Amalie Arena

Office Of Special Events


Gasparilla Pirates Invasion

Jose Gaspar's pirate ship

Jose Gaspar's ship

Hillsborough river dyed green

River O'Green Fest

People standing in line in front of food trucks

Mayor's Food Truck Fiesta

Santa and sleigh being pulled by reindeer

Santa Fest Parade

People skating on ice rink

Winter Village 

The Office of Special Events exists to serve the community and to guide event planners through the special event permitting procedure. All bookings for special events, such as festivals, runs/walks, parades, block parties and citywide holiday celebrations that take place on public property are initiated with our office. We have created a user-friendly, one-stop process to facilitate a successful event.

Special Events help build a sense of belonging and community pride. The City of Tampa Office of Special Events also produces events that enhance the image of the city and highlight its cultural diversity.