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  1. ZooTampa’s popular binturong family — named Sully, Melati, and baby Kartika — will be relocating from their behind-the-scenes living space to the Asia realm of the zoo. Also known as Asian bearcats, these animals have a distinctive scent, which is said to resemble buttered popcorn or corn chips.
  2. Jolly Rancher Slush is debuting at the Florida Strawberry Festival in a commemorative cup with loads of sweet treats on top.
  3. Its stellar music lineup has been canceled, but the Plant City festival that celebrates strawberries will still go on from March 4-14 with a midway, animal shows, eating contests, racing pigs and, of course, lots of strawberry shortcake.
  4. Caribbean flamingos flock together in the Bird Gardens at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay on June 11, 2020, in Tampa.
  5. Platinum selling artist Phillip Phillips will kick off the concert series for the Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival.
  6. The Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival has returned for its sixth year, with COVID-19 protocols in place such as masks, temperature checks and advanced reservations required. The festival opens at noon Fridays through Sundays through April 25.
  7. This artist rendering shows how Cinderella Castle will become a "beacon of magic" starting Oct. 1 as part of Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary celebration.
  8. Nik Wallenda walks the high wire during his self produced Daredevil Rally last June. He is bringing the socially distant drive-in stunt show back to Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota.
  9. Every year, thousands of people line Seventh Avene in Ybor City Saturday for the annual Krewe of Sant' Yago Illuminated Knight Parade. The krewe decided to cancel and the next one is planned for Feb. 12, 2022.
  10. The Grove Theater at Wesley Chapel, which opens to the public on Friday, will have 12 theaters, half of them offering in-moving dining. It will also have a Cycle Cinema spin room,  a supervised kids’ playroom, a sushi bar and anhigh-end restaurant.
  11. Floats make their way down the parade route during the Gasparilla Parade of Pirates on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 in Tampa.
  12. You can save $5 off admission at the Imagine Museum on Sundays through April to see exhibits and its gift shop, which is filled with a variety of glass art.
  13. Runners head toward their final mile at the inaugural Skyway 10K race in 2018 across the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. The 10K is point-to-point from Manatee County to Pinellas County running northbound over bridge.
  14. LUIS SANTANA   |   Times
A variety of run down and abandoned businesses line Busch Blvd. in Tampa between interstate 275 and Busch Gardens pictured on Friday, April 26, 2019 in Tampa.
  15. The Teamsters local that represents workers who play characters at Walt Disney World was taken over almost two years ago by its parent union, which cited “deficiencies" in the local's leadership following repeated complaints of mismanagement from members. Now a former officer of Local 385 is suing the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, claiming the takeover has lasted too long.
  16. James Turrell's "Joseph's Coat" is a permanent installation in the courtyard of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota. Viewers experience a subtly changing sky overhead during the day and as the sun sets and the sky darkens. Shifting LED lights surround the aperture in the ceiling.
  17. Tim Tebow was to have headlined a night of music and conversation to support local nonprofits. In response to an emergency order with new restrictions on outdoor events, this event has been postponed. Organizers are looking to the fall for a new date.
  18. In this video grab issued Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, by MTV, The Weeknd performs "Blinding Lights" during the MTV Video Music Awards.
  19. Fireworks explode during the Super Bowl XVIII halftime show at Tampa Stadium in in 1984. Industry estimates put the 13-minute halftime show spectacle at $1 million a minute these days.
  20. At the 2009 Monster Jam in Tampa, driver Dennis Anderson leaps over a junk car in the fan-favorite Grave Digger monster truck. The monster trucks return to Raymond James Stadium March 12-14 for a show that will look a little different this year with masks, social distancing and reduced crowd capacity.
  21. SCOTT KEELER   |   Times
Fisherman Al Henrichon, Millbury Mass., tries his luck on a jetty at Sunset Beach, Treasure Island, 3/12/18, as storm clouds roll in form the Gulf. Henrichon who is visiting the area on vacation said he caught some sea trout and a few sharks.
  22. Dips and pizzas and foods that don't require shared serving spoons are good options for a Super Bowl watch party in the coronavirus era.
  23. A new traveling interactive exhibit at the Glazer Children's Museum is based on the wildly popular PBS Kids series "Wild Kratts." Kids get to explore four animal habitats and the creatures within them. The exhibit was created by the Minnesota Children’s Museum.
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