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Riverfest 2017




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Riverfest 2017

May 6 - 7, 2017

Join us as we celebrate the Tampa Riverwalk and all the sights, sounds and action that surround it. RiverFest 2017, a FREE event to the public, will include live entertainment, food festivals, family-friendly activities and fireworks to conclude the weekend-long event.

New this year is the Hot Dog Festival scheduled for Saturday in Curtis Hixon Park. In partnership with Nathan’s Hot Dogs, Riverfest will host a live Hot Dog Eating Contest that will serve as an official qualifier event sending one man and one women to The Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest on Coney Island. Other events include a wiener dog derby that will benefit the Florida Dachshund rescue and a hot dog tasting event.

The evening activities will include the hugely popular Hot Air Balloon Glow taking place on Saturday evening and a free Pops in the Park concert with the Florida Orchestra on Sunday evening as the grand finale, culminating with a fireworks show at 9:15pm. The event activities will stretch all along the river, with main activities taking place in Curtis Hixon Park, MacDill Park and at the Sail Pavilion near the Tampa Convention Center docks. Attendees can also travel by Pirate Water Taxi to access different parts of the Riverwalk. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available and include the new VIP Tent in Curtis Hixon Park. The area includes unlimited beer, wine, non-alcoholic beverages and food. Access to the front of the stage for viewing will also be available for sponsors. Please visit the Sponsorship page for complete details and packages.

Click Here  for the complete Schedule of Events.

Riverfest will have complimentary Bike Valet located off of Ashley Drive in Curtis Hixon park. Thanks to Two Wheel Bike Valet, The Tampa Downtown Partnership, and Coppertail Brewing for their sponsorship of the bike valet.

Check out last year's event here: