Tampa Bay Blog

Category - Sports & Outdoor Recreation
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    February 7, 2014
    I don’t know about you, but I am completely over this dreary winter weather… Good news, rain or shine there is plenty to do here in Tampa Bay this weekend and even through next week. From stuffing your face with fair food at the Florida State Fair to collecting more beads in Tampa’s Historic Latin Quarter in Ybor City for the Knight Parade, there is something going on for everyone. Hope you have a safe and fun weekend and don’t forget to connect with us on social...
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    January 30, 2014
    Well, I guess it is time to say goodbye to January… and Hellooooo to February! Was it just me or did January go too quick? Anyways, it looks like it is going to warm up a bit this weekend and there is plenty to do in Tampa Bay indoors and out. Time to put away those jackets and scarves and continue to brag on social media about how warm it is all weekend to all your cold-weather friends. Friday Barry Manilow, Tampa Bay Times Forum Best known for Mandy and Copacabana Barry Manilow will...
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    January 23, 2014
    Ahoy Mateys! This weekend the pirates will invade Tampa Bay in search of all kinds of treasures and will demand the key to our city. Whether you are an Old Salt (experienced sailor) or a first time Sea Dog… I’ve put together a few tips to make the most out of your Gasparilla. Can you believe it..... only 2 days away!!!!!! Be the most stylish Skallywag on Bayshore Boulevard this weekend! There are plenty of boutiques all around the South Tampa area that have plenty of garb for all...
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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 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 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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    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 11, 2013
    Alright folks, I am back with my top 10 things to do this weekend in Tampa Bay! Lots of beer, lots of Halloween fun and plenty of festivals to keep you busy all weekend long! Remember, if you are out an about be sure to shoot me a tweet @VisitTampaBay with any photos or any questions you may have. Rock the Yacht Calling all the party animals (21+ only) that are ready to kick off the weekend with a live music party cruise tonight (Friday). Enjoy an R&B Dance Party featuring the Bus Stop Band
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    October 8, 2013
    The Rays did it! Game 4 is tonight at 8:37 p.m. and if you are like me, you weren’t lucky enough to score a ticket to tonight’s game. So, I pulled together a list of all the top spots to watch the game, bar deals, hotel deals and the best places to wet your whistle and cheer for our boys across the Bay! Dugout Deals: Green Iguana in Ybor is offering $12 buckets of Bud and Bud Light (5 bottles). Munch on traditional and boneless wings for only $6.99 AND bar goers get a FREE shot...