Riverfest 2018 | May 4-5

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Tampa Riverfest 2018 is now accepting sponsorship’s. To keep Riverfest a FREE community event, we rely event sponsorship’s to help make the event possible.

Benefits of sponsorship are:

  • Tickets to the VIP hospitality tent with open bar and complimentary food
  • Front row access to the main stage
  • Promotional space at the event
  • Media Recognition through all mediums
  • Recognition at the event

Click link below for the sponsorship kit

2018 Riverfest Flyer

Here was the schedule of events for the 2016 event

Saturday

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park   Downtown Tampa
  • Hot Dog Festival
          • Wiener Dog Derby (10am-4pm) Benefiting Florida Dashaund Rescue
          • The Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest Tampa, FL Qualifier (7pm)
          • Best of Tampa Bay Hot Dog Competition. Purchased ticket gets several samples of hot dogs with audience voting (4pm-8pm)
  • RiverFest Concert featuring live performances from local and regional bands (12pm-10pm)
  • Hot Air Balloon Glow (8:30-9:00pm)
MacDill Park   Downtown Tampa
  • Hillsborough County Schools Stage featuring student performances (10am – 5pm)
  • The Plank “pop-up bar” returns, plus roaming food vendors and live art (11am – 7:30pm)
Tampa Convention Center & Sail Pavilion   Downtown Tampa
  •  Live music at the Sail Pavilion and Pirate Water Taxi, Eboats, Tampa Water Bikes,
          Paddle board, kayak and more!
Cotanchobee Park   Downtown Tampa
  •  Asia Fest (10:30am – 2pm)
Water Works Park   Historic Tampa Heights
  •  Gasparilla Stand-Up Paddleboard Invasion (7:30am – 2pm)
Straz Center for the Performing Arts   Downtown Tampa
  •  Kids of Imagination Play Area (11am-4pm) & Secret Walls Graffiti War Competition (1pm-3pm)

Sunday

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park   Downtown Tampa
  • Music Festival in the Park (12pm – 7pm)
  • The Florida Orchestra Free Pops in the Park Concert (7:30pm)
  • PLEASE NOTE: The fireworks show has been canceled due to the burn ban extension for Hillsborough County.
MacDill Park   Downtown Tampa
  • Live Band Performances (12pm – 7pm)
  • The Plank “pop-up bar” returns, plus roaming food vendors and live art (11am – 7:30pm)
Tampa Convention Center & Sail Pavilion   Downtown Tampa
  •  Live music at the Sail Pavilion and Pirate Water Taxi, Eboats, Tampa Water Bikes,
          Paddle board, kayak and more!
Water Works Park   Historic Tampa Heights
  •  Live music on the Ulele Terrace Live Music featuring the Lint Rollers and Coo Coo Ca Choo (1:30 – 4:30pm)
Straz Center for the Performing Arts   Downtown Tampa
  •  Kids of Imagination Play Area (11am-4pm) & Secret Walls Graffiti War Competition (1pm-3pm)