Tampa’s Downtown River O’ Green is Back!

Annual event returns after a 2-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic

TAMPA, Fla. – The Tampa Downtown Partnership is excited to announce the River O’ Green Fest is returning after a 2-year hiatus! Presented by Grow Financial, the festivities will take place Saturday, March 12th in the beautiful Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.


The free event kicks off at 11am, as the Hillsborough River is transformed into a bright shade of green for the occasion. Visitors can view the river along the Tampa Riverwalk near Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.


“We are so excited to re-start this wonderful Tampa tradition,” said Tampa Downtown Partnership President and CEO Lynda Remund. “We haven’t been able to host our signature event since 2019, so we know people are looking forward to putting on their green garb, pulling out their best Irish accent, and celebrating the holiday in the greatest city!”


The Irish-themed celebration runs until 5pm and includes live entertainment, live music, food trucks, beer, and family-friendly activities.


The annual St. Patrick’s Day festival is brought to you by the Tampa Downtown Partnership and the City of Tampa.


“It’s been way too long since Tampa got its Irish on, so let’s get ready to shamrock and roll at River O’Green 2022. One thing we can all a-green on is that this town knows how to paddy,” said City of Tampa Mayor Jane Castor.