The Legends and History of Gasparilla, One of Tampa’s Most Treasured Traditions

The Legends and History of Gasparilla, One of Tampa’s Most Treasured Traditions

Shiver me timbers! It’s that time of year again when pirates take over Tampa Bay. Gasparilla, the long-standing Tampa tradition, is celebrating its 105th year at the end of the month. For many, this means getting decked out in their favorite pirate gear and watching the parades along Bayshore. The Parade of Pirates, the original…

The Best Places to Stay in Tampa for Gasparilla Weekend

The Best Places to Stay in Tampa for Gasparilla Weekend

It’s almost time for the biggest pirate party of the year! Gasparilla is right around the corner and from parades to brunch, there’s a whole lineup of fun events. Between the swashbuckling festivities and beautiful weather, it’s the perfect time for a trip to Tampa. If you’re visiting Tampa Bay and are looking for a…

Local meteorologist Denis Phillips celebrates the holiday season with Christmas cheer and cocoa for a cause

Local meteorologist Denis Phillips celebrates the holiday season with Christmas cheer and cocoa for a cause

It might not snow in Tampa, but local weatherman Denis Phillips certainly knows how to create a whimsical winter wonderland. The local ABC Action News meteorologist is known for his cheery persona, signature suspenders, and love of Diet Dr. Pepper. During hurricane season, his famous slogan “Rule #7” can be heard on repeat from residents…

Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Tampa Bay: Parade, Fireworks and more!
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Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Tampa Bay: Parade, Fireworks and more!

New Year’s Eve 2022! It’s almost time to kiss 2022 goodbye and say hello to 2023. Whether you’re looking to get dressed up and get out on the town or celebrate low-key, here are a few ideas to ring in the new year around Tampa Bay. Related: NOON Year’s Eve Events in Tampa Bay to Ring…

Ahoy, Matey! The best places in Tampa to buy Gasparilla outfits and beads

Ahoy, Matey! The best places in Tampa to buy Gasparilla outfits and beads

Shiver me timbers! It’s that time of year for pirates big and small to don their swashbuckling best and get ready to celebrate Gasparilla! The parades are right around the corner, which means it’s time to start the search for your family’s Gasparilla outfits and of course, the swag! From beads to costumes, we’re sharing…

28+ Amazing Holiday Light Displays in Tampa Bay You Won’t Want to Miss

28+ Amazing Holiday Light Displays in Tampa Bay You Won’t Want to Miss

Look no further, your family’s 2022 guide for the best holiday lights in Tampa Bay is here! There’s no better way to put your family into the holiday spirit than touring one of the beautiful Christmas light displays! Tampa Bay’s Best Christmas Content! Our Favorite Family-Friendly 2022 Holiday Lights and Christmas Lights Displays in Tampa…

Gaylord Palms Celebrates the Holidays with The Return of ICE!

Gaylord Palms Celebrates the Holidays with The Return of ICE!

Christmas in Orlando! So. Much. Christmas. That’s exactly what you experience when you celebrate Christmas at Gaylord Palms. From holiday shows to gingerbread decorating and sliding down Snow Mountain, there’s truly something for everyone to enjoy. And this year, they’ve brought back their signature holiday event – ICE! For the first time since 2019, ICE!…

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Tips for Using an Express Pass at Universal Orlando

Spending the day at a theme park is meant to be a fun and exciting experience. But sometimes, waiting in line for a ride is not. Depending on what time of year you go, ride lines can be up to two hours, which can sometimes put a damper on the day (especially with kids). If you…

TOP PICKS: Thanksgiving dinner to-go and dining in restaurants in Tampa Bay
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TOP PICKS: Thanksgiving dinner to-go and dining in restaurants in Tampa Bay

It’s safe to say that 2022 has been much busier than last year. Between work, school, and just the hustle and bustle of holiday schedules in general, planning to make Thanksgiving dinner might not be on the top of your list. Related: Thanksgiving Week Things to Do: Camps, special events + MORE! If that’s the…

The Positive Power of Youth Sports

The Positive Power of Youth Sports

Mental health took a hit during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lockdowns, quarantines and distancing meant that outside activities like youth sports were put on hold. For some kids, sports were their outlet, their stress release and their social circle. Taking all of that away at once can certainly have a huge impact—especially at such a young…

Winter Beach debuts at The St. Pete Pier!
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Winter Beach debuts at The St. Pete Pier!

Ice skating on the beach? Although that sounds like a crazy concept, you can do just that at Winter Beach in St. Pete! Located at the St. Pete Pier, the new attraction boasts a skating rink with a 360-degree water view. Whether you’ve been skating for years or are just learning how, the Winter Beach…

Ways To Give Back at Any Age This Holiday Season
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Ways To Give Back at Any Age This Holiday Season

It’s never too early to teach children the importance of giving back to others. Many organizations and charities need help year-round, but during the holiday season, the need is even greater. The impact of Covid-19 took a hit on charities worldwide last year. Food banks, homeless shelters, and donation sites are in dire need of…

Where to See Fireworks at Gasparilla Children’s Parade

Did you know there’s a whole day of exciting events during Children’s Gasparilla? While the parade is the star of the show, the grand finale, the Piratechnics Finale. The Piratetechnics (“pirate” plus “pyrotechnics” – get it?) firework finale recreates the imaginary battle between the pirates of Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla and the City of…

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