Gasparilla Festival of the Arts

The Gasparilla Festival of the Arts is one of the premier outdoor art shows annually in the United States.  Artists and lovers of art from all the country descend on Downtown Tampa for this wonderful event on the first weekend in March every year.

2020 is the 50th anniversary of GFA.  Come celebrate this milestone of GFA.

Days

Artist Exhibitions

Gasparilla Festival of the Arts 2020

Where: Julian B Lane Riverfront Park
1001 N Boulevard 
Tampa, Florida 33606

When: February 29th and March 1st 2020
Saturday – 9am – 6pm
Sunday – 10am – 5pm

Follow GFA

Volunteer

LOVE art and want to be part of all the action?  Every year the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts depends on 300+ to help make the festival a success.  

Go to: SIGN UP HERE

We can wait to see you this year!

Sponsorship

The Gasparilla Festival of the Arts is sponsored every year by wonderful individual and corporations.  

GFA is always open to new sponsors.  Individuals and businesses interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Andy George (president@gasparillaarts.com).

VIP

Enjoy GFA with some extras – shade, food and drinks, premium views, and much more.  

 

Interactive Experiences

Watch artists live:  Car art, glass blowing, dance, puppets, stilt walkers, music, impersonators, visual artists, and more.

 

TBBCA Chalk Walk

Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture & the Arts and Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts present TBBCA Chalk Walk.

When:  Saturday February 29th  & Sunday, March 1st.

Chalk Artists bring their chalk drawings to life in this interactive live-art experience as part of the 50th Annual Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts. TBBCA Chalk Walks have been enjoyed by people of all ages and levels of art appreciation annually for the past 11 years.

GalaRE

An exclusive art show and gala showcasing works from the GFA.  This is the first opportunity for the public to view and purchase works from the GFA.

Children’s Activities

  • The Art Collectors in Training program: Kids taking ACTion for kids
    • Saturday, February 29th: 11am – 3pm
    • Sunday, March 1st: 11am – 3pm
  • The Children’s Activity Area, coordinated by the Tampa Museum of Art
    • Saturday, February 29th: 10am – 4pm
    • Sunday, March 1st: 10am – 4pm
  • Kids Scavenger Hunt – TBA

Gasparilla Festival of the Arts FAQ’s

CAN I BE AN ARTIST AT GFA 2020?

Absolutely.  Click here for the application.  

WHERE DO I PARK?

No parking will be available at Julian B Lane Riverfront Park.  Please click here for the best parking and transportation options.  

WILL FOOD AND BEVERAGES BE AVAILABLE?

Lots of great options are available.  Please click here for the most current information.  

WILL THERE BE ATMS?

Yes. ATM’s will be available throughout the park for GFA.  

IS GFA “KID-FRIENDLY”?

Definitely.  They even have an area with events just for kids.  Click here for more info.  

WHAT IS THE SCHEDULE FOR LIVE ENTERTAINMENT?

The 2020 lineup is still in the works.  Click here for the most current information.  

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST AND DO I NEED TICKETS?

GFA is always free and you do not need tickets.  VIP passes are available with awesome perks.  Click here for info.  

2019 GFA Sponsors

Signature Sponsor

Tampa Downtown Partnership

Tampa Bay is Awesome

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