Everyone we saw at Armature Works' 1st Annual Derby Day Watch Party

Armature Works hosted their first annual Derby Day Watch Party Saturday. The free soiree featured live music, mini horses, games and, of…

By CL Staff

Everyone we saw at Armature Works' 1st Annual Derby Day Watch Party
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25 charming small towns in Florida worth a weekend road trip

One of the great things about living in Florida is that no matter which way you drive, you'll probably cruise through a…

By CL Staff

Winter Garden
    District to explore: Plant Street
    Plant Street Market is open seven days a week, and has 20 food vendors that offer a taste of locally produced or craft-made meals and treats. At the same location, you can also buy clothing and crafts. You can visit Crooked Can Brewing, a local brewery which is also a hotspot for artisan food vendors to set up shop. For a change of pace in entertainment, catch a play or concert at Garden Theatre. 
    
    Photo via Plant Street Market/Facebook
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Every show at the 2019 Tampa International Fringe Festival

Tampa Fringe returns to Ybor City May 2-11. The performing arts festival packs 26 shows into 10 days at four Ybor City…

By CL Staff

 Smutty Burlesque Nerd! Neo-Vaudeville by Vulva VaVoom
    We’re just going to quote the official blurb here, because it doesn’t get any better than this, “A gritty nightclub act, featuring comedy, burlesque, song-'n'-dance, and . . . frankly, quite a bit of filth. But it's brainy, cultured filth, not unlike sodomizing Oscar Wilde with a rolled-up New Yorker.” 
    The Honey Pot, 1507 E 7th Ave, Tampa. Fri., May 3, 8:30-9:30 p.m.; Sat., May 4, 7-8 p.m.; Thurs., May 9, 8:30-9:30 p.m.; Fri., May 10, 7-8 p.m.; Sat., May 11, 8:30-9:30 p.m. $13.45.
    Photo via Instagram @tampafringe
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The 25 best secret date spots in Tampa Bay

Sure, Armature Works and Sparkman Wharf are cool, but it's time to diversify your date spots. With that in mind, here are…

By CL Staff

Urban Kai Paddle Boarding Sunset Lessons  
    13090 Gandy Blvd N, St. Pete, 813-598-1634
    Located in downtown Tampa and St. Petersburg, Urban Kai Stand Up Paddle Board Shop offers a wide range of SUP equipment, training, private lessons, and adventure tours in the Tampa Bay area.
    
    Photo via Urban Kai/Facebook
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The 20 best things to do in Tampa Bay this week (April 24-30)

From food festivals and art walks to literature festivals and movies, here are all the best things to do this week in…

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 Surround yourself with the smell of old books At the 38th annual Florida Antiquarian Book Fair, of course.Fri.-Sun., Apr. 26-28
    Photo via the Facebook event page
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Everyone we saw at Easter weekend's Indie Flea at Armature Works

The Easter edition of Indie Flea went down at Armature Works last weekend. Local vendors and and crafty types took over the…

By CL Staff

Everyone we saw at Easter weekend's Indie Flea at Armature Works
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The best things to do in Tampa Bay this week (April 17-23)

Whether you like literature, visual art, or performing art, there's a festival for you in Tampa Bay this week. Plus Easter and…

By CL Staff

Sunday brunchMost of you would probably eat brunch on Easter Sunday whether we suggested it or not, but we just made a list of all the best brunches in Tampa Bay. Check it out.Sun., Apr. 21
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Everything we saw at Clearwater's Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival

Clearwater's annual Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival was in full swing this weekend, and we send Chris over to the beach to…

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Everything we saw at Clearwater's Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival
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Here are some depressing photos of the Tampa Bay Lightning losing 5-1 to Columbus

Sadness and confusion. That's about all Tampa Bay Lightning fans could muster up on Friday night at Amalie Arena as their hockey…

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Here are some depressing photos of the Tampa Bay Lightning losing 5-1 to Columbus
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22 beautiful Florida destinations everyone should visit at least once

There's more than enough to explore here in Florida. What follows are a few must-see Florida destinations that everyone should have on their…

By CL Staff

Rainbow Springs
    10830 SW 180th Ave., Dunnellon | 352-465-8555
    You can still catch a glimpses and remnants from when Rainbow Springs was an amusement park, but what’s really intriguing here is the colorful waterfall in the center of the land. And there’s nothing quite like splashing around next to a waterfall, even if it's manmade.
    
