December 7, 2013
Santa Fest is a family tradition and a magical holiday parade and festival for the entire community. Tampa's Rough Riders are sponsoring this year's parade which will feature marching bands, floats and dance troops. The parade will head west on Madison Street turn north on Ashely Drive and end at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park where the festival will be held. The festival features continous holiday entertainment, ...More
December 7, 2013
Come and join Center Place for a fun-filled day of cookie decorating & crafts, and a chance to visit with Santa! This is a great opportunity to make presents for the family at ...More
Presented by SIK Promotions
December 7-December 8, 2013
Support small business and independent artisans and crafters by shopping local! SIK Promotions presents the inaugural Holiday Market Place on December 7 & 8, 2013 from 10am to ...More
Presented by Cracker Country
December 7, 2013
Bring the family for a great day experiencing the sights, sounds and smells of an old fashion country Christmas. Learn how the holiday traditions of the 19th century differ from ...More
December 7, 2013
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park is transformed into a winter wonderland with activities and amusements for the entire family.
Visit with Santa Claus
December 7, 2013
Support Typhoon #Haiyan relief efforts
Presented by Howard Alan Events
December 7-December 8, 2013
19th Annual St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival
American Craft Endeavors is continuing an annual fall tradition with the 19th Annual St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft ...More
Presented by Music Showcase
December 14, 2013
Enjoy holiday shopping from 70 vendors selling homemade crafts, jewelry, clothing, and more. Food, fun, live music. Visit with Santa. Children can make crafts. Bounce house....More
|Mother's Day Brunch at Maestro's|
Join us for Mother's Day Brunch at Maestro's Restaurant at the Straz Center!
|Straz Center For The Performing Arts||05/11/14||Tampa|
|Easter Brunch at Maestro's|
Join us for Easter Brunch and a visit with the Easter Bunny!
|Straz Center For The Performing Arts||04/20/14||Tampa|
|National Geographic Live! The Search for Life Beyond Earth with Planetary Scientist/Astrobiologist Kevin Hand|
National Geographic Live! The Search for Life Beyond Earth with Planetary Scientist/Astrobiologist Kevin Hand
When NASA’s Galileo mission detected hints of a vast sub-surface ocean on Europa (Jupiter’s fourth largest moon), intense curiosity was sparked about the potential for finding life in this alien world. Kevin Hand is helping plan a NASA mission to Europa to get a closer look. He has traveled to the most forbidding environments on Earth, exploring the north slope of Alaska, the glaciers of Mount Kilimanjaro, the valleys of Antarctica and the depths of our oceans to see how microbes...
|Straz Center For The Performing Arts||04/01/14||Tampa|
|South Africa Wine Dinner|
This special dinner is a five-course meal paired with wines from South Africa, which has a history with wine that goes back 350 years. It is a history that both reflects the country’s troubled colonial and apartheid past - but also shines with the potential and expectation of the modern wine world.
|Straz Center For The Performing Arts||03/31/14||Tampa|
|Powerstories Theatre Presents the Gift of Story Gala - A Midsummer Night's Dream|
Powerstories Theatre Presents Our Fourth Annual Fundraising Gift Of Story Gala - A Midsummer Night's Dream
|New Seeds Festival 2014|
The Southeast's Women's Performing Arts Festival showcases dynamic, avant garde work across all genres: music, dance, spoken word, theatre and comedy. This year’s lineup features Julie Black. Her debut release, Call Me Angel for Blues was named one of the Top 5 Contemporary Blues Albums of the Year. We are also featuring Kentucky performer, Mitzi Sinott. Ms. Sinott was voted Best Actress at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and recipient of the Kentucky Foundation for Women Arts Meets...
|Silver Glass Productions||03/21/14-|
|Opera Tampa Gala 2014|
Presented by Dr. Zena Lansky and Warren Rodgers in honor of their special friend, Judy Lisi. Opera lovers come together for the highlight of the opera season – the Opera Tampa Gala 2014, celebrating the Florida Opera Festival’s production of Bizet’s masterpiece Carmen and recognizing the recipient of the Anton Coppola Excellence in the Arts Award. The black-tie affair begins with a cocktail reception and the opportunity to view the set of Bizet’s Carmen on Carol...
|Straz Center For The Performing Arts||03/08/14||Tampa|
|44th Annual Raymond James Gasparilla Festival Of The Arts|
One of America’s highest-rated outdoor fine art and fine craft shows. Artists and art lovers from all parts of the country migrate every winter to the Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, where the country’s most accomplished artists and rising stars vie for the $15,000 Raymond James Best of Show Award and an additional $59,500 in prize money. Held annually during the first weekend in March in downtown Tampa, it is a true showcase. Featured art includes ceramic,...
