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The great 2024 Tampa Bay food festival guide

a giant cuban sandwich
Guests assemble the largest Cuban sandwich ever

2024 is going to be a delicious year in Tampa. 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 winter farmers market guide.

Also, while not a food festival, we highly recommend you attend Whiskey Riot at the St. Pete Coliseum on February 3. This tasting experience will have more than 200 whiskey varieties to choose from.


We will continue to grow this list of local food festivals. Did we miss your event? Send an email to and we’ll add it to the list.

St. Pete Bacon & BBQ Fest
January 13-14
January 13: 12pm-10pm
January 14: 1pm-9pm
General admission: $17
Boss Hog admission: $85
Booze Cruise VIP: $185
Vinoy Park, 701 Bayshore Dr NE

Saigon Night Makret Lunar New Year Festival
January 20-21
1pm-10pm all weekend
England Brothers Park, 5010 81st Ave N


John’s Pass Seafood Fest
January 19-21
January 19: 12pm-9pm
January 20: 10am-9pm
January 21: 10am-6pm
12902 Village Blvd, Madeira Beach

Florida State Fair
February 8-19
Tickets: $11 for adults, $9 for seniors, $7 for kids
Monday-Thursday: 11am-9pm
Friday-Sunday: 10am-9pm
4800 US HWY. 301 N

Tampa Bay Chocolate Festival
February 17-18
11am-8pm both days
Gulf View Square Mall, 9409 US-19, Port Richey

Tampa Bay Collard Greens Fest
February 17
Woodson African American Museum, 2240 9th Ave S

St. Pete Seafood and Music Festival
February 23-25
February 23: 4pm-10pm
February 24: 11am-10pm
February 25: 11am-6pm
General admission: $7
VIP admission: $100
Vinoy Park, 701 Bayshore Dr NE

Tampa Taco Festival
February 24
General admission: $7
VIP admission: $40
Al Lopez Park, 4810 N Himes Ave

Florida Strawberry Festival
February 29-March 10
Tickets: $10 for adults, $4 for kids ages 6-12. Concert tickets are sold separately online.
303 BerryFest Place, Plant City

The World’s Largest Food Truck Rally
March 9-10
12pm-7pm all weekend
Gulf View Square Mall, 9409 US-19, Port Richey

Tampa Wine & Food Festival
April 9-13
April 9: Evening at the Tampa Club
April 10: Experience Water Street
April 11: Experience Hyde Park
April 12: Breaking Bread with Heroes
April 12: Irvine Spirits Chef Showdown
April 13: Grand Tasting Experience

St. Pete Italian Fest
April 24
St. Pete Pier, 600 2nd Ave NE

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

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