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Events Mark Your Calendar

From our famous pirate festival to our flavorful food and wine festival, Tampa has an array of exciting events throughout the year. Check out our calendar of events to see what’s happening while you’re in town.

Yearly Events

January

Gasparilla Pirate Fest

The Fresh Market at Wiregrass

Outback Bowl New Year's Eve Parade

a young girl getting her face painted

February

Charity Polo Classic

Gasparilla Festival of the Arts

Major League Baseball Spring Training

someone painting on canvas

March

Tampa Bay Beer Week

Tampa Pride Parade, Music & Arts Festival

Gasparilla International Film Festival (GIFF)

people drinking beer in a pub

April

Tampa Bay Blues Festival 

Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival

Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival

musicians playing guitars

May

Taste of The Riverwalk

Tampa Bay Margarita & Music Festival

Tampa International Fringe Festival (TIFF)

young people dancing at a concert

June

Tampa Bay Rays Games

Busch Gardens Summer Nights

Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey Season

skaters on the ice playing hockey

July

Mayor's Food Truck Fiesta

METROCON-Annual Convention

Downtown Tampa Independence Day Fireworks

people eating at a food truck

August

Critical Mass Bike Rides

Countdown Improv Festival

Tampa Riverwalk Dine & Wine Tour

a candle lit dinner with red wine glasses

September

Tampa Boat Show

Busch Gardens Bier Fest

Summer of Rum Festival

boats docked in the harbor

October

Oktoberfest Tampa

Clearwater Jazz Holiday

Clearwater Beach Chalk Walk

musicians playing saxophones in the street

November

Festival of Trees

Holiday Lights in the Gardens

Tampa Bay New Car & Truck Show

young people dancing in the park on a sunny day

December

Ybor City Cigar Festival

Tampa Riverwalk Lighted Boat Parade

Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival (TBUFF)

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