Many of us long to revisit our college days, to kick back and revel in the memories. The University of South Florida offered us many opportunities to cut loose, forget student stress and have some fun! I mean, not everyone gets to go to school in Paradise, am I right? This August 19, 2017, USF alumni, current students, and fans are invited to do just that, to remember the good times, connect with present and past friends and spend one hell of a day partying at the USF Bulls Block Party in Tampa's only historic district, Ybor City.

Promised is an evening of food, drink, guest speakers, and celebration! The rest is up to you. We want to beat the Noles (they take over Ybor the week before us), so WHO can you call? Last year's first annual Block party drew 550 alumni and friends as we visited favorite locations like Double Decker Pub and Coyote Ugly.  Let's crush last years attendance numbers!

There were prizes to win from local merchants like Southern Boom Crossfit and lots of gift card giveaways! So what can you expect this year? Lots more drink specials, and giveaways from this year's crop of participating Ybor bars and clubs. (To be announced soon.)

All photos by 813area photographers.

General Admission to the USF Bulls Block Party is $15 through August 17; tickets can be purchased online at the USF alumni website. Day of the event entry is $20. Pick up tickets at The Italian Club anytime from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM.

The event kickoff, as well as appearances by guest speakers, begins at 1:30 PM at the Italian Club

The official block party takes off at 2:00 pm, and continues until 6:00 PM, before closing at Tequilas.  

The closing event includes special VIP guests, more prizes and giveaways.

There are lots of surprises in store this year, so let's see how much we can grow as the USF Bulls take over Ybor City during the USF Bulls Block Party and beat Tallahassee, we can do it Tampa!  Mark your calendars today and register on, a Bull alumni owned business and winner of USF's Fast 56 Award#BackYourBulls #StayConnected to Things to Do in Tampa and all your favorite Tampa Events.