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Where are the Best Parks for Dogs around Tampa FL?

Thursday, February 25th, 2021
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3 Best Dog Parks in Tampa FL

Everyone loves a trip to the park, right? Well, that includes all of our four-legged friends, too. Luckily for them – and for us – we live in Tampa, FL, where there are a ton of fun dog parks to enjoy. We have so many, in fact, that if can be hard to know which one to bring our furry friends to next. So, if the dog days of summer have you down, or if you just got a new ball or Frisbee that you’re just dying to try out, here are three of the best dog parks we’ve sniffed out in Tampa. Enjoy! (more…)

Is the Pandemic Stopping Curtis Hixon Park from Hosting the 2020 Winter Village in Tampa FL?

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020
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2020 Winter Village Going On Now in Tampa FL

It’s an understatement to say that the COVID-19 pandemic has completely turned our lives upside down and inside out. Beloved events have been canceled left and right all throughout the year and, with the holiday season fully upon us, many fear that that trend is going to continue – making this a rather bleak December. But, thankfully, there are still ways to celebrate safely – and, with minor tweaks here and there, we can still enjoy the holidays events we’ve come to know and love. And one of those events is the 2020 Winter Village, which is going on now at Curtis Hixon Park right here in Tampa, FL. And we’ve got everything you need to know about the 2020 edition of Tampa’s own Winter Village right here.

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Tampa Area Food Pantries Need Your Help Now More Than Ever – And Here’s How You Can Help

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020
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2 Food Pantries that Can Use Your Help In Tampa FL

With November comes the start of the holiday season. Thanksgiving is right around the corner and all of the December holidays aren’t too far behind. That means many different things for many different people, be we hope one thing it means for everyone is an increase in giving. There are many ways to help the unfortunate during the holiday season – and the rest of the year, too, especially with the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to rage – but one of the easiest ways to help those in need is to donate food to a local food pantry. We have many food pantries throughout Tampa, FL, that need help, but we’re here to highlight two specific Tampa, FL, food pantries that can use your help this year – and every year. So, the next time you’re out grocery shopping, please keep these two food pantries – and the countless hungry people in our community – in mind. (more…)

There’s Still Time to Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Tampa Museum of Art

Friday, March 6th, 2020
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How to Celebrate 100 Years of the Tampa Museum of Art

It may be hard to believe for some, but the Tampa Museum of Art has been around for 100 years, and it’s going all out to celebrate that impressive milestone. And when we say the Tampa Museum of Art is going all out, we mean it, as the museum is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a special exhibition featuring 100 of its most famous works from its permanent collection. We know that’s exciting news for art lovers – and everyone who’s proud of the heritage of our great city – so here’s all you need to know about how to celebrate 100 years of the Tampa Art Museum.

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When is the 9th Annual Mayor’s River O’Green Fest in Tampa FL?

Friday, February 28th, 2020
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2020 Mayor’s River O’Green Fest Date, Time and Location Info

The greenest holiday ever celebrated is right around the corner and, once again, the City of Tampa, FL, is going all out to celebrate all things Irish. That’s right, St. Patrick’s Day 2020 is almost upon us – it’s on Tuesday, March 17, this year – and that means everyone in and around Tampa is gearing up for the 9th annual Mayor’s River O’Green Fest. But when are this year’s festivities? And what’s all going on during this year’s event? Well, we’re going to find all of that out right here as we take a look at the date, time and location information for the 2020 Mayor’s River O’Green Fest.

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When and Where is the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts in Tampa FL?

Monday, February 24th, 2020
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Event Details for the 2020 Gasparilla Festival of the Arts in Tampa FL

Are you ready for downtown Tampa, FL, to be transformed into a giant outdoor museum where hundreds of artists can gather to show off their wares? We hope you are, because it’s right around the corner. Or, more specifically, the 2020 Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts is right around the corner. But when exactly is the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts? And where exactly in downtown Tampa, FL, is the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts? Don’t worry if you don’t already know, because we’re going to give you all the event details you need to know for the 2020 Gasparilla Festival of the Arts in downtown Tampa, FL, right here.

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Is There an Adults Only Sleepover Taking Place at the Florida Aquarium at the End of February 2020?

Monday, February 3rd, 2020
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Info for the Leap with the Fishes Adults Only Sleepover in Tampa FL

February is fully underway here at Brandon Ford in Tampa, FL, and – in case you haven’t looked at a calendar recently – it’s a little longer than usual this year. That’s because 2020 is a leap year, which means we get to enjoy a 29th day of February. And if you truly want to enjoy your extra day of February, then you’re going to want to head on over to the Florida Aquarium for its Leap with the Fishes adults only sleepover. That’s right, thanks to the Leap with the Fishes adults only sleepover, you can experience the Florida Aquarium in Tampa, FL, like never before – and we’ve got all the info you need to do just that right here.

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When and Where is the 2020 Bay Area Renaissance Festival in Tampa FL?

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020
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2020 Bay Area Renaissance Festival Date and Location Info

Hear ye, hear ye, the Bay Area will soon be travelling back to medieval times thanks to the 2020 Bay Area Renaissance Festival. That’s right, Tampa will soon be travelling back in time to 16th century Europe for a fun-filled romp in medieval life. But when exactly is the 2020 Bay Area Renaissance Festival? And where exactly is the 2020 Bay Are Renaissance Festival taking place? Well, we’re going to tell you all of that and more right here as we check out the 2020 Bay Area Renaissance Festival date and location information.

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day 2020 with Friends, Family, and that Special Someone at Painting with a Twist in Tampa FL

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020
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Valentine’s Day 2020 Events at Painting with a Twist in Tampa FL

Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday this year, and one of our fellow Tampa businesses is using that to give our community a whole slew of fun Valentine’s Day 2020 activities in which to participate – activities ranging from family events, date nights, and singles parties. That’s right, Painting with a Twist has it all this Valentine’s Day, which you’ll quickly learn right here as we check out all of the Valentine’s Day 2020 events at Painting with a Twist right here in Tampa, FL.

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Make Learning About History Fun with the Brick History Exhibit at the Tampa Bay History Center

Thursday, January 9th, 2020
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Brick History Exhibit Date, Time and Location Information

Every parent and teacher out there knows getting kids interested in learning about history can be a difficult task. Getting kids interested in LEGOs, however? That’s easy. So why not combine history and LEGOs to make learning about history fun? That’s exactly what’s happening at the Brick History exhibit at the Tampa Bay History Center – and it’s succeeded in every way possible. So, for those who want to have a great time while learning about some very important moments in history, here’s all the Brick History exhibit date, time and location information you need to know.

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