If you couldn't score some of the hard-to-find eyewear that will let you watch Monday's solar eclipse, have no fear, there are safe viewing choices across the Tampa Bay area.
Here's what Tampa Bay residents making special vacations into the path of Monday's solar eclipse could experience.
Don't look now, but the whole country is gearing up for the first total solar eclipse to cross the United States since 1979. You'll need special eye wear on Aug. 21 to watch it, or make travel plans if you want to experience it.
ORLANDO — "See how he uses his tail to swim really fast?" a dolphin trainer at SeaWorld told the crowd on a steamy June day. "He uses his powerful muscular peduncle to help him jump really high. Want to see him jump really high?"
TAMPA — Ivan Crawford greets the long line of people that snakes around the sidewalk to the Art of the Brick. He has worked for four years at Amalie Arena, cleaning carpets. But these days, he has found a new calling. He is a herder of crowds.
At least 5,000 sunglasses-wearing rubber ducks will be dumped into the Hillsborough River in downtown Tampa on Saturday, where their adoptive parents will watch them "race" for cash prizes.
With two classic rides retiring at Walt Disney World, the theme park giant has taken the unprecedented step of lifting the block-out dates a little early for seasonal passholders so they can visit one last time.
Tax-Free Weekend: So long, summer. This is the last weekend before many public schools in the Tampa Bay area open and it's also the weekend state sales tax is waived on school supplies, clothing and computers. Tampa's Westshore Plaza will have a Back to School Fair on Saturday with …
1. Water Ski Show: Forty summers have passed since we learned that Jimmy Buffett was wasting away in Margaritaville. Buffett's signature song is the inspiration for the skiers in a theatrical water show at 6 p.m. Saturday. All of the free weekly performances include barefoot, jump, ballet, adagio …