|Gasparilla Festival Of The Arts||03/01/14-|
|Deepak Chopra: The Future of Wellbeing|
The Future of Wellbeing with new insights from the latest book What Are You Hungry For? by Deepak Chopra
|Einstein on Food & Wine at MOSI|
This 19th annual bon vivant festival held at the Museum of Science & Industry, home of the “a-ha” moment, is where all of your senses will be titillated! Whether you enjoy your science with a twist, shaken or stirred, this is an event you don’t want to miss! Einstein on Food & Wine will feature a tremendous variety of wine from around the world, a celebration of the senses throughout the science center, samplings from top local restaurants, a restaurant competition,...
|Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI)||02/01/14||Tampa|
|Einstein on Food & Wine's Second Annual Annus Mirabilis Dinner|
Einstein on Food & Wine’s second annual Annus Mirabilis dinner will be held on Friday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. in a private home on beautiful Bayshore Boulevard. This incredible evening of fine dining, free-flowing wine and fascinating conversation benefits the education programs at MOSI. The highlight of the evening will be comedic chef Alex Thomopoulos, who will create the menu and provide culinary demonstrations.
|Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI)||01/31/14||Tampa|
|Pacific Northwest Wine Dinner|
This special dinner is a five-course meal paired with wines from the Pacific Northwest wine country, especially from wineries in Oregon and Washington, where complex fruit flavors and pleasing aromatics are key.
|Straz Center For The Performing Arts||01/27/14||Tampa|
|Festival of Chocolate|
Florida's largest all-chocolate themed event. With chocolate indulgences, a live cake decorating competition and the Great American Candy Run, this year’s Festival of Chocolate cannot be missed. Tickets go on sale Nov. 15.
|Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI)||01/18/14-|
|Social Engagement Symposium|
Participants include artists Los Carpinteros (Marco Castillo, Dagoberto Rodríguez) and Alexandre Arrechea, Pedro Reyes and Janaina Tschäpe; moderated by USFCAM curator Noel Smith.
The USF Contemporary Art Museum celebrates its 25th anniversary with CAM@25: Social Engagement to highlight its history of bringing artists, and the practice of making contemporary art, to the Tampa Bay community. This selection of installations serves to mark...
|USF Institute for Research in Art||01/17/14||Tampa|
|Art Dash - 5K for the Arts|
Runners! Get Ready to Support the Arts! On Saturday, Jan. 11, The Art Dash 5K will arrive with a splash of color to Al Lopez Park in Tampa. This awesome event will benefit the Arts Council of Hillsborough County, and brings an opportunity to support Hillsborough County local artists. The run and\or walk will be a 5k and will also offer a kids wave. The Art Dash 5K will also feature local artists, amazing vendors, music, and much more. Join us for this fun run and art-in-motion extravaganza....
|Arts Council of Hillsborough County||01/11/14||Tampa|
|The Travelogues First Anniversary Party|
Tampa's travel storytelling series turns one! Join us for a one of a kind anniversary bash.
Bluebird Books Bus
|Downton Abbey New Yearâ€™s Eve Premiere Party|
Ring in the New Year with true Crawley family style and elegance. Dance the night away to a live band; enjoy an exciting themed menu, a champagne toast at midnight, and best of all — a sneak peek of season four of Downton Abbey. 1920s era attire is encouraged!
|Straz Center For The Performing Arts||12/31/13||Tampa|
|Outboack Bowl New Year's Eve Parade|
The holiday season in historic Ybor City closes out with the Outback Bowl parade down 7th Avenue (20th St. to 14th St.). Football fans and families from across the country root on the home team during the Outback Bowl Parade and Pep Rally and Battle of the Bands competition.
|First Night St. Petersburg 2014: First Night - First Flight|
First Night St. Petersburg is a family oriented New Year's Eve Celebration of the Arts. First Night takes place on December 31st between 4pm and midnight in over 20 venues around downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. Festivities include music, entertainment, drama, dance, games, art, fireworks and more.
|First Night St. Petersburg||12/31/13||St. Petersburg|
|Blast Friday Starring Little River Band|
Blast Friday was established in 2009 as downtown Clearwater's free, family-friendly street festival. Supported by the City of Clearwater, the Cleveland Street District and the Downtown Development Board and produced by Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road, Blast Friday hosts 10 events per year bringing more than 40,000 people to downtown Clearwater.
Featured music act on Dec. 27 - Little River Band
|Ruth Eckerd Hall||12/27/13||Clearwater|
Dave Chappelle returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall Tuesday, December 17 at 7:30pm, for one night only. Chapelle is playing just 10 cities on this limited run. Chappelle is back in Clearwater for the first time in more than seven years. In 2006, Chappelle sold out three performances at Ruth Eckerd Hall. Tickets go on-sale to the general public Saturday, December 7 at noon.
|Ruth Eckerd Hall||12/17/13||Clearwater|
|Tampa Tour de Clay|
Some of the greatest potters in the Bay area will be on hand when five ceramic studios open their doors to the public for the Tampa Tour de Clay on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14 and 15. The five diverse pottery studios are located in Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco Counties. See TampaTourDeClay.com for lists of participating artists at each location as well as special events such kiln openings.
