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. 10-3pm.   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

JAN 3 - APR 30   BREMNER BENEDICT - HIDDEN WATERS/ DESSERT SPRINGS, AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE
In this exhibition, Benedict combines beautiful delicate landscapes of the West American Deserts, with research that shows the hard truth about humanity's failure to protect these ecosystems. Benedict's mission is to bring light to the deteriation of the natural springs and deserts of western America.  Florida Museum of Photographic Arts.  12-5pm.  813-221-2222  FMOPA.org

JAN 11 - MAY 6   WILD KRATTS®: CREATURE POWER®!
An extraordinary adventure awaits! Diverse environments encourage children and families to explore animals and their habitats, as well as creature adventures to engage visitors in wide-ranging STEM experiences. Take on missions and challenges centered around the lives of animals and the creature powers they possess.  Glazer Children's Museum.  10-5pm.  813-443-3861  GlazerMuseum.org

FEB 5 - MAY 31   NOELLE MASON - X-RAY VISION VS. INVISIBILITY
Mason's aims to highlight the important of x-ray, infrared, and thermal emission radiometer imaging alienate and dehumanize the human beings. In Mason's process of transforming these mand-made images, she separates them from their screen, gives them body and space, to be viewed as objects of contemplation outside of their original dehumanizing context.  Florida Museum of Photographic Arts.  12-5pm.  813-221-2222  FMOPA.org

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

FEB 5 - MAY 31  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.  Amalie Arena.  813-301-2500  AmalieArena.com

APR 7-25  SHAKESPEARE'S HENRY V
Jobsite reboots Shakespeare for modern times, taking Henry's timeless tale and setting it to an original, blistering industrial score. High-def video transforms Shakespeare's work into a modern, mesmerizing spectacle of tension, nationalism and excitement.  The Straz Center for Performing Arts.  9:30-1:30pm.  813-229-7827  StrazCenter.org  StrazCenter.org

APR 21  FLORIDA CONVERSATIONS: BEHING-THE-SCENES LOOK AT CHINSEGUT HILL
Chinsegut Hill Historic Site in Hernando County has a human history that spans millennia. Florida's Native Americans, enslaved individuals, wealthy planters, 20th-century crusaders and more labored atop the Hill. Join museum curators and librarians for a look at the site's history and preservation efforts.  Tampa Bay History Center.  6:30-7:30pm.  813-228-0097  TampaBayHistoryCenter.org

MAY 7-8  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.  May 7, 9am-9pm; May 8, 6am-3pm.  813-254-9307.  RunGasparilla.com

MAY 9  MOTHER'S DAY
Our gift to all mothers is free admission to the Henry B. Plant Museum! Bring your mother to the Museum and let her escape to the former Tampa Bay Hotel. Moms will love exploring the building and grounds and make memories together!  Henry B Plant Museum.  12-5pm.  813-254-1891  PlantMuseum.com

MAY 16  4th ANNUAL PRIDE MUSIC AND ART FESTIVAL
Tampa Bay Pride Band's very own Tampa Bay Symphonic Winds will take the stage performing "Affirmation." The Tampa Bay Symphonic Winds contribution to the 2021 Pride Music and Arts Festival is centered around a musical interpretation of the diversity of the band, the LGBTQIA+ Community, and the Tampa Bay Area itself.  Tampa Cuban Club.  Art Show: 1:30pm; Concert 4pm.  813-254-1891  TampaBayPrideBand.com

MAY 22  TAMPA PRIDE 2021 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

JUN 5-6  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.  TampaGov.net

JUN 11-13  INK THE BAY
Artists, performers, and media professionals make 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

JUN 11-13  #IMOMSOHARD: MOM'S NIGHT OUT ROUND 2
Moms, best friends and funny ladies Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley be onstage, in person, and ready to discuss the good, the bad and the funny about motherhood - with the help of a bottle of red wine. Event is 18+.  The Straz Center for Performing Arts.  8pm.  813-229-7827  StrazCenter.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