In 2019, a grassroots effort formed with the mission to restore and preserve the tower. The River Tower Festival went down on a rainy fall day, but was able to raise funds to the effort and draw the attention of city officials, which are now working with the River Tower Foundation on improvements.
The nonprofit foundation even says that Tampa City Council may soon vote to budget funds to at least pressure wash and paint the landmark.
Tickets to the 2022 River Tower Festival in Tampa, Florida on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 2 p.m.-10 p.m. are on sale now starting at $15. A VIP option includes a covered viewing area, three drink tickets, commemorative T-shirt and parking inside River Tower Park, located at 401 E Bird St. near I-275.
“We love our tower and appreciate its importance to the history of Tampa,” organizers wrote in a press release. “After a two year covid induced hiatus, the festival is back!! We hope to see you all there.”