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  • Snow on Seventh Ybor
    November 28, 2016
    The holidays are a great time to be in Tampa Bay. Dream all you want about a White Christmas, we'll take one sunny and warm. Christmas Town 2016 Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Nov. 26, 2016 through Jan. 2, 2017 Select Days from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Christmas Town brings holiday traditions to life with heartwarming shows, delicious holiday dining and festive shopping opportunities. Experience Christmas traditions from around the world and keep warm with a mug of Busch Gardens' signature hot...
  • Gasparilla Distance Classic 5K
    November 28, 2016
    Race season is upon us here in Tampa Bay! From now until May, we'll have enough 5k's, 8k's, and half-marathons to exhaust even the most dedicated runner. Take your pick from these or find more here: December 3 Run Tampa Tinsel Run 5k/1mi Fun Runs, Gadsden Park Register Santa’s Twilight 5k, Ybor City Register December 10 Hillsborough River Marathon, Half, Quarter Register Soaring Eagle 5k/1mi, Gadsden Park, Tampa Register December 17 Jingle Bell Run 5k, Tampa Tampa BrainDeer...
  • Cage the Elephant GMF
    November 17, 2016
    Ain't no rest when Kentucky rockers Cage the Elephant headline the 2017 Gasparilla Music Festival in March. The time is now, music lovers. Tickets for the 2017 Gasparilla Music Festival are officially on sale . Tampa Bay's signature music festival will celebrate its 6th year March 11-12 with another blow-out in downtown's centerpiece festival space, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. GMF will be part of a 10-day Gasparilla extravaganza that includes the Gasparilla International Film...
  • Ferry
    November 16, 2016
    Tampa Bay's new Cross Bay Ferry, which had its maiden voyage Nov. 1, will offer free rides between Tampa and St. Petersburg on each third Sunday through April, starting Nov. 20. Frontier Communications is sponsoring the trips. Frontier also is sponsoring free "Test the Water" rides to the public on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving (Nov. 21, 22, and 23) between St. Petersburg and Tampa. Tickets are on sale. Full ferry service began, Nov. 4. A 7-day scheduled...
  • Cross Bay Ferry
    November 2, 2016
    Tampa Bay's new Cross Bay Ferry, which had its maiden voyage Nov. 1, will offer free rides between Tampa and St. Petersburg on each third Sunday through April, starting Nov. 20. Frontier Communications is sponsoring the trips. Frontier also is sponsoring free "Test the Water" rides to the public on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving (Nov. 21, 22, and 23) between St. Petersburg and Tampa. Tickets are on sale. Full ferry service starts this weekend, Nov. 4. Full 7-day...
  • Gasparilla Music Festival
    October 4, 2016
    The time is now, music lovers. Tickets for the 2017 Gasparilla Music Festival are officially on sale . Tampa Bay's signature music festival will celebrate its 6th year March 11-12 with another blow-out in downtown's centerpiece festival space, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. GMF will be part of a 10-day Gasparilla extravaganza that includes the Gasparilla International Film Festival March 2-10 and Gasparilla Festival of the Arts March 4-5. A partial line-up for GMF will be released in...
  • Craftober Kit
    October 3, 2016
    Beer lovers, get hopping: Craftober is here! All this month, Tampa Bay taps into its growing reputation as a top craft beer community in the U.S. by marking Craftober , a celebration of the local craft beer scene. The party started Oct. 1 and includes some of Tampa Bay’s biggest beer festivals. Book your trip now to qualify for Craftober awesomeness. Visitors will find plenty of special offers, limited-edition T-shirts and loads of events at local breweries. And alongside Craftober ,...
  • Ferry
    September 26, 2016
    Just a few miles of water separate Tampa Bay's major urban center, Tampa and St. Petersburg. But until now, the only way to get from one city to the other was to drive. Not any more. In November, Tampa Bay's first regular ferry service begins between the two cities, providing commuters with a traffic-free ride to work and visitors with a fun and scenic way to visit the sights on both sides of the bay. Tampa Bay provides all sorts of great sights -- from the huge freighters bound for...
  • Florida Aquarium
    August 29, 2016
    The Sunshine State can't always live up to that name . Lucky for us, Tampa Bay has plenty of ways to get stay out of the rain while having fun. So put the umbrella away and step inside these spots: MOSI, the Museum of Science and Industry : While away an afternoon in the IMAX Dome movie theater and the planetarium, then roam the exhibits for Kids in Charge or build a robot You might want to skip the hurricane simulator just this once. Glazer Children's Museum : Downtown's...
  • Craftober
    August 29, 2016
    Beer lovers, get hopping: Craftober is right around the corner. For a whole month this fall, Tampa Bay taps into its growing reputation as a top craft beer community in the U.S. by marking Craftober , a celebration of the local craft beer scene. The party starts Oct. 1 and includes some of Tampa Bay’s biggest beer festivals. Book your trip starting Sept. 1 to qualify for Craftober awesomeness. Visitors will find plenty of special offers, limited-edition T-shirts and loads of events at...