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New things and fun events coming to Tampa Bay area in 2020

Posted: 5:51 PM, Dec 31, 2019
Updated: 2020-01-02 10:43:07-05
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TAMPA, Fla.—New year, new things to try! From thrilling rides to tasty restaurants, there is plenty of new excitement coming to Tampa Bay in 2020.

Fly Bar & Restaurant - Early 2020
That's right, Fly Bar is returning to Tampa. The new location will be in the Lafayette Arcade at Grand Central, near Mise en Place. Get ready for a new look and a brand new cocktail menu!

Two Shepherds Taproom - Early 2020
This will be Tampa's first and only indoor and outdoor dog bar and park. You'll be able to find it off of Dale Mabry, next to Al Lopez Field.

Book + Bottle - Early 2020
This wine bar combined with a bookstore will make a great addition to Downtown St. Pete. Enjoy monthly wine and book pairings.

Dessert Wars - February 2020
Sample sweet treats from local vendors at the largest dessert festival in America. Dessert Wars will be held in both Tampa and Miami. Check it out at Armature Works on February 9.

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Tampa Bay Vipers First XFL Season - February 2020
XFL is back and welcomes new Tampa Bay team, the Vipers. Their season kicks of February 9 against the New York Guardians.

Atlanta Braves Start Spring Training in North Port - Spring 2020
Welcome to the Atlanta Braves' new spring training field, CoolToday Park in North Port, Florida. Check out spring training ticket availability here.

New St. Pete Pier - Spring 2020
The long awaited St. Pete Pier will be completed in 2020! Click here to check out the pier marketplace vendors.

Iron Gwazi at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay - Spring 2020
Iron Gwazi will be 206 feet tall, feature a 91-degree drop and reach speeds up to 76 mph—what more could you ask for? This will be Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s 10th roller coaster.

RELATED | Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and SeaWorld Orlando announce new rides opening in Spring 2020

Solar Vortex at Adventure Island Tampa Bay - Spring 2020
Adventure Island will celebrate its 40-year anniversary next year with the launch of America’s first dual tailspin water slide. Solar Vortex will have a 52-foot tower and reach speeds up to 20 mph.

Ice Breaker at SeaWorld Orlando - Spring 2020
SeaWorld Orlando is opening its first multi-directional launch coaster. It will have a total of four launches with its first launch taking riders backwards up a 100-degree tilt, making it the steepest beyond vertical drop in Florida!

La Pergola St. Pete - 2020
This new Italian restaurant is the brain child of celebrity chef Fabio Viviani. Enjoy homemade pasta, craft cocktails, an outdoor patio bar and so much more in Downtown St. Pete.

Sunshine Kitty Catfe - 2020
Get ready for St Pete's first cat cafe. Enjoy coffee and furry company, and possibly adopt a cat to take home with you!

Snowcat Ridge Alpine Snow Park - November 2020
Finally, winter in Florida! This will be the state's first snow park, and it will open in Dade City next to TreeHoppers Aerial Adventure Park. Take part in snow tubing, snow play, and an Alpine Village.

RELATED | Florida's first snow park to open November 2020 in Dade City

Carnival Mardi Gras Sets Sail - December 2020
Carnival Cruise Line's newest ship, Mardi Gras, will set sail from Port Canaveral stating next December. It features the very first roller coaster at sea!

RELATED | 6 new cruise ships will begin sailing from Florida in 2020

New Food Hall Coming to Sundial - Late 2020
The visionary team behind Armature Works will be developing a new food hall at Sundial in St. Petersburg. The new, all-inclusive concept will be over 25,000 square feet of commercial space featuring a variety of existing spaces and additional vacant spaces on the lower level.

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