Tampa, FL

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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

Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Light and variable wind becoming south southeast 5 to 7 mph in the morning.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. East southeast wind 5 to 9 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

Saturday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers after 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. South southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

Sunday

A 10 percent chance of showers after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. South southwest wind 5 to 11 mph.

Sunday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. West northwest wind around 7 mph becoming north after midnight.

Monday

Partly sunny, with a high near 76. East northeast wind around 11 mph.

Monday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. East northeast wind 9 to 11 mph.

Tuesday

A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77. East wind around 9 mph.

Tuesday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 65.

Wednesday

A 30 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 78.

Wednesday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.

Thursday

Partly sunny, with a high near 78.

Tampa News and Events

WineFest 2019: Vino Royale

Date of Event: Feb 22 2019 - 7:00pm

For additional information, visit Tampa Theatre WineFest

Gasparilla Distance Classic 15K & 5K

Date of Event: Feb 23 2019 - 6:45am

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For more information, visit Gasparilla Distance Classic.

Ybor City Saturday Market

Date of Event: Feb 23 2019 - 9:00am

Saturday Market

For more information, visit Ybor City Saturday Market

Fiesta Day

Date of Event: Feb 23 2019 - 11:00am

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For additional information, visit Fiesta Day

WineFest 2019: Vino Royale

Date of Event: Feb 23 2019 - 6:30pm

For additional information, visit Tampa Theatre WineFest

Gasparilla Distance Classic Half Marathon & 8K

Date of Event: Feb 24 2019 - 6:00am

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For more information, visit Gasparilla Distance Classic.

Hollywood Awards Night

Date of Event: Feb 24 2019 - 6:30pm

For additional information, visit Tampa Theatre

ETCRP/Land Use Subcommittee Meeting

Date of Event: Feb 25 2019 - 12:00pm

Location: Tampa Police District III Conference Room

Date: Monday, February 25, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.

Contact: Kim Headland at (813) 263-7388

NOTE: All meetings are open to the public.

Front Porch Roll Call Azzarelli Apartments

Date of Event: Feb 25 2019 - 7:00pm to 7:30pm

FPRC

District One Roll Call - Arbors at Padgett Estates

Date of Event: Feb 25 2019 - 7:30pm to 8:00pm

District One Remote Roll Call

CCNA Selection/Certification Committee Meeting

Date of Event: Feb 26 2019 - 8:30am

Location: Old Fort Brooke Parking Garage - 3rd Floor Conference Room

Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.

Topic: To consider presentations pursuant to an RFQ for

Contract 19-D-00023; Utility Locating Services.

Contact: Jim Greiner at (813) 274-8598

NOTE: All meetings are open to the public.

Barrio Latino Commission

Date of Event: Feb 26 2019 - 9:00am

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

Date: Tuesday, February 26, 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: Feb 26 2019 - 10:00am

Location: Tampa Police District III - Conference Room

Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Contact: Natasha Goodley at (813) 847-8586

Note: All meetings are open to the public.

Citizens Review Board Worshop Meeting

Date of Event: Feb 26 2019 - 5:00pm

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, persons with disabilities needing special accommodations to participate in this public hearing or meeting should contact the City of Tampas ADA Coordinator at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the date of the public hearing or meeting either:

A) By phone at (813) 274-3964;

B) By e-mail at TampaADA@tampagov.net;

C) By following the instructions on the City of Tampas website at https://www.tampagov.net/about-us/tampagov/accessibility; or

D) The City of Tampas Online Customer Service Center at https://apps.tampagov.net/appl_customer_service_center/ using theADA Accommodation Request Service.

For more information on this workshop meeting, contactRobert Shimberg at (813) 227-8469.

West Tampa Community Redevelopment Area Advisory Committee Meeting

Date of Event: Feb 26 2019 - 5:30pm

Location: Martin Luther King Recreation Center

Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.

Contact: Economic & Urban Development

Malcolm Kiner at (813) 274-7427

malcolm.kiner@tampagov.net

NOTE: All meetings are open to the public.

District One Community Meeting

Date of Event: Feb 26 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

District One Community Meeting

Front Porch Roll Call

Date of Event: Feb 26 2019 - 7:00pm to 7:30pm

Fitzgerald Apartment

CRA - Facade Grant Underwriting Committee Meeting

Date of Event: Feb 27 2019 - 11:00am

Community Redevelopment Area Facade Grant Program

Facade Grant Underwriting Committee Meeting

Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

Purpose: To discuss Facade Grant issues and applications.

Contact: Michelle Van Loan at (813) 242-3809

Michelle.VanLoan@tampagov.net

NOTE: All meetings are open to the public.

SLBE Review Committee: Sheltered Market Program

Date of Event: Feb 28 2019 - 2:30pm

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

Date: Thursday, February 28, 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: Feb 28 2019 - 3:30pm

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

Date: Thursday, February 28, 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.

District Three Community Meeting

Date of Event: Feb 28 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

FEB 2019 COMMUNITY MEETING

Allen Temple AME Church Community Conversation

Date of Event: Mar 1 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

The Tampa Police Department will be present to participate in apanel discussion at Allen Temple AME Church Community Conversation event.

Ybor City Saturday Market

Date of Event: Mar 2 2019 - 9:00am

Saturday Market

For more information, visit Ybor City Saturday Market

49th Annual Gasparilla Festival of the Arts

Date of Event: Mar 2 2019 - 9:00am to 6:00pm

For more information click onGasparilla Festival of Arts.

