Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Events Editor

Sharon Kennedy Wynne

Events Editor

I’m an editor who writes, or maybe a writer who edits. I spend time poring over hundreds of events and fun diversions in the Tampa Bay area. I used to cover City Hall and now I ride rollercoasters on a workday. But I view this as a consumer beat. I’m looking for deals and I intend to call out what’s lame or magical. I’m a lifelong St. Petersburg resident and University of Florida grad. I cut my teeth covering politics for the Fort Myers News-Press, where a county commissioner I investigated went to jail. I joined my hometown Times in 1994 where my love of pop culture led me to tbt* and now our features team. Send me a tip when you see something fun.

5 things to do under $5 in Tampa Bay: Pool movies, ‘Heathers’ at the Dalí, home show

Largo’s Southwest Recreation Complex and Pool will host the Flick and Float movie night on Friday, when the Shore Acres Pool in St. Petersburg will also show films by its pool. [Times (2009)]
You can learn why snakes are cool or participate in Family Field Day, too.

Best things to do in Tampa Bay: Warrior Games, SummerFest, Summer Plant Festival

Comedian and actor Jon Stewart, shown here at the Department of Defense Warrior Games in 2018, will resume his emcee duties when the Warrior Games come to Tampa on Friday. [Master Sgt. Stephen D. Schester]
Tampa attracts more than 300 competing athletes this weekend, plus seasonal soirees come to Zephyrhills and USF.

Guide to Pride: St. Pete Pride parties, parades and festivals

MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE   |   TimesBrittany Stanley, 25, from St. Petersburg, attended the St. Pete Pride celebrations on June 23, 2018.
Florida’s largest Pride celebration caps off with the parade tonight.

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of June 17-23

Medically retired Marine Corps Sgt. Mike Nicholson of Tampa prepares to start a wheelchair race during the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Chicago July 2, 2017.  DoD photo by EJ Hersom
The Warrior Games will bring 300 wounded military and veteran athletes to Tampa to compete and St. Pete Pride returns with another big lineup.

Here’s why Walt Disney World will likely never get a Marvel theme park

ALLIE GOULDING  |   Times
Tower of Terror is seen at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 during the park’s 30th anniversary celebration in Orlando.
A long-standing legal case has blocked Disney’s use of Marvel characters in Florida.