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Things to do this weekend in Tampa Bay

Betty White in a green dress in front of a flower garden.
Celebrate Betty White this weekend. Photo: ABC Photo Archives/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images

๐ŸŽก Sarasota Winter Carnival: Enjoy games, rides, festival foods and tons of family-friendly fun.

  • Tonight 5-11pm, Saturday 12-11pm, Sunday 12-10pm and Monday 12-8pm at The Mall at University Town Center. Entry and parking are free, ride tickets extra.
  • Plus: A Beer & Burger festival next door, 12-8pm Saturday. $15.

Screen Time with "Selling Tampa" star Rena Frazier

Photo illustration: Axios Visuals. Photo:ย Rena Frazier

After Rena Frazier of "Selling Tampa" gave us tips on how to navigate the hot housing market, we began to wonder how an influencer like her interacts with tech.

Getting the scoop on the Gasparilla Pirate Festival

 Ethan Chitwood and father, Noah Chitwood, with family friend Lukas Gowder, watch the 2012 Gasparilla Parade.
Ethan Chitwood, his father, Noah Chitwood, and family friend Lukas Gowder watch the 2012 Gasparilla Parade. Photo: Linda Davidson/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Reader mailbag: "Ahoy! I'm a newly adopted Tampan and realize I know very little about Gasparilla โ€” a name that seems to pop up in the strangest of places.

  • "I'd love to read more about it (him?)."

๐Ÿดโ€โ˜ ๏ธ 2022 Gasparilla Pirate Festival "definitely on"

The Lafayette Street Bridge during Gasparilla 1922.
The Lafayette Street Bridge during Gasparilla 1922. Photo: Bergert Brothers Photographic Collection/Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System

An anxious sentiment has begun to rattle the residents of Tampatown as word circulated here that Jose Gasparilla, king of the lustiest pirates, was preparing for what could be his bloodiest attack yet later this month.

Emma Way
Dec 22, 2021 - Real Estate

I binge-watched "Selling Tampa," and here are my thoughts

fancy house on camera with two real estate agents
Allure agents Colony Reeves and Anne-Sophie Petit show off this $6.5 million Eddings Road estate. Photo courtesy Netflix

We already knew the real estate market in the Tampa Bay area is on fire. Now the world knows, thanks to Netflix's new and wildly popular show "Selling Tampa."

The big picture: The "Selling Sunset" spin-off centers around Sharelle Rosado's Allure Realty and her team of stylish agents as they attempt to find buyers for Tampa's most luxurious homes.

The Voice's Jeremy Rosado is home for Christmas

Jeremy Rosado performing on "The Voice" in a black and gold suit.
Jeremy Rosado performing on "The Voice." Photo: Trae Patton/NBC

After cracking the top 10 on "The Voice" this season, Christian singer Jeremy Rosado is back in Tampa and ready to keep singing.

Things to do this weekend in Tampa Bay

A latte with "weekend" written in the foam.
Maura Losch/Axios

๐ŸŽ Tampa Riverwalk Holiday Fest: Shop for plants, local artwork, paper goods, specialty foods, apothecary goods and more all along the riverwalk.

  • Saturday 12-7pm, Sunday 10-6pm. Free!
Selene San Felice
Updated Dec 6, 2021 - Business

Your guide to shopping local in Tampa Bay

Animated illustration of a hand carrying a shopping bag, which then turns into many shopping bags
Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

Here's our curated guide to buying local for everyone in your life this holiday season.

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