Downtown St Petersburg Florida Events

On-Going In-Town Tampa Events

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  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)

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
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  YborMarket.com

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

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
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

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

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
TampaBayMarkets.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

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

Special In-Town Tampa Events

THRU DEC 10  "KISS AND TELL" BY WOLFGANG FLAD
This exhibit consists of 30 wooden elements that use paint and varnish, as well as papier-mâché to try and bring the material back into organic shapes.  Tampa Museum of Art.  813-274-8130  TampaMuseum.org

JAN 1 - DEC 31  BY THE YARD, CIRKUT CAMERA PHOTOGRAPHY
The patriotic undertones of this exhibition organize the show into four themes: War Time, Majestic Views, Community, and Industry.  Florida Museum of Photographic Arts.  813-221-2222  FMoPA.org

MAR 17 - DEC 23  MENUS: THE EPICUREAN EXPERIENCE
Explore original fine dining menues of the Tampa Bay Hotel and other grand Florida resorts from 1891 to 1932. Blended with these dining elements are behind the scenes of where food comes from and how it is prepared.  Henry B Plant Museum.  813-254-1891  www.PlantMuseum.com

MAY 27 - SEP 2  ROCK THE YACHT - SUMMER SERIES
Turn up the heat this summer while you ROCK THE YACHT! Every Saturday features different themes for your enjoyment.  Yacht StarShip.  All aboard at 8:30pm.  813-223-7999  YachtStarShip.com

MAY 29 - JUL 9  MATHALIVE!
Experience real math at work in sports, nature, robotics, music, dancing, movie making, and more.  Glazer Children's Museum.  10am - 3pm.  813-443-3861  GlazerMuseum.org

JUN 5 - SEP 18  SUMMER MOVIE CLASSIC SERIES
A summer tradition...classic movies are shown each Sunday from June to September. Come early and hear the Mighty Wurlitzer theatre organ play 20 minutes before show time!  Tampa Theatre.  3pm.  813-274-8981  TampaTheatre.org

JUN 22 - JUL 2  PATEL CONSERVATORY PRESENTS DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Step into the enchanted world of the modern classic, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, where Patel Conservatory students grade 9-college bring this "tale as old as time" to life.  Straz Center.  813-229-7827  StrazCenter.org

JUN 24  BEERFEST 2017: BARLEY'S ANGELS
Kick summer into high gear with Barley's Angels, featuring craft beers and local brewers, plus snacks and samples from some of Tampa’s top independent restaurants.  Tampa Theatre.  813-274-8286  TampaTheatre.org

JUL 1 - JUN 28  GATEWAYS TO THE CARIBBEAN
Explore five centuries of connections and interaction between Florida and Cuba through rare and original maps, lithographs and other documents.  Tampa Bay History Center.  813-228-0097  TampaBayHistoryCenter.org

JUL 4  HART IS THE SAFE AND EASY WAY TO GET AROUND THIS JULY 4TH
HART is by far the best way to get to the "Light Up Tampa Bay Independence Day Celebration" at Channelside Bay Plaza!  The TECO Line Streetcar System will operate from noon - midnight on Tuesday, with free fares beginning at 4pm.

JUL 4  FLORIDA AQUARIUM JULY 4TH CELEBRATION
See dazzling displays in the sky and sea with fun, family-friendly entertainment and all-American dinner options.  Fireworks begin at 9pm.  The Florida Aquarium.  813-273-4000  FLAquarium.org

JUL 4  THE 4TH OF JULY AT THE HISTORY CENTER
Enjoy $5 admission for all visitors and extended hours until 7pm. Costumed historical re-enactors will fill the museums galleries, depicting soldiers and civilians from the 1830s through the 1940s. Stay and watch fireworks outside at Cotanchobee Park. Tampa Bay History Center.  813-228-0097  TampaBayHistoryCenter.org

JUL 4  LIGHT UP TAMPA BAY
Celebrate our nation's Independence Day with live music, entertainment, family-friendly activities and a festive waterfront fireworks display! Entertainment starts at 6pm.  Fireworks at 8:45pm.  Channelside Bay Plaza.  813-223-4250  ChannelsideBayPlaza.com

JUL 4  TAMPA RED, WHITE & BLUE FESTIVAL
Come celebrate the 4th of July in Channelside with hundreds of Bay area residents at the annual Tampa Red White & Blue Festival.   Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park.  6-10pm.  CityFestivals.org

JUL 8  ROD STEWART AND CYNDI LAUPER
Two of music's most acclaimed artists and powerhouse live performers will tour together this summer when Rod Stewart is joined by special guest Cyndi Lauper.  7:30pm.  AmalieArena.com

JUL 11  ROGER WATERS, US & THEM
A pioneering new tour, "Us & Them", features classic Pink Floyd and will showcase highlights from Waters' groundbreaking body of work.  8pm.  AmalieArena.com

JUL 15  NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK - THE TOTAL PACKAGE TOUR
A follow-up to 2013's successful Package Tour, New Kids On The Block's bring their biggest lineup yet with Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men.  7:30pm - 10pm  AmalieArena.com

JUL 15  SUN, SWIMSUITS & SUDS
Stroll through Ybor all day while stopping into some of your favorite bars and restaurants for food & drink specials. Water games and ways to cool down will be mixed in throughout the streets of Ybor! Come play in the sun with us!  Ybor City.  1-5pm.  Ybor.org

JUL 28-30  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
TampaBayComicCon.com

AUG 3-6  METROCON
Join the largest anime convention in Florida! Don’t forget to deck yourself out in your best outfits for the cosplay and costume contests.  Tampa Convention Center.  813-274-8511  www.MetroConventions.com

AUG 11  LIONEL RICHIE: ALL THE HITS
WITH SPECIAL GUEST MARIAH CAREY

Touring together for the first time ever on the ALL THE HITS TOUR. Lionel Richie, has a discography of albums and singles that are second to none. His music is part of the fabric of pop music. Mariah Carey is a music icon, a soul legend, a pop phenomenon, a breathtaking live artist and best-selling female artist of all time.  7pm.  AmalieArena.com

AUG 19-20  TAMPA HOME & GARDEN SHOW
Everything for in and around your home. Kitchens, baths, gardens, pools & spas, security, windows & so much more!  Tampa Convention Center.   877-730-7469  TampaHomeShow.com

SEP 2  SUMMER OF RUM FESTIVAL
Party like a pirate! A full day of Island Music, Dancing, a large selection of food, and of course a multitude of Rums to suit your fancy!  Curtis Hixon Park.  12-11pm.  SummerofRumFest.com

SEP 8-10  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 8-10  WINEFEST 2017: WINE'S WORLD
Party Time - Excellent! with Wayne and Garth for 3 days of Wine's World. Taste boutique wines, sample fare from Tampa's top restaurants and bid on silent auction items.  Tampa Theatre.  813-274-8286  TampaTheatre.org