Tampa's Downtown

Community Events

Community Events

Tampa's Downtown is divided into seven distinct neighborhoods with their own unique identities. The Tampa Downtown Partnership holds quarterly and monthly events that are specific to each neighborhood, that showcase their defining qualities.

Neighborhood Programming Events

Blind Date with a Book

Blind Date with a Book is a quarterly program that pops up in Snow Park to service the West Riverfront neighborhood of Tampa’s Downtown with an opportunity to explore novels and poems in a shared-read setting. 



WHEN: Quarterly on the 2nd Monday (check our events page and our socials for updates)

WHERE: Snow Park

Central Park Eats: A Food Truck Rally

Central Park Eats is a monthly food truck rally that services the Central Park neighborhood of Tampa’s Downtown by providing an opportunity for the community to gather in support of local four-wheel businesses! This event also features additional activations, such as music and other family-friendly activities.


WHEN: Monthly – Every 3rd Tuesday

WHERE: In front of Tampa’s Black History Museum.

Channel District Date Nights

The Channel District Date Nights is a quarterly program that services the Channel District neighborhood in Tampa’s Downtown to provide unique date night opportunities. Whether it is with a spouse, partner, or friend, we everyone to join us for “how to” classes at Washington Street Park.


WHEN: Quarterly on the 2nd Wednesday (check our events page and our socials for updates)

WHERE: Washington Street Park

Downtown's Backyard Market

Downtown’s Backyard Market at Tampa City Center’s Esplanade is a monthly program that pops up in the Downtown Core a neighborhood of Tampa’s Downtown. Discover a hidden oasis of farm-fresh goodness, right in the heart of the Downtown Core. Downtown’s Backyard Market is your go-to destination for a taste of the countryside, conveniently located in the hustle and bustle of the city. Stroll through our vibrant market, where the aroma of freshly picked produce and the chatter of eager shoppers fill the air.


WHEN: Monthly – Every 2nd Thursday 

WHERE: Tampa City Center Esplanade

Fitness in the Park

The Tampa Downtown Partnership hosts free weekly fitness classes in Downtown’s Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.


Monday: Rumble Boxing in the Park at 6:00pm

Tuesday: Zumba in the Park at 6:00pm

Wednesday: Barre in the Park at 6:00pm

Thursday: Pilates in the Park at 6:00pm
Sunday: Yoga in the Park at 6:00pm

Keys in the Park: A Melodic Duel

Keys in the Park is a quarterly program that takes place at The Square in Lykes Gaslight Park to service the River Arts neighborhood in Tampa’s Downtown. Join us for an unforgettable evening of musical magic! Experience the thrill of dueling pianos as talented musicians go head-to-head playing your favorite songs. So grab a blanket, bring your friends and family, and immerse yourself in an evening filled with laughter, creativity, and the joy of live music.


WHEN: Quarterly on the 2nd Thursday (check our events page and our socials for updates)

WHERE: Lykes Gaslight Park

Mayor's Food Truck Fiesta

Featuring tasty treats from a variety of local vendors, the Mayor’s Food Truck Fiesta occurs the first Wednesday of every month in The Square at Lykes Gaslight Park from 11am to 2pm.

Paw-Fee Break

Paw-Fee Break is a monthly program designed to cater to those that live and work within the Channel District neighborhood of Tampa’s Downtown with an opportunity to take a break from the stress of their desk, walk their dogs, or stretch their legs.


WHEN:  Monthly – Every 2nd Wednesday

WHERE: Washington Street Park

Rhythm & Hues

Rhythm and Hues is a quarterly program that pops up in a alleyway off of Franklin and Henderson to service the Tampa Heights neighborhood in Tampa’s Downtown. Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of creativity as you wander through this unique event. Witness the alleyway come to life with an explosion of color, rhythm, and artistic expression as talented local artists showcase their mesmerizing work.



WHEN: Quarterly  on the 3rd Friday (check our events page and our socials for updates)

WHERE: The alleyway off of Franklin & Henderson St.

Rock the Park

For 13 years, the Tampa Downtown Partnership has produced a free monthly music series showcasing musical talents of all genres

Check our Events page and the Rock the Park Facebook page for updates and performer/vendor lineups


WHEN: Monthly – First Thursday

WHERE: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

Holiday Events


Eggsploration is Downtown’s largest egg-citing annual egg hunt! Each year participants are provided with thousands of eggs to find, and each group competes to find one of three golden eggs for a grand prize! This event also offers great food, photo ops, crafts, and more!


WHEN: Check our Events page and our socials for updates

WHERE: Julian B. Lane Park

River O' Green

River O’ Green is an annual, free event to kick off the St. Patrick’s Day holiday, as the Hillsborough River is transformed into a bright shade of green. This day of festive fun at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park will feature live music, kids activities, food trucks, and of course, beer!


WHEN: Check our Events page and our socials for updates

WHERE: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

Winter Village

Celebrate the holiday season in Tampa’s Downtown at Winter Village, presented by the Tampa Bay Lightning, in Curtis Hixon  Waterfront Park!


Located along the Tampa Riverwalk, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park is transformed with the sights, sounds and activities of the holidays for children and adults of all ages. 


WHEN: Visit  the Winter Village Facebook Page for real time updates!

WHERE: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

Summer Series

The Tampa Downtown Partnership’s Summer Series is held at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park with a giant 10,000-square-foot tent! It’s the perfect place to go to get out of the house and burn off some energy – all while protected from the hot Florida sun. While at Summer Series, you may also enjoy free Wifi provided by PBXChange and listen to local tunes streamed from Tampa’s Downtown Soundtrack on Spotify!


WHEN: Check our Events page and our socials for updates

WHERE: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

Boom by the Bay

Boom by the Bay is the Tampa Downtown Partnership and City of Tampa’s official annual Fourth of July event that brings festivities to Julian B. Lane Park in Downtown Tampa. Attendees can enjoy Fourth of July activities, and marvelous fireworks from this waterfront destination. Whether it’s live entertainment, kids games, food trucks, or good old American fun, this event has something for every member of the family. 


Admission is free and the entire family is welcome, including four-legged members!


WHEN: Check our Events page and our socials for updates

WHERE: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

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