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  1. This pickle pizza is one of the new offerings at the Florida State Fair this year. From Angela's Pizza, it has a white garlic sauce base, topped with mozzarella cheese and dill pickles. Garnished with ranch and dill seasoning after it comes out of the oven.
  2. After a hiatus in 2020 due to the pandemic, St. Pete Pride is back this summer, albeit without its signature parade. [MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE   |   Times (2018)]
  3. A royal joust performance will be among the features of the Bay Area Renaissance Festival. The popular medieval festival is moving this year from its longtime home at MOSI in Tampa to Withlacoochee River Park in Dade City. It runs weekends through May 23.
  4. Vincent van Gogh's "Starry Nights" becomes a multimedia experience in scenes from "Van Gogh Alive" at the Dali Museum. The museum was first North American stop on this international touring exhibition, and it's been a big hit. Few spots are left before it ends on June 13.
  5. Jurassic World Velocicoaster, the new attraction in Jurassic Park at Islands of Adventure, will open June 10.
  6. Epcot reopened on Wednesday as Walt Disney World continued its phased reopening. Masks are required for all and visitors had to make a reservation in advance to visit the park to enable limitations on crowd capacity. Photo courtesy Walt Disney World
  7. Jaalin Harvey, 24, at Walt Disney World. He's been an annual passholder since he was in seventh grade.
  8. SeaWorld’s Aquatica opened Riptide Race April 3, a ride billed as the world’s largest dueling raft water slide.
  9. Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski both proclaimed "I'm going to Disney World!" after winning Super Bowl 55. Gronk visited the Magic Kingdom the next day. Brady arrived over Easter weekend.
  10. Wish Farms in Plant City has opened up its fields every Saturday for berry picking through May 1.
  11. Pinellas County seniors will get Busch Gardens to themselves on May 7 for a special Grad Nite arranged for them.
  12. A yard chandelier hangs from a tree at a Dunedin home.
  13. For an oh-so-Florida Easter activity, kids can hunt for colorful eggs left by the Easter Bunny in Largo’s Southwest Pool.
  14. Tomas Perdomo grouts the tile floor of the sanctuary during a renovation of Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Tampa on Thursday. The project, which highlights a towering stained-glass window at the head of the church, will be done in time for Easter services.
  15. Starting April 1, the historic Tampa Theatre will show all the top Oscar nominees, animated films and shorts in the newly reopened movie palace.
  16. Cheetah Hunt and other coasters at Busch Gardens, will be open for Grad Nite for high school seniors to ride in the dark for two dates in April. But some school districts are not allowing students to attend.
  17. At a summer camp expo on Saturday at the Shops at Wiregrass, parents can meet with more than 40 local, virtual, overnight, special-needs camps, health resources and local family-friendly businesses.
  18. Whales: Living with Giants is set to open at Clearwater Marine Aquarium March 21.
  19. Cheetah Hunt and other coasters at Busch Gardens, will be open for Grad Nite for high school seniors to ride in the dark for two dates in April. The park used to host Grad Nite events for eighth graders and seniors but stopped after 2016.
  20. Park goers wait at a tram stop near the parking lot of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay on Monday. Nearly half a million public school students in the Tampa Bay area are out for spring break and the crowds at theme parks and beaches are showing it.
  21. A new exhibit about a Booker T. Washington speech delivered in Tampa in 1912 is the subject of an exhibit at the Henry B. Plant Museum about an overlooked chapter in Tampa history.
  22. The city of Tampa Department of Solid Waste and Environmental Program Management float sports a banner with one of Martin Luther King's quote during the 2018 MLK Day parade in Tampa. The two-mile parade route started at Cuscaden Park and ended at Middleton High School. This year's parade has been canceled and will resume in 2022.
  23. Crowds line Main Street USA, with Cinderella Castle on the horizon, to watch characters parade at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World.
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