1. The annual Picnic in the Park on the front lawn of the Henry B. Plant Museum features Victorian games, people in vintage clothing (shown here in 2014), live music, entertainment and activities.
  2. Billy Joel performs to a sold-out crowd at Raymond James Stadium Saturday. Sting opened the show.
  3. The Gasparilla Festival of the Arts is returning to Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park in Tampa on March 2-3, 2024.
  4. People tour the exhibit "Dalí & the Impressionists: Monet, Renoir, Degas & More" at The Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg. The exhibit explores Salvador Dalí’s engagement with the impressionist movement, a pivotal moment in his early artistic journey.
  5. Logan Gregory, 54, from Parrish, takes in items on display in the exhibition “The Nature of Art"  at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg.
  6. Christopher Rivers, left, Timothy Rivers and their father, Hewett Rivers, with floats their family has worked on for the past 30 years at Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla headquarters in Tampa on Thursday.
  7. Installation view of the exhibition "Roving" at Hillsborough Community College's Gallery 221 in Tampa. It's on view Jan. 18-Feb. 28 in Tampa.
  8. Spectators watch Tibetan Buddhist Monks with the Drepung Gomang Monastery create a wisdom sand mandala at Florida CraftArt, on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2024 in St. Petersburg.
  9. Mural artist Michael Vasquez, center, gets a helpful shove from a friend, Reid Jenkins, of St. Petersburg, right, while positioning his lift for the next round of details while working on his mural, depicting a local Laotian family at the Little Philly while participating in the Shine Mural Festival in downtown St. Petersburg in October. The festival is now expanding with monthly trolley tours starting Jan. 28, 2023.
  10. A drone light show, similar to this one held by the St. Pete Pier in 2021, will be at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium on Jan. 13. It will have a pirate theme.
  11. "From Far East to West: The Chinese American Frontier," an exhibition at The James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art in St. Petersburg, details the history of Chinese immigrants who helped build the American West.
  12. Visitors to The Sound at Clearwater's Coachman Park take in a concert by the rock band Goo Goo Dolls, who kicked off their “Big Night Out" tour with O.A.R. on July 24.
  13. John Yanchoris of Dunedin launches his drone along the Dunedin Causeway on Nov. 20.
  14. The Bill Edwards Foundation of the Arts collaborated with Imagine Museum to bring an art installation depicting the moon, by artist Luke Jerram, to the Mahaffey Theater pictured on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023 in St. Petersburg. The sculpture is made from a balloon-like material.
  15. Shoppers browse for items at vendor booths at Shopapalooza in St. Petersburg's Vinoy Park Saturday, Nov. 25, 2023.
  16. Doja Cat brought her Scarlet Tour to Amalie Arena on Friday, her first local concert since early 2020.
  17. The Chick-fil-A at 6299 W. Waters Ave. in Tampa has gone over the top on its Christmas decorations for nearly 30 years. Some of the features include concerts, visits with Santa and a snowblowing machine.
  18. Artist Ales Bask Hostomsky poses for a portrait during the opening reception to his newest show “B.A.S.K.: Because Art Should Kill” on Friday, Oct. 20, 2023, in Tampa.
  19. People crowd the Florida CraftArt gallery in St. Petersburg in 2018 as they watch Tibetan Buddhist monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery in India dissolve their sand mandala during the conclusion of their Sacred Art Tour. Voting is open now for which mandala the monks will create when they return in January 2024.
  20. Florida artist, mermaid and veteran Iona Parris teaches a "Military Mermaid" class through the Wounded Warrior Project.
  21. Banners for the new exhibit Bernini and the Roman Baroque hang from the front of the Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg in 2022 in St. Petersburg. It was announced on the museum's website that executive director and CEO Anne-Marie Russell is stepping down.
  22. Event coordinator Christine Irons paddles among the nearly 100 participants of the annual Witches and Warlocks Paddle Parade in Tarpon Springs.
  23. Dozens of people gather to watch the Sylvan Ramble light show in 2021 in Tampa. Created by Sam Johnson, the computerized light show features special effects such as flames and dancing lights synchronized to music and lasts 20 minutes, all to raise money for charity.
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