GeckoFest: This year, the 19th annual Labor Day weekend party and festival is themed “Geckos of the Round Table.” Expect lots of King Arthur costumes, plus music on two stages, hundreds of vendors, kids’ activities, acrobats, magicians, daredevils, fire eaters and costumed characters. Free. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday. Downtown Gulfport.
VetArtSpan Showcase: Check out the art and hear the stories that resulted from the yearlong collaboration with area veterans, civilians and local and arts national organizations. This will be a deeply personal evening of veteran performance, dialogue, entertainment and inspiration. See how art as therapy helped build bridges among veterans, artists and civilians. Free. 7 p.m. Friday. TECO Theater at the David A. Straz. Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N Macinnes Place, Tampa. (813) 767-1600.
Cactus and Succulent Society: A variety of cacti and succulents will be on display and for sale at the University of South Florida Botanical Gardens. Meet experts and get advice. Free. 10 a.m.-2p.m. Saturday. 12210 USF Pine Drive, Tampa. (813) 974-2329. gardens.usf.edu.
Saturday in the Square: Main Street Zephyrhills hosts this free event that will include a Touch-A-Truck for kids with police cars, fire engines and construction trucks. There will also be entertainment by Mr. Tommy, vendors and more. Free. 5-8 p.m. Saturday. Fifth Avenue, downtown Zephyrhills.
Children’s Board Free Tuesday: The hands-on museum and the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County join forces to offer free admission from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday. Glazer Children’s Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. (813) 443-3861. glazermuseum.org.