A Complete Guide to Tampa's 2022 Events

  • Chris Curran
  • 07/4/22

Looking for something to do in Downtown Tampa? You're in luck! The city has a ton of events planned for the rest of 2022. Here is a complete guide to all the events that are happening in the heart of this vibrant city. Whether you're into sports, music, or performing arts, there is sure to be something that piques your interest. Keep reading for more information on Tampa's exciting event lineup for the remainder of the year!

Concerts

If you enjoy attending concerts, Downtown Tampa is the place to be. The city is home to a number of different music venues, but Downtown Tampa real estate is closest to the Raymond James Stadium and Amalie Arena. A variety of musical acts are scheduled to perform at these venues throughout the year, so there is sure to be something for everyone's taste. Some of the concerts you can look forward to seeing near Downtown Tampa homes for sale in 2022 include Rod Stewart with Cheap Trick on September 3, Lizzo on September 24, Shawn Mendes's Wonder - The World Tour on October 11, Greta Van Fleet on October 26, and Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast World Tour on October 27.

Other performances

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Concerts aren't the only performances you can catch near Downtown Tampa real estate. Downtown Tampa also hosts poets, singing competitions, YouTube stars, comedians, and plays like Avenue Q and Hamilton. Near Downtown Tampa homes for sale, you can catch performances at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Amalie Arena, and Tampa Improv.
 
Fans of the popular YouTube Channel Dude Perfect won't want to miss the Tampa stop of their That's Happy Summer Tour on July 1. The family-friendly dudes are known for their comedy and stunts, as well as their hilarious battles. The live show will feature favorite segments like Get Crafty, so if you're a diehard fan or a new subscriber, you're sure to be entertained.
 
If you enjoy comedy from Kevin Hart, you'll definitely want to snag tickets to his Reality Check Tour stop at Amalie Arena on September 15! You can expect to laugh until you cry as Kevin Hart tackles a variety of topics.
 
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And finally, if you're a fan of Broadway musicals, you'll want to make your way to the Straz Center for the Performing Arts for “Avenue Q” between August 31 and September 25 near. The puppet and performer comedy musical is best for adult audiences and is sure to make you laugh! And of course, fans of the internationally popular musical “Hamilton” are excitedly awaiting its return to the Straz Center for the Performing Arts from December 28, 2022 through January 22, 2023.

Sports events

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Tampa is also a great city for sports fans! If you're looking to catch a football game, you can watch the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play at Raymond James Stadium from September through January. And if hockey is more your speed, you can watch the Tampa Bay Lighting hit the ice at Amalie Arena between October and April.

Do you have a budding gymnast in the family? If so, you'll want to take them to see the 2022 U.S. Gymnastics Championships, which will be held at Amalie Arena from August 18 through 21, which is near many of the finest Downtown Tampa homes for sale. Come to see gymnasts compete for a spot on the U.S. Men's and Women's Teams!
 
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Are you a runner? Jogger? Walker? You're sure to enjoy participating in the annual Tampa YMCA Turkey Gobble on November 24! This is a great family- and pet-friendly event, so register the whole family for the race distance of their preference. Kids especially enjoy the one-mile fun run, while runners used to heading out with their four-legged running buddies enjoy the 5k and 8k.

Conventions

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Tampa residents are sure to enjoy the conventions coming in late summer and fall, including the Tampa Home Show, The Oddities and Curiosities Expo, and the Tampa Bay Wellness Festival.

If you are interested in remodeling or updating your home's interior or exterior, you won't want to miss the Tampa Home Show at the Tampa Convention Center from August 19 to 21. Come and see all things "home," from kitchen gadgets to solar panels, and network with contractors. You are sure to gather some ideas for your next home improvement project!
 
Are you a fan of all things weird, horror, macabre jewelry, and curious collectibles? Is Halloween your favorite holiday? If so, you are sure to enjoy visiting The Oddities and Curiosities Expo at the Tampa Convention Center on November 5!

Are you interested in attending a day of free fitness classes with great music? If so, the Tampa Bay Wellness Festival on December 4 at Water Works Park is right for you! In addition to exercise lessons, you'll have access to healthy food options from local food trucks and goods from local vendors.

Annual celebrations

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A list of Tampa's remaining 2022 events would be incomplete without mentioning the annual celebrations residents of Downtown Tampa real estate look forward to year after year!
 
Boaters won't want to miss the July 4th Boat Parade, which will include a Blessing of the Fleet. Even if you don't enjoy riding boats, you'll enjoy watching them pass by the Riverwalk while they are decked out in their Independence Day best! There will also be Boom by the Bay fireworks later in the evening in multiple locations throughout the city.
 
Oktoberfest will return to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park from October 7 through 9. Tickets are still available for VIP access which allows you to skip the lines for refills and allows you to have complimentary beer stein refills. Come enjoy German beer and food while you play games like brat(wurst) toss, stein hoisting, and corn hole.
 
Be sure to check out the ViVa Tampa Bay Hispanic Heritage Festival, which will return to Harvey Perry Sr. Park in October. Come for a day of live music and great food, and celebrate Hispanic heritage.
 
Kids and their families who live in Downtown Tampa real estate look forward to the Riverwalk Halloween Trick or Treat on October 29. The event will feature 50+ treat stations along the Riverwalk and will end with the Halloween Lighted Boat Parade.
 
If you enjoy scavenger hunts, you will want to participate in the Holiday Hunt on the Riverwalk from December 2022 to January 2023! You just need your mobile phone and the Mobile Adventures app to scan the hunt code and start your adventure. You'll enjoy completing challenges, solving puzzles, and answering trivia questions about Tampa's history.
 
There are plenty of events to look forward to in Downtown Tampa in 2022! Whether you're into the performing arts, home improvement, weird and macabre collectibles, fitness events, or annual community festivities, there's something for everyone. Be sure to mark your calendars and enjoy the festivities! If you are interested in Downtown Tampa homes for sale, reach out to Chris Curran for help finding the right home for you.

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