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The Best Day Trips from Tampa, FL

Monday, October 18th, 2021
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The lively city of Tampa is a gem of the Gulf Coast and enjoys a fun Tropical climate which makes it a tourist hub. Tampa is itself home to some great attractions like the Riverwalk, Tampa theater, Curtis Hixon Waterfront, and more, it is also the gateway to tranquil day trips located within a couple of hours from the city. Here are some of the best day trips from Tampa, FL which you can’t miss.


Is There a Ford Pickup Truck Emoji Coming?

Friday, July 19th, 2019
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Ford Working to Create New Pickup Truck Emoji

It’s no secret that more and more people now prefer texting over actually talking on the phone. In fact, many don’t even have to use words while texting anymore thanks to the advent of emojis. But what happens when you want to boast about your new Ford F-150 or your new Ford Super Duty using an emoji? Well, as of right now, you’re out of luck. But that’s all about to change thanks to Ford working to create a new pickup truck emoji. That’s right, you’ll soon be able to add your favorite Ford truck to your texts, and that’s got all of us here at Brandon Ford in Tampa, FL, really excited. (more…)

When are the 2019 Cuban Sandwich Art and Food Festivals in Tampa FL?

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
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All You Need to Know About Tampa’s 2019 Cuban Sandwich Festivals

Tampa is made up of an eclectic mix of cultures, which is just one of the many reasons we love living here. And while all of the cultures that have helped shape Tampa into the great city it is today get their chance to shine in the spotlight, there’s no doubting Tampa’s Cuban heritage is especially important. And Tampa’s Cuban heritage is about to take center stage thanks to a pair of Cuban Sandwich Art and Food Festivals. With that in mind, here’s all you need to know about Tampa’s 2019 Cuban Sandwich Festivals. (more…)

When is the First-Ever Tampa Taco Fest in Tampa FL?

Friday, March 1st, 2019
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2019 Tampa Taco Fest Date, Time and Location Details

Tampa is gearing up for its first-ever Tampa Taco Fest and all we can think is – how did it take this long for us to have a Tampa Taco Fest? There’s no denying we love our tacos here in Tampa and there’s no denying we love our festivals here in Tampa, so how did it take us so long to smash the two together for what’s sure to be a rollicking good time – and a delicious time, for that matter? But when is the 2019 Tampa Taco Fest? Where is the 2019 Tampa Taco Fest? And, most importantly of all, what kinds of tacos will be at the 2019 Tampa Taco Fest? We’re going to find all of that out right here as we take a look at the date, time and location details for the 2019 Tampa Taco Fest. (more…)

Who’s Performing at the 2019 Gasparilla Music Festival in Tampa FL?

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019
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2019 Gasparilla Music Festival Date and Location Information

What’s your favorite part about living in Tampa, FL? We’re going to bet you can’t choose just one thing, and we’re right there with you. But toward to top of everyone’s list is undoubtably the number of amazing festivals that take place throughout the year right here in Tampa. And one of those festivals is coming up very soon. That’s right, the 2019 Gasparilla Music festival is right around the corner, and we’ve got all the date and location information you’ll need to enjoy every minute of live music and other fun this festival has to offer. (more…)

2019 Black Heritage Expo Date, Time and Location Information

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
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When is the 2019 Black Heritage Expo in Tampa FL?

One of the things we love most about living in Tampa, FL, is how so many different cultures have come together to make our city great. And with that cultural melting pot comes great opportunities to celebrate the cultures that make up Tampa. And one of those opportunities is the 2019 Black Heritage Expo, which is taking place soon right here in Tampa, FL? But when is the 2019 Black Heritage Expo? And what all is happening during the expo? Well, we’re going to cover all of that right here as we tell you all you need to know about the 2019 Black Heritage Expo in Tampa, FL. (more…)

When is the 2019 Florida State Fair in Tampa FL?

Monday, February 4th, 2019
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2019 Florida State Fair Date, Time and Location Information

Twelve days of family fun are on their way to us here in Tampa, FL, as we get ready for the 2019 Florida State Fair. That’s right, everyone’s favorite state fair – no matter which state they call home – is right around the corner, and it’s bringing with it all the games, food, entertainment and excitement you could ever want – and then some. But how can you make sure you don’t miss out on all the fun? Or, more specifically, when and where is this year’s Florida State Fair? We’ve got you covered right here with everything you need to know about the 2019 Florida State Fair, including its date, time and location information. (more…)

When is the 2019 Ybor City Wine and Chocolate Fest in Tampa FL?

Monday, January 21st, 2019
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2019 Wine and Chocolate Fest Details in Tampa FL

The most romantic day of the year is right around the corner, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate here in Tampa, FL. But what about those who need some help getting ready for Valentine’s Day 2019? Or those who want to celebrate a little early? Well, Tampa has you covered there, too, thanks to the Sip and Shop Valentine’s Day event known as the Wine and Chocolate Fest. But when is the 2019 Wine and Chocolate Fest? And where exactly is it? We’re going to tell you all you need to know right here as we take a look at all the relevant details for the 2019 Wine and Chocolate Fest in Tampa, FL. (more…)

A Tampa Tradition: Everything You Need to Know About Gasparilla 2019

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019
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How to Celebrate Gasparilla 2019 in Tampa FL

It’s Tampa’s oldest and most fun-loving community festival, and it’s back in a big way for 2019! We’re talking, of course, about Gasparilla, the Tampa pirate festival that makes swashbucklers out of the entire Tampa community. But when is this year’s Gasparilla Pirate Festival? And what else is going on around Tampa to celebrate Gasparilla? We’re going to cover all of that right here as we tell you the best ways to celebrate Gasparilla 2019 in Tampa, FL. (more…)

3 Best Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2018 with Family and Friends in Tampa FL

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018
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Top 3 Fun New Year’s Eve 2018 Festivities in Tampa FL

The end of 2018 is almost upon us, which means everyone in and around the Tampa area is getting ready to ring in the new year is the best way possible. But with so many New Year’s Eve events taking place in and around Tampa, how do you know which is best? Well, we’re here to tell you about our top three fun New Year’s Eve 2018 festivities in Tampa, FL, to help you figure that out. Whether you’re planning on celebrating with the kids, the rest of your family, or just a group of friends, these three New Year’s Eve festivities should be perfect. (more…)