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.

Look at these baby koala photos from ZooTampa

The baby koala, called a joey, pokes his head out from the pouch of his mother, Ceduna. He has been named Sydney at ZooTampa at Lowry Park. It is the first koala ever born at the zoo. ZooTampa at Lowry Park
ZooTampa finally knows the gender of its new baby koala, and the pictures are adorable.

Top things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend: Monster Jam Triple Threat, silent movies at Tampa Theatre

In this 2017 photo, a crew member from the El Toro Loco monster truck installs a tire in preparation for the Monster Jam Triple Threat Series at Amalie Arena. The competition will return to the Tampa venue on Saturday. [SCOTT KEELER | Times (2017)]
Kids enjoy late-night fun in Dunedin and adults get to play after hours at MOSI, plus Tampa offers a pair of bar crawls.

5 things to do under $5 in Tampa Bay: Duck race, National Dog Day, Indie Flea popup market

On Saturday, a sea of rubber ducks will be released into the Hillsborough River from Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park to “race” and win their adoptive parents some cash. [Times (1999)]
Plus, a showcase of toy trains and other collectibles hits Pinellas Park and violinist Andrew Michael Polo performs in Hudson.

Eating our way through Bier Fest at Busch Gardens

A sampling of dishes and beers that will be available at Busch Gardens Bier Fest from every weekend through Sept. 8. The four weekend festival features more than 100 beers from 65 different breweries. MONICA HERNDON   |   Times
Explore craft beer, cider and elevated pub grub in the park.

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Aug. 19-25

Light-weight Speedsters compete in the Monster Jam Triple Threat show coming to Amalie Arena Aug. 24. Each competitor will drive three customized high-powered vehicles: Speedsters, ATVs and the famous Monster Jam trucks.Courtesy Feld Entertainment
Monster Jam brings an arena show of multiple vehicles, Ted Nugent shreds at Ruth Eckerd Hall and the river will be swarmed with rubber ducks.