Riverfest is a public, two-day, free event that is held the first weekend in May. The festival spans the entire length of the Riverwalk and includes several parks and features family-friendly activities and events showcasing Tampa’s cultural institutions, local music and restaurants.
Friends of the Riverwalk had hoped to hold Tampa Riverfest in 2021. However, following dialogue with event organizers, city leaders and health care experts, we believe it is best to cancel the event this year. The good news is that Tampa Riverfest 2022 is already on the books for May 6-7. Please mark your calendar because we will be back bigger and better than ever!
RIVERWALK HALLOWEEN HUNT
The Riverwalk Halloween Hunt is a family-friendly not-too-spooky virtual scavenger hunt along the Tampa Riverwalk. Individuals and teams compete to be the first place HalloWinner! Solve riddles, puzzles, tasks and explore the beautiful Riverwalk in this safe, outdoor Halloween activity fun for all ages. Stay tuned for our 2021 dates!
HALLOWEEN LIGHTED BOAT PARADE
A Halloween boat parade along the Hillsborough River in Downtown Tampa. The parade will begin in the Convention Center basin, travel to the Heights, and end at Sparkman Wharf. The winner of the sailboat and motorboat competitions will each receive a trophy. Stay tuned for our 2021 date!
HOLIDAY LIGHTED BOAT PARADE
Tampa’s largest lighted boat parade will happens the Saturday before Christmas along the Hillsborough River in Downtown Tampa. The parade begins in the Convention Center basin, travels to the Heights, and ends at Sparkman Wharf. Judges are pairs from Big Brothers and Big Sisters and the winner of the sailboat and motorboat competitions will each receive a trophy.
RIVERWALK HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR
Don’t miss all 2.6 miles of the Tampa Riverwalk decked out festive holiday lights and floating displays on the Hillsborough River. The displays will run from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve.
RIVERWALK HOLIDAY HUNT
The Riverwalk Holiday Hunt is a mobile based scavenger hunt along the Tampa Riverwalk. Individuals and/or teams will compete to be the Holiday Hunt winner as they make their way through the Holiday Hunt by solving puzzles, completing holiday challenges and answering historical Tampa trivia.