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  • Centro Ybor Streetcar
    March 8, 2016
    When walking through the streets of Ybor, it's easy to appreciate the beauty the old buildings add to the atmosphere. But many people walk past these buildings not knowing how it's history made Ybor City what it is today. The Museum Society and Design Styles Architecture presents the fifth annual "Buildings Alive! Ybor City Architecture Hop" on Thursday, March 10 from 5-10 p.m. It's a chance to tour seven historically significant buildings and sites with a connection to...
  • Erykah Badu
    March 2, 2016
    Downtown Tampa is ready to be taken over by Gasparilla Music Festival , but are you ready to attend? Visit Tampa Bay has a pair of tickets for both days of the festival (March 12-13) and we're dying to give them away. With headliners like Erykah Badu , MS MR and Talib Kweli performing in the heart of Tampa with the Hillsborough River as their backdrop, it's a weekend you won't want to miss. Check out the full lineup here, and if you’re looking to make your mouth water,...
  • oscars
    February 25, 2016
    Tampa Theatre Oscars (Sun. Feb. 28) Join Tampa Theatre for its 17 th annual Hollywood Awards Night Red Carpet Reception. The night beings at 7 p.m. with a limo ride and walk along the red carpet while viewing the pre-show live telecast. Enjoy a drink or two at the cash bar while watching ABC’s live coverage of the Academy Awards. Matilda (Now- Feb. 28) Winner of 50 international awards, including four Tony Awards, is Matilda the Musical. It’s a story of a brilliant imaginative girl...
  • MacDill AirFest
    February 25, 2016
    Florida’s Most festival-friendly destination buzzes with music, arts, beer & more TAMPA – March is the peak of Tampa Bay’s 10-week Gasparilla Season, which kicks off each year with January’s Mardi Gras-style invasion by the scurvy crew of mythical pirate José Gaspar. Throughout the month of March, downtown is the place to be for festivals celebrating the arts, music, and film. In addition, it’s the time to visit the Middle Ages during the Bay Area...
  • New York Yankees Spring Training
    February 18, 2016
    As we all recover from eating loads of chocolate from Valentine's weekend, check out a few ways you can get out this weekend in Tampa Bay. Spring Training (Feb. 20) National League pitchers and catchers report, and that means the New York Yankees return to Tampa Bay's Steinbrenner Field, their Spring Training home for the past 20 years. The rest of the team arrives Feb. 25. Stake out your seats and get a early peek at this year's talent through Opening Day in April. Looking for...
  • Pirate Water Taxi
    February 12, 2016
    Just a week after Gasparilla, Yacht Starship Dining Cruises has announced its launch of pirate-themed water taxis in downtown Tampa. The three 50-foot water taxis will operate 7 days a week with over 14 stops conveniently located along the Riverwalk, Channel District, Harbor and Davis Island. Each taxi holds between 40 to 50 passengers and offers restrooms, concessions and a whimsical historical narration. There will be a grand opening celebration on Friday, Feb. 26 at 5:30 p.m. at the Tampa
  • Knight Parade
    February 11, 2016
    There's lots to do this Valentine's weekend in Tampa Bay. But here are just a few of the fun events going on around town. Sant' Yago Knight Parade (Feb. 13) Ybor City will be lighting up with more than 100 luminous floats, krewes and marching bands this Saturday at 7 p.m. Get your pirate booty over to 7th Avenue where you can see all the action from either bleacher seats-- purchase tickets at KnightParade.com -- or anywhere along the sidewalk for free. The parade will start with...
  • Mosquito
    February 8, 2016
    Last week, Florida Gov. Rick Scott issued an emergency declaration regarding the Zika virus that covered several counties, including the Tampa Bay area. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Zika illness is generally mild with a rash, fever and joint pain. CDC researchers are examining a possible link between the virus and harm to unborn babies exposed during pregnancy. Here's what you need to know if you're planning to visit Tampa Bay, according to the...
  • Straz The Lion King
    February 3, 2016
    Love is in the air this February in Tampa Bay! The city's love for food, music, the arts and more all come alive this month as the weather (finally) cools down. From amazing shows at the Straz Center to a Latin Night of dancing at Maestro's Restaurant, there is plenty to do this season in Tampa Bay. Barry Manilow (Feb. 4) OK, Tampa Bay Fanilows, this may be your final chance to see He Who Writes the Songs perform live. Barry Manilow recently announced that he is going to “hit...
  • Tampa International Airport Flies High in Rankings
    January 28, 2016
    Tampa International Airport (TIA) is paving way for a bigger and better experience. Traffic patterns at TIA continue to shift as its $1 billion expansion project , expected to finish 2017, continues to develop. Crews have closed one lane of the Blue departure entrance and one lane of the inbound parkway to put support columns in for the new automated people mover. With these lane closures and change in future traffic patterns, TIA asks that drivers are mindful of the 25 mph speed limit around