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Jim Arnold strikes a pose during the 2015 Sant’ Yago Illuminated Knight Parade in Ybor City. Luis Santana | Times

Things to do Planner: Sant' Yago Knight Parade, Tweed Ride, Florida State Fair continues

BEAD IT: Sant' Yago Illuminated Knight Parade Just as we are recovering from Gasparilla, the Sant' Yago Illuminated Knight Parade hits the streets of Ybor City Saturday with a night-time parade featuring more than 100 illuminated floats, marching bands, krewes and their royalty. Before the parade at Centro Ybor at  …

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  1. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 14

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    Valentine's Day Wedding Ceremony: Pinellas County Clerk of Courts Ken Burke presides over a mass ceremony as sweetheart couples exchange wedding vows among the beauty of the Florida Botanical Gardens. Marriage licenses must be applied for by Feb. 10. 2 p.m., Florida Botanical Gardens, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. …

    58 couples were married at the 9th Annual Valentine's Day Group Wedding Saturday February 14th, 2015 at the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo. Four additional couples renewed their vows. 

Including (center) Nancy Jimenez (left, in black) and Annette Cortes (right, in white), both of St. Pete. At 17, the pair had their first kiss. After many years apart, they met again four years ago, and have been together since. 

Pinellas County Clerk of Court Ken Burke  presided over the ceremony. This was the first year same-sex couples could participate. The ceremony included a poetry reading and musical performances before the exchange of rings. Afterwards couples and guests had cake and refreshments. 

MONICA HERNDON | TIMES
  2. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 13

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    Sant' Yago Illuminated Knight Parade: A night-time parade featuring more than 100 illuminated floats, marching bands, krewes and their royalty. Before the parade at 4 p.m.. Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier and pitcher Jake Odorizzi will be at a fan meet and greet at Centro Ybor with parade grand …

    Luis Santana  |   Times (2/14/2015 Ybor City, FL)   Members of the Gaucho Association of Tampa march down 7th Ave during the Knights of Sant'Yago Parade in Ybor City Saturday night 2/14/15. [Photo Luis Santana | Times]
  3. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 12

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    Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins and Anais Mitchell: Singer-songwriter Patty Griffin (2011 Grammy winner for Downtown Church) is joined by fiddler and percussionist Sara Watkins of the pop-literate bluegrass band Nickel Creek, and critically adored folk singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell. 8 p.m., Mahaffey …

    Handout photo of Patty Griffin, performing at the Mahaffey Theater on 2/12/16 as part of the Sunshine City Songwriters Festival in St. Petersburg. Photo credit: David McClister.
  4. A skating competition, a piano concert and other Things to Do on the North Suncoast

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    On stage

    A Valentine's Day show: The Ultimate Rat Pack, featuring the music of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin, will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Tickets are $20, which includes a glass of wine at intermission. Call (727) …

  5. Plan your weekend Feb. 12-14: Sant' Yago Knight Parade, Valentine's Day ideas, Hillsong United

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    Plan your weekend

    Parade

    Sant' Yago Illuminated Knight Parade: Just as we are recovering from Gasparilla, the Sant' Yago Illuminated Knight Parade hits the streets of Ybor City Saturday with a night-time parade of floats, marching bands, krewes and their royalty. Before the parade, there will …

    The Knights of Sant’Yago Parade is Saturday night in Ybor City.
  6. Fun for all on tap at Pasco County Fair

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    DADE CITY

    Tufts of pastel-colored cotton candy, the wafting aroma of fried dough, and midway rides that spin and swirl and light up the night. Those are definite lures of Florida's fair season.

    Riders soar above the midway at the 2014 Pasco County Fair.  Ride wristbands are available for $20 Monday through Thursday.