Tampa Bay Blog

Category - Sports & Outdoor Recreation
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    July 24, 2013
    This weekend, Ybor City will host the 7 th Annual Quest for Hope: The Ultimate Tampa Bay Scavenger Challenge! From 4 p.m.- 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, 50 teams of 2-6 members will scavenge bars, shops and restaurants sprawling Ybor City for a chance to win prizes and bragging rights as Tampa Bay’s “Ultimate” Scavengers! Be warned though, this is no ordinary scavenger hunt. In addition to the traditional hunt, teams will take on challenges that will tempt their taste buds,...
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    July 3, 2013
    With July 4 th being tomorrow, Tampa Bay offers plenty of ways to relish the taste of freedom: Busch Gardens Tampa —Celebrate the red, white and blue all day, and even after dark, at Busch Gardens Summer Nights with an energetic acrobatics show, live entertainment and fireworks July 2-4. Military receive one complimentary admission per year and as many as three direct dependents through 2013. Park hours for Summer Nights are extended until 9:00 p.m., and event is included with daily...
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    July 3, 2013
    Hello Tampa Bay! Long time, no speak! It's been an exciting past few months in the TBSC camp, and July won't disappoint! First, let's take a look back at some of the most exciting news over the past couple weeks. Tampa Bay was selected to host the 2014 YMCA Gymnastics National Championship ! Additionally, TampaBaySports.org received a long overdue facelift. This page is sleek and fan-friendly. It's also the place where you can find and follow your favorite Tampa Bay athletes,...
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    June 27, 2013
    The Florida Aquarium is joining forces with Pinellas County, the City of St. Pete Beach , Sirata Beach Resort and Crabby Bill’s to prevent beach erosion by organizing a large- scale sea oats planting project on St. Pete Beach. This Saturday, June 29, over 150 volunteers from local organizations including The Florida Aquarium, JP Morgan & Chase and Power Design will plant 5,000 plants behind Crabby Bill’s and another 5,000 behind the Sirata Beach Resort. Sea oats help to prevent...
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    June 16, 2013
    The BEST weekend EVER-Thanks to Speed Boat Adventures ! Let me be the first to say, I’ve never driven a speed boat, unless it was at an arcade; second I was responsible for another human being, so the pressure was on. WE Survived! As a beginner, I made sure that we (passenger and I) were strapped in our life vest, tightly; and then our captain led the way, as we began the tour. This guided tour began with narration of the area, we passed houses priced from hundreds of thousands to the
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    June 2, 2013
    This summer, volleyball players that don’t want to make the trek to the beach can get their game on at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park , where a temporary beach volleyball court has been installed. The 30’ x 60’, white-sand court was set up as part of the first annual Tampa Bay Margarita Festival , which took place this past weekend at Curtis Hixon. The court will be up until the end of July and is free and open to everyone (first come, first served), so there’s no...
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    May 31, 2013
    National Trails Day is this Saturday, June 1, and Camp Bayou is celebrating by giving Tampa Bay a chance to explore the great outdoors and paddle the bayou! From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Camp Bayou will be hosting free nature activities, guided canoe tours and a variety of games and contests on over 160 acres of wilderness. Guided canoe tours are $25 or a $5 donation for those who bring their own canoe or kayak. Lunch will also be offered for $5. Camp Bayou is located at 4140 24 th St., in Ruskin.
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    April 24, 2013
    Ever ran, or even stepped foot, along an airport runway? You have the chance this weekend to run down runway 1L–19R at Tampa International Airport’s 5K Runway Fun Run . Benefitting United Way Suncoast , the race starts at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 27. To register, sign up at Active.com . Registration is limited to the first 500 runners. Early Registration is $30 and includes a race shirt. Early registration ends Wednesday, April 24. Day of event registration is $35.
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    April 18, 2013
    Celebrate Latin music this month at Busch Gardens’ Viva La Música concert series running each Sunday through May 5. The family-friendly event features live salsa, merengue and Spanish pop performances from award-winning Latin artists. Enjoy flavorful cuisine provided by local favorite Taco Bus , and savor the tropical drinks including pineapple water and hibiscus lemonade. Busch Gardens will also serve Latin food from pork asado fajitas to empanadas, arepas, frozen margaritas and...
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    April 5, 2013
    The American Invitational horse jumping event is returning to Tampa Bay on this Saturday, April 6 at Raymond James Stadium . The only horse jumping event large enough to take place inside an NFL stadium, the American Invitational jumping competition consists of the top 30 riders in the league. For those kids who enjoy jumping, there’s a Just World International Horseless show before the event (at 4 p.m.) with a special arena set up for kids to jump over a miniature Grand Prix course...