Monday Morning Memo

Monday, February 5, 2024

Join us this Wednesday for our Downtown Debriefing Breakfast Series!

This Wednesday, February 7 from 8:00am – 10:00am our Downtown Debriefing Breakfast Series continues! February’s debriefing topic will be “Event Season: Economic Impact & Downtown Security”. Be sure to join us to gain valuable insights for you and/or your organization!

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Join us for back-to-back events this week!

Be sure to head to Lykes Gaslight Square Park on Wednesday for your lunch break and enjoy the Mayor’s Food Truck Fiesta from 11:00am – 2:00pm. If you’re unable to enjoy Wednesday’s mid-day treat, be sure to join us this Thursday, February 8 from 2:30pm – 5:30pm at Downtown’s Backyard Market where you can purchase delicious produce and beautifully crafted floral arrangements!

Mayor’s Food Truck Fiesta

Downtown’s Backyard Market

Urban Excellence Awards tickets are now available. Purchase your tickets today!

Tickets to the 2024 Urban Excellence Awards are going fast. Each ticket to this incredible event includes entrance to the awards program with a plated dinner, live music, entertainment, and drinks at Hotel Flor on Wednesday, February 21 at 6:00pm. Don’t miss out and buy your ticket today!

A special thanks to our event sponsors:

  • University of Tampa
  • The Mav
  • Skanska
  • Hotel Flor – Tapestry Collection by Hilton
  • Glazer Children’s Museum
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church
  • Carlton Fields
  • City of Tampa
  • Hillsborough Public Library System

View this year’s finalists

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Upcoming road & sidewalk closure will affect Tampa's Downtown

Attention Tampa’s Downtown, this Saturday, February 10 there will be temporary road and sidewalk closures that will greatly affect Downtown’s Channel District and Downtown Core from 6:00am – 10:00am.

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The deadline to apply for our Downtown Tampa Neighborhood Enhancement Grant has been extended to February 19!

The Downtown Neighborhood Enhancement Grant is an initiative centered around the growth and betterment of the neighborhoods in Tampa’s Downtown. This program offers annual grants of up to $5,000 to each of Downtown’s seven neighborhoods, and is intended to fund free and accessible community-driven projects. NEW APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, February 19

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Sponsorship opportunities for Downtown's "River O' Green" are available now!

The luck of the Irish will make its way to Tampa’s Downtown on Saturday, March 16! Downtown’s annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration, River O’ Green, wouldn’t be possible without support from sponsors. Are you interested in sponsoring this day full of themed festivities for the Downtown community? Fill out the form below:

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Water Street Tampa continues to be a Downtown staple!

As Downtown continues to evolve, Water Street has completely reimagined what was once a simple business district into a lively and walkable oasis with many local businesses and leisure activities. It is also the first neighborhood in North American to receive WELL Community Certification from the International WELL Building Institute for it’s focus on health and well-being.

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Eggsploration sponsorship, community parter, and Kid's Market vendor opportunities available now!

Downtown Tampa’s largest egg hunt will be bringing fun-filled spring activities to Julian B. Lane Park on Saturday, March 30, from 9:00am – 1:00pm! Adults and kids of all ages can enjoy several family-friendly games, delicious food from local food trucks, photos with the Easter bunny, and an egg scavenger hunt where participants will find a combination of eggs based on their age group and redeem them for a prize!


Are you interested in sponsoring Eggsploration this year? Are you also a small business, artisan, or market vendor that sells children items? Reach out to our Public Space Operations & Programming Coordinator, Jaylyn Andrews to secure your spot at this year’s egg hunt. To learn more, view our sponsorship/vendor interest form!

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Download DASH, Downtown's hub to hub micro-transit service app

Our DASH app is live! Be sure to utilize this new Downtown transit option and download DASH today.

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