Tampa Riverfest 2018
4th Annual Tampa Riverfest will be held on May 4 & 5, 2018 along the Tampa Riverwalk.
Presented by Friends of the Riverwalk in conjunction with the City of Tampa, this free event will span the entire length of the Riverwalk and will feature family-friendly activities and events showcasing Tampa’s cultural institutions, local music and restaurants.
Events will include a full concert line-up, Wiener Dog Derby, Hot Air Balloon Glow, Gasparilla Stand-up Paddle Board Invasion, Asia Fest, Tampa Bay Pride Band Performance, Taco Fest, Taste of the Riverwalk, Hillsborough County Schools music performances, and much more. Additionally, many of the venues, museums, bars, and restaurants will be activated with special activities that day. More than 8 bands are booked for the mainstage in Curtis Hixon Park with the headliners being The Black Honkeys and The Spazmatics on Friday and Saturday respectively. On Friday a new signature event called the Taste of the Riverwalk will feature samples from local restaurants and bars that are located on or near the Riverwalk (sampling wristband purchase required). With Corona as the official Beer Sponsor and May 5th being Cinco De Mayo we will be adding several festive elements to the events that day such as the Taco Fest.