Tampa Bay Buzz
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February
2015
Lights on Tampa will leave a legacy
River Lights This weekend's Lights on Tampa festival will fill downtown's Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and Kiley Gardens with drumming, dance and interactive art installations that will turn the city itself into a canvas after night falls. The festival is free and family-friendly. After the festival ends on Sunday morning, one art piece will find a permanent home downtown. "River Lights" will be Lights on Tampa's addition to Tampa Bay's growing collection of public art that uses light as its palette and the city as its canvas. "River Lights," by Wannamacher Jensen Architects is an underwater installation along the Tampa Riverwalkthat will light...
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"Heard" gallops into Tampa Bay

Chicago artist Nick Cave brings his “Heard” dance performance to Tampa Bay this weekend during the Lights on Tampa art festival.  Cave will headline the festival, which will feature a variety of art installations using light as their medium as they take over downtown’s Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park...

Gov trumpets tourism in Tampa Bay

Florida owes the country and the world 97.3 million Thank You's. Gov. Rick Scott announced that Florida had hosted 97.3 million tourism in 2014, a record number. He made his announcement this morning with Tampa International Airport's $1 billion expansion as his backdrop. Every one of those 97.3...

Travel writers honor Visit Tampa Bay

It's a major award! The North American Travel Journalists Association like us here at Visit Tampa Bay. They really like us. This morning they announced that they had awarded us their Grand Prize for destination marketing organizations for 2014. They also gave us a Gold Award for our new website,...

New TMA chief coming from El Paso

The Tampa Museum of Art has a new director -- Michael Tomor, now the head of the El Paso Museum of Art in Texas. He starts April 15. According to the El Paso Times, Tomor has led the museum in his hometown for nine years. He'll take over a museum that has about the same amount of exhibit space and...

Marcus vs Boston: Tampa Bay edition

It's deja vu all over again. As of 7 a.m., Tampa International Airport (check your flight status here) was reporting 17 cancelled flights to the snowed-in Northeast. If you were supposed to be on one of them and are now contemplating another night in the beautiful (and snow-free) Tampa Bay, we have...

Come to Conquer: Florida State Fair

  It’s time for the Ides of February, as in rides and deep-frieds. The Florida State Fair has returned to its home in Tampa Bay. It’ll be at the Florida State Fairgrounds just east of town through Feb. 16, so don’t miss your chance to get your piece of the sprawling festival -- from the thrill rides...

14 Reasons to Visit Tampa Bay

February kicks off Tampa Bay's Gasparilla Season, two months filled with festivals, parades and parties all over the region. Any of these events will help you #UnlockTampaBay.  Lights on Tampa (Feb. 20-21) brings an explosion of creativity to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and Kiley Gardens. Chicago...