1. 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.
  2. People attend Localtopia, a yearly celebration of all things local, at Williams Park on Saturday in St. Petersburg.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Billy Joel and Sting will perform for one night only in Tampa at Raymond James Stadium on Saturday.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Cirque du Soleil BAZZAR comes to St. Petersburg.
  10. Crowds walk along 22nd Street South, browsing vendors booths during the Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival, Saturday, February 17, 2024 in St. Petersburg.
  11. James Lint, 75, left, kisses his wife, Joanne Lint, 75, of Cleveland, OH, while renewing their vows during Pinellas County's 18th annual mass wedding ceremony at the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo. The couple have been married for 53 years.
  12. Metro Diner is one of many places serving a fish special. Here is a list of ways you can eat fish during Lent.
  13. Walt Disney Imagineering shares a first look at the first-ever Princess Tiana audio-animatronic figure, which will debut this summer in Tiana's Bayou Adventure at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom park. Tiana was Disney's first Black princess in the film "The Princess and the Frog."
  14. Analaya Lazaro, 2, offers cotton candy to a stuffed unicorn at the Florida State Fair on Feb. 9 in Tampa.
  15. Actor and wrestler John Cena surprised the crowd at Tampa's George Steinbrenner Field at the Savannah Bananas game Feb. 10 by going to bat in uniform. He struck out. Savannah Bananas image via Instagram
  16. Fans can meet and get autographs from Tampa Bay Rays players Saturday during Rays Fan Fest at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg.
  17. Tampa resident Chip Weiner, a freelance food photographer, holds up a piece of melty Wisconsin cheese curds that come with the Honey Bunny Curd Burger at the Florida State Fair. Weiner considers himself a bit of a food thrill-seeker and defends fair food.
  18. William Montoto, 40, and Hayley Milks, 41, pose for a portrait at CocoRow in Plant City on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024.
  19. An artist rendering shows the penguin exhibit that the Clearwater Marine Aquarium hopes to complete through a new campaign to raise $32 million over the next six years.
  20. The cruise line Margaritaville at Sea has announced that Tampa will be the port of call for its next, much bigger cruise ship, the Islander, offering trips to Mexico and Key West. The cruise line has expanded its Heroes Sail Free program.
  21. Thousands of people line Seventh Avenue in Ybor City in 2013 as the Krewe of Sant' Yago Illuminated Knight Parade rolls through town. The parade returns Saturday.
  22. Valentine's Day is a day for sweets, treats and spending time with loved ones. We found nearly 100 Valentine's Day-related events happening around the Tampa Bay area.
  23. People walk along food booths at the Florida State Fair while the tallest traveling Ferris wheel in the country — Midway Sky Eye — looms overhead in 2020. The fair returns to Tampa from Feb. 8-19.
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