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

This Afternoon

Sunny, with a high near 88. South wind around 10 mph.

Tonight

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. South wind 7 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

Friday

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 8am. Some of the storms could be severe. High near 83. Windy, with a southwest wind 15 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Friday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 63. Breezy, with a west wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Saturday

A 10 percent chance of showers before 8am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Breezy, with a west wind 10 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 58. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 77. Calm wind becoming north northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night

Clear, with a low around 58. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Monday

Sunny, with a high near 83. Calm wind becoming east 5 to 7 mph in the morning.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 62.

Tuesday

Sunny, with a high near 85.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 65.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.

Tampa News and Events

ETCRP Housing Subcommittee Meeting

Date of Event: Apr 18 2019 - 10:00am

Location: TPD - District III Conference Room

Date: Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

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

Contact: Cameron Hypes (813) 955-5580

NOTE: ALL MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Silver Oaks Apartments Easter Egg Hunt

Date of Event: Apr 18 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Silver Oaks Apartments will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt for theirresidents. The Tampa Police Department District Two patrol units will be there as well to join in on the fun.

SLBE Review Committee: Sheltered Market Program

Date of Event: Apr 18 2019 - 2:30pm

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

Date: Thursday, April 18, 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 orArdail.Allen@tampagov.net

NOTE: ALL MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Goal Setting Committee: Subcontracts

Date of Event: Apr 18 2019 - 3:30pm

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

Date: Thursday, April 18, 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 orJoshua.Hall@tampagov.net

NOTE: ALL MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Race for Sight

Date of Event: Apr 19 2019 - 7:00pm

Roar Through Ybor 2018

For additional information, visit Race for Sight

6th Annual Hunger Run 5k

Date of Event: Apr 20 2019 - 7:30am

2019 hunger run logo

Where : Al Lopez Park

When : Saturday, April 20, 2019

For more information or toregister, please visit: 6th Annual Hunger Run 5k

Cakes to Cure Cancer

Date of Event: Apr 20 2019 - 7:30am to 12:00pm

Cakes to Cure Cancer

For more information, please visit Bay Care Medical Group

Ybor City Saturday Market

Date of Event: Apr 20 2019 - 9:00am

Saturday Market

For more information, visit Ybor City Saturday Market

Hampton Terrace Civic Association Easter Parade and Egg Hunt

Date of Event: Apr 20 2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Hampton Terrace will be hosting their4th Annual Easter Paradeon Saturday, April 20th.District Two Tampa Police Officerswill also attend to engage the residents and participate in the kid-friendly activities.

2019 Movies in the Park

Date of Event: Apr 20 2019 - 7:45pm to 9:45pm

movies

For more information, visit Movies in the Park.

Easter Sunrise Service

Date of Event: Apr 21 2019 - 6:30am to 7:30am

Easter Sunrise Service

For more information, please visit Hyde Park United Methodist Church

City of Tampa - Barrio Latino Commission

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

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

Date: Tuesday, April 23, 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: Apr 23 2019 - 10:00am

Location: TPD - District III Conference Room

Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

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

Contact: Natasha Goodley (813) 847-8586

NOTE: ALL MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

West Tampa Community Redevelopment Area - Advisory Committee Meeting

Date of Event: Apr 23 2019 - 5:30pm

Location: Martin Luther King Recreation Center

Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.

Contact: Malcolm Kiner, Economic & Urban Development

(813) 274-7427 or malcolm.kiner@tampagov.net

NOTE: All meetings are open to the public.

CCNA Selection/Certification Committee Meeting

Date of Event: Apr 25 2019 - 1:30pm

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

Date: Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.

Topic: To consider presentations pursuant to an RFQ for

19-D-00038; 30th Street Complete Streets Sidewalks and

Safety Improvements Design

Topic: To consider qualifications pursuant to an RFQ for

19-D-00041; Pavement Management Program

Contact: Jim Greiner (813) 274-8598

SLBE Review Committee: Sheltered Market Program

Date of Event: Apr 25 2019 - 2:30pm

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

Date: Thursday, April 25, 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 orArdail.Allen@tampagov.net

NOTE: ALL MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Goal Setting Committee: Subcontracts

Date of Event: Apr 25 2019 - 3:30pm

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

Date: Thursday, April 25, 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 orJoshua.Hall@tampagov.net

NOTE: ALL MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Temple Terrace Patio Homes Neighborhood Watch Meeting

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

The Temple Terrace Patio HomesNHWwill be hosting their general monthlyneighborhood watch meeting.

2nd annual Tampa Bay Seafood & Music Festival

Date of Event: Apr 26 2019 - 4:00pm to 10:00pm

For more information, click Tampa Bay Seafood & Music Festival.

2019 Friday Concerts in the Park - Late Nite Brass

Date of Event: Apr 26 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Late Nite Brass

For more information, click, Friday Concerts in the Park.

