4th of July fireworks celebrations in Tampa Bay

12 Great Tampa Bay Area Independence Day Celebrations

Where to find fireworks, parades, music, food, drink, and family fun on the Fourth of July.   Downtown Tampa Independence Day Fireworks Celebration Due to construction at Channelside, downtown Tampa’s annual fireworks celebration moves to the Tampa Convention Center,...
Tuxes and Tails

Social Pix: Tuxes & Tails

  13th Annual Tuxes & TailsWhen: Saturday, October 17, 2015Where: Tampa Convention Center  The Humane Society of Tampa Bay hosted its 13th Annual Tuxes & Tails event at the Tampa Convention Center. Co-chairs, Kelly Feldman and Brooke Palmer...
Epicurean Pool Party

Make A Splash

Splash Sundays at the Epicurean Hotel    May 31 - September 6 The Epicurean Hotel is once again hosting their epic Splash Sunday pool parties 15 weekends in a row beginning May 31. Each week Splash sponsors...
Art Ties Us Gala

Art Ties Us – An Evening with the Artists

 What began with a simple idea to recognize the economic impact of local artists throughout the City of St. Petersburg has become a passion project for Laurie Stogniew, event chair and founder of Bayshore...
Pavilion XXXII

METRO PIX: Pavilion XXXII

 When: Saturday, November 4, 2017Where: Tampa Museum of Art The annual black tie gala presented by PNC Bank for the Tampa Museum of Art was themed Made in Tampa Bay. Chairs for Pavilion XXXII were Maryann Ferenc...

Celebrate Hollywood Awards Night at Tampa Theatre

Movie lovers can bask Hollywood’s biggest night of the year with a Red Carpet Reception and VIP watch party at the 18th Annual Hollywood Awards Night at Tampa Theatre on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017.The...
Pride & Passion 2017 in Tampa

Pride & Passion: Cirque de Mascarade

Tampa Museum of Art Hosts Pride & Passion 2017  Pride & Passion (the event that leaves us holding our breath annually) returns on Saturday, April 29, as Cirque de Mascarade from 8 p.m. - Midnight.The inspiration...
CITY

METRO PIX: CITY: Fashion + Art + Culture

  CITY: Fashion + Art + Culture When: September 24, 2016   Where: Tampa Museum of Art   It was a melding of art and fashion at CITY: Fashion + Art + Culture, the 7th annual signature event...

METROMixer held at The Iberian Rooster

 METROMixer held at The Iberian RoosterGuests joined in the fun and celebrated summer at Tampa Bay METRO magazine’s METROMixer, hosted by Compass Land & Title, held at the Iberian Rooster on Central Avenue in...
Metro summer entertaining

Sensational Summer Entertaining

  Unique tips for sensational summer entertaining (BPT) - The weather is HOT and that means entertaining season has arrived. This year, elevate your Bay area gatherings with some unique twists. From serving fresh fare to...

59th Annual Tampa Bay Heart Ball

  White out heart disease and stroke at the 59th Annual Tampa Bay Heart Ball, benefiting the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association will be held this Saturday, April 29. Heart Ball Details 2017 Chairs: Allen...

Heart Gallery Gala 2015

Be Mine: “There's No Place Like Home” Gala When: Thursday, February 12, 2015 Where: Palma Ceia Country Club The theme this year was “There's No Place Like Home,” and was fitting as guests supported the Children's Board...
Pavilion XXIX

Pavilion XXIX

Pavilion XXIX When: Saturday, November 1, 2014 Where: Tampa Museum of Art  The mother and daughter team of Tilda Brabson and Anderson Wakefield, co-chaired a spectacular evening to benefit the Tampa Museum of Art’s exhibitions and educational programs. The...

Bern’s Winefest No. 18 recap

  Bern's Winefest No. 18 When: April 16-20, 2015Where: Bern’s Steak House, Haven, Epicurean Hotel, and Bern’s Fine Wines & Spirits With five days of wine, food, music and celebration, Bern’s Winefest pleases the foodie and wine lovers with...
Bern's Winefest 21 Grand Tasting in South Tampa, Florida

METRO PIX: Bern’s Winefest No. 21 Grand Tasting

  Bern's Winefest No. 21 VIP & Grand Tasting When: Sunday, April 22, 2018 Where: Haven, South Tampa   Grand Tasting tickets sell-out quickly and are one of the most sought-after tickets during the week-long Bern's Winefest. There are...
Be Mine 2018

METRO PIX: Be Mine 2018

5th Annual Be Mine Gala  When: Thursday, February 8, 2018Where: Palma Ceia Country ClubBe Mine 2018: You’re the One That I Want, hosted by the Heart Gallery, broke all the rules (and all the records) to...

