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  1. Clearwater Lt. Mike Spitaleri places a tennis ball on the grave of his K-9 partner, Major, during the annual K-9 Memorial Service at Curlew Hills Memory Gardens pet cemetery on Tuesday in Palm Harbor.
  2. Zach Pace, left, and Ro Patel will soon open Ten Rooms, an ambitious new dining and retail destination inside El Centro Español in Ybor.
  3. The Florida Strawberry Festival returns for its 89th year in Plant City running Feb. 29-March 10.
  4. 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.
  5. Sting, left, and Billy Joel perform to a sold-out crowd at Raymond James Stadium Saturday night.
  6. Billy Joel performs to a sold-out crowd at Raymond James Stadium Saturday. Sting opened the show.
  7. People attend Localtopia, a yearly celebration of all things local, at Williams Park on Saturday in St. Petersburg.
  8. The Gasparilla Festival of the Arts is returning to Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park in Tampa on March 2-3, 2024.
  9. Garrett Cheney, from the United States, performs during the Fire act on opening night of Cirque du Soleil Bazzar in the parking lot of Tropicana Field on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024 in St. Petersburg. The show runs from February 22, 2024 - March 24, 2024.
  10. A topiary of Mirabel from the Disney animated film “Encanto” will greet guests once again at the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival, running Feb. 28-May 27. The annual springtime event is filled with creative topiaries, gardens, food kiosks and free daily concerts.
  11. A cone of vanilla soft serve outside Twistee Treat on St. Pete Beach.
  12. Beachgoers enjoy alcoholic drinks near Caddy's on the Beach on Treasure Island in 2019. It's legal to drink on Treasure Island, but with a set of rules including no kegs and no glass bottles.
  13. Sting, shown singing in Tampa in 2007 on the left, and Billy Joel, shown during a Madison Square Garden performance on the right, will co-headline a concert at Raymond James Stadium on Saturday, February 24, 2024.
  14. Billy Joel and Sting will perform for one night only in Tampa at Raymond James Stadium on Saturday.
  15. The exterior of Hillsborough High School in Tampa.
  16. An aerial drone view of the tents for Cirque du Soleil Bazzar in the parking lot of Tropicana Field on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024 in St. Petersburg. The show runs from February 22, 2024 - March 24, 2024.
  17. Peso Pluma, the 24-year-old Grammy-award winning regional Mexican singer, announced a Tampa stop for his 2024 Exodo Tour. Tickets go on sale this week via Citi Entertainment and Live Nation for the Amalie Arena concert this summer.
  18. Times reporter Gabrielle Calise, who is on guitar with the band Bitter Quitters and the Interludes, culminates Ladies Rock Camp performing at Bayboro Brewing in St. Petersburg on Feb. 11.
  19. Char siu lechon, coconut-ginger braised greens and chicken adobo bao buns are served at Lucky Tigre in South Tampa. The restaurant is moving to a new address at 1713 N Albany Avenue soon.
  20. Cirque du Soleil BAZZAR comes to St. Petersburg.
  21. Gasparilla Music Festival takes place Friday, Feb. 16 through Sunday, Feb. 18 at Julian B. Lane Park in Tampa.
  22. Crowds walk along 22nd Street South, browsing vendors booths during the Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival, Saturday, February 17, 2024 in St. Petersburg.
  23. An aerial view of the east side of Beer Can Island off the coast of Apollo Beach in 2021.
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