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

MAINSAIL ART FESTIVAL 2022

  • Saturday, April 16 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.  
  • Sunday, April 17 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Vinoy Park - 701 Bayshore Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL

After a two year hiatus, Mainsail Art Festival is back! Join Spectrum Bay News 9 for one of the premier cultural events on St. Pete’s outdoor calendar. This family festival features beautiful fine art, a fun Kids Create Art activity tent, vibrant entertainment and live music as well as a Culinary Arts food court.

And, be sure to stop by the Spectrum Bay News 9 booth:

·         Meet the Bay News 9 team*

·         Take your picture in our photo booth

·         Receive a free gift while supplies last

*Saturday, April 16

·         9 a.m.- 11 a.m.  Juli Marquez

·         9 a.m.- 11 a.m.  Dalia Dangerfield

·         9 a.m.- 11 a.m.  Rick Elmhorst

·         11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Katya Guillaume

·         1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Erica Riggins

·         1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Jorja Roman

·         3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Holly Gregory

*Sunday, April 17

·         10 a.m.- Noon   Roy De Jesus

·         Noon – 2 p.m.   Trevor Pettiford

·         2 p.m. – 3 p.m.  Nick Merianos

The 47th Annual Mainsail Art Festival Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17 at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg.

 

SPECTRUM BAY NEWS 9 PROJECT WEATHER SCHOOL

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 BayNews9.com or on the Spectrum News app.

 

GREAT EXPLORATIONS CHILDREN'S MUSEUM

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

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

GLAZER CHILDREN'S MUSEUM

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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