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2015
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RIVER FEST (May 2-3) Come out and celebrate the Tampa Riverwalk with a party 2.5 miles long. With the recently christening of Kennedy Boulevard Plaza, the Riverwalk’s last major segment, downtown now has an unbroken path for walking, running and biking along the Hillsborough River waterfront. The Riverwalk links many of Tampa Bay’s most popular attractions like gems on a string. You can sample most of them for free during the festival. Grab some two-wheeled transport from Coast Bike Share or take to the water on paddleboards, water bikes or and eBoat. There’ll be loads of pop-up activities to keep you entertained. MAYOR’S MAC & CHEESE...
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RIVER FEST (10 a.m. Saturday to 3 p.m. Sunday) Come out and celebrate the Tampa Riverwalk with a party 2.5 miles long. With the recently christening of Kennedy Boulevard Plaza, the Riverwalk’s last major segment, downtown now has an unbroken path for walking, running and biking along the...

Princess Ulele statue unveiled

The owners of Tampa Bay's Ulele restaurant unveiled this week a bronze statue of their restaurant's name. The statue of Princess Ulele stands across from the entrance to the restaurant, which sits at the northern end of the Tampa Riverwalk just minutes from downtown. The statue depicts the princess...

Win a pair of tickets to Craftology

A 21-and-up night of craftbeer, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and a dance party. Who could ask for anything more?   We're giving away two pairs of tickets to Craftology at the Glazer Children's Museum on May 9 from 8 p.m. to midnight.    Enter below, and don't forget, winners will need to pick up their...

FDOT funds streetcar expansion study

Tampa Bay's TECO Historic Streetcar, which ferries visitors from downtown through the Channel District to Ybor City, will get a financial shot in the arm from the Florida Department of Transportation in the form of a study to look at expanding the line to Tampa Heights. According to the City of...

New Ybor City hotel clears hurdle

Developers planning a new four-star hotel in Ybor City, Tampa Bay's historic Latin Quarter, won approval from the City of Tampa's historic preservation officials this week. As planned, the 180-room hotel would fill a city block on the western end of Ybor City at Seventh Avenue and North 15th Street....

Come to Conquer: Tampa Bay Summer

Summer will be here before you know it why not celebrate summer in a place built for it? In Tampa Bay, you can enjoy the water on a paddleboard, water bike or kayak, test your courage on North America's tallest drop tower, come nose-to-nose with the tallest animal on the planet or lose yourself in...

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BUSCH GARDENS FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL (Saturday and Sunday) This is the final weekend for Busch Gardens Tampa's inaugural Food & Wine Festival. Wander the park and sample the mix of taste treats, craft beers and other goodies. Stick around as the sun goes down: That's when the evening's concerts fire...