Tampa has become a festival and event driven city with the expansion of all the Gasparilla events, the addition to several event productions by Big City Events, the music festivals put on by Sunset Events and Disco Donnie and the big fundraising events at our local museums, zoos and aquariums.

Here are a few upcoming festivals in Tampa you do not want to miss!

Oktoberfest Tampa 2014

The 5th Annual Oktoberfest Tampa will take place again for a 3 day weekend at Curtis Hixon Park! Expect Live Music, Drinking, Food and some good German times!  Event dates are Friday, October 10th to Sunday, October 12th.

Guavaween 2014

The 2014 Guavaween Festival is taking place in Ybor City on Saturday, October 25th. Guavaween will feature 5 themed areas including a Street Festival, Live Concerts, Dance Club, Lounge and Theatre.

Zoofari 2014

The annual Zoofari at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo is taking place in November featuring food from a variety of Tampa Bay area restaurants, live music, drinks, art and more.

2014 Bourbon and Brew Festival

The 2nd annual Bourbon & Brew Festival will take place on Saturday, December 6th at The Heights featuring a ton of bourbon, brew, live music, entertainment and more!

Winterville

Visit Santa and Mrs Claus, see how winter traditions are celebrated around the world, go caroling with costumed characters, and enjoy hot apple cider. Bring out the winter cheer in the Tampa Bay area taking place December 6th and 7th.