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Tampa Riverfest




Tampa Riverfest returns Friday, May 5th and Saturday, May 6th, 2023.

Riverfest is a public, two-day, free event that is held the first weekend in May each year.  The festival spans the entire length of the Riverwalk including several parks and features family-friendly activities and events showcasing Tampa's cultural institutions, local musicians and restaurants.  The festival includes Taste of Riverwalk on Friday night and TacoFest on Saturday.  There is also a full concert series of local bands on the main stage in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and a balloon glow at sunset both nights.  Other activities include a wiener dog derby, a lantern parade, yoga and a paddle invasion.   

Video By: MadBear Productions


Check out our Riverfest photos here:

Photos by: Tacy Briggs-Tronocoso & PamElla Lee Photography

Riverfest Parking and Transportation

Parking is available at multiple locations near the event and within a few blocks. See the map below.

The address of Curtis Hixon Park is 600 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL 33602. Nearby garages include William F. Poe Garage and Fort Brooke Garage.

The address of Water Works Park is 1701 N. Highland Avenue, Tampa, FL 33602. Nearby lots and garages include the 220 Parking Lot and the Heights Parking Garage as well as the Armature Works Lots.  

Various on-street metered spaces are also available. Parking rates and hours of operation vary depending upon the location of the space.   

We encourage you to come early and walk the beautiful Tampa Riverwalk to other downtown destinations. You can also travel to the event using Uber, Lyft, Pirate Water TaxiCoast Bike Share, and TECO Line Streetcar.  The TECO Line Streetcar is FREE and comes every 15 minutes.