Pride & Passion 2015

  MetroLife Sponsored Event  Pride & Passion 2015 When: Saturday, May 16, 2015 Where: Tampa Museum of Art It was a sold-out crowd of 700 people at the Tampa Museum of Art’s annual Pride & Passion event. The theme...

Get Kool with The Rowdies

Kool & the Gang   The Rowdies will host a post-match FREE Kool & the Gang Concert to Ticket Holders. Head to ST. PETE for soccer AND a concert! This Thursday, July 6, 2017, Al Lang Stadium welcomes the Tampa Bay Rowdies as they take on...
METRO pix: Martinis For Moffitt

METRO PIX: Martinis For Moffitt

  11th Annual Martinis for Moffitt  When: August 6, 2016Where: Straz Center – Morsani HallFor 11 years, Bay Area Advisors has hosted the party of the summer with all proceeds to benefit Moffitt Cancer Center. This year’s proceeds...
Tampa Bay Metro: How to host a wine party

Hosting Your Own Wine Tasting Party

  How to host a wine party. Table set up and tips. Written and photographed by Krayl Funch   No time to plan, book and take that dream wine tasting vacation to Burgundy or Sonoma this year? Get your...

Social Pix: Pavilion XXX

  Pavilion XXXWhen: Saturday, November 7, 2015Where: Tampa Museum of ArtNaughty or Nice was the theme for Pavilion XXX, chaired by Penny and Jeff Vinik with presenting sponsor PNC Bank. The museum interior was decked out with...

SUMMER WITH STYLE

Dreams Come True at METRO's 9th Annual Summer with Style    When: May 1, 2014Where: Neiman Marcus — International Plaza The buzz surrounding Tampa Bay METRO’s annual cocktail and fashion event was that this was the best one yet. Neiman...
Tampa Bay Margarita Festival

FUN & TEQUILA

Fun and Tequila at the 3rd Annual 2015 Margarita Festival   For one day, margarita lovers will take over Curtis Hixon Park and enjoy a day filled with 1,200 bottles of tequila and 20,000 pounds of...
Karamu 2015

Karamu XXVI at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

  Social Scene: Karamu XXVII   Karamu XXVII is Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo's annual black tie gala, hosted this year by co-chairs Paolo Schifino and Karessa Lasher. The theme of the event was a "Chinese Lantern Celebration"...

Masquerade-Themed Bollywood Nights 2017 Celebration

Experience the sights, sounds and textures of India at the 3rd Annual Bollywood Nights Masquerade Themed Party on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Tampa Museum of Art to benefit Children...
Knight Parade in Ybor City, Tampa

Sant’ Yago Knight Parade Takes Over Ybor City

  Sant' Yago Knight Parade Takes To The Streets of Historic Ybor City   Sant’ Yago Knight Parade Saturday, February 11, 2017Join the Krewe of the Knights of Sant’ Yago for Tampa’s annual Knight parade along 7th Avenue in...

Celebrate Fine Whiskeys from Around the World

   Whiskey Tampa Foxtrot   If you are a whiskey lover then you certainly don’t want to miss the 1st Annual Whiskey Foxtrot to be held on Saturday, October 14 hosted by Bern’s Steak House and the...
Children Across Borders Cricket Cup

METRO PIX: 2018 Children Across Borders Cricket Cup

  2018 Children Across Borders Cricket Cup When: January 21, 2018 Where: George M. Steinbrenner Field The 2018 CAB Cricket Cup, hosted by Children Across Borders founders Vivek and Sharmila Seth, was an afternoon of fun and games. The fundraiser was...
Oktoberfest Tampa

12 German Phrases To ‘Drop’ At Oktoberfest Tampa

  The festival of "gemütlichkeit" returns for the 6th Annual Oktoberfest Tampa event. For 3 full days, Tampa’s downtown Curtis Hixon Park will be transformed into the city’s largest, waterfront beer garden.  Here are 12 German...

