Author: Brie Gorecki

Eat, Drink, and Be Wild! ZooBrews Returns to ZooTampa Along with NEW Adventures for 2023!

One of ZooTampa’s most popular events is back! ZooBrews returns on March 4 from 7:30pm-11:30pm for a WILD night filled with beer, wine, spirits, and food! Guests will enjoy food and drinks from some of Tampa’s best restaurants and breweries while…

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Ultimate Gasparilla Guide for 2023: Schedule, Parking, Where to Watch + MORE

Your Ultimate Guide to Gasparilla   Gasparilla is BACK for 2023! The Seminole Hard Rock Gasparilla Pirate Fest is the quintessential uniquely Tampa holiday, festival, event, party, boat show, costume contest, and most of all party. More than a day or…

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Comedian Jim Gaffigan Comes to Tampa for His Latest Comedy Special

For years, Jim Gaffigan has been a household name. The comedian, known best for his stand-up comedy, is bringing his latest tour, The Dark Pale Tour, to Tampa from February 9-11 at The Straz Center. Not only will guests be…

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Best Spots to View the Gasparilla Flotilla Invasion from Land and Water

Ahoy! On Saturday, January 28 from 11:30am-1pm, the world’s only fully rigged pirate ship, the Jose Gasparilla, will set sail from the south end of Hillsborough Bay to kick off Gasparilla Pirate Fest.   Shouts of “Land, ho!” will ring out…

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Gasparilla 101! The History + Legends Behind One of Tampa’s Most Iconic Events

To some locals, you aren’t a true “Tampanian” until you experience your first Gasparilla and all that it entails!  Gasparilla, named in honor of mythical pirate, Jose Gaspar, is a long-standing Tampa tradition. But what exactly is Gasparilla and why…

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Gasparilla Festival of The Arts + Gasparilla Film Festival are Back!

It’s Gasparilla season which means the return of some of Tampa’s favorite annual events. This March, two of the city’s biggest events will both make their welcomed return. The fun begins with the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts (GFA) March…

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Lace Up! Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic + More Tampa Bay Races in 2023

Runners rejoice! With the new year comes a new list of local races – including the Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic in February. What’s great about Tampa’s upcoming race lineup is that there is something for everyone! Perhaps your goal is…

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The 2022 Gasparilla Bowl is Coming to Raymond James Stadium!

It’s that time of year when regular college football games wrap up and bowl season begins. This year, Tampa’s signature bowl game, the Gasparilla Bowl, will be hosting teams from The University of Missouri and Wake Forest University on December…

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Where to Enjoy New Year’s Eve Dinner in Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Pete

2023 is right around the corner and nothing says “New Year’s Eve” like a fun night out. Whether you want to stay out until midnight or enjoy a cozy dinner out followed by a low-key night at home, here are…

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Snuggle Up to Watch Holiday and Christmas Movies in Tampa

Tis the season to pop some popcorn, grab a mug of hot cocoa and put on your favorite festive flicks. From modern favorites like Elf to classic favorites like Miracle on 34th Street, there are plenty of holiday and Christmas…

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I Hopped on The Viral Butter Board Trend – And So Should You

If you frequent TikTok and Instagram, then you’ve probably heard the term “butter board.” It’s the new trend that recently went viral, being dubbed “the new charcuterie board.” Being that I could eat charcuterie boards every day and not get…

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Give the Gift of Experience This Holiday Season

While physical gifts are nice, gifting someone with an experience is a great way to create lasting memories. It could be an annual pass to their favorite theme park, tickets to their favorite show, or a culinary adventure. And this…

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Florida Resident Deals: Black Friday Discounts and Perks for Couples

Doing some holiday shopping? Black Friday and Cyber Monday are coming up and, while there are plenty of retail items you can save on, you can also save on annual passes, upcoming events, and even vacations. There are several places…

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Expert Tips for Date Night at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

*Update – as of 11/21/22, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is completely sold out. Be sure to keep an eye out for tickets when they go on sale for 2023! It’s time for a festive frolic at Disney. Mickey’s Very…

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Thanksgiving Dinner in Tampa: All Your Options in One Place

Thanksgiving is almost here, which means it’s time to think about all things food. Whether you’re hosting, enjoying the holiday at home, or want to book a restaurant, we’ve got your Thanksgiving dining plans covered. Thanksgiving Dining in Tampa Everything…

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How to Create a Fantastic Friendsgiving

The tastiest holiday of the year is right around the corner. For many couples, Thanksgiving means more than spending time with family. It’s also a great time to gather your best pals and have them over for Friendsgiving. If you…

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Experience Tampa’s Haunted History on These Chilling Ghost Tours

It’s the time of year when ghosts and ghouls are everywhere you look. October isn’t the only month to experience some seriously spooky stuff around the Tampa Bay area, though. The spirits of old Tampa are here year-round and have…

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Local Bakeries in Tampa to Grab Your Thanksgiving Desserts

We all know that turkey is the star of Thanksgiving dinner. But Thanksgiving dessert is just as important. Can you really picture not ending turkey day without a good old-fashioned slice of pumpkin, apple, or pecan pie? We can’t either….

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Prost! 25+ Places to Celebrate Oktoberfest in Tampa Bay

Time to don your lederhosen, dust off your bier steins and practice your German because Oktoberfest season is officially here. If you can’t make it all the way to Munich to celebrate the real Oktoberfest, there are plenty of events…

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Frights and Fun at Raprager Fall Festival and Haunted Farm

Halloween is almost here and fall festivals and spooky events are in full swing! Although most fall festivals are family-friendly, you don’t need kids in tow to experience all the fun. Raprager Family Farm in Odessa is bringing back its…

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