Tampa Festivals & Shows

Tampa Festivals & ShowsTampa's sunshine and warm weather make it the perfect city for festivals and festival goers. Meet your friends or make new ones under the sun at a music, art, cigar, and food or beer festival. Our handpicked list is sure to make choosing your next festival an easy mark on the calendar.

Wazoo, named the "Top Ten Beer Festival in America" by USA Today, is held at the Tampa Lowery Park Zoo. A wild time is on tap as you guzzle over 120 tasty ice cold beers from around the world, and discover favorite local bands while eating mouth-watering food from the best Bay Area restaurants.

Address: 1101 West Sligh Avenue, Tampa FL 33604 - Map
Phone: (813) 935-8552
Web: www.lowryparkzoo.org

Ruskin Seafood and Arts Festival
The whole family feels like fishermen at the Ruskin Seafood and Arts Festival of Tampa. Once you've dived into some tasty shrimp, cracked conch and alligator seafood, you'll want to reel the kids in for boatloads of fun, games and attractions. Reel family fun flows here.

Address: 2401 19th Avenue, N.W. Ruskin, FL 33570 - Map
Phone: (813) 671-7655
Web: www.ruskinseafoodfestival.com

Gasparilla Festival of the Arts
Over 1,000 of the world's most talented artists vie for the 300 spots available at the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts. The free sidewalk festival turns the streets of downtown Tampa into an open-air art museum for you to discover colorful, original art, live entertainment, and lots of fun activities for the kids.

Address: 600 N Ashley Dr., Tampa, FL 33602 - Map
Phone: (813) 876-1747
Web: www.gasparilla-arts.com

Bay Area Renaissance Festival
Hold Royal Court with King Henry at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival. Prepare thy self for merrymaking and pleasure on the village streets amongst the merchants, peasants and jugglers. Encounter jousters, minstrels and maidens rollicking in 16th century affairs. Feast on roasted turkey drums and fancy craft maker's ancient wares. Over centuries of family fun awaits in the Kingdom.

Address: 11315 North 46th Street, Tampa, FL 33617 - Map
Phone: (813) 983-0111
Web: www.bayarearenaissancefest.com

Florida State Fair
Where's the beef? It's at the Florida State Fair, held annually at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. You'll be attending the official state fair where the Sunshine State shows off its agricultural might. For 11 days, there's a corral full of indoor and outdoor exhibits, rides, craft shows, musical acts and wild foods like chocolate-covered bacon to taste. You won't want to miss this experience.

Address: 4800 Highway 301 North, Tampa, FL 33610 - Map
Phone: (813) 621-7821
Web: www.floridastatefair.com

Ybor City Heritage & Cigar Festival
Fire it up at the Ybor City Heritage & Cigar Festival. The unique festival celebrates the culture of the historic Tampa neighborhood and the cigar industry. Festival goers enjoy the world's finest cigars, on-site broadcast of the Cigar Dave Show, NCAA action on a big screen and a lot more.

Address: 1800 East 8th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605 - Map
Phone: (813) 242-5370
Web: www.cigarheritagefestival.com

Blues Festival
If you're in the mood for blues by the bay, then you belong at the Tampa Bay Blues Festival in St. Petersburg. The sweet strains of the blues genre aren't the only relaxing element at the festival; Vinoy Park provides the perfect tropical setting for this three day event. Meet your friends at the park and eat great BBQ, shop for unique arts and crafts, and listen to the biggest names in blues music like The Robert Cray Band.

Address: 1535 Dr. M.L. King Jr. Street, North St. Petersburg, FL 33704 - Map
Phone: (727) 502-5000
Web: www.tampabaybluesfest.com

Tampa Theatre WineFest
Raise a glass at the Tampa Theatre WineFest to benefit the community's landmark Tampa Theatre. Locals meet and mingle at the movie-themed boutique wine tasting event to sample fine wines, taste local cuisine, enjoy the night's movie and bid on the silent auction. Past favorite themes were The Vineyard of Oz and The Grapefather.

Address: 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602 - Map
Phone: (813) 274-8982
Web: www.tampatheatre.org