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The 2024 spring/summer Tampa food festival guide

a giant cuban sandwich
Guests assemble the largest Cuban sandwich ever

2024 has proven to be a delicious year in Tampa – just reference our brand new MICHELIN star restaurants. There are a slew of food festivals coming to Tampa, St. Pete, Plant City, Clearwater, and beyond. Here’s a quick list of upcoming events to keep on your radar. If you’re hungry for more local eats and treats, check out our spring farmers market guide.

We will continue to grow this list of local food festivals. Did we miss your event? Send an email to with the subject line “Tampa Food Festival” and we’ll add it to the list.


Taste of the Riverwalk
May 3
Wristbands/tickets available online
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N Ashley Dr

TacoFest at Tampa Riverfest
May 4
Wristbands/tickets available online
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N Ashley Dr

Festa della Mama Spaghetti Fundraiser
May 11
Tickets available online
Italian Club, 1731 E 7th Avenue


International Cuban Sandwich Festival
May 26
Tickets available online
Centennial Park, 1800 E 8th Ave

Dessert Wars Tampa
June 1
Tickets available online
Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 US 301

Taste of the Cuban Sandwich
July 27 – date subject to change
DATE to be finalized immediately after the NFL Draft
Follow the festival on its website for updates

Tampa Bay Chocolate Festival
September 14-15
Gulf View Square Mall, 9409 US-1

Tampa Pig Jig
October 19
Tickets go on sale April 26
Julian B Lane Riverfront Park, 1001 N Boulevard

6th Annual FORD Taste of Latino Festival
October 26
Free to attend, VIP tickets go on sale soon
Centennial Park, 1800 E 8t Ave


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