kacmarik participated in hands-on activities at booths exhibited by environmental organizations from around central Florida.