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Sharon Kennedy Wynne - Events Editor

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.

  1. Clay Goodison, of Brandon, pulls sons Parker and Davis and wife Krissy in a pirate ship float after the Gasparilla Preschooler's Stroll in Tampa in 2015. The stroll took place before the Gasparilla children's parade on Bayshore Boulevard.
    Kids plunder the Gasparilla children’s parade, the best college players are here for the East-West Shrine Bowl and more.
  2. British actor Charlie Chaplin performs on the high wire during the filming of "The Circus." Theater organ virtuoso Tom Hoehn will perform at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center while the film plays on Jan. 17.
    Watch a theater organ pro perform or wheelchair rugby, attend a steel drum party and more.
  3. Elvis Presley performing at the old Florida Theatre in St. Petersburg, 1956. Times photo by Bob Moreland.
    Fans are still around to remember when Elvis Presley performed three sold-out shows in one day, a month before his historic appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show.
  4. Jan. 13• Arts & Entertainment
    Celine Dion will perform at Amalie Arena in Tampa on Jan. 15.
    Celine Dion brings her pipes to town, the Gasparilla children’s parade starts rolling and bands get ready for next week’s big MLK parade.
  5. Creating a sand mandala such as this one, from 2017, Buddhist monks use small tools to make intricate shapes in colored sand.
    Watch as a beautiful sand mandala is created by Buddhist monks, see a polo match on the beach and Let Your Voice Be Heard.
  6. Jennifer Pearce of Ocala guides Leslie, an Afghan hound, around the ring in 2015 during the Florida Gulf Coast Clusters Dog Show at Florida Classic Park in Brooksville.
    Watch one of the biggest dog shows in the state, get some pet care tips, look through MOSI’s telescopes and more.
  7. A camera crew films a manatee rescue at ZooTampa at Lowry Park as part of National Geographic show "Secrets of the Zoo."
    The third season of ‘Secrets of the Zoo’ centers on the staff and the animals, from a baby koala to manatee rescues.
  8. Titus O'Neil will serve as grand marshal of the Krewe of the Knights of Sant' Yago Illuminated Knight Parade in Ybor City on Feb. 8.
    Fan favorite Jerry Springer will also attend the Ybor City tradition in February.
  9. A Disney ticket deal lets Florida residents buy a three- or four-day ticket good through June.
    For roughly $50 per day, folks who live in the Sunshine State can score admission to the theme parks through June.
  10. For the new Jurassic World Live Tour, Ellenton-based Feld Entertainment made life-sized dinosaurs to interact with the actors. The show arrives at Tampa's Amalie Arena Jan. 3-5.
    Though the show and sets were created close to home, this weekend will be the first time the arena show will be performed here.