The Lightning are in the postseason for the sixth season in a row. They don’t call us #ChampaBay for nothin’.
The first playoff game is tomorrow night, April 18, against the Toronto Maple Leafs. But the celebration starts now (well, really over the weekend).
Here’s a few ways to jolt into the action:
- Mayor Jane Castor and the Lightning (hopefully including Thunderbug) will raise the Bolts flag at Tampa City Hall at 12 p.m. today. Plus, the Blue Crew will hand out souvenirs.
- Since the first two games are on the road, head to Thunder Alley for pre-game festivities + a watch party Tuesday and Thursday night during the games — it’s sure to be just as electric as inside Amalie for games three and four
- Snap a pic of Old City Hall (315 E. Kennedy Blvd.) at night when it lights up electric blue.
- Host a watch party at home with all of your favorite local, Bolts-themed eats... and hockey fans. We recommend a custom charcuterie board from Tampa’s Adored Boards (complete with a lightning bolt cut-out brie).