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Top 19 Essential Tampa Festivals for Your Calendar in 2024



Top 19 Essential Tampa Festivals for Your Calendar in 2024

Tampa stands as an amazing destination for both residents and visitors. In the coming 12 months, Tampa will be bustling with a multitude of significant events. Here are some essential ones to keep on your radar. Additionally, we provide your go-to guide for major 2024 concerts, farmers markets, and local food festivals.

Gasparilla Children’s Parade
January 20
The parade takes place along Bayshore Boulevard

Gasparilla Pirate Fest
January 27
Along Bayshore Boulevard, with concerts at Curtis Hixon Park and MacDill Park

Florida State Fair
February 8-19
Tickets: $11 for adults, $9 for seniors, $7 for kids
Monday-Thursday: 11am-9pm
Friday-Sunday: 10am-9pm
4800 US HWY. 301 N

Knight Parade (illuminated celebration in Ybor)
February 10
Historic 7th Avenue in Ybor City

Gasparilla Music Festival
February 16-18
Tickets on sale
Julian B Lane Riverfront Park, 1001 N Boulevard

Ybor City Fiesta Day
February 24
All along history 7th Avenue in Ybor

Florida Strawberry Festival
February 29-March 10
Tickets: $10 for adults, $4 for kids ages 6-12. Concert tickets are sold separately online. 
303 BerryFest Place, Plant City

Gasparilla Festival of the Arts
March 2-3
9am-5pm both days
Julian B Lane Riverfront Park, 1001 N Boulevard

Mayor’s River O Green Fest
Mid-March, typically the weekend closest to St. Patrick’s Day
Viewable along the Tampa Riverwalk, with activations at Curtis Hixon Park (600 N Ashley Dr)

Taste of South Tampa
March 3
Tickets on sale
Tampa Garden Club, 2629 Bayshore Blvd

The Chiseler’s Market
March 9
Plant Hall at University of Tampa, 374 UT University Dr

Tampa Bay Phil Fest
Typically the first weekend of April
Philippine Cultural Enrichment Complex, 14301 Nine Eagles Drive

Tampa Bay Caribbean Carnival
April 20
Staring at $30
Perry Harvey Sr Park, 1000 E Harrison St

Tampa Bay International Dragon Boat Festival
April 27
Rocky Point Lagoon, 3045 N Rocky Point Dr E

Tampa International Fringe Festival
Typically the first weekend of May
Multiple locations will be announced in January

Tampa Riverfest
May 3-4
Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Dr

International Cuban Sandwich Festival
May 26
Tickets available online
Centennial Park, 1800 E 8th Ave

July 4 Boat Parade
July 4
Typically begins around 6pm
Viewable all along the Tampa Riverwalk

Tampa Bay Comic Con
August 23-25
Tickets on sale now
333 S Franklin Street


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