Ring in the New Year at Tampa’s Rooftop Eve

Good Bye 2015, Hello 2016  The top floor of Tampa's Ft. Brooke Parking Garage will host one of the chicest and hottest places to ring in 2016. The new location, this year,will offer amazing views...
Tampa Museum of Arts Pavilion Chairs

Events: Celebrating Cuban Culture At Pavilion XXXI

(L-R): Pavilion XXXI co-chair Stacie Linsky, honoree Maureen Cohn and co-chair Susie Rice   Two Dynamic And Art Loving Couples Are The Co-chairs For Pavilion XXXI   This year, Stacie and Sam Linsky and Susie and Mitchell...
Pavilion Chairs Maryann Ferenc & Chef Marty Blitz

Art Inspires and Nourishes at Pavilion XXXII

   Made in Tampa Bay Pavilion XXXII Honoring Celia & Jim Ferman Chairs Maryann Ferenc & Chef Marty Blitz   The Tampa Museum of Art’s legendary gala returns on Saturday, November 4, 2017, as Pavilion celebrates 32 years of a...
Tampa Bay Metro hosts MetroMixer

METRO PIX: Toasting “The FACES of Tampa Bay”

 Invited guests and friends enjoyed Tampa Bay Metro’s METROmixer, hosted by Compass Land & Title, at a recent happy hour held at Le Meridien Hotel in downtown Tampa. Everyone had a chance to smile...
Tampa Bay Metro at Pride and Passion

Pride & Passion 2014

  When: May 17, 2014 Where: Tampa Museum of Art        Pride & Passion is the official kick-off to Gay Pride month celebrations across Tampa Bay. This year, over 800 friends gathered at the Museum for a dazzling...

Fashion Funds The Cure

When: Saturday, February 21, 2015 Where: Tampa International Jet Center Children battling cancer made their debuts on the runway in the 12th annual AGW Capital Advisors Fashion Funds the Cure presented by Saks Fifth Avenue, Mercedes-Benz, and Bright...
Pavilion XXXI Tampa Event

METRO PIX: Pavilion XXXI

  When: Saturday, November 5, 2016  Where: Tampa Museum of Art The theme for Pavilion XXXI was Tampa/Havana and coordinated nicely with the Tampa Museum of Art’s current exhibition, Complicated Beauty: Contemporary Cuban Art. Presented by PNC Bank, the...

SeaGrapes Wine and Food Festival

  Immerse yourself in a wine and food festival unlike any other in Tampa on Friday, May 12, 2017 at The Florida Aquarium! At SeaGrapes Wine and Food Festival, enjoy wonderful wines and sample fantastic...
Gasparilla Music Festival in Tampa, Florida

Tampa’s Riverwalk Pulses with Music

  The 7th Annual Gasparilla Music Festival Riverwalk in downtown Tampa on March 10 - 11  Music lovers will be thrilled with the lineup of over 40 bands with five stages, set along the Riverwalk in  ...
Firestone Grand Prix in St. Petersburg

Engines Roar On The Streets Of St. Pete

  14th Annual Firestone Grand Prix Of St. Petersburg  The streets of St. Petersburg will be filled with the sounds of racing and the roar of the engines, at the 2018 Firestone Grand Prix during March 9-11. The...
The Beach Tampa at Amalie Arena

EVENT: The Beach Tampa

 The Vinik Family Foundation invites Tampa Bay to share in an interactive architectural installation that will bring a beach to downtown Tampa.Created by Snarkitecture, The Beach Tampa is a 15,000 square foot immersive environment...
talk like a pirate to me

It’s “Talk Like A Pirate Day”

Avast, talk like a pirate with these fine phrases ... arrrrrNational Talk Like A Pirate Day Saturday, 19, 2015   Celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day with these choice words: Ahoy, Matey  - Hello, friend Avast - Use in...
Pride & Passion at the Tampa Museum of Art

“STRANGE BEAUTY” 13TH ANNUAL PRIDE & PASSION

Surrealist Headdress BallInspired by The Rothschild’s “Diner de Têtes Surrealiste” at Chateau de Ferrières.   Saturday, April 14, 2018 8pm - Midnight  Pride & Passion at the Tampa Museum of Art brings together our diverse community to raise money...
Gasparilla International Film Festival event

The Gasparilla International Film Festival Returns To Tampa

      The Gasparilla International Film Festival Returns To Tampa With A Roar By Mary Lou Janson   For one week in early March, eager film fans from throughout Tampa Bay, and beyond, will re-arrange their daily routines to...

CITY: Fashion + Art + Culture

 When: September 19, 2015Where: Tampa Museum of Art  Dressed to be seen, local supporters of the Tampa Museum of Art and CITY enjoyed a fashionable evening of designs by Zang Toi. Saks Fifth Avenue Sarasota...
Rays On The Runway - Dream Children Signing

Rays On The Runway A Huge Success

 Rays On The Runway event - Dream Children SingingThe event may be called Rays on the Runway, but the dream children were the true stars of the show. The Rays On The Runway event...

