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.
813-301-2500  www.AmalieArena.com

THE PARK CART
Operated by the Tampa Downtown Partnership’s Guides, the Park Cart offers an array of recreational items such as kick balls, frisbees, games, hula hoops and blankets to borrow free of charge. Weather permitting, the Park Cart will be located at the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Thu-Fri 4-6pm, Sat 2-6pm, and Sun Noon-4pm.

EAT AT JOE’S
Each first Friday, Joe Chillura Courthouse Square transforms into a lunchtime music and social event. Gather to enjoy food, live music and the great outdoors.  11am-2pm.

THE COMMUNITY CONNECTION SERIES: FIRST FRIDAYS
The Museum will open its doors with free admission from 5-7pm 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.  813-254-1891  www.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  www.TampaConventionCenter.com (Event Info)

ART ON THE HOUSE
Come visit the Museum on Friday night from 4-8pm to enjoy all the exhibitions on display with pay-as-you-will admission. Sponsored by GTE Finanacial.  Tampa Museum of Art  813-274-8130
www.TampaMuseum.org (Event Info)

YBOR CITY SATURDAY MARKET
Delight in locally produced gourmet food and one-of-a-kind items unique to the Tampa Bay area. Every Saturday, rain or shine. Pets are welcome.  Centennial Park, Ybor City.  9am-1pm.  813-241-2442  www.YborMarket.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
www.TampaMuseum.org (Event Info)

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.  www.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  www.YogaDowntownTampa.com

MEDITATION AT THE MUSUEM
Join the Museum and Parbawatiya Buddhist Center every Monday for a short after work meditation class to step away from the loud, fast paced world and learn to reduce your stress for the rest of the week.
5:30-7pm.  Tampa Museum of Art  813-274-8130
www.TampaMuseum.org (Event Info)

POUND THE PARK
Every Monday at sunset rock your body with this modern day fusion of movement and music. A full-body cardio & conditioning class using lightweight exercise drumsticks, Ripstix.  Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.
6-7pm.  813-221-3686  (Event Info)

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
www.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.
www.RocktheParkTampa.com

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

FLICKS & FOOD TRUCKS
You'll find tasty street food along with indy short flicks, live music and local beer at this fun festival. 3rd Thursday of the month.  The Grand Central at Kennedy.  6-10pm  813-221-3686
www.TampaBayMarkets.com

Special In-Town Tampa Events

FEB 23 - MAY 29  ALEX KATZ: BLACK AND WHITE
A survey of black and white works that features Katz's signature portraits of family and friends, renderings of Maine's countryside, and ephemeral still lifes.  Tampa Museum of Art.  813-274-8130  www.TampaMuseum.org

MAR 17 - DEC 23  MENUS: THE EPICUREAN EXPERIENCE
This exhibit uses original menus as a starting point to explore the fine dining at the Tampa Bay Hotel and other grand Florida resorts from 1891 to 1932. It lays the foundation for what diners anticipate their experience to be based on the elaborate dishes served, the number of courses, the detail and extravagance of the menu design, the international elements, and dinner entertainment. Blended with these obvious dining elements are the subtle ingredients of fashion and etiquette and the behind the scenes components of where food comes from and how it is prepared.  Henry B Plant Museum.  813-254-1891  www.PlantMuseum.com

MAR 18  THE MAYOR'S RIVER O' GREEN FEST
The Hillsborough river goes green! Including live entertainment, kids' activities, food trucks serving Irish faire and lots of beer.  Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.  11am-4pm.  813-274-1898  www.TampaGov.net

MAR 18  ROUGH RIDERS ST PATRICK'S DAY NIGHT PARADE
Stroll down the extravagantly adorned hallways of the former 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 St.  6-9pm.  813-248-1898  www.TampaRoughRiders.wixsite.com/rrevents

MAR 18 - MAY 21  FINDING FAIRYLAND: REDISCOVERING TAMPA'S LOST THEME PARK
Once upon a time in Tampa, storybook characters frolicked near the Hillsborough River at a place called Fairyland. Many of the original sculptures are on view to the public for the first time in 20 years and made possible by local restaurateur, who purchased the collection of Fairyland sculptures from the city of Tampa after they were discovered in a city storage facility.  Tampa Bay History Center.  813-228-0097  www.TampaBayHistoryCenter.org

MAR 24-26  DISNEY ON ICE - WORLDS OF ENCHANTMENT
Rev up for non-stop fun with four of your favorite Disney stories. Thrill to high-speed stunts as Lightning McQueen and the crew race across the ice! Dive into adventure with Ariel and The Little Mermaid's undersea kingdom. The toys are back in town with heroic action when Buzz, Woody, Jessie! Plus, enter the wintery world of Arendelle with sisters Anna and Elsa and pals Olaf and Kristoff as they learn that true love comes from within.  Amalie Arena.  813-301-2500  www.DisneyOnIce.com

MAR 24 - MAY 5  THE PHYSICIANS PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW
Local physicians display their photography and celebrate their talent in the Community Gallery. One of the exhibiting artists, Dr. Matar, Associate Professor of Medicine at USF Morsani College of Medicine and Director of the Cardiac Cath Lab at Tampa General Hospital, specializes in nature photography and describes his practice as an "enchanted journey with an eternal quest for the elusive perfect shot."  Florida Museum of Photographic Arts.  813-221-2222  www.FMoPA.org

