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February
2015
5 Ways to Unlock Tampa Bay
Lights on Tampa (6 p.m. Friday & Saturday) Unlock a gem of Tampa Bay creativity in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and Kiley Gardens this weekend. Chicago artist Nick Cave's "Heard" performance piece will take center stage during the weekend festival with performance at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on a stage erected in the center of Curtis Hixon's Great Lawn. "Heard" featuring dancers, each uniquely costumed as horses in "sound suits" made of shaggy, colorful grass. When the dancers move to the sound of drumming, their suits swish like wind through the Plains. Also on the schedule Sky Striker, an interactive lighted display that turns downtown's...
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5 Ways to Unlock Tampa Bay

Things are getting medieval this weekend in Tampa Bay. There's tragedy and comedy and plenty of pig. Oh, yeah, it's also Valentine's Day on Saturday. Verdi’s Rigoletto (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) Baritone Mark Rucker takes on the role of Rigoletto, the scheming hunchback court jester for the Duke...

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...

5 Ways to Unlock Tampa Bay

Gasparilla Pirate Invasion It’s unavoidable, and who would want to? Tampa Bay’s annual pirate-themed party sails into town at 11 a.m. Saturday with cannons blazing. Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla, aboard its ship the José Gasparilla, will lead a flotilla of pleasure craft into the heart of downtown....

USAToday explores Ybor City's Cuban history

Our friend Susan B. Barnes (@travlin_girl) paid us a visit recently and discovered some of the best gems to be found in Tampa Bay's Latin Quarter, Ybor City. Her article in USA Today focuses on three of Ybor's signature features: cigars, sandwiches and Jose Marti. Here's a snippet from her section...

Coast Bike Share off to a strong start

Tampa Bay's bike-share program, Coast Bike Share, got off to a strong start in its first six weeks of operations. Coast's program director, Eric Trull, said today his group signed up more than 1,100 members between mid-November and this week. The company's sky-blue bikes have traveled, collectively,...

15 reasons to visit Tampa Bay in 2015

The Outback Bowl kicked off another busy year in Tampa Bay, with loads of new things to see, do and eat. If you're local, 2015 is the year to explore your hometown like a tourist. And if you're a tourist, 2015 is the year you should take over Tampa Bay. Here are some good places to start: Lights on...

Winners show their Outback Bowl "fantensity"

  When the Outback Bowl kicks off Jan. 1 at Raymond James Stadium, two fans will get the VIP treatment. Auburn University fan Everett Duke and University of Wisconsin fan Stefanie Gliniany showed the "fantensity" they have for their favorite teams, winning our Outback Bowl VIP Experience photo...