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Tampa Riverfest



Tampa Riverfest
Presented by Publix Super Markets

Friday, May 3, 2024 - Saturday, May 4, 2024

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 Taco Fest on Saturday.  There is also a full concert series of regional and local bands on the main stage in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and a balloon glow at sunset on both nights.  Other activities include a wiener dog derby, a lantern parade, yoga, a water ski show and a paddle invasion.   

Video By: MadBear Productions

Volunteer for 2024 riverfest here!

Interested in being a vendor? We book all vendors through Tampa Bay Markets. Use link below!

Interested in being a food truck? We book all food trucks though Tampa Bay Food Trucks. Use link below!

Interested in being a marketing and promo tent? Email and check out our sponsorship package below!

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

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.

William F. Poe Garage will have a parking rate of $15 a day for the event. 

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 Taxi, and TECO Line Streetcar.  The TECO Line Streetcar is FREE and comes every 15 minutes.

Thank you to our presenting sponsor, Publix Super Markets!

Interested in sponsoring 2024 Tampa Riverfest presented by Publix Super Markets? Check out the link below and email!

Riverfest 2023

Photos by: Tacy Briggs-Tronocoso & PamElla Lee Photography

Thank you Tampa Riverfest 2023 sponsors!