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

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

SPECIAL EVENTS

MAR 19 - DEC 23  "WHEN THE TRAIN COMES ALONG": BOOKER T. WASHINGTON AT THE TAMPA BAY CASINO
This historically-rich exhibit examines and explores the significance and impact of Booker T. Washington's 1912 address in Tampa - a mostly forgotten chapter of local history. Highlighting the racial inequality of Tampa, "When the Train Comes Along" explores the broken relationships between races while highlighting Washington's influence on the lives of Black men and women in the city during the 1910's.  Henry B Plant Museum.  11-11:30am.  813-254-1891  PlantMuseum.com

MAY 28 - SEP 3  ROCK THE YACHT
During select Fridays throughout the summer, Yacht StarShip will offer a music-filled 2-hour cruise on the waters of Tampa Bay featuring energetic live bands or DJs, dancing, and multiple decks of entertainment. Choose the cruise that Rocks your Yacht. Limited tickets available.  Yacht Starship.  813-223-7999  YachtStarship.com

JAN 11 - MAY 6   SUMMER CAMP IMAGINATION
At Camp Imagination, your little learners imagine, discover, and connect to the world around them. With imaginative weekly themes, there's a camp for every kid. Register your kids to play with purpose and embrace curiosity this Summer!  Glazer Children's Museum.  9-5pm.  813-443-3861  GlazerMuseum.org

JUL 23-25   METROCON - ANNUAL CONVENTION
Florida's largest anime convention, METROCON, visits Tampa Bay for another exhilarating year of exciting stage shows, unique vendors, exciting panelists, and interactive events throughout the weekend, including the world-famous Anime Human Chess Match.  Tampa Convention Center.  Fri-Sat 9am-7pm; Sun 9am-3pm.  813-229-7827  MetroConventions.com

JUL 30 - AUG 1   TAMPA BAY COMIC CON
Florida's premiere family-friendly comic book convention brings comic books, magazines, toys, games, anime, manga, cosplay, artwork and more. Along with the roster of guest creators and celebrities.  Tampa Convention Center.  813-274-8511  TampaBayComicConvention.com

APR 7-25   SHOUT! THE MOD MUSICAL
Skirts, mini. Hair, maxi. Boots, go-go-y. This swingin' gal pal romp through the jukebox hits of the '60s follows five colorful characters through the trials and tribulations of love in dawn-of-women's-lib London. Kick your heels up and shout!  The Straz Center for Performing Arts.  813-229-7827  StrazCenter.org

AUG 21   MAKS & VAL: STRIPPED DOWN TOUR
The Stripped Down Tour is a unique, family friendly experience that will bring you closer to Maks & Val than ever before. The intimate evening is packed with breathtaking dancing, deeply personal storytelling, and world class showmanship true to the Chmerkovskiy name. Genuine and heartwarming, the Stripped Down Tour promises to take your emotions for a ride, and have you smiling on the drive back. The boys leave their hearts out on stage...and maybe a shirt or two.  Tampa Theatre.  813-229-7827  TampaTheatre.org

AUG 21-22   TAMPA HOME & GARDEN SHOW
Everything for in and around your home. Kitchens, baths, gardens, pools & spas, security, windows & so much more!  Tampa Convention Center.  8am-5pm.  877-730-7469  TampaHomeShow.com

AUG 28   PRIDE & PASSION: NEON JUNGLE
Anticipate an eclectic and energy-filled evening with this year's theme, NEON JUNGLE, featuring jaw-dropping entertainment, mouth-watering hors d'oeuvres, and a premium open bar. More than 500 guests are expected to attend, dressed in their finest evening wear with pops of neon and inspired by the animal within.  Tampa Museum of Art.  8pm.  TampaMuseum.org

SEP 10-12   PROGRESSIVE TAMPA BOAT SHOW
Tampa's largest and longest-running boat show is the best place to see and buy boats, gear and accessories! From fishing to cruising to family fun there are boats for every lifestyle.  Tampa Convention Center.  813-274-8511  TampaBoatShow.com

SEP 25   GRAND OPENING - THE TAMPA BASEBALL MUSEUM AT THE AL LOPEZ HOUSE
The Tampa Baseball Museum at the Al Lopez House will be a home for celebration, preservation, and education of local baseball culture - from Little League to Major League, and everything in between, including: Factory, Inter-Social, Municipal, Cigar City, and Negro leagues.  Tampa Baseball Museum.  813-400-2353  TampaBaseballMuseum.org

SEP 25   CITY: FASHION + ART + CULTURE
Experience the vibrant celebration of fashion, art, and culture as the Tampa Museum of Art celebrates its centennial year and the 10th annual CITY. Watch the Museum transform into an energetic runway filled with fashions by internationally renowned designer Bibhu Mohapatra.  Tampa Museum of Art.  8-11pm.  TampaMuseum.org

SEP 25   TAYLOR TOMLINSON: DEAL WITH IT TOUR
One of the youngest comedians to headline theaters in decades, joining the likes of Eddie Murphy and Dave Chappelle, Tomlinson says of the new tour, "This hour is definitely darker and more personal - 'Quarter Life Crisis' was about being frustrated with where you're at in life and this new material is about taking a hard look at who you are and how you got that way."  Tampa Theatre.  7pm.  813-229-7827  TampaTheatre.org

SEP 25   LEANNE MORGAN: THE BIG PANTY TOUR
Leanne's style of comedy combines her southern charm and hilarious story telling about her own life into an act that keeps them coming back for more. A wife and stay-at-home mom of three, her everyone-can-relate style of comedy has made her a hit even among the strangest of audiences. The Straz Center for Performing Arts.  813-229-7827  StrazCenter.org

SEP 29   DR. RIDE'S AMERICAN BEACH HOUSE BY LIZA BIRKENMEIER
It's 1983 - the evening before Dr. Sally Ride's historic space flight. A group of women friends gather on a sweltering St. Louis rooftop, each caught in her own failure-to-launch. This enticing juxtaposition thrusts the women into the space of their uncharted desires where they bump against American norms of sex and power in this intimate snapshot of queer anti-heroines. CRITICS PICK, "A revelation" - The New York Times. "Luscious. Funny. Erotic." - New York Magazine.  The Straz Center for Performing Arts.  813-229-7827  StrazCenter.org

OCT 2   TOM SEGURA: I'M COMING EVERYWHERE - WORLD TOUR
Actor/Comedian/Writer Tom Segura is one of the biggest names in the comedy business. He recently performed to sold-out audiences on his 100+ city TAKE IT DOWN TOUR. He is best known for his Netflix specials, Ball Hog (2020), Disgraceful (2018), Mostly Stories (2016), and Completely Normal (2014). Paste Magazine described him as, "...having a natural and capable storytelling ability, one that lifts his narratives out of average anecdote fare and plants them firmly in hilarious ground."  The Straz Center for Performing Arts.  813-229-7827  StrazCenter.org