Tampa, FL

Welcome To Tampa

Tampa has many opportunities for fun and interesting events to participate in - perhaps the most well known and anticipated events are those from Tampa's annual celebration of "Gasparilla", particularly the Gasparilla Pirate Festival, a mock pirate invasion held since 1904 in late January or early February. Often referred to as Tampa's "Mardi Gras", the invasion flotilla led by the pirate ship, Jose Gasparilla, and subsequent parade draw over 400,000 attendees, contributing tens of millions of dollars to the city's economy. Beyond the initial invasion, numerous Gasparilla festivities take place each year between January and March, including the Gasparilla Children's Parade, the more adult-oriented Sant'Yago Knight Parade, the Gasparilla Distance Classic, Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, and the Gasparilla International Film Festival, among other pirate themed events. Other notable events include the Outback Bowl, which is held New Year's Day at Raymond James Stadium. Each February, The Florida State Fair brings crowds from across the state, while "Fiesta Day" celebrates Tampa's Cuban, Spanish, German, Italian, English, Irish, Jewish, and African-Cuban immigrant heritage. The India International Film Festival (IIFF) of Tampa Bay also takes place in February. In April the MacDill Air Fest entertains as one of the largest military air shows in the U.S. Guavaween, a nighttime street celebration infuses Halloween with the Latin flavor of Ybor City. Downtown Tampa hosts the largest anime convention in Florida, Metrocon, a three-day event held in either June or July at the Tampa Convention Center. Ybor also hosts "GaYbor Days", an annual street party in the GLBT-friendly GaYbor district. The Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, held annually since 1989, is the city's largest film festival event, and one of the largest independent gay film festivals in the country Tampa is home to a variety of stage and performing arts venues and theaters, including the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa Theatre, Gorilla Theatre, and the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre next to the Florida State Fairgrounds. The Channelside Entertainment Complex in Tampa's Channel District. Performing arts companies and organizations which call Tampa home include the Florida Orchestra, Opera Tampa, Jobsite Theater, the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay, Stageworks Theatre, Spanish Lyric Theater, Tampa Bay Opera, and the Tampa Bay Symphony. Current popular nightlife districts include Channelside, Ybor City, SoHo, International Plaza and Bay Street, and Seminole Hard Rock. Downtown Tampa also contains some nightlife, and there are more clubs/bars to be found in other areas of the city. The area has become a "de facto" headquarters of professional wrestling. WWE's former developmental territory, Florida Championship Wrestling, was also based in Tampa. Tampa is home to several death metal bands, an extreme form of heavy metal music that evolved from thrash metal. Many of the genre's pioneers and foremost figures are based in and around the city. Chief among these are Deicide, Six Feet Under, Obituary, Cannibal Corpse, Death and Morbid Angel. The Tampa scene grew with the birth of Morrisound Recording, which established itself as an international recording destination for metal bands. The Tampa area is home to a number of museums that cover a wide array of subjects and studies. These include the Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI), which has several floors of science-related exhibits plus the only domed IMAX theater in Florida and a planetarium; the Tampa Museum of Art; the USF Contemporary Art Museum; the Tampa Bay History Center; the Tampa Firefighters Museum; the Henry B. Plant Museum; and Ybor City Museum State Park. Permanently docked in downtown's Channel District is the SS American Victory, a former World War II Victory ship which is now used as a museum ship.

FIND EVENTS IN Tampa

Weather Forecast for Tampa

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Heat index values as high as 101. West southwest wind around 11 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 78. West southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Heat index values as high as 100. West wind 3 to 8 mph.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 76. West northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Calm wind becoming west northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 76. Northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Sunday

Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Sunny, with a high near 94. Calm wind becoming west around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 77. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Monday

Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Monday Night

Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 76. Chance of precipitation is 10%.

Tuesday

Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Tuesday Night

Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 76. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Wednesday

Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Tampa News and Events

2019 Tampa Police Teen Academy

Date of Event: Jun 20 2019 - 8:00am

High school students from throughout the city are participating in a weeklong interactive academy to learn about careers in law enforcement, while building relationships with police.

