Events

Cultural in Tampa

Gasparilla Pirate Festival

On the last Saturday in January, pirates invade and parade in Tampa's version of Mardi Gras.
Art in St Petersburg

Art Walk

This monthly art event takes place on the second Saturday of each month and involves all the major downtown galleries. You can easily walk the route or you can hop aboard the free trolley service.
Art in Gulfport

Gulfport Art Walk

Get the full dose of Gulfport's wry local sensibilities during the twice-monthly art walk, essentially a low-key street party.
Cultural in Tampa

Florida State Fair

Classic Americana for more than 100 years; enjoy rides, food and livestock for two weeks in February.
Food & Drink in St Petersburg

Ribfest

St Petersburg; three days, mid-November. Three words: ribs, rock, Harleys.
Cultural in St Petersburg

Mainsail Arts Festival

Live music, food and kids' activities sit alongside 200 art-and-craft exhibitors at this two-day art extravaganza.
Cultural in St Petersburg

International Folk Fair

A four-day fair in late October showcasing different cultures through traditional foods, crafts and folk dancing.
Food & Drink in Gulfport

Gulfport Fresh Market

The Tuesday fresh morning market lines Bayshore Dr and is a fun local shindig.
Cultural in Tampa

Ybor City Heritage & Cigar Festival

Music and cigars in Centennial Park in early December.
Music in St Petersburg

Tampa Bay Blues Festival

Three days of first-rate blues in early April.