Downtown Tampa Florida Events
DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC, MANY EVENTS AND EXHIBITS MAY BE CANCELED OR RESCHEDULED.
Plans are being determined as the dates draw closer. Please call ahead to venue or visit online to verify if there has been any change.

ON-GOING EVENTS

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING AT AMALIE ARENA
Come cheer on NHL Stanley Cup Champions, Tampa Bay's very own Tampa Bay Lightning! Don't miss the action when the Lightning take on NHL rivals on their home ice at Amalie Arena. Take in the sights, sounds, actions, excitement, and cheering fans as the Lightning compete to keep the Stanley Cup in Tampa Bay for another year.  Amelie Arena.  813-301-2500  AmalieArena.com

SUNDAY

HYDE PARK VILLAGE ESSENTIAL MARKET
On the 1st Sunday of every month top by the Hyde Park Village Market for local food, handcrafted creations, and live music in the heart of Hyde Park Village. This smaller, timed entry market has all of your fresh produce essentials, and a little something extra for everyone. Hyde Park Village. 10-2pm.   TampaBayMarkets.com

TUESDAY

CHILDREN'S BOARD FREE TUESDAYS
Join the Children's Board of Hillsborough County with FREE museum admission the first Tuesday of every month. Stop by the museum to learn and play at the fun and education hands-on exhibits Glazer Museum offers. Registration is encouraged.  Glazer Children's Museum. 10-5pm.  813-443-3861  GlazerMuseum.org

THURSDAY

MUSIC IN THE MUSEUM
On the third Thursday of each month, visit the Museum to hear a live classical music performance. Enjoy the sounds of the harp, guitar, or violin as you explore the Museum. This program is included with admission to the Museum.  Henry B Plant Museum.  11-11:30am.  813-254-1891  PlantMuseum.com

3RD THURSDAY
The Tampa Bay Market brings you tasty street food along with live music, cocktails, and local beer at this fun festival on the 3rd Thursday of every month.  The Grand Central at Kennedy.  6-10pm.  813-221-3686  TampaBayMarkets.com

ART ON THE HOUSE
Every Thursday from 4pm-8pm - Pay as you will admission by donating however much you wish or get in for free after 4pm. The Tampa Museum of Art.  813-274-8130  TampaMuseum.org

MONTHLY

BANK OF AMERICA MUSEUMS ON US WEEKEND
Bank of America card holders can get in for free every 1st weekend of each month.  The Tampa Museum of Art.  813-274-8130  TampaMuseum.org

SPECIAL EVENTS

JAN 22 - MAY 16   BIG LEAGUE FUN
Glazer Children's Museum and the Tampa Bay Rays are teaming up to bring you Big League Fun from January 22 to May 16! This unique traveling exhibit will have you and your kiddos exploring the fundamentals of baseball including pitching, batting, and scoring while emphasizing the science and math behind the game. Get ready to hit a home run in this fully bilingual and ADA-accessible exhibit!  Glazer Children's Museum.  10am-7pm.  813-443-3861  GlazerMuseum.org

FEB 25   THE FLORIDA ORCHESTRA - MUSIC OF STAR WARS
The power of The Force is in the music. Take a journey through the most popular and critically acclaimed themes from every film in the saga, composed by the Jedi master of movie music, John Williams.  The Straz Center for Performing Arts.  813-229-7827  StrazCenter.org

FEB 25-26  8 ON YOUR SIDE HEALTH & FITNESS EXPO
The Expo is FREE and open to the public and will offer the latest in sports apparel, as well as the latest in medical breakthroughs and information to help you take charge of your health. The Bay Area's leading health and fitness professionals will be on-hand and will help you learn how to make choices that are best for your health.  Tampa Convention Center.  Feb 25, 10am-8pm; Feb 26, 6am-3pm.  813-254-9307

FEB 26   FIESTA DAY
Explore and celebrate the heritage that made Ybor what it is today. This annual street festival brings out the best in Ybor and includes food, arts & crafts, and music.  7th Avenue.  11am-6pm.  Ybor City.  Ybor.org

