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Category - Festivals & Events
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    April 8, 2014
    It really is true; Tampa Bay is the hub for fantastic foodie events! This Sunday, April 13 th , the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce adds to the list with their annual Taste of South Tampa event promising to be bigger (double the size from last year), better and a continued South Tampa tradition going on its 9 th year. Located in Hyde Park Village , this family-friendly (and fido-friendly) event transforms the village into an amazing outdoor festival with an array of delicious food samples from
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    April 4, 2014
    From foodie festivals, the arts, to yacht parties to super swanky cabana chilling- there is plenty to do this weekend in Tampa Bay! Friday, April 4 Disenchanted, David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) This is totally up my alley! Snow White and her fellow princesses unite and storm the castle in order to take their lives back in this new musical comedy satire proving that even Happily Ever After can be a royal pain. Recommended for mature audiences (16+)
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    April 2, 2014
    Two foodie festivals are taking over Tampa Bay this weekend and both are worth spoiling your diet over! Best of the Bay, Straz (Saturday, April 5) Tampa’s longest running culinary fundraiser (going on its 29 th year) is back with some of the tastiest dishes from the top restaurants in Tampa Bay! More than 40 of Tampa Bay’s best restaurants, caterers and vendors will participate in this year’s event with various entrée samplings, luscious desserts, beer and premium...
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    March 21, 2014
    From famous fly overs, an attempt at the world's largest Cuban Sandwich and a weekend full of celebrating film and celebrity appearances Tampa Bay is action-packed! We've put together a good list of events and fun things to do to fill your weekly calendar. Friday 3/21 Gasparilla International Film Festival (GIFF) (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) Going into its eighth annual year, the GIFF opened Wednesday and runs throughout the weekend. The festival has screenings at the CineBistro in...
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    March 13, 2014
    PaddyFest at Irish 31 (Saturday 3/15, Sunday 3/16 and Monday 3/17 | Hyde Park Village) Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day all weekend long with a three-day, all-inclusive street festival in the heart of south Tampa’s Hyde Park Village for Irish 31’s annual PaddyFest celebration. Starting Saturday (3/15) with live music at 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. and a little something special for the ladies. A sexy leprechaun contest at 6 p.m. (the sexiest leprechaun wins FREE plastic surgery and no we...
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    March 12, 2014
    Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this weekend at Irish 31’s three-day street festival PaddyFest party in Hyde Park Village (3/15, 3/16, 3/17). Supporting the Mike Alstott Foundation, this festival features live entertainment, March Madness (shown on LED walls), Kids Zone (Saturday), Sexy Leprechaun contest and cutest lil’ leprechaun contest (winner gets prizes) and plenty of food and drinks! Think you have the luck of the Irish and want to WIN FREE tickets to PaddyFest? Be sure...
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    March 7, 2014
    This weekend is jam packed with great music, outdoor activities and fun for the entire family. Check out our top 5 picks of fun things to do and make the most out of your weekend in Tampa Bay y'all! Gasparilla Music Festival, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park: Saturday 3/8 and Sunday 3/9 Not sure if you had a chance to check out yesterday’s post about the top 10 reasons you don’t want to miss GMF this year, if not here is the link to the blog: http://bit.ly/1njGMA0 Gates open on...
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    March 6, 2014
    I don’t know about you, but this dreary day today has me singing the blues, but don’t worry friends the clouds are clearing up just in time for the weekend (hellloooooo 70’s) just in time for one of my favorite music festivals, the Gasparilla Music Festival (GMF) . Who is boogying with me all weekend long in downtown Tampa’s Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park? Clearly, you already made plans to be there (without knowing I was going), but just in case you or on the...
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    March 4, 2014
    There are so many tasty treasures to discover at this year’s Florida Strawberry Festival and lucky for you I have ingested all the calories for you by trying all the new foodie sensations, sweet strawberry-themed treats and unique foods available this year at the festival. First up, let’s start with the “main attraction”, the world-famous Plant City Strawberry Shortcake. There are plenty of places to load up on this delectable treat, but in my opinion the real deal is...
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    February 28, 2014
    See ya’ February… March is here and so is the wonderful bragging weather. March is also Gasparilla Arts Month, a Tampa Bay community celebration of festivals; Gasparilla Arts Festival, Gasparilla Music Festival and Gasparilla International Film Festival. With so much going on this month, we thought we could break it down, week by week. With that being said, here are 5 things not to miss this weekend in Tampa Bay! G asparilla Arts Festival, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park (Saturday,...