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.

Iron Gwazi at Busch Gardens, new SeaWorld coaster coming in 2020

Tampa theme park Busch Gardens has announced a new hybrid wooden and steel coaster coming in 2020: Iron Gwazi. At more than 200 feet tall, the under-construction ride will become North America's tallest hybrid coaster, and the fastest and steepest hybrid coaster in the world. SCOTT KEELER  |   Times
The parks revealed a slate of new attractions aimed to steady the company’s future.

Thonotosassa farm tries to bleat record for largest goat yoga class

Goat yoga class in 2017 at Hat Trick Farm in Thonotosassa. Proceeds from the classes, open to the public, benefit the Grady Goat Foundation. On Sept. 14, the foundation will attempt to break the world record for largest goat yoga class. Lenora Lake   |  Special to the Times
Tickets are sold out but you can get on a waiting list for a Plant City goat farm’s charity fundraiser.

Universal will debut new ‘Dark Arts’ light show at Hogwarts this weekend

Death Eaters, Voldemort and other creepy creatures from the world of Harry Potter star in the nighttime display.

Here’s your last chance to see Disney’s Epcot IllumiNations fireworks

Epcot's IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth, a nighttime fireworks production, has been around for 20 years. Walt Disney World
The nighttime production will be replaced b a new show called Epcot Forever.

Top things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend: Scream-A-Geddon returns to the Dade City woods

Actors emerge from a simulated farmhouse at the center of the Infected haunted house at Scream-A-Geddon in Dade City in 2015. Luis Santana  |  Tampa Bay Times
You can also catch a talk from Dick Vitale at St. Petersburg theater the Palladium.