Silver Oaks Community "Action Today Healthy Tomorrow"

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

Silver Oaks

Tampa Department District Two Officers will be attending this event to help raise awareness onpublic safety, scams targeting theelderly, and theimportance of education.

Florida Brewers Guild Craft Beer Festival

Date of Event: Mar 2 2019 - 1:00pm to 6:00pm

Florida Brewers Guild

For more information, please visit Florida Brewers Guild

Front Porch Roll Call Meridian Apartments

Date of Event: Mar 2 2019 - 2:00pm to 2:30pm

FPRC

Fresh Market at Hyde Park Village

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

Hyde Park Market

For more information, visit Tampa Bay Markets.

49th Annual Gasparilla Festival of the Arts

Date of Event: Mar 3 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

For more information click onGasparilla Festival of Arts.

Brewer's Ball 2019

Date of Event: Mar 3 2019 - 11:00am to 5:00pm

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For more information, please visit Best Florida Beer

Front Porch Roll Call Northeast Seminole Heights

Date of Event: Mar 3 2019 - 2:00pm to 2:30pm

FPRC

East Tampa Community Advisory Committee Meeting

Date of Event: Mar 5 2019 - 9:30am

Location: Tampa Police District III - Conference Room

Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 09:30 a.m.

Contact: Eva Hughes at (813) 242-3807

Note: All meetings are open to the public.

Downtown Community Redevelopment Area - Community Advisory Committee Meeting

Date of Event: Mar 5 2019 - 5:30pm

Location: TMOB - 2nd Floor Conference Room

Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.

Contact: Economic & Urban Development

Rob Rosner at (813) 274-8812

Rob.Rosner@tampagov.net

NOTE: All meetings are open to the public.

Drew Park Community Redevelopment Area Advisory Committee Meeting

Date of Event: Mar 5 2019 - 5:30pm

Location: Tampa Police Department - District 1

Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.

Contact: Malcolm Kiner at (813) 274-7427 or Malcolm.Kiner@tampagov.net

NOTE: All meetings are open to the public.

Front Porch Roll Call Scruggs Manor

Date of Event: Mar 5 2019 - 7:00pm to 7:30pm

FPRC

Channel District Community Redevelopment Area Community Advisory Committee Meeting

Date of Event: Mar 6 2019 - 5:30pm

Location: Port Tampa Bay - Board Room

Date: Wednesday, March 6, 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.

District One Remote Roll Call - Azeele Apartments

Date of Event: Mar 6 2019 - 7:30pm to 8:00pm

Remote Roll Call

Front Porch Roll Call Tzadik Oaks Apartments

Date of Event: Mar 8 2019 - 7:00pm to 7:30pm

FPRC

Ybor City Saturday Market

Date of Event: Mar 9 2019 - 9:00am

Saturday Market

For more information, visit Ybor City Saturday Market

Tampa Taco Festival 2019

Date of Event: Mar 9 2019 - 11:00am

Tampa Taco Fest 2019

Where : Al Lopez Park

When : Saturday, March 9, 2019

For more information, please contact Yisenia Abrahantes at: yisenia@globalcitizenslive.com

2019 Gasparilla Music Festival

Date of Event: Mar 9 2019 - 11:30am to 11:30pm

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Visit Gasparilla Music Festivalfor more information about tickets and artist lineup schedule.

2019 Gasparilla Music Festival

Date of Event: Mar 10 2019 - 11:30am to 9:30pm

Music
Visit Gasparilla Music Festivalfor more information about tickets and artist lineup schedule.

Tampa Historic Preservation Commission - HPC PUBLIC HEARING

Date of Event: Mar 12 2019 - 9:00am

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

Date: Tuesday, March 12, 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.

East Tampa Community Revitalization Partnership Meeting

Date of Event: Mar 12 2019 - 10:00am

Location: Ragan Park Community Center

Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Contact: Eva Hughes at (813) 242-3807

Note: All meetings are open to the public.

YCDC Planning, Infrastructure & Economic Development Committee

Date of Event: Mar 12 2019 - 3:30pm

Location: YCDC Office

2015 East 7th Avenue

Tampa, FL 33605

Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 3:30 p.m.

Contact: YCDC - Corine Linebrink at (813) 274-7960

NOTE: All meetings are open to the public.

West Tampa CRA Community Advisory Committee Infrastructure Sub-Committee Meeting

Date of Event: Mar 12 2019 - 5:30pm

Location: Bryan Glazer Jewish Community Center

Date: Tuesday March 12, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.

Contact: Malcolm Kiner at (813) 274-7427 or Malcolm.Kiner@tampagov.net

NOTE: All meetings are open to the public.

Front Porch Roll Call Robles Park Village

Date of Event: Mar 14 2019 - 7:30pm to 8:00pm

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Senior Day in the Park

Date of Event: Mar 15 2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

City of Tampa Parks & Recreation is hosting "Senior Day in the Park" on Friday, March 15, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The event will be held at MacFarlane Park located at 1801 North Lincoln Avenue.Lots of fun, entertainment and interactive programs. The Tampa Police Department will provide safety information as well as demonstrations from some of the its specialty resources. Besure to bring your cameras!

Ybor City Saturday Market

Date of Event: Mar 16 2019 - 9:00am

Saturday Market

For more information, visit Ybor City Saturday Market