Ryan's Run

Date of Event: Apr 27 2019 - 8:00am

For additional information, visit Ryan's Run

Southeastern Guide Dogs Walk

Date of Event: Apr 27 2019 - 8:30am

2019 Southeastern Guide Dogs

Where : Al Lopez Park

When : Saturday, April 27, 2019

For more information or toregister, please visit: Southeastern Guide Dogs Walk

Ybor City Saturday Market

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

Saturday Market

For more information, visit Ybor City Saturday Market

Operation Medicine Cabinet - South Tampa

Date of Event: Apr 27 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Operation Medicine Cabinet Drug Take Back Day

Operation Medicine Cabinet - Central Tampa

Date of Event: Apr 27 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Operation Medicine Cabinet Drug Take Back Day

'Over the Edge' - Big Brothers Big Sisters Fundraiser

Date of Event: Apr 27 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Tampa Police officers will 'rappel for a cause' to help raise money forBig Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay.

BBBS Over the Edge

2nd annual Tampa Bay Seafood & Music Festival

Date of Event: Apr 27 2019 - 11:00am to 10:00pm

For more information, click Tampa Bay Seafood & Music Festival.

HCC Day in Tampa Bay

Date of Event: Apr 27 2019 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

HCC Day in Tampa Bay

For more information, please visit Hillsborough Community College

Summer Food Service Kick off-Community Awareness Event (County Fair)

Date of Event: Apr 27 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Tampa Police Department Special Operations will exhibit K9, SWAT and Bike Unit Teams at this County Fairgeared to inform the community and citizens across the district who are food insecure during the Summer advising food program available at many parks and school sites free of charge for children.

2019 Movies in the Park

Date of Event: Apr 27 2019 - 7:45pm to 9:45pm

movies

For more information, visit Movies in the Park.

Raincoat Run 5k

Date of Event: Apr 28 2019 - 8:30am

2019 Raincoat Run

Where : Al Lopez Park

When : Sunday, April 28, 2019

For more information or toregister, please visit: Raincoat Run 2019

2nd annual Tampa Bay Seafood & Music Festival

Date of Event: Apr 28 2019 - 11:00am to 6:00pm

For more information, click Tampa Bay Seafood & Music Festival.

National Day of Prayer

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

National Day of Prayer

For more information, please visit The Well Worship

Rock The Park

Date of Event: May 2 2019 - 6:30pm to 10:00pm

Rock Park

For more info, visit Rock the Park.

CCNA Selection/Certification Committee Meeting

Date of Event: May 3 2019 - 8:30am

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

Date: Friday, May 3, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.

Topic: To consider presentations pursuant to an RFQ for

Contract 19-D-00040; Citywide Parking Garage Improvements Design

Contact: Jim Greiner (813) 274-8598

NOTE: All meetings are open to the public.

Tampa Riverfest 2019

Date of Event: May 3 2019 - 4:00pm to May 4 2019 - 10:00pm

Tampa Riverfest 2019

Tampa Riverfest

May 3-4, 2019
Presented by Verizon


WHAT: Tampa Riverwalks 5th Annual Tampa Riverfest will be held on May 3-4, 2019 along the Tampa Riverwalk.
This is a FREE community event celebrating the Tampa waterfront. Events will include a full line-up of live concerts, Wiener Dog Derby, Gasparilla Stand-up Paddle Board Invasion, Taste of the Riverwalk, TacoFest, Beer Bars, Margarita Bar, Hot Air Balloon Glow, Orchestra Concert and performances Hillsborough County School student ensembles, and much more.


New this year will be a Blessing of the Fleet.


Additionally, many of the venues, museums, bars, and restaurants along the Riverwalk will be activated with special activities that day.

WHEN: May 3, 2019 from 4PM-10PM; May 4, 2019 from 10AM-10PM


WHERE: All along the Tampa Riverwalk with main stage in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park


WHY: A free community event to celebrate the Tampa Downtown Waterfront


WHO: Hosted by Friends of the Riverwalk
www.thetampariverfest.com
Phone: (813) 221-1539

Ybor City Saturday Market

Date of Event: May 4 2019 - 9:00am

Saturday Market

For more information, visit Ybor City Saturday Market

Walk to Cure Arthritis 2019

Date of Event: May 4 2019 - 9:00am

Arthritis 2019

Where : Al Lopez Park

When : Saturday, May 4, 2019

For more information or to register, please visit : Walk to Cure Arthritis 2019

BAPS Charities - Walk Green 2019

Date of Event: May 5 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

BAPS Charities - Walk Green 2019

For more information, please visit BAPS Charities

Fresh Market at Hyde Park Village

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

Hyde Park Market

For more information, visit Tampa Bay Markets.

2019 Walk to End Lupus Now, Tampa

Date of Event: May 5 2019 - 4:00pm

2019 Lupus

Where : Al Lopez Park

When : Sunday, May 5, 2019

For more information or to register, please visit : 2019 Walk to End Lupus Now , Tampa

Architectural Review Commission

Date of Event: May 6 2019 - 6:00pm

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

Dates: Monday, May 6, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 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.

East Tampa Community Advisory Committee Meeting

Date of Event: May 7 2019 - 9:30am

Location: TPD District III - Conference Room

Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.

Contact: Eva Hughes (813) 242- 3807

NOTE: ALL MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Cookies and Stories with a Cop

Date of Event: May 7 2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am

Cookies and Stories with a Cop

Cookies and Stories with a Cop

Date of Event: May 7 2019 - 11:15am to 12:00pm

Cookies and Stories with a Cop

Cookies and Stories with a Cop

Date of Event: May 7 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:15pm

Cookies and Stories with a Cop