Apr 20, 2022 - Things to Do

7 biggest events in Tampa Bay in 2022

A performer sings into a mic with fire in the background

Andy Biersack of Black Veil Brides performs at Download Festival in England in 2018. Photo: Katja Ogrin/Redferns

Festival season is in full swing and we are booked and busy in 2022, folks.

Here are the top seven events happening in Tampa Bay starting this spring.


What: Rock 'n' roll with fan-favorite bands including Godsmack, Three Days Grace and Black Veil Brides.

Details: 5:30pm on April 22 at Amalie Arena

C0st: Tickets start at $35. Get them here.

2. Tampa Bay Balloon Festival

What: Enjoy hot air balloon rides, local food vendors and an after-dark balloon glow experience.

Details: April 29 through May 1 at 11553 Knights Griffin Road. Gates open at 5pm.

C0st: Admission starts at $20 per car. Buy ride tickets here.

3. Sunset Music Festival

What: This electronic dance music festival features house and techno.

Details: Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-29, at Raymond James Stadium

C0st: Three-day tickets start at about $200. Buy them here.

Outside view of Raymond James Stadium in Tampa
Raymond James Stadium. Photo: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

4. FORD Cuban Sandwich Festival

What: Join the hunt to find the best Cuban sandwich in Central Florida at this event featuring food, art and live music.

Details: May 1 at Kissimmee Lakefront Park from noon to 6pm

C0st: General entry is free

5. Tampa Bay Juneteenth Festival

What: Celebrate at this block party with live DJ music, food trucks, shopping and a job fair.

Details: June 18 at Raymond James Stadium

C0st: Tickets start at $10. Get them here.

A woman shopping at a Juneteenth festival in Tampa Bay
A Juneteenth celebration event in St. Petersburg in 2020. Photo: Octavio Jones/Getty Images

6. Tampa Bay Comic Con

What: Geek out with celebrity photo ops, panel programming and a cosplay contest.

Details: July 29-31 at the Tampa Bay Convention Center

C0st: Passes start at $94. Buy them here.

Exterior view of the Tampa Convention Center
vTampa Convention Center. Photo: Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Image

7. ViVa Tampa Bay Festival

What: Celebrate Hispanic heritage at this fall fest.

Details: The event is scheduled for October at Perry Harvey Sr. Park. Check here for updates.


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