Downtown St Petersburg Florida Events

On-Going In-Town Tampa Events

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING - NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Witness the POWER of the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Amalie Arena.  Oct-Apr.  813-301-2500  AmalieArena.com

THE COMMUNITY CONNECTION SERIES: FIRST FRIDAYS
The Henry B Plant Museum opens its doors with free admission on the First Friday of each month (Jan-Nov), visitors are encouraged to explore the nation’s only Victorian railroad resort museum, enjoy music on the veranda, and share a treat with friends at the tasting table.
Henry B Plant Museum.  5-7pm.  813-254-1891  PlantMuseum.com

BREWS & BITES AT THE SAIL
A rolling celebration of food & fun, featuring a fleet of area food trucks, craft beers, and live entertainment.  The Sail.  6-11pm.  Second Friday of the month.  813-274-8420  TampaConventionCenter.com (Event Info)

FOURTH FRIDAY
Explore your city and celebrate Tampa's rich arts and culture scene every fourth Friday with exclusive offers at dozens of downtown museums, galleries, theaters and restaurants. The Streetcar will now be free to all Fourth Friday participants wearing the complimentary wristbands.  FourthFridayTPA.com

THE ART SPOT
Let your children explore their creativity with gallery-related monthly themes and self-guided art projects.  Every Saturday.  11am-2pm.  Tampa Museum of Art.  813-274-8130  TampaMuseum.org (Event Info)

YBOR CITY SATURDAY MARKET
Every Saturday, rain or shine. Delight in locally produced gourmet food and one-of-a-kind items unique to the Tampa Bay area. Centennial Park, Ybor City.  Oct-Apr 9am-3pm, May-Sep 9am-1pm.  813-241-2442  YborMarket.com

FRESH MARKET
Enjoy local foods, music, shopping and take in a breath of nature while strolling through the park on the first Sunday of every month. Hyde Park Village.  10am-3:30pm.  HydeParkVillage.com

STREETCAR LIVE
Hop on board for a concert that rocks and actually does roll! Mark your calendar on the first Saturday of every month for this family fun event.  Teco Line Streetcar System.  5-7pm.  813-254-4278  TecoLineStreetcar.org

HARBOUR ISLAND ART WALK
The last Sunday of the month along Tampa’s Waterfront is where you will find live music, unique one-of-a-kind art, handcrafted gifts, jewelry, home & garden collectibles, specialty foods and treasures.  Harbour Island on Post Harbour Drive.  12-5pm.  HarbourIslandArtWalk.com

YOGA IN THE PARK
Join the largest yoga class in Tampa where you can experience yoga while watching the sunset! Designed for beginners & experienced yoga enthusiasts.  Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.  Every Sunday from 6-7pm.
813-944-2291  YogaDowntownTampa.com

U-JAM FITNESS
Every Monday experience an athletic dance fitness workout designed for all fitness levels that combines World Beats with easy to learn steps and high energy music.  Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.  6-7pm.  TampasDowntown.com

CHILDREN’S BOARD FREE TUESDAYS
The first Tuesday of the month from 2-7pm the Glazer Children’s Museum opens its doors to kids and adults for FREE!  813-443-3861
GlazerMuseum.org

ZUMBA IN THE PARK
Each Tuesday evening shrink everything but your smile and let the music free your body. The ultimate dance-fitness party will grove you into shape. And it’s free.  Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.  6pm.  813-221-3686  (Event Info)

MAYOR’S FOOD TRUCK FIESTA
Join Mayor Buckhorn on the First Wednesday of the month for a lunchtime food truck fiesta.  11am-2pm.  Lykes Gaslight Square.  (Event Info)

ROCK THE PARK
Downtown Tampa's free monthly music concert series on the 1st Thursday of each month from 6:30-9:30pm. Located at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, RTP showcases Tampa's musical talent in a beautiful, relaxed setting. With the park's stadium-styled seating and food & drinks on premise, there’s always an exiting vibe.
RocktheParkTampa.com

3RD THURSDAY
You'll find tasty street food along with live music, cocktails and local beer at this fun festival on the 3rd Thursday of the month.  The Grand Central at Kennedy.  6-10pm.  813-221-3686  TampaBayMarkets.com

FRESH MARKET AT HYDE PARK VILLAGE
An outdoor market located in the center of the village held on the 1st Sunday of each month. Includes 90+ local vendors with fresh produce, plants, farm fresh eggs & poultry, handmade soaps, locally roasted coffee, ready to eat lunch bites, artisan products, cold ice cream, popsicles and more.  Hyde Park Village.  TampaBayMarkets.com

BE DOPE DO YOGA
Free weekly yoga class open to all. Every Sunday switch up the flow to give you variety for your mind, body, and breath to connect.  Joe Chillura Courthouse Square.  11am-Noon.

