Kelly A. Stefani - Editorial Assistant — Things To Do, Pets

Editorial Assistant — Things To Do, Pets

I am known as the events maven for the Tampa Bay Times. I dig up and write about thousands of events and activities to keep you and your family busy. Area event promoters keep my job interesting. After 32 years, I've seen everything from "Eggstravaganzas" and "Spooktaculars," to naked mud wars and New Year's Eve fetish parties. Who wouldn't love writing about that? If you know of something interesting happening, shoot me a note.

  1. Chester and Mickey are two of many animals hoping to find "fur"-ever homes.
  2. Zion would do best with lots of room to explore.
  3. The Bay Area Renaissance Festival takes on a "Once Upon A Time" theme this weekend.. [MONICA HERNDON | TIMES]
  4. Tampa's annual River O'Green Fest has been rescheduled. (2018)
  5. You might be lucky enough to catch a Royal Joust performance at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival in Pasco County this weekend.
  6. Have some pie in celebration of Pi Day.
  7. People of all ages will again get in on the St. Patrick's Day fun this year.
  8. Chuck and Kahlua are two of many animals hoping to find "fur"ever homes.
  9. Strawberry shortcake is a staple of the Florida Strawberry Festival. It runs through Sunday in Plant City.
  10. Easter is right around the corner and it's time for fish fries. Here is a guide to where you might grab a nice seafood dinner.
  11. Team Penske driver Scott McLaughlin (3) of New Zealand, who won the his first IndyCar race, drives during the IndyCar race at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in 2022. St. Petersburg's streets will roar for the 2023 races beginning Friday.
  12. Roller skating comes to the St. Pete Pier beginning March 10.
  13. Bubba and Ethel are two of many animals hoping to find "fur"ever homes.
  14. It's time for Mardi Gras and here is a list of a few ways Tampa Bay is celebrating.
  15. Faith and Jax are two of many animals hoping to find "fur"ever homes.
  16. Jean Lamb, left, holds a Chihuahua named Lovely for Delijah Hinton at Gulfport's Get Rescued festival in 2013. The annual pet rescue event takes place once again this Saturday in downtown Gulfport..
  17. Fans walk into Tropicana Field for the Tampa Bay Rays Fan Fest in 2019. The free event returns this weekend.
  18. From mass wedding ceremonies to dances and guided paint sessions, here are a few things you can do to celebrate Valentine's Day. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
  19. An example of some of the Valentine's Day offerings at Bulla Gastrobar. Make your reservations at area restaurants today.
  20. Patrons walk through the Midway during opening night at the Florida State Fair on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022 in Tampa. The 2023 fair opens this Thursday and runs through Feb. 20.
  21. Festivals, talks and other celebrations take place across the Tampa Bay area during February to honor Black History Month..
  22. Butterfinger and Marcus are two of many animals hoping to find "fur"ever homes.
  23. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band, pictured during a 2012 show in Tampa, will play Amalie Arena in Tampa on Wednesday.