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

Scattered showers and thunderstorms after 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 92. Heat index values as high as 103. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tonight

Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 77. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tuesday

Showers likely after 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 92. Heat index values as high as 103. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 11pm, then scattered showers and thunderstorms between 11pm and 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. East southeast wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Wednesday

Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. East southeast wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Wednesday Night

Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Thursday

Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Light and variable wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Thursday Night

Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Friday

Scattered showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Friday Night

Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 76. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Saturday

Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Saturday Night

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

Sunday

Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Tampa News and Events

ETCRP Land Use Subcommittee Meeting

Date of Event: Aug 19 2019 - 12:00pm

Location: Tampa Police District III - Conference Room

Date: Monday, August 19, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.

Contact: Kim Headland at (813) 263-7388

NOTE: All meetings are open to the public.

NO AUGUST MEETING for GE Retirement Fund - Board of Trustees

Date of Event: Aug 20 2019 - 1:30pm

NO AUGUST MEETING for the GE Retirement Fund Board of Trustees

Next meeting will be September 17, 2019

See Calendar of Events for September 17th for time and change of location.

Joint Meeting of Members of the Tampa City Council and Mayor Jane Castor to tour the David L. Tippin Water Treatment Facility.

Date of Event: Aug 20 2019 - 2:00pm

Joint Meeting of Members of the Tampa City Council and

Mayor Jane Castor to tour the David L. Tippin Water

Treatment Facility.

Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location: David L. Tippin Water Treatment Facility

7125 North 30th Street

Tampa, Florida 33610

Contact: Chuck Weber at (813) 274-7105 or email at

Michele.Miles@tampagov.net with questions or concerns.

Note: All meetings are open to the public.

City of Tampa Deferred Compensation Plan Committee Meeting

Date of Event: Aug 20 2019 - 3:00pm

Location: TMOB - 7th Floor Conference Room

Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.

Contact: Dave Blasewitz at (813) 274-8103

Note: All meetings are open to the public.

Palmetto Beach Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Date of Event: Aug 20 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

The Tampa Police Department will participate in a neighborhood discussion regarding safety during the Palmetto Beach NHW meeting.

Workforce Development Advisory Team for Mayor Castor

Date of Event: Aug 21 2019 - 9:00am

Location: HNTB - Suite 1200 (12th Floor)

201 N. Franklin Street

Tampa, Florida 33602

Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

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

Note: All meetings are open to the public.

City of Tampa - Public Art Committee

Date of Event: Aug 21 2019 - 12:00pm

Location: TMOB - 5th Floor Conference Room

Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.

Contact: Melissa Davies at (813) 274-8531

NOTE: All meetings are open to the public.

Affordable Housing Advisory Team for Mayor Jane Castor

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

Location: Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick - Gasparilla Board Room

Bank of America Plaza - Suite 2800

Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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

Note: All meetings are open to the public.

City of Tampa and the Tampa Police Benevolent Association Collective Bargaining Session

Date of Event: Aug 21 2019 - 1:00pm

Location: Tampa Police Headquarters - 5th Floor Conference Room

Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.

Contact: Kimberly Sullivan at (813) 274-8640

Note: All meetings are open to the public.

Mayors Hispanic Advisory Council - Conversation with Mayor Jane Castor about her 5 Pillar Plan

Date of Event: Aug 22 2019 - 8:00am to 9:30am

Come join the Mayors Hispanic Advisory Council at our upcoming 813 Cafecito networking event on August 22, 2019 as we converse with Mayor Castor and other community leaders on the Five Pillar Plan for transforming Tampa! A diverse group of community leaders are expected to attend, including Tampa Police Hispanic Liaison Officer Dennis Small, Mayor's Hispanic Advisory Council, Mayor's African American Advisory Council, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Tampa Bay and Hillsborough County.

For further information contact Maribel Garret at mgarrett@corbettprep.com or Brian Serrano at brian.serrano@nielsen.com

Registration starts at 7:30 AM

SLBE Review Committee: Sheltered Market Program Meeting

Date of Event: Aug 22 2019 - 2:30pm

Location: TMOB - 5th Floor - MBD small Conference Room

Date: Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

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

NOTE: All meetings are open to the public.

