March 14, 2018 by Press Release
Games and Attractions Include Fun Run/Walk, Costume Contests, and Scavenger Hunts
WHAT Join Mayor Bob Buckhorn for the 7th Annual Mayor’s River O’ Green Fest, presented by Grow Financial and brought to you by Tampa Downtown Partnership. Family and friends are invited to join the festivities with Irish fare, beer, Irish dancing, live music, and the dyeing of the Hillsborough River to a shade of Kelly green.
WHERE Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park (near Riverwalk) 600 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa, FL 33602 Media trucks are advised to park off West Twiggs Street at the South entrance to the park. For parking and transportation options, visit riverogreen.com. Free bike valet will be provided by Two Wheel Valet.
WHEN Saturday, March 17 11am — 5pm: Food Trucks, Irish Beers, Games and Activities Enjoy live Irish music, Irish fare, and fun games including a Leprechaun costume contest, cabbage toss, and hurling with Tampa Bay Hurling! 8:30am: River O’Green Ride Hosted by Coast Bike Share. Join us for a free leisurely group bike ride this St. Patrick’s Day! 9:30am: River O’Green Gallop 2 mile run/walk family fun run along the Tampa Riverwalk. Pre-registration is requested. 11am: River Goes Green 11am — 3pm: Family Friendly Scavenger Hunt Hosted by the Downtown Crawlers, this is a free event taking place in the park. 4pm — 9pm: Shamrock Scavenger Crawl Hosted by the Downtown Crawlers, this event kicks off in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and ends in Ybor just in time for their parade! Register your team today for a chance to win a Tampa Staycation worth over $1,000.
SPONSORS Thank you to our presenting sponsor, Grow Financial and the following partners and sponsors: Ryan Companies, City of Tampa, Tampa Downtown Partnership, Power Crunch, Krewe of Shamrock, IKEA, Tampa Bay Times, YMCA, The Eagle 107.3, and Magic 94.9.
CHARITIES Mayor’s River O’Green Fest is proud to partner with the Salvation Army, Meals on Wheels, and the Boys and Girls Club of America. Representatives will have tables set up for donation collection. Non-perishable food items and cash donations will be appreciated.