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Treasure Island News and Events



Treasure Island news headlines and coming Treasure Island area events from local newspapers, television stations and organizations.

Treasure Island Area Events

32nd Annual Treasure Island Lighted Boat Parade
December 15, 2017
Parade departs the The Club at Treasure Island at 6:20pm
Parade arrives at TI Causeway Bridge at 7pm
Parade ends at 8:15pm at John’s Pass

Holiday Happenings on Treasure Island
Santa’s Mailbox – An Afternoon at the North Pole - 32nd Annual Treasure Island Holiday Lighted Boat Parade and Celebration - Recreational Camp for Children ages 5-12 years old
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Battle at the Beach Coming to Treasure Island
Treasure Island and its white, sandy beaches on the G ulf of Mexico will experience a bowl game invasion during the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl event week when the small town, big beach community hosts the Battle at the Beach. The invasion will take place at the City of Treasure Island's Gulf Front Park at 10400 G ulf Blvd on Tuesday, December 19 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and is free for all to attend.
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FIU, Temple in Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl
The tenth edition of the bowl game will be played at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Thursday, Dec. 21, at 8 p.m. ET and air on ESPN. Tickets for the 2017 Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl start as low as just $40 and are available for online purchase from
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21st Annual Treasure Island Sport Kite Competition and Festival
The 21st Annual Treasure Island Sport Kite Competition and Festival returns to Florida January 13th-14th, 2018 for your enjoyment! Taking place on Treasure Island Beach, Florida behind the host hotel, the Thunderbird Beach Resort.
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Susan G. Komen Florida Suncoast Reschedules Race for the Cure
Susan G. Komen Florida Suncoast, based in St. Petersburg, announced today that due to the lingering impact of Hurricane Irma and the need of the community to focus on rebuilding, the organization is rescheduling its signature fundraising event to February 17, 2018.
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Treasure Island News and Headlines


Treasure Bay Golf and Tennis Offers Pickleball
The Treasure Bay Golf and Tennis Center is offering Pickleball.  Pickleball which is a combination of table tennis, badminton and tennis is the fastest growing sport in the country!  It is a low impact and low risk activity that is FUN for all ages.
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2nd DCA rules in TI beach parking case
A recent decision by Florida’s Second District Court of Appeals opens the door for the city of Treasure Island to again stage events on the beach but public parking on the beach will remain illegal.
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Treasure Island Causeway talks to start with St. Pete
In an effort to save the city about $100,000 per year in maintenance costs, Treasure Island leaders are set to begin discussions with the city of St. Petersburg about a possible maintenance agreement for the east end of the Treasure Island Causeway.
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Corps awards contract for Pinellas County beach renourishment
The contractor will place approximately 1 million cubic yards of beach-quality sand along the critically eroded shoreline of Sand Key, and approximately 63,000 cubic yards of beach-quality sand on Treasure Island at Sunshine beach.
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Looking 1951: Curious about wrestling's Gorgeous George who was staying at Treasure Island's Buccaneeer Hotel
'Gorgeous George' Wagner became one of the most popular wrestlers of the 1940s and 1950s thanks to his athleticism, his bleach blond hair, his brilliant self-promotional skills and a singularly outrageous in-ring persona that was ahead of its time. Below is a snapshot of the wrestler from back in 1951.
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Treasure Island fees to increase
The cost of doing business with the city of Treasure Island is about to increase slightly.
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Treasure Island K9 named in Nationwide most unusual pet insurance claim of the year list
After reviewing nearly 1.5 million pet insurance claims received over the past year, Nationwide has nominated 12 worthy candidates for the 2017 Hambone Award, one of which is from Treasure Island
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Treasure Island still hoping for tolling endorsement
City officials are still holding out hope the Federal Highway Administration will give them the thumbs-up to return tolls to the Treasure Island Causeway.
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Budweiser expands "Give A Damn" Safe Rides Campaign to offer Lyft Rides to Prevent Drunk Driving
Budweiser announced the bold next step in its Give A Damn campaign, together with safe ride partner Lyft. Given the success of last year's pilot program — during which Budweiser delivered more than 35,000 rides home across six states the brand will expand the 2017 campaign to offer 150,000 round-trip rides across nine states including the Tampa Bay area of Florida to help people get to and from their nights out.
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Florida treasure hunter finds Winnipegger's championship ring after hurricane
His search along the coast on the Gulf of Mexico eventually brought him to Sunset Beach on Treasure Island.
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