New Year's Eve Fireworks at Apollo Beach

Last year the show claimed the title as Florida's largest New Year's Fireworks. The show is free for everyone, so come celebrate the new year with a bang!

Aqua Eve at the Florida Aquarium

Celebrate New Year's Eve with a splash at The Florida Aquarium’s Aqua Eve! Enjoy fantastic live music, complimentary food, beer and wine along with a champagne toast - and the best view in town for an amazing fireworks display at midnight. 

The Rooftop Eve

Hyde Park Village features live entertainment with a great view of downtown Tampa and the fireworks. 

New Year's Eve at Busch Gardens

9:00pm - 1:00am

Join Busch Gardens Tampa Bay for an awesome New Year’s Eve celebration on Dec. 31! Enjoy thrill rides in the dark, like the all-new spin coaster, Cobra’s Curse™, North America’s tallest freestanding drop tower, Falcon’s Fury®, or Florida’s first triple-launch coaster, Cheetah Hunt®. Jam out to music throughout the park and ring in the new year with a park-wide countdown and spectacular fireworks show in Gwazi Park. And with the park open until 1 a.m., you can make the first hour in 2017 a thrilling one!

NYE at District 3 - Diamonds are Forever

10:00pm - 2:00am

See event details here

2017 New Year's Eve After Party

January 1, 2017 12:15am - 3:00am

At the Seminole Hard Rock Cafe Tampa



Outback Bowl Team Arrivals

December 26

Outback Bowl staff, city officials, and media greet the participating teams as they arrive at their team hotels.

Outback Bowl

Tampa Bay Lightning

December 29

Both University of Iowa and University of Florida teams are hosted by the Tampa Bay Lightning for an NHL game at Amalie Arena in downtown Tampa against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Outback Bowl Tampa Bay Lightning

Busch Gardens Team Outing

December 28

Both teams and their fans enjoy the attractions and festivities at the world-famous Busch Gardens theme park during bowl week. Admission tickets for the general public are available at the gate.

Outback Bowl Busch Gardens Tampa

Beach Day

December 30

Join the teams, their marching bands and cheerleaders as they enjoy the sun and beaches at the Hilton Clearwater Beach next to Pier 60.

Outback Bowl Beach

New Year's Eve Parade

December 31

Eclectic Ybor City is the site of this festive celebration featuring the Outback Bowl New Year's Eve Parade and a pep rally.

New Year's Eve Parade

Fireworks Show

December 31

Channelside will "Light Up Tampa Bay" on New Year's Eve with live entertainment and a midnight Fireworks Show and Ball Drop along the downtown Tampa waterfront.

New Years Fireworks

Pregame Bowl Bash

January 2

Bowl fans can warm-up for the big game outside the stadium starting at 10:00 AM with live music and a pep rally, sponsored by Bright House Network, Coca-Cola Zero, The Tampa Bay Times, 970 WFLA and 620 WDAE Radio.


TGH Pregame Show

December 31

Enjoy a colorful pregame show presented by Tampa General Hospital featuring the pageantry of high school and college bands along with numerous special activities including a flyover, skydivers delivering the game ball and coin toss by a special guest celebrity. 

Pregame Show

2017 Outback Bowl

January 2

The University of Florida Gators vs University of Iowa Hawkeyes

Outback Bowl 2016