ETCRP Housing Subcommittee Meeting

Date of Event: Jun 20 2019 - 10:00am

Location: TPD - District III Conference Room

Date: Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Contact: Cameron Hypes (813) 955-5580

NOTE: ALL MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Safe Summer Presentation

Date of Event: Jun 20 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

The Tampa Police Department will conduct a bicycle safetypresentation atOak ParkCommunity Center for summer participants.

SLBE Review Committee: Sheltered Market Program

Date of Event: Jun 20 2019 - 2:30pm

Location: TMOB - 5th Floor, MBD Small Conference Room

Date: Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 2:30 p.m.

Topic: To review projects eligible for solicitation as a

Sheltered Market Procurement pursuant to the

City of Tampa's Equal Business Opportunity Program.

Contact: Ardail Allen at (813) 274-5542 or Ardail.Allen@tampagov.net

NOTE: All meetings are open to the public.

Goal Setting Committee: Subcontracts

Date of Event: Jun 20 2019 - 3:30pm

Location: TMOB - 5th Floor, MBD Small Conference Room

Date: Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 3:30 p.m.

Topic: To review projects eligible for application of subcontract

participation goals pursuant to the City of Tampa's

Equal Business Opportunity Program.

Contact: Joshua Hall at (813) 274-5512 or Joshua.Hall@tampagov.net

NOTE: All meetings are open to the public.

CCNA Selection/Certification Committee Meeting

Date of Event: Jun 20 2019 - 4:00pm

Location: TMOB - Executive Conference Room - 8th Floor

Date: Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

Topic: To consider selection pursuant to an RFQ for:

19-C-00042;

Old City Hall Interior ImprovementsDesign-Build

Contact: Jim Greiner at (813) 274-8598

NOTE: All meetings are open to the public.

2019 Tampa Police Teen Academy

Date of Event: Jun 21 2019 - 8:00am

High school students from throughout the city are participating in a weeklong interactive academy to learn about careers in law enforcement, while building relationships with police.

City Council - Citizens Advisory Budget and Finance Committee Meeting

Date of Event: Jun 21 2019 - 12:30pm

Location: TMOB - Conference Room - 2nd Floor

Date: Friday, June 21, 2019 at 12:30 p.m.

Contact: Lorena Hardwick at (813) 274-7072

NOTE: All meetings are open to the public.

Ybor City Saturday Market

Date of Event: Jun 22 2019 - 9:00am

Saturday Market

For more information, visit Ybor City Saturday Market

Davis Island Road Safety Awareness

Date of Event: Jun 22 2019 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

Tampa Police Department will attend the Davis Islands Road Safety Awareness event interacting with citizens and addressing any questions or concerns.

Safety Awareness

Date of Event: Jun 22 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Tampa Police Department District Two Officers will conduct asafety presentationat the Pearlinas Adult Activity Center.

St. John Progressive MB Church Youth Summer Summit Program

Date of Event: Jun 22 2019 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

The Tampa Police Department will participate in St. John Progressive MB Church Youth Summer Summit event. Specialized equipment will be displayed at this event.

Department of Defense Warrior Games Time Trial Cycling

Date of Event: Jun 23 2019 - 8:00am

2019 DoD Warrior Games

For additional information, visit Warrior Games

Tampa Bay Yoga Festival

Date of Event: Jun 23 2019 - 9:00am to 7:00pm

For more information, please visit Stretch-N-Sweat Yoga

Construction Services & Support Advisory Team for Mayor Jane Castor

Date of Event: Jun 24 2019 - 9:00am

Construction Services & Support Advisory Team for Mayor Jane Castor

Date: Monday, June 24, 2019 at 9:00 A.M.

Location: Visit Tampa Bay Suite 2900

201 N. Franklin Street

Tampa, Florida 33602

Contact: Marley Wilkes at marley.wilkes@tampagov.net

Note: All meetings are open to the public.

Any person who decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter

considered at this public hearing or meeting are advised, in accordance with

Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, that they will need a record of the

proceedings,and for such purpose may need to hire a court reporter to ensure

that a verbatimrecord of the proceeding is made, which record includes the

testimony and evidenceupon which the appeal is to be based.

City of Tampa - Art Programs Division

Date of Event: Jun 24 2019 - 1:00pm

Location: Tampa Convention Center - 4th Floor Executive Conference Room

Date: Monday. June 24, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.

