This site is managed by Friends of the Riverwalk, a nonprofit organization working in tandem with the City of Tampa to transform downtown's waterfront.
2023 Holiday Lighted Boat Parade
at Tampa Convention Center
Hosted By: The Tampa Riverwalk
Participants: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Armature Works, Sparkman Wharf, Water Works Park Tampa
Tampa’s largest lighted boat parade will happen the Saturday before Christmas along the Hillsborough River in Downtown Tampa.
Riverwalk Holiday Spectacular
at The Tampa Riverwalk
Sponsors: Yacht StarShip, Pirate Water Taxi, Sparkman Wharf
Friends of the Riverwalk invites you to enjoy our Holiday Spectacular presented by Mosaic. Enjoy the festive holiday lights along the Riverwalk and in the river as you stroll along the Riverwalk.
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Recommended Ratings & Reviews
I think the Tampa Riverwalk was one of the best additions to Downtown Tampa. I have seen over the years more and more people in Downtown and it's in part to making it a more walkable and park friendly urban district. Lots of events, parks to enjoy, delicious restaurants along the way and easy to access from multiple parts of the city.
Pros: They keep it clean and activate with events at the parks.
Cons: Parking in Downtown can be problematic at times so just plan ahead or leave some time for looking for parking.
I have been going here for as long as Riverwalk has been active and it is one of my favorite places downtown whether I am reading a book in the park, laying in my hammock or riding my longboard down the sidewalk. Always busy, always something to do and always makes for a nice day!
Pros: Nearby food stops, shops and University of Tampa.
The Riverwalk is rarely ever dull, as many events are hosted here year-round. But when it is, people can enjoy how beautiful the view is. I recommend people try and take advantage of the walk/bike path, as it is one of the best ways to get a glimpse of the downtown area.