Teen Arts, Sports, and Cultural Opportunities

TASCO teen sites have a dedicated full-time teen staff supervisor, free middle school camp, teen room, organized sports leagues, trips and activities specifically geared towards teens and promote positive youth leadership within our communities and throughout life.


Valentine Semi-Formal

What are you doing this Valentine’s Day? Come hang with TASCO as we host our 13th Annual Valentine’s Semiformal at J.W. Cate Recreation Center, 5801 22nd Avenue North, on Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 7-11 p.m. Teens, in grades six to nine, party while a DJ spins the hottest new songs, including live entertainment on the main stage. Don’t miss out on the photo booth, video games, $100 best dressed contest for girls and guys and much more all evening.

The $10 admission includes dinner. Dress code is semiformal. No shorts or jeans permitted. The school with the most attendance wins a free field day provided by TASCO. Come hang with your friends and represent your school. The event always sells out fast, so don’t wait. Tickets are available at the TASCO office, 1320 Fifth Street North, at your local recreation center and at the door, if available.


TASCO offers small and large events throughout the year. Check out the calendar of all of our upcoming events.

Hire Us
DJ Service

TASCO offers professional dance lighting and DJ services for teens in grades 6-12.

Hire us for your next birthday, graduation, or holiday party. We play all the hottest hits from all genres.

Level Up
Premier gaming spot

"Level Up" is the premier gaming spot for teens in middle and high school. Teens will be able to converse, share, and explore the gaming culture. Teens will learn, unite, and play in an enjoyable atmosphere.

TASCO will provide a safe and welcoming environment where gamers of all backgrounds can participate in various gaming experiences such as, video games, board games, free use of the TASCO Center for Technology computer lab, chill lounge, and can participate in prize giveaways throughout the night.

Main Activities of Event

  • Free Play of various game systems including Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo series, PC, etc.
  • Retro game systems where teens will be introduced to older systems
  • Tournaments including prizes for winners
  • Various supply of board games, including RPG style games

Valentine Semi-Formal

Beat the summer heat and come hang out with TASCO this summer. We offer six different events at various locations over the summer, two of which are open to the public :

Middle and high school teens! Kick off your summer with TASCO Teen Programs. Our first summer extreme event is The Catalina Marketing Game Extravaganza on Thursday, June 29, 2017, at the historic Coliseum, 535 4th Avenue north, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with hundreds of teens in attendance. Inflatable games, video games, bungee jumping, 3 on 3 basketball tournament, air brush tattoos, live DJ performances and make your own music DVD. The cost is $5 per participant.

Middle school and high school teens! Get down and dirty with all your friends at TASCO Teen Mud Wars, Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Spa Beach Park, 615 2nd Avenue NE, downtown on the Pier approach. Teens battle it out for a top spot in the dirtiest mud competition in the U.S. Bring a team consisting of 10 competing players and two alternates or join a team when you arrive. Teams compete for $500 and trophies. Activities include tug-of-war, obstacle course, eliminator, and mud football to name a few. Bring a change of clothes, towel, and sunscreen. Concessions will be sold. The cost is $5 per participant.

Showcase of Achievement
Youth Showcase

The 7th Annual Mayor’s Youth Showcase of Achievement will award over $25,000 in cash and prizes to middle and high school students. 48 different students in middle and high school will be awarded in eight different categories ranging from Academic Achievement to Overcoming Adversity to Performing Arts. The deadline for the completed nomination packet must be postmarked no later than April 21, 2017.

The Showcase of Achievement Award Ceremony will be held on May 18, 2017 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at The Mahaffey Theater in Downtown St. Petersburg. All nominees will receive two free tickets to attend the night of the show.

SWAT Sandblast

TASCO and S.W.A.T. (Students Working Against Tobacco) team up on March 18, 2017 to pull off one of the biggest beach bashes around.

Spring break fun isn't over yet! TASCO Teen Programs and S.W.A.T. host our 19th Annual S.W.A.T. Sandblast, at Spa Beach, 615 2nd Avenue NE. The event runs from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. and is free and open to teenagers in grades 6-12. Teens can participate in beach games, bungee bounce, water joust, foam arena, 80- foot zip line, flag football, two twenty-five foot waterslides, live performances, DJ, prizes, and more. Call 892-5060 for more information.

Field of

Field of Screams

TASCO Field of Screams was, once again, voted the #1 scare in Tampa Bay last year.

Teens and adults, you won’t want to miss the 12th Annual TASCO Field of Screams featuring “Carnival of Chaos”! This year’s event will be the largest and best of them all. You will be challenged to escape the Fun House, navigate through the dark woods, break out of the big top, and flee the Midway to safety!

The event is being held Friday through Sunday, October 27–29 with a special encore on Halloween Night Tuesday, October 31. Hours of operation are 7 p.m. to midnight at Boyd Hill Environmental Studies Area, 2900 31st Street South. Presale tickets are only $10. They may be purchased at any City of St Petersburg recreation center, TASCO office at 1320 5th Street North, or online . The price will include the “No Way Out” maze.

Presale tickets are subject to availability. You must present your receipt and a current photo I.D. to staff at the event to collect your event ticket. Tickets are nonrefundable. A convenience fee is added to all online ticket sales. Limited tickets may be available at the gate for $15 starting at 6:00 p.m.

Participants are exposed to darkness, loud noises, bright lights, wooded trails, and intense scare zones. This event is not suitable for young children, parental discretion is advised.

Please call 727-892-5060 for more information.