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  1. A guest has her temperature checked before entering SeaWorld as it reopens with new safety measures in place because of the coronavirus pandemic, Thursday, June 11, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. The park had been closed since mid-March to stop the spread of the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
  2. SeaWorld Entertainment, the Orlando-based parent company of Busch Gardens, beat Wall Street expectations in its first-quarter earnings report released this week.
  3. The dachshund rescue group that would have put on the wiener dog races for Tampa's Riverfest has decided to go ahead and hold its own event. There will be races, raffles and adoptable dogs on hand for a day of long and low sausage-loving dogs.
  4. The Beach Boys perform on stage with special guest John Stamos at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on Jan. 7, 2015.
  5. Jimmy Buffett, shown here in Tampa in 2017, will be at Amalie Arena on Dec. 4.
  6. Pongo the orangutan recently celebrated his 25th birthday at the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary in Palm Harbor. The animal sanctuary is giving moms free admission Saturday and Sunday for Mother's Day weekend.
  7. The Carnival Pride cruise ship arrived at PortMiami April 7, 2020, in Miami as the cruise ship industry extendd the suspension of U.S. sailing operations. The CDC says they could set sail again by mid-July if there's a high vaccination rate among crew and passengers.
  8. Military members perform a sunrise salute to the flag on top of the SheiKra coaster at Busch Gardens in Tampa. The park is offering free admission for military, veterans and three family members this spring.
  9. Chocolate and raspberries make French toast even more of a treat for Mother's Day. Here are 30 suggestions on where to find a no-cook meal for mom.
  10. The Disney Wish will set sail in the summer of 2022, with bookings opening up May 27.
  11. A free summer arts camp will be held June 14 through July 9 at the Childs Park YMCA in St. Petersburg. Children will lessons in the violin, piano and visual art.
  12. The super pink moon is seen Tuesday, April 7, 2020 in Safety Harbor.
  13. Jason Beckstead, left, and Web Beckstead work to make a manual cross cut while Lee LeCaptain, center, uses a chainsaw during a log cutting exhibition, part of the lumberjack show, on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at the opening day of the 2021 Florida State Fair, at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa.
  14. The Florida State Fair, pictured in February 2020, will kick off Thursday in Tampa.
  15. This pickle pizza is one of the new offerings at the Florida State Fair this year.
  16. Starting May 28, the new acrobatic show "Cirque Electric" will be open at Busch Gardens with modified operations in the park’s theaters.
  17. 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.
  18. 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)]
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. Jurassic World Velocicoaster, the new attraction in Jurassic Park at Islands of Adventure, will open June 10.
  22. 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
  23. Jaalin Harvey, 24, at Walt Disney World. He's been an annual passholder since he was in seventh grade.
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