    Photo via Adobe Images
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The 22 best things to do in Tampa Bay this week (April 10-16)

The SunLit Festival and Second Saturday Art Walk are bringing loads of literary and visual arts events to St. Pete this week.…

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See April Seelbach’s Roadside Attractions at MIZE Gallery in St. PeteSeelbach started with photos she took on the road, then added paint to create this collection. This event is perfect for anyone who loves art and road trips.Opens Fri., Apr. 12, 6-10 p.m.
    Photo courtesy of MIZE Gallery
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Everyone we saw at Italian Heritage Day 2019 in Ybor City

On Saturday, April 6th, thousands gathered in Ybor City for a day of grape stomps, cooking demos and a Bocce Invitational, all…

By CL Staff

Everyone we saw at Italian Heritage Day 2019 in Ybor City
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The best things to do this week in Tampa Bay April 3-9

Looking for something to do this week in Tampa Bay? We got you. Here are all the best art, food, and music…

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Tampa Bay Bacon Festival Bacon is the star of this food truck rally at Gaither High School in Tampa. Bring $3 cash for parking to help the band raise money for new instruments.Sat., Apr. 6, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Photo via the Facebook event page
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Everyone we saw at Tampa's 2019 Pride Parade

Thousands gathered in historic Ybor City for the 5th annual Tampa Pride Diversity Parade on March 30, 2019. Here's everyone we saw…

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Everyone we saw at Tampa's 2019 Pride Parade
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25 beautiful Florida springs within driving distance of Tampa Bay

Forget the beach, Florida's natural springs are equally as stunning, and many of these gems are less than a tank of gas…

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Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park
    7450 NE 60th Street, High Springs, (386) 454-1369, starting at $24 per night
    The newest addition to the Florida State Parks is comprised of 25 campsites, 17 of which are fitted for RVs, and has not one but 5 available springs. Swimming, snorkeling and hiking are popular activities at each pool. Amenities include a picnic pavillion for larger parties and restroom facilities around the park.  
    
    Photo via Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park
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The best things to do this week in Tampa Bay (Mar. 27-Apr. 2)

The big events in Tampa are Tampa Pride and the Cuban Sandwich festival. Over in St. Pete, it's all about the glass…

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Tampa Pride ParadeAlong 7th Ave. in YborSat., Mar. 30, 12-3 p.m.
    Photo via the Facebook event page
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Photos from the Tampa Bay Lightning's dramatic 5-4 win over the Boston Bruins

Even on an off night, the Tampa Bay Lightning finds ways to win. Monday's 5-4 comeback win against division rivals the Boston…

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Photos from the Tampa Bay Lightning's dramatic 5-4 win over the Boston Bruins
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All the little houses we saw at St. Petersburg's Tiny Home Festival 2019

The Tiny Home Festival and Live Local Expo came to St. Petersburg's south side this weekend, and Scott was there to capture…

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All the little houses we saw at St. Petersburg's Tiny Home Festival 2019
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60 years of thrills: These vintage photos of Busch Gardens Tampa show how far the park has come

This year marks the 60th anniversary of Busch Gardens Tampa, which is an incredible milestone for a park that started off as…

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View showing visitors by the entrance to the Nairobi themed area of the Busch Gardens amusement park - Tampa.  Date unknown.
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The best things to do this week in Tampa Bay (Mar. 20-26)

After Tampa Bay Beer Week, St. Pete Grand Prix and St. Patrick's Day, this week is mercifully slow. Take some time to…

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See some movies in Tampa Both the Suncoast Credit Union Gasparilla International Film Festival and the Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival are running this week. Don't know what to see? Check out our GIFF preview here.Through Mar. 24
    Photo courtesy of the Suncoast Credit Union Gasparilla International Film Festival
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Everyone we saw in Tampa Bay on St. Patrick’s Day

We hope you enjoyed your St. Patrick's Day — these folks sure did. Photos by Anna Bryson