Transportation Advisory Team for Mayor Jane Castor

Date of Event: Aug 22 2019 - 3:00pm

Location: Tampa Police Headquarters - 5th Floor Conference Room

Date: Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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

Note: All meetings are open to the public.

Goal Setting Committee: Subcontracts Meeting

Date of Event: Aug 22 2019 - 3:30pm

Location: TMOB - 5th Floor - MBD small Conference Room

Date: Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Topic: To review projects eligible for application of subcontract

participation goals pursuant tothe City of Tampa's Equal

Business Opportunity Program.

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

NOTE: All meetings are open to the public.

Ybor City Saturday Market

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

Saturday Market

For more information, visit Ybor City Saturday Market

2019 The Incredible Duck Race

Date of Event: Aug 24 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

For more information, visit Duck Race Tampa.

Barrio Latino Commission

Date of Event: Aug 27 2019 - 9:00am

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

Date: Tuesday, August 27, 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: Aug 27 2019 - 10:00am

Location: Tampa Police District III - Conference Room

Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Contact: Natasha Goodley at (813) 847-8586

NOTE: All meetings are open to the public.

Development Services Advisory Team for Mayor Jane Castor

Date of Event: Aug 27 2019 - 10:00am

Location: Tampa Police Headquarters - 5th Floor Conference Room

Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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

Note: All meetings are open to the public.

YCDC - Ybor City Development Corporation Board Meeting

Date of Event: Aug 27 2019 - 4:00pm

Location: YCDC Office

Dates: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

Contact: YCDC Office at (813) 274-7936

NOTE: All meetings are open to the public.

Citizen Review Board

Date of Event: Aug 27 2019 - 6:00pm

Topic:Workshop CRB Meeting

Contact: Questions may be directed to Michael Flynn, Captain of the Professional Standards Bureau at (813) 242-3898 or by email at Michael.Flynn@tampagov.net; or the City Clerk's office at 813-274-8131.

SLBE Review Committee: Sheltered Market Program Meeting

Date of Event: Aug 29 2019 - 2:30pm

Location: TMOB - 5th Floor - MBD small Conference Room

Date: Thursday, August29, 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 (813) 274-5542 or Ardail.Allen@tampagov.net

NOTE: All meetings are open to the public.

Goal Setting Committee: Subcontracts Meeting

Date of Event: Aug 29 2019 - 3:30pm

Location: TMOB - 5th Floor - MBD small Conference Room

Date: Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 3:30 p.m.

Topic: To review projects eligible for application of subcontract

participation goals pursuant tothe City of Tampa's Equal

Business Opportunity Program.

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

NOTE: All meetings are open to the public.

Ybor City Saturday Market

Date of Event: Aug 31 2019 - 9:00am

Saturday Market

For more information, visit Ybor City Saturday Market

2019 Summer of Rum

Date of Event: Aug 31 2019 - 12:00pm to 11:00pm

For more information, click Summer of Rum.

Fresh Market at Hyde Park Village

Date of Event: Sep 1 2019 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Hyde Park Market

For more information, visit Tampa Bay Markets.

V.M. Ybor Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Date of Event: Sep 4 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

The Tampa Police Department will participate in a neighborhood discussion regarding safety during theV.M. YborNHW meeting.

Rock the Park

Date of Event: Sep 5 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm

DP Rock

For more info, visit Tampa Downtown Partnership.

2019 Chick Fil A Fall Stampede

Date of Event: Sep 7 2019 - 8:00am to 11:00am

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For more information, visit Children Cancer Center.

Ybor City Saturday Market

Date of Event: Sep 7 2019 - 9:00am

Saturday Market

For more information, visit Ybor City Saturday Market

Architectural Review Commission Hearing

Date of Event: Sep 9 2019 - 6:00pm

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

Date: Monday, September 9, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 11, 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

East Tampa Community Advisory Committee Meeting

Date of Event: Sep 10 2019 - 9:00am

Location: Ragan Park Community Center

Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

Contact: Eva Hughes at (813) 242-3807

NOTE: All meetings are open to the public.

