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    January 10, 2014
    I don’t think I am the only one loving the sunshine in Tampa Bay today! I’ve put together a little list of things to do this weekend to help get you through this weekend, rain or shine. TGIF Y'all! Friday, Jan. 10 th , 2014 Gasparilla Music Fridays | Grand Central at Kennedy Courtyard 5:30 p.m. This music series will happen monthly leading up to the 2014 Gasprailla Music Festival. This week enjoy live tunes from the Wholetones, the Applebutter Express. Located at : Grand...
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    January 9, 2014
    Rainy Day Blues? I think we can all agree the weather has been quite unpleasant this past week. Well, good news is the cold weather is leaving and today we’ve got a rainy day with a high of 76, ehhhh not too bad. So, if the rainy weather’s got you down and you’ve got those rainy day blues… Here are 5 rainy day activities to do today in Tampa Bay. The Hound of the Baskervilles, Jobsite Theater Ok, so I was a Sherlock Holmes fan as a kid and actually went to see the...
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    December 26, 2013
    A multi-genre convention celebrating the “baddies” is coming to Tampa right after the New Year. Attracting the nerds, geeks, fanatics, and otaku of all varieties, Evil Con will be at the Tampa Sheraton East Jan. 3-5. In honor of the evil guys and the super villains, Evil Con is hosting its first annual League of Legends two-day tournament. Signups begin Friday, Jan. 3 rd with the first round of eliminations on Saturday, Jan. 4th starting at 10 a.m. The Villainous convention also...
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    December 1, 2013
    Mayor Bob Buckhorn, in conjunction with the Friends of the Riverwalk , will reveal the finished monuments for six honorees of the Historical Monument Trail that will wind along Tampa's Riverwalk. The following honorees will be remembered for their major contributions to Tampa Bay: Cyril Blythe Andrews : newspaper entrepreneur and leader Cody Fowler : nationally acclaimed attorney known for his fight for justice and equality Kate V. Jackson : businesswoman, philanthropist, environmentalist...
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    November 25, 2013
    Brrrrrrr..... the chilly air has hit Tampa Bay. Warm up with a hot cup of java at the new SteamHeat Cafe in Tampa! Buddy Brew fans have a new café option to enjoy their favorite coffee! The David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts recently opened a new coffee shop – SteamHeat Café – in a newly renovated space formerly occupied by the Center Store Gift Shop. The shop will serve Buddy Brew Coffee as well as a revolving menu of light dishes such as Panini, desserts...
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    November 23, 2013
    So much to do.... so little time. Here is my top things to do list for this weekend in Tampa Bay! If you are out and about, snap a pic and share with us at @VisitTampaBay :) Have a great weekend y'all! - Kat Friday Tampa’s Downtown on Ice (Fri-Jan. 5 th ) Ice Skating outside in Tampa? Yup! This chilly, tropical wonderland tradition is back again for another year and we couldn’t be more excited! Tonight, they are open until 10 p.m. (Sat: 10am-10pm and Sun: Noon-9pm). $10 and...
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    November 15, 2013
    Brrrrrr...... I am not sure who turned on the AC around here, but the boots and scarves are out and we are finally starting to feel a little winter chill, just in time for the holidays! This weekend is full of live music, historical traditions, burgers, beers and even an event focused on tats and tunes. Be sure to tweet us your pics around town @VisitTampaBay and have a great weekend! Cheers y’all! - Kat Friday: Gasparilla Music Fridays, Grand Central at Kennedy-Channelside Fire up your
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    November 14, 2013
    Exercise while exploring and learning more about Downtown Tampa! The Tampa Downtown Partnership is offering free guided walking tours of Downtown Tampa the first and third Friday of each month through May. The tours are from 12 – 1 p.m. and whether you’re working or have the day off, they are a perfect mid-day break to enjoy the great weather and waterfront views. The next tour is tomorrow, Nov. 15 and will meet in Lykes Gaslight Square . Themed “All Aboard,” the tour...
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    October 25, 2013
    I feel like I keep repeating myself each weekend when I tell you we have a jam packed weekend full of events. But really…. There is SO much to do! Lucky for me, I have a special visitor in town this weekend. My mom, Alice. She is a total artsy fartsy, funky mom who loves art, exploring and walking everywhere! A MUST do and top on her list for us to do is Saturday and Sunday in Hyde Park Village, the 24 th Annual Hyde Park Art Festival in addition to that we plan on brunching at some of my...
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    October 24, 2013
    Have you ever walked into a room, down an alley and had an immediate chill accompanied by a suspicion you aren’t alone? There will always be believers and non-believers, but whether you believe or don’t believe there are ghost stories galore about Tampa Bay. Some stories are entertaining while others send creepy chills up and down your spine, but a majority of those stories return to the roots and beginnings of Tampa. This week, in the spirit of Halloween, I decided to do some...