Topic: Public Art Selection:

Tampa Convention Center and surrounding areas:

Tunnel, Riverwalk at Harbour Island.

Contact: Melissa Davies, City of Tampa, Art Programs Division

(813) 274-8531 or via email at www.tampagov.net/arts

NOTE: All meetings are open to the public.

Transportation Advisory Team for Mayor Jane Castor

Date of Event: Jun 24 2019 - 3:00pm

PUBLIC NOTICE

Transportation Advisory Team for Mayor Jane Castor

Date: Monday, June 24, 2019 at 3:00 P.M.

Location: Visit Tampa Bay Suite 2900

201 N. Franklin Street

Tampa, Florida 33602

Contact: Marley Wilkes at marley.wilkes@tampagov.net

Note: All meetings are open to the public.

Any person who decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any

matter considered at this public hearing or meeting are advised,in accordance

with Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, that they will needa record of the

proceedings, and for such purpose may need to hire a court reporter to ensure

that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony

and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

Barrio Latino Commission

Date of Event: Jun 25 2019 - 9:00am

Location: Old City Hall - City Council Chambers - 3rd Floor

Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

Contact: Dennis Fernandez at (813) 274-3100, Option #3

www.tampagov.net/historic-preservation

NOTE: All meetings are open to the public.

ETCRP Economic Development Subcommittee Meeting

Date of Event: Jun 25 2019 - 10:00am

Location: TPD - District III Conference Room

Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Contact: Natasha Goodley (813) 847-8586

NOTE: ALL MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Safe Summer Presentation

Date of Event: Jun 25 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

The Tampa Police Department will conduct aStrengthening Relationships with Law Enforcementpresentation at Cyrus Greene Community Center for summer participants.

Safe Summer Presentation

Date of Event: Jun 25 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

The Tampa Police Department will conduct an it's an emergency presentation atGrant ParkCommunity Center for summer participants.

Ybor City Development Corporation Board Meetings

Date of Event: Jun 25 2019 - 4:00pm

Location: YCDC Office

Dates: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Contact: YCDC Office at (813) 274-7936

NOTE: All meetings are open to the public.

West Tampa Community Redevelopment Area Advisory Committee Meeting

Date of Event: Jun 25 2019 - 5:30pm

Location: West Tampa Library Community Room

Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.

Contact: Malcolm Kiner at (813) 274-7427

Malcolm.Kiner@tampagov.net

NOTE; ALL MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Brandy Chase Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Date of Event: Jun 25 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Brandy Chase Condos are restarting their Neighborhood Watch program.

Safe Summer Presentation

Date of Event: Jun 26 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

The Tampa Police Department will conduct anit's an emergencypresentation atFair OaksCommunity Center for summer participants.

Safe Summer Presentation

Date of Event: Jun 27 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

The Tampa Police Department will conduct anit's an emergencypresentation atOak ParkCommunity Center for summer participants.

Safe Summer Presentation

Date of Event: Jun 27 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

The Tampa Police Department will conduct a safety presentation at the Forest HillsCommunity Center for their summer participants.

SLBE Review Committee: Sheltered Market Program

Date of Event: Jun 27 2019 - 2:30pm

Location: TMOB - 5th Floor, MBD Small Conference Room

Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 2:30 p.m.

Topic: To review projects eligible for solicitation as a

Sheltered Market Procurement pursuant to the

City of Tampa's Equal Business Opportunity Program.

Contact: Ardail Allen at (813) 274-5542 or Ardail.Allen@tampagov.net

NOTE: All meetings are open to the public.

Goal Setting Committee: Subcontracts

Date of Event: Jun 27 2019 - 3:30pm

Location: TMOB - 5th Floor, MBD Small Conference Room

Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 3:30 p.m.

Topic: To review projects eligible for application of subcontract

participation goals pursuant to the City of Tampa's

Equal Business Opportunity Program.

Contact: Joshua Hall at (813) 274-5512 or Joshua.Hall@tampagov.net

NOTE: All meetings are open to the public.

Asbury Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Date of Event: Jun 27 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

The Tampa Palms Asbury Residentswill be hostinga neighborhood watch meeting.Get the latest information about crime trends in your neighborhood and meet the officers that patrol your area. All are welcome to attend!