FEB 27   TAMPA BAY SYMPHONY: LOVE AND MORE
Join us for Love & More, featuring The Sound of Music Selections, by Richard Rodgers arranged by Russell Bennett, an original composition by our Maestro Mark Sforzini called Fraulein Maria Triptych, the Prelude & Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde, by Richard Wagner, the Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet by Nino Rota, the 5th annual composition competition winner, capped off with Les Preludes by Franz Liszt.  The Straz Center for Performing Arts.  813-229-7827  StrazCenter.org

FEB 28   THE EAGLES - HOTEL CALIFORNIA TOUR
Rock legends The Eagles are coming to Tampa for their Hotel California Tour!  Amelie Arena.  8pm.  813-301-2500  AmalieArena.com

MAR 1   THE WONDERS OF WILDLIFE FESTIVAL
The Wonders of Wildlife Festival will provide guests with the unique opportunity to see some of Florida's native species up close through free-flight birds of prey demonstrations, wildlife programs, live animal presentations, exhibits, and hands-on activities while learning about sustainability, conservation efforts, and threats to our wildlife. Proceeds from the festival will help the Raptor Center of Tampa Bay complete its purchase of a rehabilitation center for sick and injured birds of prey.  10am-4pm  E.G. Simmons Park.

MAR 2-27   A CLOCKWORK ORANGE
Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange lures audiences into a glass-edged, testosterone-filled underworld of a dystopian future. In 1962, the explosive tale of little Alex and his band of Droogs was a ground-breaking insta-classic teeming with sexuality and "a bit of the old ultra-violence." A Clockwork Orange remains an unapologetic celebration of the human condition and individual freedoms.  The Straz Center for Performing Arts.  813-229-7827  StrazCenter.org

MAR 4   HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE IN CONCERT FEATURING THE FLORIDA ORCHESTRA
Get ready to fight a dragon, swim with merpeople, and find out just who put Harry's name in the Goblet of Fire™! For the first time ever, audiences can rediscover the magic of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ while a live symphony orchestra performs Patrick Doyle's unforgettable score.  The Straz Center for Performing Arts.  813-229-7827  StrazCenter.org

MAR 10-12   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.  813-693-2367  GasparillaFilmFestival.com

MAR 11   THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
Swashbuckling slapstick from the masters of theatrical tomfoolery, The Pirates of Penzance presents the screamingly funny satirical perfection of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic genius. Take a turncoat apprentice, a tender-hearted band of pirates, one very marriage-focused nursemaid and mix in a catch-22 involving Leap Year, and you've got the makings for this rollicking tale of ignoble nobles and the ladies who love them.  The Straz Center for Performing Arts.  813-229-7827  StrazCenter.org

MAR 18   STOP THE PRESSES! FAKE NEWS AND THE WAR OF 1898
This provocative new exhibit explores the role of journalism and journalists who stayed at the Tampa Bay Hotel prior to the Spanish-American War.  Henry B Plant Museum.  813-258-7302  PlantMuseum.com

MAR 19-20   INNINGS FESTIVAL
Never miss a moment - featuring 3 stages of rock, pop, and alternative artists with no overlapping sets, including appearances from baseball legends.  Raymond James Stadium.  813-350-6500  RaymondJamesStadium.com

MAR 19-20   TAMPA BAY HOME SHOW
Come and check out the home improvement experts of Tampa Bay. Information exhibits, giveaways, door prizes and more will be available to guests. The latest trends in home improvement will be on display: from kitchens to baths to flooring to windows, pools, spas and more - the Tampa Bay Home Show has it all!  Tampa Convention Center  10am-5pm.  813-274-8511  TampaHomeShow.com

