Information on major events hosted by the City of Tampa as well as guidelines for permits for private events.

Featured Events

Gasparilla Distance Classic - May 8 & 9, 2021
2021 Gasparilla Distance Classic

Aaargh you ready to run? The 2021 Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic is May 8 & 9 in Tampa, Florida.

Canceled Events

River O'Green

River O'Green Returns in 2022

With a focus on community health, the Tampa Downtown Partnership and the City of Tampa made the decision not to turn the river green for St. Patrick’s Day this year. This annual tradition is set to resume in 2022.

Gasparilla Pirate Fest

Gasparilla Pirate Fest

Out of an abundance of caution and after consulting with healthcare providers, Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla (YMKG) and EventFest have announced that they canceled Tampa's signature Gasparilla Parade this year.

Hot Air Balloons at Tampa Riverfest

Tampa Riverfest

Tampa Riverfest in 2021 has been canceled and will continue on May 6-7, 2022.

Sant' Yago Knight Parade

Sant' Yago Knight Parade

Sant' Yago Knight Parade has been canceled for 2021. Krewe of Sant'Yago web site.

Parking & Transportation

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Parking Garages And Lots

Parking garages, City-owned lots, and on-street parking, with over 11,372 off-street spaces and 2,097 on-street spaces. 

Parking Options

Special Event Parking

Special event parking rates are established for use during off-peak times and are collected on entry to the parking garage or lot. 

Special Event Parking Rates and Locations

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Downtown Tampa Transportation Options