It’s time for the 3rd Annual Riverfest in downtown Tampa, running the entire length of the Riverwalk! Our weekend weather looks just perfect for Saturday and Sunday’s events. Executive Director Jason Carroll told me there’s a lot to check out, like one of the new events this year – the Hot Dog Festival in conjunction with Nathan’s Hot Dogs. The Hot Dog Eating Contest will be inside Curtis Hixon Park on Saturday, May 6th. And it’s not just a local chow-down; one man and one women finalist will head off to The Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest on Coney Island. For “hot dog lovers” of another kind don’t miss the wiener dog derby to benefit the Florida Dashshund rescue.
I’ll be there Sunday to welcome you to a wonderful evening under the stars that includes everyone’s favorite free Pops in the Park Concert with Florida Orchestra on Sunday evening as the grand finale of Tampa Riverfest 2017. When you come down please make sure to bring some non-perishable food items to donate to Tampa Bay Harvest at our tent. We’ll have a chance for you to win tickets to the final May performances from the Orchestra just for coming by to say hello.