Tampa Bay Blog

Category - Festivals & Events
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    December 11, 2014
    The forecast is for flurries Saturday evening in Ybor City. You'll find the white stuff blowing in the air on Saturday when Tampa's historic Latin Quarter hosts Tampa Bay's newest holiday tradition: the Snow on 7th holiday festival. The Christmas tree is lit outside Centro Ybor . The marching bands are getting in a final practice. Twinkling lights and Christmas wreaths festoon the streets. Santa is ready to make his appearance. The last ingredient in this holiday mix is you. So...
  • Tampa Bay prepares for marriage-minded LGBT couples
    December 8, 2014
    With Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage likely to end early next month, Visit Tampa Bay has prepared an ad campaign inviting gay and lesbian couples to choose Tampa and Hillsborough County for their weddings and honeymoons. “This change will open an entirely new market for Tampa Bay tourism,” said Santiago Corrada, president & CEO of Visit Tampa Bay. “As the region has created domestic partnership registries and taken other steps to become more welcoming to...
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    December 1, 2014
    Expanding Tampa Bay's reach into South America, Visit Tampa Bay President & CEO Santiago Corrada is in Santiago, Chile, this week encouraging more of our South American neighbors to unlock Tampa Bay. He is part of a regional delegation from Tampa Bay, including Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, working to build better ties to Chile and develop more trade between that region and this one. They've made similar trips in recent years to Colombia and Brazil, where Tampa Bay has sister cities....
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    November 7, 2014
    November seems to be the month of giving back and giving thanks. Let’s start with one thing we can all agree on and be thankful for… the weather in Tampa is ummmm AMAZING!! With the weather staying around the 70’s all weekend, we’ve got you covered with our top picks for fun things to do this weekend (mostly outside) and most events are fundraisers for local organizations. We’ve also included a few local Tampa attractions that are celebrating Veterans this...
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    November 5, 2014
    Nitro Circus Live will be kicking off their 2015 tour in Tampa at the Amalie Arena on May 5 th and then continue to travel throughout the country visiting 14 cities. Nitro Circus Live, the action shorts spectacle that is a worldwide phenomenon, features more than 40 of the world’s best action sports athletes performing daring and record-breaking tricks in freestyle motocross, BMX, and skateboarding. With heart-pounding action also comes with hilarious and unique stunts that include...
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    November 3, 2014
    Who wants to get WILD this Saturday night at the 28 th Annual Zoofari at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo ?!? Pick me, pick me!!!! Well, it is your lucky day! It's easy... Enter your email by clicking this link: http://woobox.com/8kgmzi Be sure to “Like” the Visit Tampa Bay Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/VisitTampaBay and be sure to “Like” the Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TampaZoo and… be sure to...
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    October 30, 2014
    Look's like we have a Friday full of fright with Halloween falling on a Friday this year!!! Dig out your costumes, the Halloween events continue through the weekend as well as many other events in Tampa Bay offering you a special taste of authentic West Tampa Cuisine to Opera music on the lawn... this weekend's full of treats, no tricks! Friday, October 31 Happy HALLOWEEN! The Monster’s Ball | Hard Rock Café Tampa | 10 p.m. - 4 a.m Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino...
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    October 28, 2014
    The Junior League of Tampa’s 11 th Annual Holiday Gift Market, A Parade of Giving Founded in 1926, The Junior League of Tampa, Inc. is an organization of over 1,800 local women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. These Tampa women participate in many fundraisers and community events including their largest event, The 11th Annual Holiday Gift Market at the Florida...
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    October 24, 2014
    It may not be Halloween yet, but the events are kicking off this weekend! We've got you covered with our top picks for ghosts and goblins of all ages on our blog today. Friday, October 24 Friday, October 24- Oct. 31 | “Nightmare on Franklin Street” Halloween Series | Tampa Theatre Tampa's most historic - and most haunted - grand movie palace will present 15 nights of petrifying programming, including The Rocky Horror Picture Show, classic monster movies, family-friendly...
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    October 15, 2014
    Tampa Bay is home to the 5 th largest Oktoberfest in the country. This three day event is filled with dancing, singing and enjoying a few brews in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. October 10 th marks the date when downtown Tampa will transform to a waterfront ale garden. This annual event offers countless games and activities, all in hopes to win a variety of prizes and gloat rights. If you are looking for a challenge be sure to participate in Tug-O-War, Corn Hole and Keg Stack. The winners of