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    January 17, 2014
    Hot diggity dog y’all! This weekend is packed with chocolate, jacked up monster trucks, cultural festivals honoring the great Martin Luther King Jr. and a pirate parade for the mini-Jose Gaspars! Children’s Gasparilla Extravaganza, Sat., Jan. 18 This one’s for the mini-pirates in your life! A Tampa tradition since 1947, The Children’s Gasparilla Parade takes place along Bayshore Boulevard and a family fun event you don’t want to miss. The parade starts at Bay...
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    January 16, 2014
    Just when you think that Tampa Bay can't get any sweeter , The Festival of Chocolate , Florida's largest all-chocolate themed event returns to MOSI for a fourth year on January, 18, 19 and 20 th . Designed for chocolate lovers of all ages, this delectable event will feature memorable experiences including a Cocoa Couture Fashion Show live on the Yumway (clothing made from candy and chocolate). New this year, “The Great American Candy Run” (Jan. 20 th ). Talk about a sugar...
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    January 13, 2014
    Awaken your appetite and awaken your soul to one of the most anticipated weekends in Tampa Bay. Starting Friday, the NEW Epicurean Hotel presents the Grand Awakening Weekend. A foodie and wine lovers dream! Hallelujah, a weekend full of food, wine, education and celebration! With specialty crafted packages and a’ la carte options to choose from, you can plan to attend one, a few, or all of this weekend’s festivities celebrating the grand opening of the Epicurean Hotel. For the food...
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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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    January 3, 2014
    I doubt I was the ONLY Tampa-nian who brought out their winter coat today… it’s freezing y’all! Temperatures may have dropped, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay in-doors couch surfing, drinking soup all weekend. From “The Greatest Show on Earth” to ice skating, to getting a jump start on your New Year’s resolutions with Yoga in Ybor, there is plenty to do this weekend! Here are my top 5 things to do this weekend in Tampa Bay. Cheers to 2014...
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    December 27, 2013
    Are you ready to ring in the New Year? Have you made your plans? Most everyone I have talked to still hasn’t even thought about it… folks, I made it easy for you. I picked out my top 10 places to bring in 2014 in Tampa Bay! Aqua-Eve: Florida Aquarium End the year with a splash! Dance and dine your way through the aquarium and enjoy a night full of hors d’oeuves, dinner, dessert, unlimited beer & wine, live music and entertainment. Guests can expect a VIP rooftop view of...
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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 6, 2013
    We've got a weekend full of Holiday events here in Tampa Bay! Lucky for us the weather couldn't get any better. With weekend weather staying in the 70's there is no reason to miss any of these top weekend picks! As always, if you are out and around town, be sure to share your experiences with us on twitter and instagram by tagging: @VisitTampaBay Cheers to a Holiday weekend full of twinkling lights y'all! -Kat Friday, December 6 th Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park Tree Lighting...
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    December 3, 2013
    Black Friday door busters… Cyber Monday... Not only do we fill our bellies with delicious Thanksgiving food, but then we empty our wallets for mega sales. Others in the Tampa Bay area and even the nation are turning to a new holiday tradition, “Giving Tuesday”. In the spirit of holiday giving, Giving Tuesday began back in 2012 as a national movement to encourage people to participate in charitable acts. Genius really… A national day of philanthropy after two major...