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  1. Busch Gardens has made its new end-of-night show “Spark” a nightly event that can be viewed every evening through Aug. 8. The show will then switch back to weekends only through Labor Day. “Spark” is Busch Gardens’ largest fireworks display ever, with lasers, pyrotechnics and water elements.
  2. Kenny Chesney, shown here performing at Tampa's Raymond James Stadium in 2018, will kick off his 2022 tour there next April.
  3. Roy Peter Clark with his daughter Alison.
  4. Hundreds of guests watch the "Happily Ever After" fireworks show in front of Cinderella Castle on July 30, 2018 at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom. As part of its coronavirus limitations, the fireworks shows were ended when the park reopened last summer to prevent large crowds from gathering.
  5. Young guests enjoy seeing Winnie the Pooh, and Tigger too, at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World after Disney eased face mask requirements. Guests are now allowed to go maskless in the parks, though Disney transportation at the resort all still require masks.
  6. Jess Carson, from left, Mark Wystrach and Cameron Duddy, of Midland, pose in the press room with the award for new vocal duo or group of the year at the 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in 2018, in Las Vegas. The band was supposed to perform in Tampa but the show has disappeared from its official tour schedule
  7. A Charlie Chaplin comedy classic will be presented in its original format with live accompaniment at Tampa Theatre.
  8. The new VelociCoaster ride opened Thursday.
  9. SeaWorld will hold Howl-O-Scream for the first time ever this year.
  10. The new VelociCoaster ride at Universal Orlando.
  11. Patton Oswalt, shown in his Netflix special "Patton Oswalt: Annihilation," will perform at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre in Clearwater on Dec. 30.
  12. "The Lego Movie," with Wyldstyle (voiced by Elizabeth Banks), Emmet Brickowski (voiced by Chris Pratt) and Batman (voiced by Will Arnett), is among the $1 movies offered in the Regal summer movie series.
  13. Alli Baldwin, Ilene Mitnick and Howie Mitnick in "It's Not a Burden."
  14. Brad Paisley, shown performing at his 2011 H20 Tour in Tampa, has a tour of outdoor shows in Florida this July, including a stop at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa.
  15. An exhibit based on the PBS show "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood" at the Glazer Children's Museum in Tampa runs through Sept. 6.
  16. New Era unveiled a Rays cap with an 813 area code (which is for the Tampa area) and not 727 (which is for St. Petersburg, where the Rays play). There was so much mockery of the caps that the company pulled them off their site within 12 hours Tuesday night.
  17. Jess Carson, from left, Mark Wystrach and Cameron Duddy, of Midland, shown here in 2018 at the Academy of Country Music Awards, is making a short run of its Back to the Minors Tour with concerts at minor league baseball parks this summer, including Tampa’s Steinbrenner Field in July.
  18. An exhibit based on the PBS Show "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood" opens May 29 at the Glazer Children's Museum and runs through Sept. 6.
  19. Renowned DJ and country mash-up remixer Dee Jay Silver, whose real name is John Perdue, will perform at the Godrey Hotel's poolside stage at WTR for Memorial Day weekend.
  20. Rainbow flags flying in front of local businesses or in shop windows, as well as art installations and other decorations during 2018's St. Pete Pride celebration.
  21. A visiting exhibit on whales at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium includes life-sized replicas of the giant sea mammals.
  22. The inaugural St. Pete Pier Run will cap July 4 celebrations with a scenic 4-mile run across the city’s Pier, which opened in July of 2020.
  23. Walkers, runners, and joggers make their way along Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa. Mayor Jane Castor's administration has agreed to long-standing requests by bike and pedestrian advocates to close Bayshore Boulevard for four hours this Saturday for an Open Streets demonstration.
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