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    May 12, 2015
    Do you like margaritas? Of course you do! We might as well have asked if you are a warm-blooded human over the age of 21! Since we've established that you do, you would probably also like some free tickets to the Tampa Bay Margarita Festival on Saturday, May 23 at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. Well, we're here for you and giving away five 4-packs of general admission tickets and one pair of VIP tickets (enter below). Hopefuls can enter once a day until noon on May 19, and you'll...
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    April 30, 2015
    RIVER FEST (May 2-3) Come out and celebrate the Tampa Riverwalk with a party 2.5 miles long . With the recently christening of Kennedy Boulevard Plaza, the Riverwalk’s last major segment, downtown now has an unbroken path for walking, running and biking along the Hillsborough River waterfront. The Riverwalk links many of Tampa Bay’s most popular attractions like gems on a string. You can sample most of them for free during the festival. Grab some two-wheeled transport from Coast...
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    April 23, 2015
    A 21-and-up night of craftbeer, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and a dance party. Who could ask for anything more? We're giving away two pairs of tickets to Craftology at the Glazer Children's Museum on May 9 from 8 p.m. to midnight. Enter below, and don't forget, winners will need to pick up their tickets by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 8 at the Visit Tampa Bay office in downtown Tampa.
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    April 13, 2015
    Whether you’re a festival newbie or a Big Guava regular (aka you went last year…), you’ll want to take a look at this handy guide to this year’s festival at the Mid-Florida Credit Union Amphitheater and the Florida State Fairgrounds. 1. Tickets You can drop anywhere from $55 to $350 to pass through the gates at this year’s Big Guava Festival . Single-day tickets start at $55 for Friday or $70 for Saturday. If you’re feeling fancy, spring for Super Guava...
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    April 1, 2015
    That pounding sound filling the air this weekend is the beating of the hearts of thousands of women’s basketball fans as they converge on Tampa Bay for the 2015 NCAA Women’s Final Four . Outside the confines of Amalie Arena , Tampa Bay buzzes with adventure and fun – all within easy reach of the arena. Tampa Riverwalk The final major leg of the Riverwalk opened March 27, creating an unbroken 2.5-mile pedestrian thoroughfare along Tampa Bay’s sparkling waterfront....
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    March 12, 2015
    Tampa International Airport , Tampa Bay's gateway to the world, expects a 4.4 percent bump in airline passengers during its spring break period -- Feb. 27 and through Easter Sunday, April 5. That amounts to an extra 97,148 passengers traveling into and out of TIA compared to last year’s spring break period, bringing the total for this year's spring break to 2.3 million passengers -- at a time when the airport is undergoing a $1 billion expansion. “This is a busy year for...
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    March 6, 2015
    Tampa Bay's Gasparilla Season hits its stride this weekend when the Gasparilla Music Festival rolls into downtown's Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and Kiley Gardens. If you planning to go or still thinking about it, here's what you need to know: Tickets First, the Bad News: Saturday's event, headlined by Seattle-based Modest Mouse, is sold out for both general admission and VIP tickets. Now, the Good News: You can still get two-day passes that will cover both Saturday and...
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    March 4, 2015
    Busch Gardens Tampa opens its first food and wine festival this weekend. The fantastic food and amazing drinks are just part of the equation. The eight-weekend festival has a musical line-up that would put most jukeboxes to shame. Lucky for us all, the entire festival is included in the price of admission. Festival f ood and drinks will cost extra. You have to be at least 21 to sample the beers and wines. Thrilling rides, great music, wonderful food and drinks -- what more could you ask for?
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    February 27, 2015
    If you've eating strawberries lately, odds are they came from Tampa Bay. Each year, the Florida Strawberry Festival takes over Plant City to celebrate our status as the Winter Strawberry Capital of the U.S.The 20 million flats of strawberries picked in Tampa Bay between December and April each year, if laid end to end, would reach from here to Seattle and back. Here's your guide to conquering our celebration of All Things Strawberry. THE APP Download it . It'll make everything a...
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    February 24, 2015
    The Squee! meter just hit the red zone. Say hello to baby cheetahs Thabo ("Joy") and Tendai ("Thankful"), Busch Gardens Tampa 's newest animal additions. They're 3 months old and could not possibly be any cuter. I can feel my blood sugar rising just looking at them. You can look at them for now at Edge of Africa exhibit or by taking a behind the scenes tour of the park's Animal Care Center . Eventually, the cubs will join the rest of Busch Gardens Tampa's...