TAMPA, Fla – The Tampa Downtown Partnership’s Summer Series is back at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park with free activities, including a giant 10,000-square-foot tent. It’s the perfect place to go to get out of the house and burn off some energy – all while protected from the hot Florida sun. While at Summer Series, you may also enjoy free WIFI provided by PBXChange and listen to local tunes streamed from Tampa’s Downtown Soundtrack on Spotify. Whatever Pops has also opened a storefront in the park for the Summer Series featuring handcrafted ice pops, drinks, snacks, and grilled cheese made with local Jamison B. Breadhouse bread.
“To help encourage kids to practice social distance while playing, we’ve incorporated a no-touch design to the project’s large ground mural,” said Shaun Drinkard, Senior Director of Public Programming and Operations with the Tampa Downtown Partnership. “The mural and table surfaces are coated with a new anti-microbial technology called Safe Shield, which was provided by one of our sponsors OAI Visual Branding.”
This year the colorful ground mural is themed to celebrate Port Tampa Bay featuring a folklore summer nautical experience. The mural includes seven different activities like hopscotch, mazes, and mirror games.
“Port Tampa Bay values its role in contributing to our community in meaningful ways,” said Port Tampa Bay President and CEO Paul Anderson. “This has become especially important as we all adjust to life during a global pandemic. The port is pleased to work with the Tampa Downtown Partnership to bring some safe cheer to our neighbors.”
The Summer Series tent is open to the public daily from dusk to dawn. The Summer Series runs until the Hillsborough County School District resumes classes on August 10th. This year the Tampa Downtown Partnership has teamed with the City of Tampa, Port Tampa Bay, and OAI to present its Summer Series while the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Foundation has again provided the giant tent.