Riverfest 2018 | May 4-5

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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)