Gasparilla Pirate Invasion

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

Tampa Events

All events hosted in Tampa unless specified otherwise.


Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival
Annual festival featuring speakers, music, culture, street festival, children’s activities and more; Al Lopez Park;

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King with songs of praise, dance and reflections on Dr. King; Tampa;


Black History Month
Convention Center;

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;

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;


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;


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;

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;


Tampa Bay Blues Festival
Annual festival featuring music, food and more; Vinoy Waterfront Park, St. Petersburg;


Celebration of African American culture; Tampa;


Kwanzaa Celebration
Begins 12/26; annual 7-day celebration of African-American culture at various venues around Tampa Bay;

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