Tampa Bay Buzz
13
June
2013
Lions, Tigers and...Birds! Two New Chicks at Lowry Park Zoo
As if we needed another reason to visit Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, the zoo just welcomed two adorable spring chicks, one an African Penguin and the other a Eurasian Demoiselle Crane! The zoo’s new-born African Penguin will feel right at home here in Tampa, despite what some may think. Although many associate penguins with frigid Antarctica, African Penguins are well suited to the warm climate of sunny Florida. Native to the offshore islands on South Africa’s coast, this hatchling will be easy to spot with its dark gray feathers, before shedding them for its characteristic black and white ones. Not to be forgotten, two Demoiselle Eurasian cranes...
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Fun Heats Up Tampa Bay's Summer Nights

Stay up later and discover Tampa Bay’s summer fun after dark at Busch Gardens and Adventure Islands. Experience Busch Gardens as it lights up the sky every night during the summer with Summer Nights running from June 8 through August 18. Take a ride on Cheetah Hunt as it adds a new twist after dark,...

MOSI teams up with Dr. Suess to celebrate World Oceans Day

Have you ever seen a 15-ton sand sculpture? Do you want to? Of course you do! This Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m.—3 p.m., MOSI is hosting a World Oceans Day extravaganza complete with Dr. Suess-themed games and activities and a 15-ton sand sculpture of a giant sea creature! Guests will also be able...

World’s Largest Potato Coming to Tampa!

Tampa’s very own Datz is one of four restaurants to enjoy a personal appearance by the Big Idaho Potato Truck, the world’s largest potato! The 72 foot semi-truck known as the Idaho Potato Truck is touring the country from coast to coast in 2013, stopping in over 50 cities as part of an effort to...

Play Beach Volleyball in Curtis Hixon Park this Summer

This summer, volleyball players that don’t want to make the trek to the beach can get their game on at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, where a temporary beach volleyball court has been installed.  The 30’ x 60’, white-sand court was set up as part of the first annual Tampa Bay Margarita Festival,...

Enjoy ice cold margaritas at this weekend’s Margarita Festival

  Celebrate margaritas this Saturday at the 2013 Tampa Bay Margarita Festival at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park! Enjoy ice cold margaritas prepared by expert bartenders along with live music, beach volleyball and fireworks. To commemorate Memorial Day weekend, active members of the Armed Forces will...

All aboard for National Train Day on Saturday

Visit a Tampa landmark this Saturday for National Train Day! Tampa Union Station, Tampa Bay’s 101-year-old train station, is hosting a free celebration in honor of America’s love for trains. Saturday marks 144 years of connecting travelers coast to coast and commemorates the day the first...

Mother’s Day Brunch in Tampa Bay

These Tampa Bay locations are rolling out the red carpet for Moms to enjoy brunch on Mother’s Day: Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi - Treat Mom to a delicious buffet at Jackson’s Bistro Bar & Sushi! Chef Yamani is preparing 70 savory items for the buffet, including omelets, sushi rolls and desserts that...