Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Events Editor

Sharon Kennedy Wynne

Events Editor

I’m an editor who writes, or maybe a writer who edits. I spend time poring over hundreds of events and fun diversions in the Tampa Bay area. I used to cover City Hall and now I ride rollercoasters on a workday. But I view this as a consumer beat. I’m looking for deals and I intend to call out what’s lame or magical. I’m a lifelong St. Petersburg resident and University of Florida grad. I cut my teeth covering politics for the Fort Myers News-Press, where a county commissioner I investigated went to jail. I joined my hometown Times in 1994 where my love of pop culture led me to tbt* and now our features team. Send me a tip when you see something fun.

How to celebrate the Apollo 11 moon landing in Tampa Bay and on TV

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Astronaut Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin walks by the footpad of the Apollo 11 Lunar Module on July 20, 1969. A number of local organizations are having 50th anniversary celebrations and there are loads of TV specials to watch this week.
The 50th anniversary of the moon landing will be the center of parties at MOSI, other local events and TV shows.

Best things to do in Tampa Bay: John Cusack screening, a Disney star at Kids Day, Apollo landing celebrations

Disney star Isaak Presley, from “Stuck in the Middle” and Netflix's “Fuller House,” appear in Tampa Sunday at the Kids Day family festival at Raymond James Stadium. [IsaakPresley.net]
The 'Say Anything' star visits Tampa to show his iconic film, and Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the moon mission.

Just announced: Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights to get ‘Ghostbusters’ this year

Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd starred in 1984’s “Ghostbusters,” which is the basis for a new haunted house this year at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights. [Columbia Pictures]
Fans of the comedy-horror classic will find a maze full of iconic film scenes, slimers, ghosts and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.

5 things to do under $5 in Tampa Bay: Nerd literary con, free park fun, Pride dance party

Kids enjoy the splash pad at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park in Tampa. The park’s summer series gives kids and parents free access to oversized games through July 29. [OCTAVIO JONES | Times (2018)]
Plus, the Peace Memorial piano concert in Clearwater and a Cult Classics screening at St. Petersburg’s Dalí Museum.

New documentary recounts Skyway bridge disaster. Watch the trailer here.

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An aerial photo from May 9, 1980, shows the freighter Summit Venture after it collided with the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. The bridge collapse killed 35 people and is the subject of a new documentary to premier at Tampa Theatre Sept. 14.
A freighter crashed into the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in 1980 and killed 35 people. A new documentary will premiere Sept. 14.