Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Events Editor

Sharon Kennedy Wynne

Events Editor

I’m an editor who writes, or maybe a writer who edits. I spend time poring over hundreds of events and fun diversions in the Tampa Bay area. I used to cover City Hall and now I ride rollercoasters on a workday. But I view this as a consumer beat. I’m looking for deals and I intend to call out what’s lame or magical. I’m a lifelong St. Petersburg resident and University of Florida grad. I cut my teeth covering politics for the Fort Myers News-Press, where a county commissioner I investigated went to jail. I joined my hometown Times in 1994 where my love of pop culture led me to tbt* and now our features team. Send me a tip when you see something fun.

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of June 17-23

Medically retired Marine Corps Sgt. Mike Nicholson of Tampa prepares to start a wheelchair race during the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Chicago July 2, 2017.  DoD photo by EJ Hersom
The Warrior Games will bring 300 wounded military and veteran athletes to Tampa to compete and St. Pete Pride returns with another big lineup.

Here’s why Walt Disney World will likely never get a Marvel theme park

Tower of Terror is seen at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 during the park’s 30th anniversary celebration in Orlando.
A long-standing legal case has blocked Disney’s use of Marvel characters in Florida.

Lines are 10 hours long for the new Harry Potter Hagrid ride at Universal

Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure opened to the public for the first time the morning of Thursday, June 13, 2019. Harry Potter fans and coaster enthusiasts are waiting for up to 10 hours to experience the thrill ride at Universal Orlando. (Dewayne Bevil/Orlando Sentinel/TNS)
Itís not unusual for a new attraction to draw thousands of fans on the first day. On Friday Universal will try its reservation system.

5 things to do under $5 in Tampa Bay: Summer movies, dog show, Pride

Clearwater’s Bilheimer Capitol Theatre will kick off its summer movie series with ‘The Incredibles’ on Sunday. [AP Photo/Courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures]
You can watch a movie in the pool at Flick and Float or check out the Pose Party on the Patio, too.

Best things to do in Tampa Bay: A sudsy bar hop, more Juneteenth celebrations

Russian-born circus performer Alesya Gulevich will appear as part of the Summer Circus Spectacular, which returned to Sarasota’s Ringling Museum this week. [Courtesy of Circus Arts Conservatory]
Plus, the Hagrid coaster opens at Universal Orlando and Sarasota’s circus legacy is on display for eight weeks.