Northeast Community Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Date of Event: Jun 27 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

The Northeast Community Neighborhood Watchwill be hosting their general monthlyneighborhood watch meeting.

Woodland Terrace Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Date of Event: Jun 27 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Woodland Terrace NHW will be hosting their general monthlyneighborhood watch meeting.

Wounded Warriors in Action 5k

Date of Event: Jun 29 2019 - 7:30am

Wounded Warriors 5k

Where : Al Lopez Park

When : Saturday, June 29, 2019

For more information or toregister, please visit:WWIA5k

Ybor City Saturday Market

Date of Event: Jun 29 2019 - 9:00am

Saturday Market

For more information, visit Ybor City Saturday Market

NAACP Health and Safety Fair 2019

Date of Event: Jun 29 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

The Tampa Police Department will provide a crime prevention table at the NAACP Health and Safety Fair. Specialized equipment will be displayed at the event.

Festival De Verano Puerto Rico Panama

Date of Event: Jun 29 2019 - 11:00am to 6:00pm

Festival De Verano Puerto Rico Panama

For more information, please visit Festival De Verano Puerto Rico Panama

Drew Park Community Redevelopment Area Advisory Committee Meeting

Date of Event: Jul 2 2019 - 5:30pm

Location: Tampa Police Department - District 1

Date: Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.

Contact: Malcolm Kiner at (813) 274-7427

malcolm.kiner@tampagov.net

NOTE: All meetings are open to the public.

Tampa Red White & Blue Festival

Date of Event: Jul 4 2019 - 3:00pm

For additional information, visit Tampa Red White & Blue Festival

Boom by the Bay

Date of Event: Jul 4 2019 - 4:00pm to 10:00pm

This all-American celebration and firework spectacular will feature family-friendly activities, live entertainment, and 4 fireworks displays spanning 2.5 miles of our waterfront.The event will take place on Thursday, July 4, 2019. Activities will begin between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m., depending on location, and last until the completion of the fireworks.The fireworks are scheduled for 9:00 p.m., but may be slightly adjusted due to weather concerns.More...

Boom By the Bay

Ybor City Saturday Market

Date of Event: Jul 6 2019 - 9:00am

Saturday Market

For more information, visit Ybor City Saturday Market

The 2nd Annual Independence Run 5k/10k

Date of Event: Jul 7 2019 - 7:30am

American Flag

Where : Al Lopez Park

When : Sunday, July 7, 2019

For more information or to register, please visit : The 2nd Annual Independence Run

Fresh Market at Hyde Park Village

Date of Event: Jul 7 2019 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Hyde Park Market

For more information, visit Tampa Bay Markets.

Summer Vibes

Date of Event: Jul 7 2019 - 11:00am

summer vibes

For additional information, visit Summer Vibes

Safety Awareness

Date of Event: Jul 8 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

The Tampa Police Department will be speaking to a group of children at the Kinship Care Summer Program about topics such as bullying, personal and internet safety.

Architectural Review Commission Meeting

Date of Event: Jul 8 2019 - 6:00pm

Location: Old City Hall - City Council Chambers - 3rd Floor

Date: Monday, July 8, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

Contact: Dennis Fernandez at (813) 274-3100, Option #3

www.tampagov.net/historic-preservation

NOTE: All meetings are open to the public.

Safe Summer Presentation

Date of Event: Jul 9 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

The Tampa Police Department will conduct a bicycle safetypresentation at Cyrus Greene Community Center for summer participants.

Safe Summer Presentation

Date of Event: Jul 9 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

The Tampa Police Department will conduct a safety presentationatCopelandPark Community Center for their summer participants.

Safe Summer Presentation

Date of Event: Jul 9 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

The Tampa Police Department will conduct agun safetypresentation at Grant Park Community Center for summer participants.

Downtown Community Redevelopment Area Community Advisory Committee Meeting

Date of Event: Jul 9 2019 - 5:30pm

Location: TMOB - 2nd Floor Conference Room

Date: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.

Contact: Rob Rosner at (813) 274-8812

rob.rosner@tampagov.net

NOTE: All meetings are open to the public.