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  1. 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.
  2. Platinum selling artist Phillip Phillips will kick off the concert series for the Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival.
  3. Beverly Ackah, 25, and Franklin Okomba, 31, both visiting from Seattle, enjoy a walk along St. Pete Beach on Tuesday.
  4. On Friday and Saturday, the Tampa Riverwalk becomes even more of a gathering place for the community during Riverfest. [Times (2016)]
  5. 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.
  6. Nik Wallenda's Daredevil Rally is the creation of the high-wire star and Sarasota resident. The socially distant drive-in stunt show, which was a big hit in June, returns Feb. 26-28 and March 4-7 at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota.
  7. Bianca Del Rio serves as host for the Drive 'N Drag show. She joins with her super hero drag friends from RuPaul's Drag Race to save 2021.
  8. Dye fills the Hillsborough River during Mayor Bob Buckhorn's second annual Mayor's River O'Green on Saturday, March 16, 2013 in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in Tampa. The event celebrated St. Patrick's Day by dying the Hillsborough River kelly green using a potable water grade, non-toxic and biodegradable dye.
  9. 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.
  10. Fans dance and cheer in the crowd as Zion I, The Grouch and Eligh perform on the main stage at the 2017 Reggae Rise Up Festival at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg.
  11. An HEB grocery store employee hands out flowers to customers waiting in line in the snow Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, in Austin, Texas. The store did not have any milk, eggs, meat or refrigerated items. Temperatures dropped into the single digits as snow shut down air travel and grocery stores.(AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Members of Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla arrive at the Tampa Convention Center on the Jose Gasparilla pirate ship during the 103nd Gasparilla Invasion and Parade of the Pirates on Saturday, January 25, 2020, in Tampa.
  16. Floats make their way down the parade route during the Gasparilla Parade of Pirates on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 in Tampa.
  17. 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.
  18. The annual Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival kicks off this weekend and runs through April 25.
  19. We're great apart, but together? Legendary. So, this Valentine's Day, be our Tampa Bae.
  20. 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.
  21. Chicken, sausage and shrimp gumbo. By Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times staff
  22. Scott Goodwin, 52, of Oldsmar looks through T-shirts in Oldsmar. The shirts were being sold in the parking lot of an empty strip mall along Hillsborough Avenue at the intersection of Race Track Road in unincorporated Hillsborough County. "To be where we are at right now, it's a shot in the arm, pun intended," said Goodwin.
  23. Keb' Mo' will perform at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on Feb. 10.

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