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Everyone we saw in Tampa Bay on St. Patrick’s Day
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The best things to do this St. Patrick's Day weekend in Tampa Bay (Mar. 13-19)

We have something fun for you to do every day this week. Except for Monday, March 18th. Absolutely nothing is happening on…

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Peggy O's St. Patrick's Day weekend in Palm HarborThe party lasts all weekend at Peggy O’s with live music, Irish food and drink. Featuring the usual bands — Jeriko Turnpike, The Black Honkeys, Stormbringer, and a few Irish bands. Sunday morning, the music starts with Celtic Conundrum, playing from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.Fri.-Sun., Mar. 15-17
    Photo via Celtic Conundrum’s Facebook event page
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22 secluded Florida beach camping spots worth a weekend road trip

What's the point of living on a peninsula if you can't do things like pitch a tent just feet away from the…

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St. George Island State Park
    1900 E. Gulf Beach Drive, St. George Island, FL 32328 | 850-927-2111
    This campsite has 60 sites with water, electricity and other amenities, but for campers looking to step out into the real wilderness, two primitive sites can be reached by a 2.5 mile trail or by kayak. 
    
    Photo via fl.stateparks/Instagram
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The best things to do this week in Tampa Bay (Mar. 6-12)

Tampa Bay Beer Week is winding up, the Grand Prix is coming to St. Pete, and Gasparilla Music Fest will be rocking…

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Join the Grand Prix weekend party at Courigan’s Irish PubIt’s the only restaurant/bar on the track.Fri.-Sun., Mar. 8-10
    Photo via the Facebook event page
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Everyone we saw at Tampa's Gasparilla Festival of the Arts

Gasparilla Arts Month kicked off in Tampa this weekend with the annual Gasparilla Festival of the Arts in downtown's Curtis Hixon Park.…

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Everyone we saw at Tampa's Gasparilla Festival of the Arts
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24 Florida beach towns everyone should explore at least once

One of the great things about Tampa is that we're only a short drive to some of Florida's best beach towns, packed…

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 Siesta Key
     1 hour 30 minutes from Tampa
     What’s great about it: Home to the MTV series "Siesta Key," this town has plenty of sandy white beaches along an 8 mile stretch of the Gulf of Mexico. The southern tip of Crescent Beach has the Point of Rocks, a small but popular snorkeling spot, where you can occasionally see manatees and dolphins. The Beach Club is a popular Siesta Key music venue, with noon to 7 p.m. happy hours every day and the $4 margaritas are hard to beat.
     Beaches to check out: Siesta Beach, Crescent Beach and Turtle Beach
    Photo via Adobe Images
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The best things to do this week in Tampa Bay (Feb. 27-Mar. 5)

Rejoice ye gluttons. Between Tampa Bay Beer Week and Fat Tuesday, there's enough booze on this list to drink yourself silly this…

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Buy some art at Gasparilla Festival of the Arts in Tampa’s Curtis Hixon ParkDon’t miss Tampa’s premiere outdoor fine art festival.Sat. & Sun., Mar. 2-3
    Photo via the Facebook event page
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Tampa Bay events and things to do Feb. 20-26

Here's our list of the Tampa Bay events and things to do February 20-26. Spring training is here! Go watch some baseball,…

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Watch the New York Yankees take on the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2019 spring training opener at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa.Sat. Feb. 23, 1:05 p.m.
    Photo via U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michelle Kapica [Public domain]
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Check out the new Tampa Bay Fresh Fest murals

Tampa Bay Fresh Fest 2019 brought some pretty kick ass murals to Tampa. Check 'em out.02/16/2019 Photos by Jennifer Ring https://flillustrated.com/

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Check out the new Tampa Bay Fresh Fest murals
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Tampa Bay events and things to do Feb. 13-19

Here's our list of the Tampa Bay events and things to do February 13-19. It's a good week to paint a wall,…

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Experience a slice of Key West in Ybor CityJohn David Hawver's paintings of Key West, currently on display in Gallery 114@HCC Ybor, will remind you what paradise looks like.Through Mar. 7
    John David Hawver; photo courtesy of Gallery 114
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