MAR 23 - APR 23   FROZEN
From the producer of The Lion King and Aladdin, Frozen, the Tony®-nominated Best Musical, is now on tour across North America, and the critics rave, "It's simply magical!" (LA Daily News). Frozen features the songs you love from the original Oscar®-winning film, plus an expanded score with a dozen new numbers. An unforgettable theatrical experience filled with sensational special effects, stunning sets and costumes, and powerhouse performances, Frozen is everything you want in a musical: It's moving. It's spectacular. And above all, it's pure Broadway joy.  The Straz Center for Performing Arts.  813-229-7827  StrazCenter.org

MAR 25-26   INK THE BAY
The premier spot for all things body art. Art, jewelry, live tattooing, and exhibits share art and tattooing with attendees in a fun and creative atmosphere. Local and national artist are on display sharing knowledge and artistry; you can even grab some new ink for yourself!  10am-7pm.  813-274-8511  InkTheBay.com

MAR 26   TAMPA PRIDE STREET FESTIVAL
The Tampa Pride Street Festival is back for 2022! Once again we're working with HCC Ybor Campus to bring you added attractions. The Tampa Pride Street Festival will include an Arts & Crafts Show, Community Health Fair and Entrepreneurs Area. The Main Stage will be located in the Cuban Club Courtyard. The Street Festival will kick off at 10:45am with the Tampa Bay Pride Band and guest speakers followed by featured entertainment.  TampaBayPride.org

MAR 26   TAMPA PRIDE 2022 DIVERSITY PARADE
This annual Pride parade will once again will wind its way east from the corner of Nuccio Parkway and 7th Avenue, down 7th Avenue to 20th Street. Enjoy the parade from the historic "GaYbor District!" We'll be announcing the parade from Centro Ybor for more added excitement! Historic Ybor City.  4pm.  TampaBayPride.org

APR 2   FIGHT
The 2022 Tampa Fight For Air Climb will be held at historic Raymond James Stadium, home of the Super Bowl Champions, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Featuring one-of-a-kind views and iconic stairs, Raymond James Stadium is the perfect setting for a day of fun, challenge and camaraderie.  Presented By: Raymond James Stadium & Tampa Sports Authority.  9am.  RaymondJamesStadium.com

APR 6 - MAY 1   LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
A sadistic singing dentist, an enormous people-eating plant and plenty of doo-wop interludes, Little Shop of Horrors is a laugh-out-loud toe-tapping thing of nightmares. Despite that, it's a love story. Of sorts. When flower shop clerk Seymour adopts an adorable but toothy baby plant and names it after the object of his affection, good intentions quickly pave a highway to hell in this campy dark-comedy sing-along. Feed us, Seymour!  The Straz Center for Performing Arts.  813-229-7827  StrazCenter.org

APR 9   TASTE AT THE STRAZ
After a two-year hiatus, the Straz Center's annual eat-and-drink extravaganza returns! TASTE puts you on Tampa's beautiful Riverwalk at The Straz with access to the Bay area's best food, craft brews, cocktails and more. With multiple stages of live music, TASTE is a glorious evening of eating, drinking and indulging in our region's extraordinary culture. Supporting the arts never tasted so good.  The Straz Center for Performing Arts.  813-229-7827  StrazCenter.org

APR 9   PRIDE & PASSION: VOGUE
Inspired by the allure of the golden age of Hollywood and the effervescence of the LGBTQ+ ballroom culture. Join us for an elegant evening full of lively music, eye-catching dance floor performances, mouth-watering treats from local restaurants, and a premium open bar.  The Tampa Museum of Art.  8pm.  813-274-8130  TampaMuseum.org

APR 12   CIRQUE ELOIZE: HOTEL
Be enchanted and entranced when Cirque Eloize graces our stage with dance, music and inspired feats of acrobatics. Long a driving force in circus art reinvention movement, Cirque Eloize creates and offers touching shows filled with poetry.  The Straz Center for Performing Arts.  813-229-7827  StrazCenter.org

APR 20   JOURNEY - FREEDOM TOUR
Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Journey are coming to Tampa for their brand new Freedom Tour with special guest Toto!  Amalie Arena.  7:30pm.  813-301-2500  AmalieArena.com

