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June
2015
5 Ways to Unlock Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is a place that's built for summer. Take over. ZOOMINATIONS (close June 28) Zoominations, the Chinese lantern festival on display at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo will pack up this weekend, so now’s your chance for one last gawk at the astounding designs spread throughout the Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo. The lights come up after the zoo shuts down for the day. Come to see the satin-and-steel recreation of the Beijing Temple of Heaven or stand and count the teacups in the towering Porcelain Pagoda. Performers from China’s Sechuan province will amaze you with acrobatics and juggling. ISLAND NIGHTS (through August 8) Adventure Island’s water rides...
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iTrekkers: A Tampa Bay fish story

The sun had just cleared the eastern horizon as we loaded our gear into the waiting boat. Our destination: the Gulf of Mexico, 50 miles off the coast on the last day of red snapper season. So, no dawdling. The official John's Pass farewell party -- he'll be waiting when we get back. A few minutes...

5 Ways to Unlock Tampa Bay

ANDY WARHOL at TMA (opens Saturday) Andy Warhol’s (1928–1987) work has challenged perceptions of popular culture, politics, and consumerism for more than fifty years. He was the central figure of American pop art, a movement that emerged in the late 1950s in reaction to the heroism of abstract...

5 Ways to Unlock Tampa Bay

METROCON (Thursday through Sunday) Tampa Bay's annual festival of all things anime opens its first-ever four-day event at the Tampa Convention Center. Lots of cosplay on the horizon. Day-trippers should skip the South Regional Parking Garage on Saturday -- it'll be closed for that little hockey game...

NYT: Lightning owner's long vision

Tampa Bay Lightning (you may have heard of them -- they're in a little hockey tournament these days) owner Jeff Vinik got the profile treatment from the New York Times on Sunday (image above is from that story) -- with the emphasis on his vision for Tampa Bay's Channel District bordering his teams...

5 Ways to Unlock Tampa Bay

FIRST FRIDAY (5-7 p.m., Friday) Spent Happy Hour beneath the iconic minarets of downtown's historic Henry B. Plant Museum at the University of Tampa. The museum hosts its First Friday event for June with music on the verandah (where else in Tampa Bay can you get that?) and a tasting table. The...

5 Ways to Unlock Tampa Bay: Stanley Cup edition

Attention Chicago Blackhawks fans! Tampa Bay is ready for you -- and we don't mean just the Lightning. We've got plenty to keep you busy in between games of this year's Stanley Cup finas at Amalie Arena. Here's a sampling: Get yourself a CityPASS Tampa Bay is the only destination in Florida where...

Restaurant Week + 14 Reasons to Visit Tampa Bay in June

Tampa Bay is a place that's built for summer. What are you waiting for? RIDE, SLIDE AND DINE for $99 Now through June 14, Tampa Bay visitors can buy a $99 pass to Busch Gardens Tampa that also gets them access to Busch Gardens' Adventure Island water park. The "Ride, Slide & Dine" ticket lets you...