Rum Festival returns to Tampa August 31

Live music at the Summer of Rum Festival 2018
A live band performs on the Curtis Hixon Park stage at the 2018 Summer of Rum Festival.

Picture it now. It’s the perfect Florida summer day. You’re in downtown Tampa, sipping a gorgeous little rum cocktail with your BFFs while Sublime with Rome is on stage. It’s the 7th Annual Sumer of Rum Festival, and it’s happening on August 31 at the Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park.

This 1-Day event is back and ready to celebrate their lucky number 7 year in style. They’re bringing you live music, featuring Sublime with Rome; over 40 rum drinks, a curated Caribbean Food Market, a vendor marketplace, and fireworks show.


Let’s talk about these rum drinks

There are going to be 40+ freshly made rum cocktails ready for you to sample all day long. Whether you’re craving a Frozen Daiquiri, a Piña Colada, Cuba Libré, or even an Exotic Tiki Drink, the Summer of Rum Festival will have it all ready for you.

Feeling peckish? There will be an entire Caribbean food market for you to purvey. Don’t forget to check out the multitude of curated vendors in their marketplace.

Prepare for a fireworks finale

The festival is bringing you the bands and live DJs that will craft the perfect soundscape for your summer day. Headlining the event is the ever radiant Sublime with Rome fresh off the release of their new album BLESSINGS. They’ll be joined by The Expendables and Inner Circle.

As all good festivals should, this one’s ending with an incredible fireworks display. The view from Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park is divine and coupled with the fireworks? Woof. We’re swooning.

The 7th Annual Summer of Rum Festival will take place on August 31 from 12pm – 11pm at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park in downtown Tampa. The event is 21 and over only. Click here to purchase tickets.

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