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  1. A family walks past Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom in 2020.
  2. This exterior image of the Tampa Theatre shows how the owners pushed the fact that the theater was air-conditioned -- a rarity in 1942.
  3. Busch Gardens will bring back Howl-O-Scream earlier than ever, starting Sept. 10, and unlike last year's open-air scares, there will be haunted houses and scare zones scattered around the park.
  4. Dave Matthews plays guitar during a concert at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa in July 2013. The Dave Matthews Band returns to the venue Wednesday.
  5. Kaisen Henry puts on the costume of Tigertastic Car at the Glazer Children’s Museum’s visiting exhibition "Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood." The Tampa museum offers free admission the first Tuesday of every month.
  6. A photograph from a 1976 Tampa Bay Times story detailing how a St. Petersburg Pier laser art installation did not go as planned.
  7. A large rehabilitation pool at Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s Fred Howard Park facility in Tarpon Springs. The aquarium announced Wednesday that they are speeding up their efforts to get the facility ready to rehabilitate manatees.
  8. WWE star Titus O'Neil, right, talks to students at Sligh Middle School, one of the many schools his charitable Bullard Foundation supports. They are hosting a Back to School Bash Aug. 7 with an appearance by rapper Flo Rida and will give away 30,000 backpacks stocked with school supplies.
  9. Smoke billows off the Jose Gasparilla pirate ship as it carries members of Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla along Seddon Channel for the 2020 parade in Tampa. After canceling Tampa’s signature event this year because of COVID-19 concerns, the Gasparilla parades will sail on in January of 2022, with advance tickets going on sale this week.
  10. President Joe Biden speaks during an event on the American Jobs Plan in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus in Washington. It includes soft infrastructure items like investments in child care, family tax credits and other domestic programs.
  11. Parkgoers are seen riding Montu at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. The theme park has dropped its reservation requirement that was put in place to limit crowd sizes because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  12. Fans at the 2016 Metrocon pose for a photo at the Tampa Convention Center. The convention for anime fans was canceled last year but returns July 23-25.
  13. REO Speedwagon will perform at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on Wednesday.
  14. The Burson family of Ohio looks at some of the hundreds of dead fish floating in the water as a result of Red Tide as tourists search for dolphins and other wildlife during the Pier Dolphin Cruise on Wednesday in St. Petersburg.
  15. The Florida Holocaust Museum in downtown St. Petersburg will expand its operating hours beginning July 28.
  16. Visitors slide down the snowy slopes at Snowcat Ridge, Florida's first snow park, near Dade City on Nov. 20, 2020.
  17. Lead singer Nicholas Petricca and the Ohio alt-pop band Walk the Moon perform at the State Theatre in St. Petersburg in May 2014.
  18. Author Lenore Skenazy created the book, blog and movement called Free Range Kids that urges parents to give kids more independence, similar to what they had as kids. She has updated her book in the wake of three states passing laws to protect parents from legal issues.
  19. The Alps, a marketplace coming Oct. 1 at this year's Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, will feature a gooey hunk of warm raclette Swiss cheese.
  20. A juvenile alligator shows off its teeth and mouth while it rests along the banks of Lake Maggiore at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve in St. Petersburg. A newly opened exhibit at the Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center in Tampa explores our enduring fascination with the alligator and the alligator’s symbolic role in Florida history.
  21. Bob Saget brings his standup act, with adult material, to the Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre in Clearwater on Friday.
  22. Kids love to play in the sheet of falling water at the Kiwanis Sprayground in Dunedin. The 3,000-square-foot splash pad in Highlander Park has been flush with children seeking refuge from higher temperatures and humidity, though it limits capacity to 60 people at a time.
  23. Busch Gardens will give out free 7-ounce glasses of beer to visitors for the rest of July to celebrate the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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