Wild Entertainment at Guavaween 2014: Burlesque, Magic, and More!

The re-imagined Guavaween Festival will be one you do not want to miss with incredible Burlesque shows, magic, dancing and more! Along with all the performances, there will also b Live Music and DJ's, full liquor bars, dance club and a $1,000 costume contest. Read More

5 of the Best Halloween Parties in Tampa You Cannot Miss

Halloween is one of the most anticipated holidays of the year with hundreds of events and parties here in Tampa. But here is a list of some of the best Halloween parties in Tampa you do not want to miss. Read More

Call the Babysitter | Your Night Out at Guavaween

Guavaween Voodoo Carnival is an adult only Halloween event which draws people from across the globe and has made a big transition this year. The Guavaween festival is 21+. Read More

New Sushi Options In Downtown and South Tampa

Three new Sushi Restaurants in and around Downtown Tampa bring more options for Sushi lovers in Tampa.  The Hideaway, KELP SUSHI JOINT and  Sushi Ninja Tampa recently opened to join the other popular Sushi offerings at Samurai Blue in Ybor, Ciccio and Tony's and SoHo … Read More

Do Not Miss these Upcoming Festivals in Tampa

Tampa has become a festival and event driven city with the expansion of all the Gasparilla events, the addition to several event productions by Big City Events, the music festivals put on by Sunset Events and Disco Donnie and the … Read More

Oktoberfest Events in Tampa | Festivals, Pub Crawls and More!

Tampa is hosting a variety of Oktoberfest events for you to get in the German spirit. Beer, Food, Dancing, Live Music and more! Read More

Wine, Martinis, Jazz and Fine Art, The Refinement of Ybor?

Ybor City is changing with new businesses and becoming a more refined destination for art, upscale dining, and specialty drink establishments. Read More

Strong Turnout for PPC Tampa Downs Fall Classic at Silks Poker Room

The Silks Poker Room at Tampa Bay Downs, host for the PPC Poker Tour, is currently holding the 2014 PPC Tampa Downs Fall Classic and has already experience a strong turnout in the first two days with over 300 players. … Read More

Guavaween Revealed | What to Expect for 2014

With all the changes going on for Guavaween in 2014, you may not know what to expect. Well you can expect one thing, the 2014 Guavaween: Voodoo Carnival will be the premier Halloween event in Florida and one you will … Read More

Summer of Rum Fest | What to Expect?

The 2nd Annual Summer of Rum Festival is taking place this Saturday at the Cuban Club in Ybor City. So what exactly is this event and what should you expect? First of all, August 16th is National Rum Day, so … Read More

GrillSmith Restaurants Celebrates 10 Years of Serving Tampa Bay

GrillSmith Restaurants is celebrating their 10th Birthday! The beloved local chain has been serving both hungry patrons and the local community for 10 years. You may be a fan of their famous Spicy Thai Shrimp or the Everyday Happy Hour. … Read More

Best Places to Grab a Drink After Work

When working the grind we’re all looking forward to something at the end of the day…and if these local bars and restaurants haven’t crossed your mind, then you definitely need to head out to one soon! After all, it’s summer, … Read More

Grouper Sandwiches Fresh Off the Boat | Southern Seafood

If you’re like me, summer in Florida means sun, sand, sea, and fresh seafood. I can’t even think about hitting the sand before craving a grouper sandwich. Growing up in Tampa, I’ve had a lot of great grouper sandwiches but … Read More

My Hope Chest: A New Twist on the Traditional Breast Cancer Walk

Local charity organization, My Hope Chest, has a unique mission and take for fundraising their cause with their first annual Butterfly Glow Walk, 5K Fun Run, and After Party–all to take place on Saturday, September 20th. What My Hope Chest … Read More

Brew Safari: Wazoo Beer Festival at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

Wazoo has been ranked as one of the top ten beer festivals in the nation by USA Today and the festivities have only grown since then! On Saturday August 2nd, Lowry Park Zoo will be transformed into a haven for … Read More

