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.

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of April 22-28

DANIEL WALLACE   |   Times (2012)
Dragon boats are adorned with a dragon’s head in front and a tail in back, a drummer up front keeps the beat as they model precise teamwork to win. Dragon boat racers will return to Garrison Channel to compete at the Tampa Bay International Dragon Boat Festival on April 27.
Singer Patti LaBelle, Margaret Cho, dragon boats, a Green Thumb Festival and the Florida Orchestra plays John Williams.

Taste of Science hosts talks in breweries, restaurants across Tampa Bay

Taste of Science returns with scientists giving talks across Tampa Bay. It’s $5 to reserve a spot. [AP Photo/Federica Narancio]
Improving science literacy one glass of beer at a time.

Remember the guy who threw up on Busch Gardens’ Sheikra? He’s back on Tigris.

Tampa Bay Times reporter Daniel Figueroa IV and Zander Morales preview the new coaster Tigris on April 18, 2019 at Busch Gardens in Tampa , Florida. Tigris is Florida’s tallest launch coaster, and reaches 150-feet high. The ride opens to the public on Friday.
Did he barf again?

5 things to do under $5 this week

The Betty Fox Band kicks off the free series of Largo Live concerts on Friday. [Ruby Helm Photography]
Catch a performance from the Betty Fox Band, plus compete in sand sculpting and sing punk karaoke.

KareKare Curl, the new water slide at SeaWorld’s Aquatica, is open

Showcasing a big drop and weightlessness, KareKare Curl launched Friday at SeaWorld Orlando water park Aquatica. [Courtesy SeaWorld Orlando]
The attraction takes riders high up a wall and offers a moment of weightlessness.