Tarpon Springs Epiphany
When: Friday, January 5 - Sunday, January 7
Where: Tarpon Springs
For the past 100 years Tarpon Springs has celebrated Epiphany and over time it’s grown to one of the largest Epiphany celebrations in the country. The celebration honors the baptism of Jesus Christ. The cross is tossed into Spring Bayou and local teenage boys dive in to get it. The boy who does is said to have good luck all year long. Afterwards, enjoy Epiphany Glendi - a celebration filled with food, drinks, and live music. Learn more.
Gibtown Bike Fest
When: Friday, January 12 - Sunday, January 14
Hop on your bike, rev your motor, and head over to the Gibtown Bike Fest. See bikes and riders from all over the country, enjoy live music, watch stunt shows, and more! Parking is available for 100,000 motorcycles (and cars). Admission is free. Learn more.
Black Heritage Music Festival
When: Saturday, January 13 and Sunday, January 14
Where: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Celebrate the 18th annual Black Heritage Music Festival with family-friendly fun, local and regional music, a Children’s Village, free health screenings, and more. This year’s music headliners are Stokely, former Mint Condition Frontman, and Norman Brown. Learn more.
MLK National Parade and Battle of the Bands
When: Monday, January 15
Where: Tropicana Field, St. Pete
Enjoy the Battle of the Bands Extravaganza and Drum Line at Tropicana Field where some of the best marching bands and drum lines show off their skills. After, watch the nation’s longest running Martin Luther King Jr parade. It starts at Tropicana Field and ends at Vinoy Park. Learn more.
Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour
When: Friday, January 19 - Sunday, January 21
Where: Carol Morsani Hall, Straz Center
Twenty years ago, Riverdance, Irish folk dancing, and Irish music captivated the world, and now they’re back to celebrate 20 years. If you want a trip down memory lane or if you didn’t get to see it 20 years ago, now is your chance! Learn more.
Gasparilla Pirate Fest
When: Saturday, January 27
Where: Tampa Bay Convention Center
The invasion of hundreds of pirates in Tampa Bay begins at 11:00 a.m. at the Tampa Bay Convention Center. The parade begins at 2:00 p.m. Following the parade, enjoy the Gasparilla Pirate Fest Street Festival with plenty of live music, food, and fun! Learn more.
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