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  1. The Progressive Pride intersection mural in St. Pete's Grand Central district, located on Central Avenue and 25th Street. The Grand Central and Edge districts will turn into a car-free zone for Halloween.
  2. Weezer will headline 97X Next Big Thing on Dec. 4 at Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. The two-day alt-rock music festival was canceled in 2020 because COVID-19.
  3. Concert-goers had to adhere to new vaccination rules for a Maroon 5 concert in Ohio in August. When the band performs in Tampa Sept. 24, fans must bring a printed copy of a negative test result or proof of their COVID-19 vaccination.
  4. Idelisa “Yaya” Oliviera laughs beneath birthday balloons at her 105th birthday party on Aug. 14, 2021, in Tampa.
  5. For free Museum Day on Saturday, the turn-of-the-20th century Cracker Country in Tampa will be open for free, and you can see actors demonstrate how pioneers carved materials, churned butter and did their chores.
  6. A performer is seen inside of new Howl-O-Scream haunted house The Forgotten during dress rehearsal night on Wednesday in Tampa.
  7. From left, Hannah Rogers, associate biologist with Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s rescue team, Jordan Wolfred, rescue team intern, and Cam Fredecker, associate biologist stand near a statue of a manatee near what will be the Manatee Springs Rehabilitation Center. The CMA exhibit will take $10 million and two to three years to complete.
  8. The Harvest Jam amateur competition at Skatepark of Tampa this weekend will have divisions starting at 8 and younger, and up to 30 and older, with prizes awarded to the top five finishers in each division.
  9. The heroic pups from the animated Nickelodeon preschool TV series "PAW Patrol" have postponed the planned live show coming to Tampa's Yuengling Center Sept. 18-19. Tickets will be honored at the rescheduled date, which hasn't yet been announced.
  10. Passengers board the train during the Largo Train Weekend at the Largo Central Railroad in Largo. The first Saturday of every month brings free train rides for families.
  11. Mollie Sipos brings out Penny, a 17-year-old Quarter Horse, for a riding lesson at Saddle Up Ranch, a local horse ranch that offers horse boarding, riding lessons and kids camps. Sipos and her family have been notified by the property owners that they have a month to leave so the property can be sold, Tuesday, August 17, 2021 in Pinellas Park.
  12. Benjamin Kanute of Phoenix won the St. Anthony's Triathlon in St. Petersburg in 2019, the last time the event was held. COVID-19 and safety concerns have canceled the event two years in a row.
  13. Harry Styles will bring his tour to Amalie Arena in Tampa on Oct. 10. Promoters announced on Wednesday that his upcoming Love On Tour show will not only require proof of COVID-19 vaccine or a negative test result at all his upcoming shows, and he is also implementing a mask mandate each night.
  14. Busch Gardens has brought back Bier Fest for its fourth round, with food, beer and cocktails offered at stations across the park.
  15. The big new thrill ride coming to Busch Gardens, Tampa, will finally open this spring, Busch Gardens has announced. It is called Iron Gwazi. The hybrid shocker is creating buzz among coaster fans because it pairs the wooden aesthetic of the old Gwazi coaster, which closed in 2015, with a slick steel track. It will be North America's tallest hybrid coaster at more than 206 feet.
  16. People bike along the Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail near Main Street in Dunedin on July 1, 2021. The 50-mile trail that runs the length of Pinellas County jumped from an average of 70,000 users per month pre-pandemic, to more than double to 180,000 per month in 2020, according to sensor data, after bicycle sales exploded during COVID-19 lockdowns.
  17. A scene from the Lionsgate movie "Uncle Drew," a comedy with an all-star roster of athletes and comedians.
  18. Fans at Slipknot's Knotfest Roadshow watch the show at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on Sept. 4, 2019. Concert promoter Live Nation, which produces shows at Tampa’s MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, has announced that anyone attending or working at Live Nation events will have to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test starting Oct. 4.
  19. Tampa’s Pirate Ship, Lost Pearl, will have family-friendly pirate-themed cruises on Sunday that depart from the Yacht StarShip and Pirate Water Taxi’s dock across from the Tampa Convention Center.
  20. Open-air scare zones like this will be added to haunted houses this year for Howl-O-Scream at Busch Garden.
  21. Hip hop icon Nas, shown here performing in Las Vegas in 2012, will be one of the headliners for the Gasparilla Music Festival. He is considered one of the most influential rappers of all time.
  22. Captain and Knight are two of many animals looking for loving homes.
  23. A participant dressed up as Spiderman poses for a photo during the Megacon Orlando in 2017.
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