MAR 25  30TH BARK IN THE PARK
A family-friendly, dog-friendly event that helps to raise much needed funds to support the programs and services of the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. Enjoy live music, food, drinks, Pet Costume Contest, One-mile Walk and lots of activities for the whole family!  Curtis Hixon Park.  11am-3pm.  813-876-4150  www.HumaneSocietyTampa.org

MAR 25-26  GREENFEST
Tampa's premier plant festival dedicated to gardening and environmental conservation.  Plant Park.  9am-4pm.  www.FriendsofPlantPark.com

MAR 25  TAMPA PRIDE FESTIVAL & PARADE
Join thousands for the 3rd annual Tampa Pride Parade which will once again wind its way east from the corner of Nuccio Parkway and 7th Avenue, down 7th Avenue to 20th Street where it will turn north to end at the new Street Festival location around historic Centennial Park.  Historic Ybor City.  10am-5pm.  Parade starts at 1pm.  www.TampaPride.org

MAR 31 - APR 2  6TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CUBAN SANDWICH FESTIVAL
Attended by thousands of people, the State2State and Nation2Nation Smackdown features contestants from all over Florida, the United States, and even the world, with everyone competing to see who makes the BEST Cuban Sandwich in the World! Featuring restaurants from all around the world including London, England and Seoul, Korea competing for the Title of World's BEST Cuban Sandwich.  HCC - Ybor City Campus.  www.ILoveCubanSandwiches.com

APR 1  FLORIDA WATER FESTIVAL
A unique learning opportunity for children and adults alike designed to educate 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 & caricature artist. Water Works Park.  1-5pm.  www.FEW.org

APR 2  12TH ANNUAL TASTE OF SOUTH TAMPA
Featuring food and beverage samples, live entertainment, Kids Zone, give-aways & prizes, and voting for the "Best of South Tampa", this event is sure to tickle your ears and treat your tummy!  Tampa Garden Club.  1-4pm.  813-637-0156  www.TasteofSouthTampa.com

APR 8  7TH ANNUAL TAMPA CHILLOUNGE NIGHT
Featuring food and beverage samples, live entertainment, Kids Zone, give-aways & prizes, and voting for the "Best of South Tampa", this event is sure to tickle your ears and treat your tummy!  Tampa Garden Club.  1-4pm.  813-637-0156  www.TasteofSouthTampa.com

APR 9  20TH ANNUAL FESTA ITALIANA
Delight in a tasting party featuring wines of Italy on Thursday. Bocce Ball Tournament on Saturday. And the Festa which includes food, live music & entertainment, children's and cultural areas, grape stomping, vendors & more on Saturday & Sunday.  The Italian Club & Centennial Park.  813-248-3316  www.FestaItalianaTampa.com

APR 16  EASTER CRUISES
This ten-day celebration includes live entertainment, exciting cultural events, relevant health tutorials, business advising seminars, renowned speakers, food vendors, craft vendors, a music fest with national recording artists and more.  Yacht StarShip.  10am.  813-248-7999  www.YachtStarShip.com

APR 29  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.  813-229-7827  www.StrazCenter.org

APR 29  PRIDE & PASSION CIRQUE DE MASCARADE
The signature fundraising event for the Tampa Museum of Art's inspiration comes from the circuses, cabarets, and vibrant performance halls frequented by 19th century artists, intellectuals and writers in Paris. With Cirque de Mascarade, the Pride & Passion mantra of "dress to impress" invites guests to add a 19th century bohemian twist to your attire.  Tampa Museum of Art.  813-274-8130  www.TampaMuseum.org

APR 29  TAMPA BAY INTERNATIONAL DRAGON BOAT RACES
Dragons take over the waters of Downtown Tampa as teams compete for the #1 trophy.  Cotanchobee Park.  8am-5pm.  www.PanAmDragonBoat.com

MAY 6-7  3RD ANNUAL RIVERFEST
Celebrate a weekend filled with activities happening along the Riverwalk including a Hot Dog Festival and Hot Air Balloon Glow on Saturday. Then Sunday enjoy Riverpalooza Music Festival and the Florida Orchestra with Fireworks.  Mainstage in Curtis Hixon Park.  813-221-1539  Amelie Arena.  8pm.  www.TheTampaRiverwalk.com

MAY 12  SEAGRAPES FINE WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL
Benefiting the 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  www.FLAquarium.org

MAY 27  5TH ANNUAL TAMPA BAY MARGARITA FESTIVAL
Enjoy a HUGE variety of Margaritas, an awesome lineup of bands with headliner BARENAKED LADIES, and the BIGGEST fireworks show to end the night!  Curtis Hixon Park.  Noon-11pm.  www.TampaMargaritaFest.com

MAY 30 - JUN 4  FINDING NEVERLAND
The incredible story behind one of the world's most beloved characters: Peter Pan. The magic of Barrie's classic tale springs spectacularly to life in this heartwarming theatrical event. FINDING NEVERLAND is "far and away the best musical of the year!" - NPR.  Straz Center.  813-229-7827  www.StrazCenter.org