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Things to do planner: Margarita Festival, 'Realish Housewives' parody, MegaCon

LIME TIME: Tampa Bay Margarita Festival For its fourth go-round, the Tampa Bay Margarita Festival promises more shade and seating in Curtis Hixon Park. Also new are cashless wristbands designed to make lines move faster and an entrance setup under the shade with more staff to get partygoers in faster. Feeling ambit …


  1. June brings a rainbow of events for Pride Month to the Tampa Bay area


    Expect to see a lot of rainbows and pink triangles throughout June as LGBT Pride Month brings events from the solemn to the celebratory. It ends in one of the biggest gay pride parades in the country on the streets of St. Petersburg.

    The St. Pete Pride Night Parade in 2015. LARA CERRI   |  Times
  2. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 31


    The Realish Housewives of South Tampa: A Parody: A take on a certain reality series with hometown flair, featuring five ladies, host Randy, and no shortage of cat fights and plastic surgery. 7:30 p.m., Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $35-$45. (813) 229-7827. …

    The Realish Housewives of South Tampa at the Straz Center.
  3. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of May 30 - June 5.


    Florida National Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony: Honor the fallen today with keynote speaker Marine Maj. Gen. James S. Hartsell and master of ceremonies Steve Jerve of WFLA-TV News Channel 8. There will be patriotic songs, a rifle salute and a flyover. Arrive early, and bring a chair or blanket. The …

  4. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 29


    Sunset Music Festival : The DJs behind one of the past year's biggest dance hits headline this year's festival. EDM superstars Skrillex and Diplo, collectively known as Jack U and the creators of Justin Bieber's monster hit Where Are U Now close out the show with Chainsmokers. Plus, 3Lau, Audien, Cash Cash …

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  5. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 28


    97X BBQ: Cough Syrup and My Body rockers, Young the Giant lead the lineup for the alt-rock festival along with the Strumbellas, Never Shout Never, Joywave, Bear Hands, JR JR and Finish Ticket. Noon, Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. Free, $20 VIP. Toll-free 1-877-327-9797.

    For weekend's music planner on 5/26: Handout photo of Young the Giant, who are playing the 97X BBQ on May 28. Credit: Lauren Dukoff
  6. Memorial Day weekend, parties, memorials, parades and more


    Light Up Tampa Bay

    Remember our fallen heroes at this combination Memorial Day celebration and summer kick off party with live music, entertainment, family friendly activities and a waterfront fireworks display. Free. Channelside Bay Plaza, 615 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 345-5881. 6-10 p.m. …

    American Legion Department of Florida 15th District Commander Eunice Butts, 69, of Tampa, comes to attention during the Memorial Service at the American Legion, ? U.S.S. Tampa?  Post 5 located at 3810 W. Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa on Monday, May 26, 2014. For over 90 years, the American Legion has been honoring the fallen with a Memorial Day Service.