Gasparilla Pirate Invasion

Gasparilla Pirate Invasion, each January in Tampa; credit Tampa CVB

Tampa Events

All events hosted in Tampa unless specified otherwise.

January

Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival
Annual festival featuring speakers, music, culture, street festival, children’s activities and more; Al Lopez Park; http://www.visittampabay.com

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King with songs of praise, dance and reflections on Dr. King; Tampa; http://www.king-raleigh.org/natlevent/body.cfm

February

Black History Month
Convention Center; http://www.visittampabay.com

Florida State Fair
Largest major fair in the Southeast; featuring one of the largest Midways in the country; featuring rides, shows, arts, crafts, and exhibits spread over 325 Acres; Florida State Fairgrounds; http://www.floridastatefair.com

Florida African American Heritage Celebration
Annual event featuring a variety of African influenced musical performances including jazz, gospel, rhythm & blues and reggae, African American art show and marketplace, hands-on art activities for children and adults, ethnic cooking demonstrations, tours, food and more; Pinewood Cultural Park, Largo; http://www.co.pinellas.fl.us/bcc/Unity.htm

March

Gasparilla Festival of Arts
Hundreds of painters, artisans, photographers, sculptors and jewelers from around the world display their works among 300 Exhibitors; event attracts 300,000; Downtown Tampa; http://www.gasparilla-arts.com

April

Best of Tampa Bay Food Festival
Enjoy live entertainment and sample food and drinks from the Tampa Bay area’s best restaurants and caterers, Riverwalk, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Tampa; http://www.visittampabay.com

Tampa Bay Festival of Americas
Celebration of vibrant and diverse Latin arts, including theater, opera, dance, musical performances, fine and contemporary arts, crafts, film, literary arts, cuisine and more; Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Tampa; http://www.tbpac.com

May

Tampa Bay Blues Festival
Annual festival featuring music, food and more; Vinoy Waterfront Park, St. Petersburg; http://www.tampabaybluesfest.com

June

Juneteenth
Celebration of African American culture; Tampa; http://www.juneteenth.com

December

Kwanzaa Celebration
Begins 12/26; annual 7-day celebration of African-American culture at various venues around Tampa Bay; https://www.soulofamerica.com/events/kwanzaa-celebrations/

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