Monday Morning Memo

Monday, April 1, 2024

Eggsploration was an absolute blast! Thank you to everyone who attended

The largest egg hunt in Tampa’s Downtown brought fun-filled spring activities to Julian B. Lane Park over the weekend! Adults and kids of all ages enjoyed several family-friendly games, delicious food from local food trucks, photos with the Easter Bunny, and an egg scavenger hunt.


Congratulations to this year’s grand prize winners for successfully finding one of three golden eggs!


Big thank you to our egg-cellent food and beverage vendors:

-Planet Smoothie

-Bean Wandering


-Gigglewaters Mobile Kitchen

-Chief’s Cantina


And another thank you to our egg-xtra special market vendors:

-Luna Linx Designs



-The Main Ingredient

-Shop Procure

-Outside the Knot

-Mercy Full Project

Tampa's Downtown ranks sixth in the most recent Downtown Vitality Index!

According to the Tampa Bay Business Journal, Tampa’s Downtown has remained a vital asset to the city of Tampa as a whole, which has proven difficult to do in a post-pandemic era for a plethora of cities.


According to the most recent Downtown Vitality Index from The Business Journals, Tampa’s Vitality Index score is 63.50, ranking Tampa sixth among the 44 markets analyzed.


The score is based on a weighted formula that measures vitality based upon the following factors:

  • Downtown office commercial real-estate trends
  • Urban/central business district hotel occupancy
  • Percentage of individuals working from home
  • Downtown cellphone activity compared to pre-pandemic levels
  • Public-transit ridership trends
  • Metro population growth momentum


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Happy Physical Wellness Month! Take advantage of FREE fitness classes for a chance to win a prize

In honor of Physical Wellness Month, we’ll be giving out fitness punch cards at our FREE Community Fitness in the Park classes that take place at 6:00pm every Sunday-Thursday at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.


For every class you attend, you’ll receive a stamp on your punch card. The more stamps you have, the higher your chances are to win in a drawing for prizes.


Community Fitness in the Park schedule:

Sundays at 6:00pm – Yoga in the Park

Mondays at 6:00pm – Rumble Boxing in the Park

Tuesdays at 6:00pm – Zumba in the Park

Wednesdays at 6:00pm – Barre in the Park

Thursdays at 6:00pm – Pilates in the Park


Check out the Community Fitness in the Park Facebook page

Did you know that the City of Tampa has rolled out new e-bike and e-scooter regulations?

If you or someone you know currently rides or wishes to ride one of Downtown’s e-bikes or e-scooters, take note of the city’s new e-transportation parking rules.


Starting today, e-transportation devices will need to be parked in designated areas, or e-riders could face fines. If you’re an e-rider, you will be able to find parking corrals on your e-scooter or e-bike’s company app. Most of these corrals are marked by paint on the sidewalk, while some are metal docking stations.


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Head to Downtown's Central Park neighborhood on Saturday for the Tampa Bay Empanada Festival!

On Saturday, April 6, 2024 at Downtown’s Perry Harvey Senior Park, the Tampa Bay Empanada Festival will bring culture and deliciousness to Tampa’s Downtown!


From 12:00pm – 7:00pm on Saturday, attendees can look forward to a variety of authentic empanadas, great cocktails, music, and games for the whole family to enjoy! Part of the proceeds gained from this event will benefit local charities.


Get Tickets today!

The deadline to apply for our Storefront and Sidewalk Café Grant Program is July 21!

The Tampa Downtown Partnership’s Storefront and Sidewalk Cafe Grant Program serves to create a more attractive pedestrian atmosphere with a commercially vibrant environment through street level storefront improvements and inviting sidewalk cafe settings. The program offers grants of up to $5,000 administered on a reimbursement basis within a two-year time period.


Be sure to apply by or before Sunday, July 21!


Apply Today!

Check out the 14th Congressional and Next Generation High School Art Competition exhibit

In Tampa’s Downtown we recognize that artistic exposure and involvement are vital to our youth. Support local young artists by heading to the Tampa Museum of Art to view the 14th Congressional and Next Generation High School Art Competition exhibit!

This exhibit will be on view until April 14 and includes phenomenal artistic workings created by high school students throughout the 14th Congressional District and Hillsborough County.


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Could your business be one of the shops available at Winter Village this year

The Shops of Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park offer holiday shoppers an affordable and unique retail experience with local sellers of garments, personal products, artisan goods, gourmet packaged foods, and holiday decor. Shops are leased on a full season, partial season, or extended week/weekend basis, as space permits. Vendors accepted to participate will be notified by mid July 2024.


Apply Today!

Fill out the DASH Service Feedback Form today!

We invite you to take our DASH Service Feedback Survey! Even if you haven’t used DASH as a service, we still want to hear from you as all feedback is important to us. By completing this survey and providing an email address, you’ll be entered into a drawing for a chance to receive a $20 gift card from a Downtown merchant!


Take the Survey!

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