Monday Morning Memo

Monday, July 1, 2024

Join us on Thursday for Mayor Jane Castor's Boom by the Bay!

Mayor Jane Castor’s Boom by the Bay arrives to Tampa’s Downtown this Thursday, July 4! Join us as we celebrate Independence Day at Julian B. Lane Park. We can’t wait to see everyone there!


What’s in Store:

-Pickleball Tournament with All Florida Pickleball

-Apple Pie Throwdown


-A live creation of a work of art

-Food & Beverage Vendors

-Musical entertainment featuring July Rock the Park acts


Huge thank you to this year’s sponsors for making this event possible:


-Tampa General Hospital


-Tampa Bay Rays/Tampa Bay Rowdies

-Straz Center


-iHeart Media


More information on Boom by the Bay

Register for the Apple Pie Throwdown

Register for the Pickleball Tournament

Hurricane season is here! Are you prepared?

At last week’s Downtown Debriefing Breakfast on Hurricane Preparedness, we learned that the severity of this year’s hurricane season is above the normal average.


If you live in Tampa’s Downtown, you’re likely in a primary evacuation zone. However, it’s important that even those who don’t reside in the Downtown area are prepared for potential impact.


Check out the City of Tampa’s website so that you can learn how to remain safe and prepared when storms strike!


City of Tampa’s Hurricane Preparation Info

National Weather Service Forecasts: Tampa Bay

Tampa's Downtown welcomes The Spiral Staircase

Last month we attended The Spiral Staircase open-house reception. After walking through the space and enjoying exceptional service from many vendors, we are excited for this lush and luxurious new addition to Tampa’s Downtown!


This membership-based haven for the women of Tampa offers a space for mothers to foster community, creativity, and comfort! Amongst many amenities and membership perks are a coffee & wine bar, curated classes, supervised playtime for children, children’s activities, events, beauty services, and more!


Learn More

Downtown's Backyard Market returns next week!

Our monthly event, Downtown’s Backyard Market returns to the City Center Esplanade on Thursday, July 11, from 2:30pm – 5:30pm!


Before you head home after work, stop by to experience our take on a traditional farmer’s market full of fresh produce, flowers, baked goodies, and so much more!


Learn More

Calling all artists! Our request for proposal for our Public Art Mural Identity Project closes July 10!

We’re seeking creative proposals for murals in each of Downtown’s seven unique neighborhoods.


This initiative aims to boost cultural vibrancy and aesthetic appeal, celebrating the distinctive character of each area. Contribute to community identity and engage residents and visitors alike! Artists can submit proposals for multiple neighborhoods but will only be selected for one. Let’s make Tampa’s Downtown even more beautiful together!


More Info & Proposal Submission

It's never too early to consider sponsorship for our Annual Meeting

Time flies when you’re having fun in Tampa’s Downtown! That’s why it’s not too early to mark your calendar for Thursday, September 19, from 11:00am – 2:00pm for our 38th Annual Meeting and Luncheon at the JW Marriott Tampa Water Street.


This event wouldn’t be a smashing success year after year without the gracious support of our sponsors. If you’re interested in sponsoring this year’s event, contact our Member Relations Manager, Julie Sabolic.


Contact Julie Sabolic

Friends of the Tampa Riverwalk will be holding their annual Boat Parade on Thursday, July 4

Celebrate America’s Birthday with the Friends of the Tampa Riverwalk at their Fourth of July Boat Parade! There will be a water ski show, a “blessing of the fleet”, and fireworks all kicking off at 4:00pm at Sparkman Wharf!


For more information, be sure to follow the Friends of the Tampa Riverwalk’s new Instagram account, @tampa_riverwalk today!


Friends of the Tampa Riverwalk Website

Get spooky well before Halloween and see "The Rocky Horror Show" at the Straz Center's Jaeb Theater

Spooky season is starting early this year with the arrival of “The Rocky Horror Show” at the Straz’ Jaeb Theater from July 10 – August 14


Featuring a cast of incredible local talent, “The Rocky Horror Show” brings a spin on this fan-favorite, sci-fi, gothic musical! As an added bonus, the audience is encouraged to arrive in Rocky Horror themed costumes and will be able to purchase a kit with approved props for audience participation in the lobby!


Get Tickets Today!

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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