may 2017

06may(may 6)10:00 am07(may 7)10:00 pm3rd Annual Riverfest10:00 am - 10:00 pm (7) Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa, FL 33602

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Event Details

The 3rd Annual Tampa Riverfest will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 and Sunday, May 7, 2017. Presented by Friends of the Riverwalk in conjunction with the City of Tampa, this FREE event will run the entire length of the Riverwalk and will feature family-friendly activities and events showcasing Tampa’s cultural institutions, local music and restaurants. Full schedule of events and entertainment line up can be found here http://www.thetampariverwalk.com/activities/riverfest-2017.aspx

One of the new events this year is the Hot Dog Festival. Highlighting its new partnership with Nathan’s Hot Dogs, Tampa’s Riverfest will host a live Hot Dog Eating Contest at Curtis Hixon Park on Saturday, May 6th. This exciting contest will serve as an official qualifier event sending one man and one women to The Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest on Coney Island. Other events include a wiener dog derby that will benefit the Florida Dashshund rescue and a hot dog tasting event.

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

Saturday: May 6, 2017

 

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park   Downtown Tampa

  • Hot Dog Sampling Competition (4pm – 8pm) – A purchased wristband is needed to sample the hot dogs entered from local restaurants and caterers and cast a vote for the winner of Tampa Bay’s best hot dog
  • Wiener Dog Derby (10am-5pm) Benefiting Florida Dashaund Rescue
  • The Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest Tampa, FL Qualifier (7pm)
  • RiverFest Concert featuring live performances from local and regional bands (12pm-10pm)
  • Hot Air Balloon Glow (8:30-9:00pm)

 

MacDill Park   Downtown Tampa

  • Hillsborough County Schools Stage featuring student performances (10am – 5pm)
  • The Plank “pop-up bar” returns, plus roaming food vendors and live art (11am – 5pm)

 

Tampa Convention Center & Sail Pavilion   Downtown Tampa

  •  Live music at the Sail Pavilion and Pirate Water Taxi, Eboats, Tampa Water Bikes,

Paddle board, kayak and more!

 

Cotanchobee Park   Downtown Tampa

  •  Asia Fest (10:30am – 2pm)

 

Water Works Park   Historic Tampa Heights

  •  Gasparilla Stand-Up Paddleboard Invasion

 

Straz Center for the Performing Arts   Downtown Tampa

  •  Kids of Imagination Play Area & Secret Walls Graffiti War Competition.

 

Sunday: May 7, 2017

 

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park   Downtown Tampa

  • Music Festival in the Park (12pm – 7pm)
  • The Florida Orchestra Free Pops in the Park Concert (7:30pm)
  • Fireworks at the conclusion of the Florida Orchestra Concert (9:45pm)

 

MacDill Park   Downtown Tampa

  • Hillsborough County Schools Stage featuring student performances (10am – 5pm)
  • The Plank “pop-up bar” returns, plus roaming food vendors and live art (11am – 5pm)

 

Tampa Convention Center & Sail Pavilion   Downtown Tampa

  •  Live music at the Sail Pavilion and Pirate Water Taxi, Eboats, Tampa Water Bikes, Paddle board, kayak and more!

 

Water Works Park   Historic Tampa Heights

  •  Live music on the Ulele Terrace (1:30pm – 4:30pm)

 

Straz Center for the Performing Arts   Downtown Tampa

  •  Kids of Imagination Play Area & Secret Walls Graffiti War Competition.

Time

6 (Saturday) 10:00 am - 7 (Sunday) 10:00 pm

Location

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

600 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa, FL 33602

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