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Downtown Tampa's Gasparilla Festival of the Arts happens at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park in Tampa, Florida on March 4-5, 2023.
, a two-day, free-to-attend festival is the best way to discover your new Tampa Bay artist. Each year, Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park is transformed into a “giant outdoor museum,” featuring hundreds of local artists peddling paintings, ceramics, jewelry, sculptures, and everything in between.
The festival—which runs Saturday-Sunday, March 4-5—grants over $80,000 in prize money to a few lucky artists, including a $15,000 Raymond James Best of Show Award. Food and drink vendors, family-friendly activities, interactive art exhibits and live entertainment will be scattered among the hundreds of artist booths.
Organizers for the 2023 event expect to draw 75,000 visitors, so plan accordingly.