East Tampa Community Revitalization Partnership Meeting

Date of Event: Sep 10 2019 - 10:00am

Location: Ragan Park Community Center

Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Contact: Eva Hughes at (813) 242-3807

NOTE: All meetings are open to the public.

Tampa Community Homeless Outreach

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

homeless

YCDC Planning, Infrastructure & Economic Development Committee Meeting

Date of Event: Sep 10 2019 - 3:30pm

Location: YCDC Office

Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 3:30 p.m.

Contact: Ybor City Development Corporation

Corine Linebrink at (813) 274-7960

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 that they will need a

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.

Architectural Review Commission Hearing

Date of Event: Sep 11 2019 - 6:00pm

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

Date: Wednesday, September 11, 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

Ybor City Saturday Market

Date of Event: Sep 14 2019 - 9:00am

Saturday Market

For more information, visit Ybor City Saturday Market

Silver Oaks Resource Fair

Date of Event: Sep 14 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Please join the Tampa Police Departmentat the "Silver Oaks Resource Fair" onSaturday, September 14, 2019from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There will be plenty of resource vendors and other activities for the kids.

ETCRP Land Use Subcommittee Meeting

Date of Event: Sep 16 2019 - 12:00pm

Location: Tampa Police District III - Conference Room

Date: Monday, September 16, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.

Contact: Kim Headland at (813) 263-7388

NOTE: All meetings are open to the public.

Tampa Historic Preservation Commission Hearing

Date of Event: Sep 17 2019 - 9:00am

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

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

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

www.tampagov.net/historic-preservation

Note: All Hearings are open to the public.

GE Retirement Fund - Board of Trustees Meeting

Date of Event: Sep 17 2019 - 1:30pm

****CHANGE OF LOCATION for September Meeting****

Location: Fire & Police Pension Fund Office - Conference Room

Date: September 17, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.

Contact: Dana Blydenburgh at (813) 274-8136

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 that

they will need a 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.

YCDC Cultural Art & Special Events Committee

Date of Event: Sep 17 2019 - 3:30pm

Location: YCDC Office

Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 3:30 p.m.

Contact: Ybor City Development Corporation

Brenda Thrower at (813) 274 - 7917

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 that they will need a

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.

WestShore Residential Neighborhood Improvement Committee

Date of Event: Sep 17 2019 - 6:30pm

Location: Loretta Ingraham Recreation Complex (813) 348-1175

Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

Topic: Regular Quarterly Meeting

Contact: Ms. Margaret Vizzi at (813) 286-0980

NOTE: All meetings are open to the public.

City of Tampa - Public Art Committee

Date of Event: Sep 18 2019 - 12:00pm

Location: TMOB - 5th Floor Conference Room

Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.

Contact: Melissa Davies at (813) 274-8531

NOTE: All meetings are open to the public.

YCDC Public Safety and Transportation Committee Meeting

Date of Event: Sep 19 2019 - 3:30pm

Location: YCDC Office

Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 3:30 p.m.

Contact: Ybor City Development Corporation

Corine Linebrink at (813) 274-7960

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 that they will need a

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.

Ybor City Saturday Market

Date of Event: Sep 21 2019 - 9:00am

Saturday Market

For more information, visit Ybor City Saturday Market

ETCRP Economic Development Subcommittee Meeting

Date of Event: Sep 24 2019 - 10:00am

Location: Tampa Police District III - Conference Room

Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Contact: Natasha Goodley at (813) 847-8586

NOTE: All meetings are open to the public.

Ybor City Saturday Market

Date of Event: Sep 28 2019 - 9:00am

Saturday Market

For more information, visit Ybor City Saturday Market

Mi Casa USA

Date of Event: Sep 28 2019 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

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Mi Casa Tampa Bay Housing Resource Event

Date of Event: Sep 28 2019 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

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