March into Tampa Bay for the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, one of America’s highest-rated outdoor fine arts shows. Traditionally, the event boosts an attendance of over 250,000 visitors. Started in 1970 and held annually the first weekend in March, Tampa’s downtown Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park transforms into a live art museum of 300 of the country’s most accomplished artists and rising stars.
Back by popular demand and for a second year, The Gasparilla Music Festival (GMF)will return to rock you all day and all night in downtown Tampa’s premiere event park, Curtis Hixon on Sat. Mar. 9. The waterfront park nestled inThe Riverwalk art district provides a beautiful center-stage backdrop, and the area is no stranger to hosting musical legends such as Jimi Hendrix, Elvis Presely, Led Zepplin and the Grateful Dead.
Towards the end of March, Tampa Bay’s largest independent film festival, The Gasparilla International Film Festival (GIFF), owned and operated by the Tampa Film Institute will roll out the red carpet at various locations in downtown Tampa and South Tampa. The film festival starts on Mar. 19 and goes through Mar. 24.
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