TAMPA INDIE FLEA
An indoor/outdoor market showcasing the best vendors of all things local, indie, and hand-made held the 3rd Sunday of each month.  Historic Rialto Theatre.  Noon-4pm.  TheIndieFlea.com

TASTING TUESDAY
The 3rd Tuesday of each month attend an informative journey through wine varietals & destinations...along with appetizers. Wine Exchange Bistro & Wine Bar.  6:30-8pm.  813-254-9463  WineExchangeTampa.com

Special In-Town Tampa Events

FEB - JUL  AMERICAN FLAGS: THE STARS & STRIPES IN AMERICAN HISTORY & CULTURE
Based on one of the preeminent collections in the world that was assembled over more than 30 years, this inspiring exhibition of textiles, artwork, and related memorabilia explores the history and context of the American flag.  Tampa Bay History Center.  813-228-0097  TampaBayHistoryCenter.org

NOW OPEN TREASURE SEEKERS: CONQUISTADORS, PIRATES & SHIPWRECKS
Grand opening of the new 8,500 square foot gallery expansion featuring a 60-foot replica sailing vessel and focus on explorers who landed in "La Florida" more than 500 years ago. Explore the history of pirates who wreaked havoc along Florida's coasts in the 17th and 18th centuries, and efforts to recover long-forgotten shipwrecks from Florida's waters. Tampa Bay History Center.  Tampa Bay History Center.  813-228-0097  TampaBayHistoryCenter.org

MAR 1 - JUL 22   HAVING A BALL
Behold George Sosnak's striking portraits from America's pastime. One of the most beloved folk art painters of baseballs decorated with the images and arcane statistics so dear to fans of the game. Tampa Museum of Art.  Tampa Museum of Art.  813-274-8130  TampaMuseum.org

MAR 6 - APR 30   FOREVER YOUNG
Enjoy work submitted by experienced and amateur photographers aged 55+ in the Tampa Bay Community.  Florida Museum of Photographic Arts.  813-221-2222  FMOPA.org

MAR 16  GASP! 2018
A kaleidoscopic circus of theater, dance, music, spoken word, visual art, soundscapes, cabaret, and more! Focusing primarily on the performing arts, showcasing multiple genres that collide and surprise with special outdoor performances.   Tampa Museum of Art.   6-10pm   813-274-8130 TampaMuseum.org

MAR 17   THE MAYOR'S RIVER O GREEN FEST
The Hillsborough River goes green! Including live entertainment, kids' activities, food trucks serving Irish fare and lots of beer.  Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.   11:30am-5pm.   813-274-1898    RiverOGreen.com

MAR 17   ROUGH RIDERS ST PATRICK'S DAY NIGHT PARADE
Ybor City's Rough Riders St Patrick's Day Parade has hundreds of floats aglow with lights and loaded with leprechauns and plenty of beads.  Parade begins at Nuccio Pkwy and heads East on 7th Ave to 20th.   4-11pm.   813-248-1898    TampaRoughRiders.com

MAR 20 - 25  GASPARILLA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
A celebration of filmmakers from across the world as well as local talent. The event features screenings of documentaries, shorts and feature-length works, in addition to U.S. premieres, Q&A sessions with the auteurs and casts, expert panel discussions, star-studded red carpet engagements, after parties and an award ceremony.  813-693-2367  GasparillaFilmFestival.com

MAR 23 - DEC 23  IMPERIAL DESIGNS: FROM THE HAPSBURG'S HEREND TO THE ROMANOV'S FABERGE
An exquisite collection of porcelains and decorative arts harkening back to the grand dynasties of 19th Century Europe and Asia.  Henry B Plant Museum.   6-10pm   813-254-1891   PlantMuseum.com

MAR 24  TAMPA BEER & BRUNCH FESTIVAL 2018
Savor tons of brunch dishes, sample over 60 craft beers & cocktails, live music, games and fun for the whole family.   Cotanchobee Park.  11am-4pm  813-241-8838  TampaBeerBrunch.com

MAR 24  31ST ANNUAL BARK IN THE PARK HOSTED BY HUMANE SOCIETY OF TAMPA BAY
A family and dog friendly walk and pet festival featuring music, food trucks, beer, adopt-ables, vendors, doggie costume contests, and a 1-mile stroll along the river.   Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.  11am-4pm.  HumaneSocietyTampa.org

MAR 24  TAMPA PRIDE FESTIVAL & PARADE
Join thousands for the annual Tampa Pride Diversity Parade which once again winds its way down 7th Avenue to 20th Street where it turns north to end at the Street Festival around historic Centennial Park.  Historic Ybor City.  Parade starts at 1pm  TampaPride.org

MAR 25  13th ANNUAL TASTE OF SOUTH TAMPA
Delight in food and beverage samples, live entertainment, Kids Zone, giveaways & prizes, and voting for the "Best of South Tampa".  Tampa Garden Club.  1-4pm   813-637-0156  TasteofSouthTampa.com

MAR 25  FLORIDA WATER FESTIVAL
Educating the public of the importance of protecting Florida's precious water resources. Family fun all day including: walk for water, live music, food trucks, water animal face painting & water system demonstrations.  1-5pm.  FEW.org