Bollywood Nights

Bollywood Nights 2015 at the Tampa Museum of Art The evening was filled with splendor at Bollywood Nights 2015 hosted by Vick and Sharmila Seth, Co-Founders of Children Across Borders (CAB) held at the Tampa...

Getting A Groove On

 Dance the night away at The Tampa Museum of Art’s Silent Disco on Saturday, October 22, from 8 pm - 11 pm. If you have never been to a “Silent Disco” you are in...
Gasparilla Festival of the Arts

Tampa Bay Welcomes Artists & Art Lovers

THE 47TH ANNUAL RAYMOND JAMES GASPARILLA FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS WELCOMES ARTISTS & ART LOVERSFrom all parts of the country, artist migrate every winter to the Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts,...
METRO Sponsored Event: The FARA Energy Ball

METRO Sponsored Event: The FARA Energy Ball

Scene from the 2015 FARA Energy Ball   Tampa Community Unites For 8th Annual FARA Energy Ball   Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA) is a debilitating multi-system disease and the most common cause of inherited ataxia; 1 in 100 people are...
CITY

CITY

CITY Fashion + Art + Culture   When: Friday, September 19, 2014Where: Tampa Museum of Art The fashionistas were on full display at the Tampa Museum of Art’s annual runway fashion show presented by Neiman Marcus. Chair, Sandy...
Katie Pemble, Dotty Bollinger, Kristen Powers, Connie Bessler, Kate Sawa

Circle of Red

Circle of Red Evening: A very special group of women who contribute significant resources and influence in support of the American Heart Association, gathered for an informational evening.   Chef Jeffrey Jew, along with Chef Jonathan from...

What To Do: Got To WaZoo

The 21st Annual WaZoo BeerFest This all-inclusive tasting event at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo features samples of 250 beers from 70 breweries, a variety of savory pub fare, live entertainment and free daytime admission to...
2018 Valspar Championship in Tampa Bay

The PGA Tour Arrives at Innisbrook

The Valspar Championship A PGA TOUR event that will be held March 5-11 on the Copperhead at Innisbrook  2018 Schedule of Events Sunday, March 4 Osteo Bi-Flex Made to Move Copperhead 5K Monday, March 5 Private Event in support of...
Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

Start Your Engines!

click on Grand Prix images below to enlarge or view as a slideshow  The Firestone Grand Prix of  St. Petersburg Burns Rubber On The Waterfront  The Firestone Grand Prix of St.Petersburg is a weekend long event featuring...
Mr. Robot

TECH: Rethinking Social Media

  Cyber Crime Makes Americans Rethink Social Media. USA Network’s new cyber-security thriller "Mr. Robot," has many in the Bay area buzzing about personal privacy and online security issues. The National Cyber Security Alliance offers tips...
Gasparilla Pirate Invasion in Tampa

The Pirates Are Poised To Invade Our Shores!

  Seminole Hard Rock Gasparilla Pirate FestJanuary 28, 2017 Invasion starts at 11:30 a.m. | Parade at 2 p.m.Photos: ©Visit Tampa Bay   Named for pirate Jose Gaspar, who terrorized the coastal waters of West Florida during the...
Jeff and Penny Vinik

Naughty or Nice?

Pavilion XXX  Tampa Museum of Art Pavilion XXX Chairs, Penny and Jeff Vinik      One of Tampa’s oldest traditions and most glamorous galas returns on November 7th to celebrate a 30 year milestone anniversary. Keeping with...
Rays on the Runway

Rays on the Runway

The signature Rays Wives event, the Rays on the Runway Fashion Show to benefit the Children's Dream Fund, will take place June 24.The annual event hosts players and coaches who are paired with their...
Annual Celebrate Sinatra

Celebrate Sinatra

 It’s the party of the summer as Ken Walters hosted the 18th Annual Celebrate Sinatra at the Historic Ritz Ybor The black-tie optional drew a well-dressed crowd that celebrated the music of a by-gone era....
Martinis For Moffitt 2015

Social Scene: Martinis for Moffitt

10th Annual Martinis for Moffitt    When: July 25, 2015 Where: Straz Center – Morsani Hall   The Bay Area Advisors hosted their 10th Annual Martinis for Moffitt to benefit the Advanced Prostate Collaboration at Moffitt Cancer Center. Presented by JCIII...

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