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Presents for every dad
father's day gift guide
Dad will stand out with these gifts from our online store Six & Main.|Graphic by 6AM City
Why buy your dad a boring gift when you can shop our online store (Six & Main) and find the perfect, most exciting present?

Surprise the father figure in your life with a gift that is sure to stand out. To assist in your search, we’ve created a gift guide featuring items from our store, as well as products we love from other popular brands.

From not-so-average outdoor chairs to floating sunglasses, it might be hard to just buy one gift. There’s something for every type of dad.

Outdoor explorer
Have Dad explore the outdoors while wearing this vintage snow wash dad hat by Rainier Watch and Bahias floating sunglasses by Rheos. Will Dad need a place to store things while outside? No problem. Check out these extra roomy fanny packs by Burlaep.

Foodie father
If you really want to kick things up, spice up Dad’s next meal with this citrus habanero hot sauce by Sobremesa.

The homebody
Freshen up your dad’s space with this Father’s Day 2-Pack For Him by the Wixology Candle Company. This candle set features the “Bourbon Neat” and “Nightcap” scents.

Dapper dad
Who said dads can’t appreciate a good outfit? For the father who likes to keep it fashionable, check out this Agave button-down shirt by Block + Ink and golf shirt by Kennedy Gray.

Techie dad
Give Dad a listening upgrade with the second generation AirPods Pro. Or help ease muscle soreness with the Theragun Mini 2.0. Plus, this portable neck fan will make everyone laugh — but catch Dad using it the very next day.

While this Father’s Day list is a great shopping guide, we’re working to grow our store, Six & Main, and would love to add more local vendors. If you know any local brands we should be promoting, let us know.
 
 
Events
 
Wednesday, May 31
  • Kayaking Shell Key Preserve | Wednesday, May 31 | 9-11:30 a.m. | Shell Key Preserve, Pinellas Bayway S. parking lot boat launch, Tampa | Free | Join your fellow intermediate paddlers for a journey to Sawyer Key and through the mangrove tunnel to Shell Key — arrive by 8:30 a.m.
  • Tampa Tarpons vs. Bradenton Marauders | Wednesday, May 31-Sunday, June 4 | Times vary | George M. Steinbrenner Field, 1 Steinbrenner Dr., Tampa | $8 | Grab some peanuts and watch the Tarpons take on the Marauders.
Thursday, June 1
  • “You Hurt My Feelings” (2023) | Thursday, June 1-Sunday, June 4 | Times vary | Tampa Theatre, 711 N. Franklin St., Tampa | $10-$12 | Actors Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Tobias Menzies star in this New York City-based dramatic comedy.
  • Bad Friends with Andrew Santino and Bobby Lee | Thursday, Jun. 1 | 7:30 p.m. | Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg | $43-$73 | Enjoy the live podcast featuring the “Dave” star and former MadTV sketch comic
  • “ALICE” | Thursday, June 1-Sunday, June 4 | Times vary | The Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. MacInnes Pl., Tampa | $45 | Take in Jobsite Theater’s cabaret spectacle based on the work Lewis Carroll with music, puppetry, and circus arts.
Friday, June 2
  • Vintage Marché Monthly Vintage Market | Friday, June 2-Sunday, July 2 | Times vary | 2200 2nd Ave. S., St. Petersburg | Free | Roam 15,000 sqft of unexpected treasures and curiosities.
  • Opera Tampa OUTloud | Friday, June 2 | 8 p.m. | The Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. MacInnes Pl., Tampa | $27-$215 | Opera Tampa Singers dazzle with tunes from Broadway to opera at this celebration of Pride.
Saturday, June 3
  • Kiwanis Annual Kids’ Free Fishing Derby | Saturday, June 3 | 7:30-11 a.m. | Freedom Lake Park, 7770 52nd St., Pinellas Park | Free | Kiddos will compete to catch the most (and largest) fish — poles and worms provided.
  • 2nd Annual Summer Rum & Seafood Festival | Saturday, June 3 | 4-10 p.m. | Tampa Premium Outlets, 2398 Grand Cypress Dr., Lutz | $10-$75 | Sample rum from local and national distilleries, and taste fare from 12 seafood vendors and local Wesley Chapel restaurants.
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News Notes
 
Development
  • Ybor City’s Avenida Republica de Cuba just got a whole lot safer for cyclists and power walkers. Yesterday, Tampa officials unveiled upgrades, which include safer pedestrian crossings + a parking-protected bike lane for commuters in West Tampa and Ybor City. Read more about the changes.
Biz
  • The first 2023 hurricane sales tax holiday is happening now through Friday, June 9. Throughout the holiday, shoppers won’t pay sales tax on household cleaners, pet food, flashlights, fire extinguishers, and other household + storm essentials. (Tampa Bay Times)
Award
  • It’s time to pop some kegs. Big Storm Brewing was just named the Florida Distillery of the Year. That’s the 49th award for the local brewing powerhouse. (That’s So Tampa)
Community
  • Happy (almost) PRIDE Month, TBAY. Celebrate this weekend at Gulfport’s PRIDE celebration this Saturday, June 3 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Head to the city’s main drag to check out more than 130 vendors, including local artists, food trucks, LGBTQ+ resources, and performances. (I Love the Burg)
  • The water’s warm; come on in. St. Pete’s seasonal neighborhood pools opened over the weekend. Check out hours and locations. (St. Pete Catalyst)
Plan Ahead
  • The Freedom 4 Miler is coming to Tampa Saturday, July 1. The race is dedicated to fallen soldiers and supports the nonprofit Believe With Me — and all four miles are lined with soliders’ belongings. Sign up for the Al Lopez Park race. (WFTS)
Finance
  • Refinance rates are skyrocketing. But home equity rates remain relatively low — which means that now is a great time to borrow against your home. Unlock your home equity.*
Eat
  • Offline — a local restaurant club — recently launched in Tampa Bay. What does the membership include? Besides invites to pre-opening parties and private events, you’ll get up to $50 to spend at two local restaurants monthly like the delicious Oronzo. Sign up with code “TBTODAY.”*
 
 
Development
 
🎤 Pass the mic
What's Pop-In Popcorn Bag - image source Tampa Downtown Partnership.JPG
There’s more than popcorn in store.|Photo via the Tampa Downtown Partnership
Downtown Tampa is ever-changing (ahem, like the constant new openings on Water Street). But how do you want to see it grow and change?

A new series put on by the Downtown Tampa Partnership asks just that. The organization is hosting a seven-day series of sessions starting tomorrow entitled “What’s Pop-In?” out of a half-size shipping container. Just bring your unfiltered thoughts on everything from community events to neighborhood character.

The first event is booked for tomorrow, June 1 at Rock the Park at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Share your hopes + opinions on the Downtown River Arts District with partnership staff to help guide future plans.

Psst, come hungry. You’ll score free popsicles, cake pops, soda pop, and popcorn.

Other sessions throughout the week (Thursday, June 1-Wednesday, June 7) will tackle Water Street, Channel District, Tampa Heights + West Riverfront, ENCORE!, and the Downtown Core.
 
The Wrap
 
Bailey Lefever in a park near a pond Today’s edition by:
Bailey
From the editor
This past weekend, my family visited Sea Hags, a beloved St. Pete Beach institution (okay, maybe just to us) for the last time. There’s still time to stop by for a meal before the casual seafood joint closes this weekend.
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