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Taylor Swift is coming to Tampa this weekend and the Mayor of the city just made a huge announcement.

This Thursday, Friday and Saturday Taylor Swift will be playing Raymond James Stadium. To celebrate, the Mayor of Tampa, Jane Castor, is giving Swift the key to the city and even invited her to be the honorary Mayor for a day.

In addition, much like how Glendale, AZ renamed itself to “Swift City” ahead of Taylor’s concerts there, Hillsborough County has renamed itself to “Swiftsborough”. The City of Tampa will have Old City Hall, the Tampa Riverwalk and other bridges downtown glowing red in honor of Taylor Swift as well.

Whether you’re going to the concert and want to avoid the long lines, or just want to get your hands on some merch, there’s good news. We’ve been hearing stories about absolutely insane lines for Taylor Swift gear, but the Eras merch truck will be arriving in Tampa a day early. Find all the info here

We all know that Taylor Swift is THE hottest thing on the planet right now, even breaking the internet when tickets for the Eras Tour went on sale. To get a ticket to the show might not be easy, WFLA reports that there will be a bunch of Taylor Swift themed events happening around the city.

  • Candlelight: A Tribute to Taylor Swift

    Taylor’s biggest hits will be played on a string quartet in the candlelight.

    Tampa: 2 performances at Centro Asturiano de Tampa on Friday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.

    St. Petersburg: 2 performances at The Birchwood on May 18 at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.

  • Lavender Haze Ball

    An all-ages 4 hour event on July 15 from 7-11pm with “Taylor-themed cocktails (and mocktails)” to honor her 10 “stunning eras.”

    Location: 510 Water St. Tampa, Florida.

  • Le Petit Fete’s Tay-Gates Meet-Up in Tampa

    These all-ages pre-show dance parties will have costume contests, themed photo areas and other various activities April 13-15 from 1-4pm .

  • Sorry You Missed Taylor parties

    If you missed the concert, there will be a 21+ Taylor Swift dance party with DJ Chrystaline Gold on April 14 starting at 7pm.

    Location: Floridian Social Club, 687 Central Avenue North St. Petersburg.

  • Swiftie Sips at Kahwa

    To celebrate Taylor Swift coming to Tampa, Kahwa Coffee is launching two limited-edition coffee flavors inspired by Swift herself: “Midnight Rain” and “Lavender Haze.” Both are on sale through April 16 and proceeds from the drinks will go directly to CASA of Pinellas, a program that aims to end domestic violence.

  • Taylor Swift Night Tampa: Eras Unofficial Pre-Tour DJ Dance Party

    On Friday, April 14, DJ Chey will be hosting a 4 hour dance party with all of Taylor’s hits and the entire Midnight’s album with contests, giveaways and more starting at 9pm.

    Location: Pegasus Lounge, 14811 N Florida Ave., Tampa

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