Discover the vibrant and diverse world of events and festivals that Tampa Bay has to offer. Immerse yourself in cultural celebrations, savor culinary delights from around the world, and enjoy authentic performances that showcase the richness of different traditions. Tampa Bay's greatest treasure lies in its multicultural charm, offering boundless chances to experience something new.


Chinese New Year Celebration

Chinese New Year Celebration

Enjoy a variety of both traditional and modern dances, martial arts demonstrations, and live music at Water Works Park. Performances include the iconic Lion dance and Peking opera performance. East and Southeast Asian cuisines are represented along with Chinese arts, crafts, and traditional New Year’s souvenirs.


Black Heritage Festival

Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival 

Enjoy 10 days of events celebrating Black art, food, music, and culture. The festival traditionally begins the weekend before and concludes the weekend after the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday with events taking place all over Tampa Bay. Each day of the 10-day experience provides both children and adults with an opportunity to increase their awareness of African and African American culture and history.


MLK Parade

Martin Luther King Jr. Parade 

The City of Tampa’s Martin Luther King Parade is a fun, exciting and family-friendly event celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The celebration grows every year and has proven to be a great forum to present the beautiful diversity of the Tampa Bay area.


Fiesta Day

Fiesta Day 

Fiesta Day take place on 7th Avenue in the heart of Ybor City. This free family-friendly street festival celebrates the rich immigrant culture that made Ybor City what it is today featuring tons of food, arts and crafts, live music, and more.


Festa Italiana

Food From the Soul Festival 

This fun-filled day includes excellent entertainment and cuisine from African, African American, Asian, Caribbean, Hispanic and Indigenous caterers, food trucks, start-ups, and restaurants worldwide. Relax with friends while you enjoy the cultural cuisine, shop original art and handmade jewelry from an array of vendors. 


Tampa Caribbean Carnival parade takes place in Perry Harvey Sr. Park

Tampa Bay Caribbean Carnival 

Experience a spectacular display of costumes, music, and culture at the Tampa Bay Caribbean Carnival. The day is packed with festivities including a street parade, concert, a steel pan jamboree, a vending village and more. 


Cuban Sandwich Festival

FORD Int'l Cuban Sandwich Festival 

The Cuban Sandwich Festival has been taking place each spring since 2012 in Tampa, Florida. This community festival celebrates the rich cultural heritage of Florida and features delicious Cuban sandwiches prepared in non-traditional styles. Throughout the event there are live performances, contests and unique vendors.


AAPI Heritage Fest

AAPI Heritage Festival

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the City of Tampa celebrates by inviting the community to enjoy cultural performances, information-resource tables, food trucks and more.



Oktoberfest Tampa 

Celebrate with German cheer, dancing, singing, and cold beer along the Hillsborough River downtown at the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. Oktoberfest Tampa is a time to unwind and make new friends. Learn new customs and sing a few songs.


FORD Taste of Latino & Hispanic Heritage Festival

FORD Taste of Latino & Hispanic Heritage Festival 

FORD Taste of Latino & Hispanic Heritage Festival celebrates Hispanic heritage with Latin food, wine, art, and music. This free family- friendly event includes the Parade of Flags and witness the Top Latino Lideres / Leadership Awards and the Top Latino Chef Contest.


Viva Fest

ViVa Tampa Bay Hispanic Heritage Festival

During National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) you can attend this family friendly event to enjoy delicious Latin foods, festivities, and local band performances dedicated to Hispanic Heritage. Cultural dance exhibitions, and recognition of Tampa Bay’s most influential Hispanic leaders. 


Cigar Festival

Cigar Heritage Festival 

Anyone and everyone can join the fun and ambiance of Ybor City for a day of activities celebrating the rich cigar heritage that once made Tampa the "Cigar Capital of the World." Attendees can enjoy an array of cigars, food, music, and connect with a community of cigar lovers from around the world!


India Fest

India Festival Tampa Bay 

India Festival Tampa Bay is a festival of arts and dances in which nearly 1,000 participants showcase their talents and participate in dance competitions. Celebrate Tampa Bay’s vibrant Indian community with food, Bollywood dancers and live entertainment.


Greek Festival

Tampa Greek Festival

Tampa Greek Festival with its unique weekend of food and culture! “Eat, Dance, and Be Greek!” will once again ring throughout South Tampa as friends and neighbors enjoy our freshly prepared dishes, invigorating music, and lively dancing.