Tampa is the home of numerous unique
cultural, educational, and other entertaining annual events.
Gasparilla Pirate Fest
Every year, plunderers take over the city in honor of the
mythical legendary pirate Jose Gaspar. The Gasparilla Pirate
Fest is one of the country's largest and most unique outdoor
The Outback Bowl is a New Year's Day college football game
matching teams from the SEC and Big Ten Conference.
Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival
The Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival is an 8-day cultural fest
in which speakers, musicians, artists, poets, and craftspeople
welcome many visitors each year.
Fiesta Day (Ybor City)
Fiesta Day honors the Cuban, German, Italian, African-Cuban,
Jewish and Spanish immigrants who first settled in Ybor in 1886.
Florida State Fair
The annual Florida State Fair is a showcase for Florida's
agricultural industry. The fair is educational, exciting and
Gasparilla Distance Classic
The Gasparilla Distance Classic attracts world-class runners who
compete on foot in 5K and 15K events.
Sant' Yago Knight Parade
The streets of Ybor City come ablaze when floats with
lights, bands and pirates fill the streets for the Sant' Yago
American Invitational & Winter Equestrian Festival
This equestrian event draws some of the world's finest horses
and riders. The finale of the Winter Equestrian Festival is the
American Invitational, a world class jumping competition, at
Raymond James Stadium.
Gasparilla Festival of the Arts
Painters, artisans, photographers, sculptors, jewelers and
artists from around the world display their work at the
Gasparilla Festival of the Arts. It is one of the largest art
shows in the Southeast.
Rough Riders St. Patrick's Day Parade
The 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Rough Riders, Inc. and
the City of Tampa invite you to attend their Annual St.
Patrick's Day Parade.
MacDill Air Fest
MacDill Airforce Base buzzes with excitement as Air Fest, one of
the largest air shows in the Department of Defense, comes to
Family oriented celebrations of United States Independence
Day in the Tampa area.
Guavaween is a Latin-style Halloween celebration held in Tampa's
historic Ybor City.
The Mayor's Hispanic Heritage Committee's Annual Latin Fest is
held downtown and is free to the public. The event is part of
the month long Hispanic Heritage Month celebration.