TAMPA RIVERFEST

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!

4TH OF JULY BOAT PARADE

Join us on the Hillsborough River as we celebrate the 4th of July Tampa-style, with a boat parade!  Tampa’s inaugural 4th of July boat parade will happen on Sunday at 5 pm along the Hillsborough River in Downtown Tampa. The parade begins in the Convention Center basin, travels to the Heights, and ends at Sparkman Wharf. There will also be an opportunity to have your vessel blessed at our vesy first Blessing of the Fleet ceremony.  Registration info coming soon!

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!

RIVERWALK TRICK OR TREAT

Joins us for our 5th annual Riverwalk Trick or Treat event on Saturday, October 30, 2021, from 4 pm – 7 pm.  This is a FREE community event!  Children in costume and their families are invited to come and trick or treat along the Riverwalk as well as enjoy fun activities.  Our goal is to have over 50 candy/treat stations participating along the Riverwalk.  At the conclusion of the event, we invite you to stick around and enjoy the Halloween Lighted Boat Parade along the Hillsborough River.

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.  This year’s parade is scheduled for Saturday, October 30th at 7 pm, following our Riverwalk Trick or Treat event.

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.