MAR 28-29  SYNAPSE INNOVATION SUMMIT TAMPA
An opportunity for thousands of leaders and innovators to come together to celebrate, learn and explore the possibilities in technology and innovation. With guest speakers Jeff Vinik, Bernard Meyerson, James "Hondo" Geurts, and Mayor Bob Buckhorn.  Amalie Arena.  SynapseFL.com

MAR 30 - APR 1  7th ANNUAL INT'L CUBAN SANDWICH ART & FOOD FESTIVAL
An exciting festival and contest to find THE BEST traditional and non-traditional Cuban Sandwiches from around the world! Enjoy live music, dance performances and over 100 food, art & cultural exhibitors.  HCC - Ybor City Campus.  TheCubanSandwichFestival.com

MAR 31 - APR 1  EASTER WEEKEND AT THE AQUARIUM
Join all your aquatic friends with fun crafts, activities and an underwater Easter egg scavenger hunt. And of course the diving Easter Bunny with plenty of photo ops.  The Florida Aquarium.  9:30am-5pm  813-273-4000  FLAquarium.org

APR 1 - JUN 30  ANONYMOUS WOMEN: CAMOUFLAGE AND CALAMITY
Patty Carroll has been known for her use of highly intense, saturated color photographs since the 1970's. Her most recent project, consists of a 3-part series of studio installations made for the camera, addressing women and their complicated relationships with domesticity. By camouflaging the figure in drapery and/or domestic objects, Carroll creates a dark and humorous game of hide-and-seek between her viewers and the Anonymous Woman.  Florida Museum of Photographic Arts.  813-221-2222  FMoPA.org

ERTH'S DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE
A breathtaking tour through pre-historic Australia. Meet and interact with amazingly life-like dinosaurs and other creatures so extraordinarily realistic you may feel the urge to run and hide - but don't! Because you won't want to miss a minute of this show.   Tampa Theatre.  7-9pm  DinosaurZooLive.us

APR 5-15  MAD THEATRE PRESENTS GREEN DAY'S AMERICA IDIOT
The two-time Tony® Award-winning hit musical, based on the Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album, boldly takes the American musical where it's never gone before. This high-octane show includes every song from Green Day's album, American Idiot, as well as several songs from its follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown.  Straz Center.  813-229-7827  StrazCenter.org

APR 7  7TH ANNUAL BUBBLES AND BUTTERFLIES GALA
Enjoy Complimentary hors d' oeuvres and desserts, with guest performances, silent auction, red carpet photographer and More!!! To benefit a non-profit organization Redefining Refuge - dedicated to fighting for women and children who have been victims of sexual abuse, and domestic sex trafficking of minors.   Tampa Museum of Art.  7pm.  RedefiningRefuge.org

APR 7-8  21ST ANNUAL FESTA ITALIANA WEEKEND
A multi-day event honoring Italian culture and heritage. Enjoy the finest cuisine from top Tampa Bay restaurants featuring mouth-watering Italian food, wine, cooking demonstrations, singers & dancers, a children's area and much more.  Centennial Park & The Italian Club, Ybor City.   813-248-3316  FestaItalianaTampa.com

APR 21  BEST OF TAMPA BAY
Located along the spectacular riverfront, this event features food samplings from many of the Bay area's finest restaurants and caterers. Full open bar, specialty wine and beer tastings and live music.  Straz Center.  7-11pm   813-229-7827  StrazCenter.org

APR 28  TAMPA BAY INT'L DRAGON BOAT RACES
Dragons take over the waters of Downtown as teams compete for the #1 trophy. Also enjoy live entertainment, food vendors, and more!   Cotanchobee Ft Brooke Park.  8am-5pm  PanAmDragonBoat.com

APR 28  SEAGRAPES FINE WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL
Benefiting the Florida Aquarium's education and conservation programs, sample over 100 wines and fantastic foods from Tampa's top local restaurants while strolling among some of the most amazing animals and plants native to Florida and around the world.  The Florida Aquarium.  8-11pm  813-273-4000  FLAquarium.org

MAY 4-5  TAMPA RIVERFEST 2018
Taste of the RiverWalk kicks off on Friday with live music, beer trucks, and taste samples at Curtis Hixon Park. On Saturday enjoy more live music, a wiener dog derby, Taco Festival, and hot air balloon glow at Curtis Hixon Park. The Plank Bar and musical performances at MacDill Park. Live music at The Sail. The Gasparilla Stand-Up Paddle Board Invasion and Tampa Bay Pride Band Concert will happen at Water Works Park. In addition, AsiaFest will take place at Cotanchobee Ft Brooke Park.  Along the Tampa RiverWalk.  Fri 4-10pm, Sat 10am-10pm  813-229-7827  TheTampaRiverwalk.com

MAY 26-27  TAMPA BAY MARGARITA FESTIVAL
Enjoy a HUGE variety of Margaritas, tequila tasting, games, an awesome lineup of bands with headliner Everclear, and a fireworks show to end the night!  Curtis Hixon Park.  Noon-11pm  TampaMargaritaFest.com