Greetings Tampanians, Jessica here with news from one of the year’s best Tampa Bay area events… I introduced you to CAVALIA  last week, but for those of you who missed it, here’s a quick recap of this fantastic event...

Cavalia, created by Normand Latourelle, co-founder of Cirque du Soleil, is known as the “magical encounter between Man and Horse”. The equestrian-based performance, whose audience includes over 2.5 million spectators, has been travelling the world and is currently on its North American tour. Coming from Miami this week, the 35 artists and over 60 horses will be preparing for Opening Night in Tampa on Friday, March 12 and will continue performing daily for at least four weeks. Presented by the David. A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Cavalia (in all its glory) will take place under the world’s largest White Big Top tent at our very own Florida State Fairgrounds right here in Tampa.

Well, as always, we have your golden ticket to the event… like our many other Tampa tourism giveaways we will be offering a pair of Cavalia tickets to our first trivia winner this week, and yes, another pair next week!!! When does the excitement begin?? This Friday, March 5 is the day to check out the Visit Tampa Bay Facebook page for your chance to win! You should know the drill by this point but here’s how it works… the Cavalia trivia question will be asked via Facebook and the first correct respondent will receive the tickets… easy enough, right?

So in order to prepare for Friday, I suggest checking out the Cavalia website ( and start reading up on your facts… in addition to becoming a fan at  Again, the only way to participate is through Facebook everyone, don’t miss this awesome opportunity to enjoy one of the most extravagant Tampa Bay area events happening this spring!

Check back soon for more Cavalia updates and stay tuned for more things to do in Tampa Bay ~