|Tampa Tour de Clay||12/14/13-|
|Snacking with Santa|
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!! Join the Armed Forces History Museum as Maggi Tax and Veteran Solutions presents Snacking with Santa. On Saturday, December 14th, Santa Claus is not only coming to town, he is stopping by the Armed Forces History Museum for a visit. Yes, AFHM has secured a visit from the jolly man himself so plan on joining us that day for Snacking with Santa. The event will take place from 11 AM to 2 PM and includes cookies and cupcakes, arts and crafts, a scavenger hunt, games and...
|Armed Forces History Museum||12/14/13||Largo|
|Breakfast with Santa|
Skip the lines at the mall and join us for a special all-you-can-eat Breakfast with Santa. Special holiday activities, music and fun will be included at this unique event. All proceeds from the breakfast benefit MOSI’s educational programs.
|Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI)||12/14/13||Tampa|
|North Tampa Open-Air Fresh Market|
Monthly on 2nd Saturday until May 1, 2014
|Carrollwood Cultural Center||12/14/13-|
|Holiday Open House at The International Museum of Radiant Peace|
The Holiday Open House will feature special tours, activities for kids, free gift-wrapping for all Museum Store purchases, holiday refreshments and gifts for every visitor. The International Museum of Radiant Peace is located at 5601 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.
|The International Museum of Radiant Peace||12/14/13-|
|Naughty & Nice Holiday Burlesque & Variety Show|
Holiday Burlesque and variety show. The gals of Kat Skratch Burlesque are putting on a holiday themed burlesque show with tons of great acts. Not only will the girls of KSB be there to deck the halls, but other great acts will include hula hooping, singing, comedy and magic. Doors open at 10:00 pm and show starts at 10:30pm. 100% of the ticket price will be donated to the Sarasota charity "Mothers Helping Mothers". Full seating, full bar and full menu.
|Kat Skratch Burlesque||12/14/13||Tampa|
Don’t get your Tinsel in a Tangle…It's time to get your holiday cheer in gear! Support small business and independent artisans and crafters by shopping local! The Gulfport Merchants association presents the 5th Annual Holiday Hoopla on December 14, 2013 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Make and Take gifts are back by popular demand! For a nominal fee, attendees can visit the Gypsy Cat Creations booth and make their own wire & fabric Sculptures, or the Industrial Art Center of...
|Holiday Exhibit at Duncan McClellan Glass|
The Duncan McClellan Gallery proudly presents a special Holiday Exhibit with master glass blowers, Jacob Stout and Charles Savoie plus other St. Pete Hot Glass Gaffers.
|Duncan McClellan Gallery||12/14/13||St. Petersburg|
|Westchase Holiday Market|
The Westchase Artists Society is pleased to announce that its Fourth Annual Westchase Holiday Market benefitting Autism Speaks will be held on Saturday, December 14 from 9AM until 4PM at the Hollywood Venue in Tampa. This new, expanded venue, located at 9210 Anderson Road in the AMC Veterans Plaza, will allow over 65 local artists and vendors to bring holiday shoppers unique gifts and one-of-a-kind treasures.The indoor/outdoor Holiday Market will feature original fine art, photography,...
|Westchase Artists Society||12/14/13||Tampa|
|Bowzer's Rock n Roll Holiday Party|
Jon "Bowzer" Bauman brings to the main stage Lesley Gore (It's My Party), Lou Christie (Lightning Strikes,), Lenny Welch (Since I Fell For You), and Joey Dee (The Peppermint Twist, Shout). Special guests Sha Na Na alumni Johnny Contardo & Henry Gross (Shannon) will relive songs along with Bowzer for a Sha Na Na rewind.
|Ruth Eckerd Hall||12/07/13||Clearwater|
|Cool Yule...a holiday song and dance revue|
Featuring veteran performers and emerging talent, Cool Yule will highlight all your favorite holiday songs including "Rudolph, the Red Nosed Reindeer," "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," and "White Christmas." And we don't call this a holiday song and dance revue for nothing. You'll also see some of Pyramid Tampa's best stand up and wheelchair dancers in motion as well! Cool Yule will leave you with a spring in your step and the holiday spirit in your heart. Cool...
|Pyramid Studios And Gallery||12/07/13||Tampa|
|Tampa's Christmas Market|
Start your holiday shopping at Tampa's outdoor Christmas Market. Tampa's Christmas Market is held in conjunction with Tampa's Tree Lighting Ceremony and Santa Fest at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.
|City Of Tampa Parks and Recreation||12/06/13-|
|Victorian Christmas Stroll||Henry B. Plant Museum||12/01/13-|
|Mayor's Food Truck Fiesta |
In conjunction with the Tampa Downtown Partnership, the Mayor’s Food Truck Fiesta was first launched in Lykes Gaslight Square Park in November 2011.
The Mayor's Food Truck Fiesta will be held the first Wednesday of every month at lunchtime. The event is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Lykes Gaslight Square Park on Franklin Street between Madison Street and Kennedy Boulevard, in downtown Tampa.
|City Of Tampa Parks and Recreation||10/02/13-|