Boots on the Beach at Hogan’s Beach | Country Music Sunset Party

Head down to Hogan’s Beach on Saturday, July 5th at 7pm for Tampa’s first Country Music Sunset Party, Boots on the Beach! The party goes until midnight with great Country music! Party with hot Country performances of Love and Theft, … Read More

Living a Fit Lifestyle | Inspiring Fitness + Lifestyle Change

Internal inspiration can seem like a pitfall when YOUR MIND has you in a resistant mood. We learn ways to avoid our goals by indulging in quick feel good remedies we later regret. Pie, anyone? Cigarette? One too many shots? … Read More

Tampa Fireworks, Parties & Things To Do | Fourth of July 2014

Unsure of what to do this Fourth of July weekend? Luckily, Tampa has it all! Whether you’re on the prowl to party up, looking for family friendly fun, or just want a great time with scenic fireworks, we’ve scoured for … Read More

Summer of Rum Festival | Rum Shacks, Live Music + Unlimited Rum

Big City Events is at it again, with the 2nd annual Summer of Rum Festival, taking place on Saturday, August 16th at the Cuban Club in Ybor City. So what exactly is the Summer of Rum Fest? Think of it … Read More

Thursday Night Out | Ladies + Hospitality Night at Club Prana

Whether you are looking to start your weekend a little early or you are in the hospitality industry and are looking to get out and have some fun before the long weekend ahead of serving or pleasing others. Get your … Read More

Best Places to Watch the USA World Cup Game in Tampa

You have a lot of options when it comes to watching the World Cup games. Yeah you have a big screen TV to watch it at home, but when it comes to World Cup soccer, especially a USA game, there … Read More

Ybor Chamber Selects Big City Events + 813area.com for Guavaween

A new partnership for Guavaween is in the works. Big City Events and 813area.com have come together to bring you the best Halloween party in the area and put Historic Ybor City back on the map for one of the … Read More

MacDinton’s is Local Hot Spot for World Cup Watch Parties

When it comes to watching the World Cup games, there is no other bar that comes to mind like MacDinton’s Irish Pub! One of Tampa’s most popular nightlife destinations is a central hub for all the World Cup matches whether … Read More

Silks Poker Room To Host 2014 PPC Poker Championship

Looking for a local poker game in Tampa? Are you tired of playing poker in the crowded big casino environment? Tampa Bay Downs offers a great alternative in Silks Poker Room located on the third floor of the North West … Read More

Top Father’s Day Activities in Tampa Bay

Scrambling around last minute shopping for a Father’s Day gift? No fear, because there are tons of special events going in Tampa that will make for a fun, memorable day! Give the ultimate gift of quality time together–memories made are … Read More

Grand Opening of Title Boxing Club South Tampa

Summer is finally here which means it’s time to get your body healthy and fit so you can hit the beach feeling confident and happy about your body. A great way to get yourself into shape is by joining the Title … Read More

Why Would a Woman want to join Title Boxing Club?

When Boxing comes to mind, not many people associate women with the sport; it was only just in 2012 that women were allowed to box in the Olympics. And why is this? The stereotype of it being a “man’s sport” … Read More

What Does it Take to Throw the Ultimate Party?

We have all done them. Thrown themed parties in college and in our bachelor years. We have thrown the Tiki Party, the Throwback Party and the Mixology Party. We thought getting a couple hundred kids to show up meant you … Read More

Grand Tequila Tasting This Friday, May 23rd, 2014 at the Epicurean Hotel

As everyone in Tampa knows, this weekend is dedicated to all of the Tequila fanatics. The Tampa Bay Margarita Festival 2014 will be taking place this Saturday and for those who are just too excited to wait or can’t make … Read More

Sunova Beach Bar & Restaurant | SoHo’s Newest Addition

Mangroves is out, and Sunova Beach is in! Mangroves has left SoHo and has been replaced with the beach-styled bar & restaurant, Sunova Beach. Now you can enjoy the beach life without having to deal with all of that messy … Read More
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