APR 22   98ROCKFEST: GODSMACK, THREE DAYS GRACE & BLACK VEIL BRIDES
Godsmack, Three Days Grace & Black Veil Brides will be playing at 98Rockfest!  Amalie Arena.  5:30pm.  813-301-2500  AmalieArena.com

APR 22-24   TAMPA BAY SEAFOOD & MUSIC FESTIVAL
Enjoy delectable foods and drinks, listen to the sounds of live music. Shop at a marketplace of fine art, crafts, gourmet food items and specialty products.  Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.   Fri 4pm-10pm, Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-6pm.  SeafoodFestivals.com

APR 24   ELTON JOHN: YELLOW BRICK ROAD FAREWELL TOUR
Join Elton John on his Yellow Brick Road Farewell Tour!  Amalie Arena.  8pm.  813-301-2500  AmalieArena.com

APR 26 - MAY 1   MY FAIR LADY
From Lincoln Center Theater that brought you The King & I and South Pacific, comes "a sumptuous new production of the most perfect musical of all time" (Entertainment Weekly), Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady. Director Bartlett Sher's glowing production is "thrilling, glorious and better than it ever was" (The New York Times). "Every so often a revival comes along that reminds you how indispensable great theater can be" (NY1). Boasting such classic songs as "I Could Have Danced All Night," "The Rain in Spain," "Wouldn't It Be Loverly" and "On the Street Where You Live," My Fair Lady tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a "proper lady." But who is really being transformed.  The Straz Center for Performing Arts.  813-229-7827  StrazCenter.org

APR 30   MAN IN THE MIRROR: MICHAEL JACKSON TRIBUTE
Man In The Mirror is a reflection of the incredible career of Michael Jackson in his prime in the '80s. The show includes Jackson's massive hits and signature stage moves along with back up dancers and an ensemble cast of musicians making up the Thriller Band. Buckle up and prepare to be blown away by this electrifying tribute performing such hits as "The Way You Make Me Feel," "Billie Jean," "Thriller" and "Black or White."  The Straz Center for Performing Arts.  813-229-7827  StrazCenter.org

MAY 6-7   ANNUAL TAMPA RIVERFEST
This festival features family-friendly activities and events showcasing Tampa's cultural institutions, local musicians and restaurants. The festival includes Taste of Riverwalk on Friday night and TacoFest on Saturday. There is also a full concert series of local bands on the main stage in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and a balloon glow at sunset both nights. Other activities include a wiener dog derby, sidewalk chalk artists and a stand-up paddleboard invasion.  Curtis Hixon Park and along the Tampa Riverwalk.  813-221-1539  TheTampaRiverwalk.com

MAY 14-15   NEXT GENERATION BALLET'S THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
In this delightfully menacing fairy tale, Princess Aurora is cursed - by a single prick to the finger - to a 100-years' slumber on her 16th birthday by the wicked Carabosse. Doomed by fate, only a prince's sweet kiss can break the spell and awaken the sleeping beauty. Featuring NGB's rising stars and staged by Artistic Director Philip Neal, the production promises to be all the things that ballet is supposed to be - ravishing, exquisite, sumptuous and powerful.  The Straz Center for Performing Arts.  813-229-7827  StrazCenter.org

MAY 15   THE BRITISH INVASION: LIVE ON STAGE
Come experience The British Invasion - Live on Stage, an all-new live theatrical and concert event that showcases the most popular music from that era. Featuring songs from The Rolling Stones, Dave Clark 5, The Animals, The Kinks and Dusty Springfield, this immersive multimedia show places the audience front and center of pop culture history.  The Straz Center for Performing Arts.  813-229-7827  StrazCenter.org

JUN 29   THE MASKED SINGER LIVE
Guess who is inside the costume as The Masked Singer Live, a roadshow version of the popular FOX Network reality show and family guessing game, comes to town. Audiences will see their favorite characters from the singing competition, amazing new singing and dancing performances and surprise celebrity guests and hosts.  The Straz Center for Performing Arts.  813-229-7827  StrazCenter.org