Tampa to host Pirate Pup Parade this January 2024

On January 14, Tampa residents will have fun dressing up their furry best friends in their finest pirate attire in honor of the Gasparilla pirate invasion.  Tampa’s Water Street district will be the scene of the inaugural Pirate Pup Parade this month. Attractions such as costume competition to find the most courageous pets, adoptions, gifts … Read more

LIST: Where to watch grand fireworks display this New Year’s Eve in Tampa Bay

On New Year’s Eve, locals and tourists in Tampa Bay look forward to seeing the stunning fireworks displays that will light up the night sky as the clock approaches midnight. If you’re curious about where exactly you can catch the fireworks display in Tampa Bay, check out our list below! NYE on the Pier – … Read more

LIST: New Year’s Eve events happening in the Tampa Bay area

Now that Christmas is over, eye is shifting to the New Year and everything Tampa Bay area has to offer. So for today, our team at Tampa Bay Observer has put up a schedule of celebrations and family-friendly events taking place on Sunday night to start the new year! Family-friendly events Busch Garden’s NYE Celebration … Read more

List of Postponed and Canceled Tampa Bay Events due to Saturday Storms

It’s 10 days before Christmas! Unfortunately, a number of holiday festivities have been postponed or canceled due to the severe weather that is predicted to sweep through Tampa Bay this weekend. To keep you on the loop, we compiled a list of all the events that have been canceled this weekend in Tampa Bay. The … Read more

How a Diabetic Can Enjoy Thanksgiving Meals this 2023

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, and if you have diabetes, this food-centric holiday can be difficult. And there’s more to consider than sugary desserts — hefty side dishes, enormous amounts, and free-flowing drinks! But, according to experts, Thanksgiving is a once-a-year occasion, and you don’t have to forego all of your favorite meals. In this article, … Read more

Florida Strawberry Festival reveals lineup for music concert on 2024

For the upcoming Florida Strawberry Festival, the organization just announced that The Beach Boys, Black Eyed Peas, and Flo Rida are among the artists scheduled to appear on the Wish Farms Soundstage next year! “The directors on our entertainment committee worked diligently in planning and preparing for this highly-anticipated announcement. The research, negotiations, and coordinating … Read more

What to Do Around Tampa Bay this 2023 Veterans Day

As the country comes together to honor and thank the courageous men and women who have served in the military, Tampa Bay is preparing events and programs to observe Veterans Day 2023 in a unique way. If you’re planning to join the commemoration, here’s a list of some of the most meaningful and entertaining activities … Read more

Tampa’s Winter Village is back – here’s what you can expect this Holiday 2023!

Next week, Winter Village returns to Downtown Tampa with an ice skating rink and daily themed events for the entire family. Beginning November 17, families may enjoy unique holiday experiences every day of the week, with new daily theme days. The town is free to enter, but ice skating and the Winter town Express need … Read more

How “Halloween” became “Halloween” – the evolution of traditions

There was an old fall event that predated Halloween as we know it, before black cats, haunted houses, and trick-or-treating. “It comes from the ancient Irish Celtic celebration of Sauin, which was their new year’s festival,” explained Lisa Morton, a local historian. Lisa Morton has written several Halloween books. She claims that the Keltic people … Read more