When: Fri., May 6, 4-10 p.m. and Sat., May 7, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. 2022
Riverfest is a two-day, free event that is held the first weekend in May each year. The festival spans the entire length of the Riverwalk including several parks and features family-friendly activities and events showcasing Tampa's cultural institutions, local musicians and restaurants. The festival includes Taste of Riverwalk on Friday night and TacoFest on Saturday. There is also a full concert series of local bands on the main stage in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and a balloon glow at sunset both nights. Other activities include a wiener dog derby, a lantern parade, yoga and a paddle invasion. Please note that this event spans most of downtown Tampa's Riverwalk, not just Curtis Hixon Park.