Tampa Bay Blog
Category - Festivals & Events
February 13, 2017
Soon the cannons will roar in downtown as Gasparilla sails into Tampa Bay again. The scurvy krewe of mythical pirate Jose Gaspar, aboard their pirate ship Jose Gasparilla, will make their annual assault on our fair city on January 28, bringing hundreds of thousands to Bayshore Boulevard to witness the third-largest parade in the United States: the Gapsarilla Parade of Pirates. The day-long party kicks off Tampa Bay's annual Gasparilla Season -- two months of parties, parades, sporting...
June 21, 2016
You may associate 5Ks with getting up way too early and digging out that activewear you use, well, not as often as you should. No more. The growing popularity of themed runs such as The Flavor Run, The Blacklight Run, Color Blast, Singles Run, and Insane Inflatables are coming to Tampa and are changing the face of fun runs. Each of these races puts fun first and running second by offering plenty of distractions and attractions throughout the race course. The atmosphere at these events is
April 27, 2016
Let's cut to the chase: Every time I think I know about all the awesome things we have going on this Saturday in Tampa Bay, something else crops up. From RiverFest to Dragon Boats to an day-long music festival to a remembrance of Prince, there's enough happening to fill two weekends. Here's how I recommend you spend Saturday in downtown: 8 a.m.: Breakfast at Oxford Exchange : Downtown's ubercool eatery is the best place for an omelet big enough to power you through this day....
March 21, 2016
Gasparilla International Film Festival is rapidly approaching and we want one lucky person and their guest to enjoy the VIP experience. This year’s festival includes the world premiere of “Precious Cargo,” starring Bruce Willis and Mark-Paul Gosselaar. Check out the complete list of films here . The film festival kicks off March 30 th and runs through April 3 at various locations throughout Tampa. One lucky winner will receive: 2 Festival Screening passes with access to the...
March 2, 2016
Downtown Tampa is ready to be taken over by Gasparilla Music Festival , but are you ready to attend? Visit Tampa Bay has a pair of tickets for both days of the festival (March 12-13) and we're dying to give them away. With headliners like Erykah Badu , MS MR and Talib Kweli performing in the heart of Tampa with the Hillsborough River as their backdrop, it's a weekend you won't want to miss. Check out the full lineup here, and if you’re looking to make your mouth water,...
November 17, 2015
You won’t have to dash through any snow to enjoy all the cheer in Tampa this holiday season. Bookmark this list and you’ll be jingling all the way through the holidays. Centro Ybor Tree Lighting Ceremony Wednesday, Nov. 18 | 6:30 p.m. Grab a complimentary hot chocolate from Hamburger Mary’s before snapping a photo with Santa beside a 34-foot Christmas tree. Tampa’s Downtown on Ice Friday, Nov. 20 through Jan. 3 (except Thanksgiving) | Hours vary All the fun of ice...
October 12, 2015
UPDATE: As of Wednesday morning, Brews by the Bay is SOLD OUT! But you still have time to enter top win until 11 p.m. Wednesday. ____________________________________________________________________________________ Explore a coral reef; step
August 10, 2015
To celebrate the arrival of Germany's signature air carrier, Lufthansa , in Tampa Bay Sept. 25, Tampa International Airport plans to turn the main terminal into a little corner of Deutschland. Starting Aug. 21, a German village square will fill the main terminal between Airsides E and F and become the backdrop for a month worth of music, food, wine-tasting and, naturlich , beer events. The airport will also display the works of Otto Neumann , a painter and printmaker in the airport's...
May 21, 2015
The answer to the name of Tampa Theatre's 2015 BeerFest is, in fact, within itself. "O Brewer, Where Art Thou" will feature seven of Tampa Bays best brewer(ie)s alongside some of our favorite local restaurants. Snack on samples from Fodder and Shine while enjoying a delicious Coppertail Free Dive IPA. Or perhaps you'd prefer to nosh on something from Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe while sipping on one of Ulele 's house-made beers. We could go on, but more...
May 12, 2015
Do you like margaritas? Of course you do! We might as well have asked if you are a warm-blooded human over the age of 21! Since we've established that you do, you would probably also like some free tickets to the Tampa Bay Margarita Festival on Saturday, May 23 at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. Well, we're here for you and giving away five 4-packs of general admission tickets and one pair of VIP tickets (enter below). Hopefuls can enter once a day until noon on May 19, and you'll...