Monday Morning Memo

Monday, March 11, 2024

The best St. Patrick's Day celebration in Tampa's Downtown arrives on Saturday!

Tampa’s Downtown River O’Green, presented by Grow Financial, will be held on Saturday from 11:00am – 6:00pm at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park! We can’t wait to deliver a day of family-friendly fun with numerous elements of Irish culture!

 

Be sure to attend for great themed-food, live entertainment, a pet-costume contest, and more! And of course, don’t forget to wear your green!

 

NOTE: There will be a St. Patrick’s Parade on the same evening, so be on the lookout for road closures and plan accordingly

 

Big thank you to this year’s food & beverage vendors:

-JB’s Sweet Addiction

-Mi Cafecito

-Street Surfer

-The Fryer House

-Wheelin N’ Grillin

-The Brisket Shoppe

 

Another thank you to this year’s sponsors for helping us bring the luck of the Irish to Tampa’s Downtown:

-Grow Financial

-City of Tampa

-TECO

-Freedom Boat Club

-Barrymore Hotel

-Inscription Channel District

-Holidays Network Group

-Busch Gardens

-Kuducom

 

Learn More

Back-to-back Neighborhood Programming returns this week!

Join us on Thursday from 2:30pm – 5:30pm in Poe Plaza for Downtown’s Backyard Market, where fresh produce, flowers, giveaways, and more await!

 

If you’re unable to make it on Thursday, you can always join us the very next day for Keys in the Park: A Melodic Duel in Lykes Gaslight Park from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. At this event, you’ll be able to sit back, relax, and watch as two talented musicians compete in a battle of melodies.

 

Learn More: Downtown’s Backyard Market

Learn More: Keys in the Park – A Melodic Duel

Our Downtown Debriefing Breakfast Series is next week

Be sure to join us next Wednesday, March 20 from 8:00am – 10:00am at Jackson’s Bistro Bar & Sushi for our monthly Downtown Debriefing Breakfast Series! This month, we’ll be expounding on Small Businesses: From Concept to Ribbon Cutting.

 

You won’t want to miss this opportunity to gain valuable insight from our panel of business owners, economic opportunity experts, and PR professionals who have firsthand experience in bringing thriving businesses to Tampa’s Downtown!

 

View this month’s speakers

Sign up for the City's eBike Voucher Program

Florida Bike Month is finally here! In the spirit of promoting car-free transit in Tampa’s Downtown, the City is relaunching the eBike Voucher Program. This is a great program that gives residents the chance to purchase brand-new eBikes at a discounted rate!

 

The program is application-based, and participants will enter a lottery-style drawing that awards up to $3,000 off of the purchase of a brand new eBike from one of five participating bike shops.

 

Sign Up Here

We're seeking a new Homeless Liaison to help make a difference in Tampa's Downtown

Are you a community oriented, organized, relationship builder with great communication skills? If so, you could be our newest Homeless Liaison!

Tampa’s Downtown Homeless Liaisons provide outreach services and assist unhoused individuals within the Special Services District (SSD) by facilitating communication, building rapport, providing aid, and connecting such individuals to other organizations that can provide more comprehensive or long-term services, programs, and housing solutions.

 

Interested? Contact our Director of Public Space Operations & Programming, Rachel Radawec with your resume!

 

Email Rachel Radawec

Could you be Community Fitness' newest yoga instructor?

The Partnership offers free weekly Community Fitness in the Park classes in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park! From Barre, Pilates, and more, we’re dedicated to creating space for Downtown’s residents and visitors to get active!

 

The Tampa Downtown Partnership is seeking a yoga instructor to fill our weekly community fitness slot for Sundays at 6:00pm!

 

If you or a friend is passionate about cultivating community while promoting fitness and wellness, apply today!

 

Yoga in the Park Instructor Application

We are now accepting applications for our Storefront and Sidewalk Cafe Grant Program

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.

 

Apply Now

The countdown for Downtown's largest egg-hunt has begun!

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 Ashley’s Eggsploration this year? 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!

 

Reach out to Jaylyn Andrews

View Sponsorship Interest Form

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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