Things to do in Tampa Bay this month | May 2022

Check out the amazing things to do around Tampa Bay this month. Concerts, festivals, art exhibits and baseball!

XOXO Carnival

Armature Works
May 4-8, times vary
Tickets start at $10

Thrilling rides, live entertainment and tasty treats. There will be more than 300,000-square-feet of fun for kids and adults at the carnival.

Tampa Riverfest

Tampa Riverwalk
May 6 (4p-10p) and May 7 (10a-10p)
Free (food $)

Riverfest is a free event that spans the entire length of the Tampa Riverwalk including several parks. It features family-friendly activities and events showcasing Tampa's cultural institutions, local musicians and restaurants.  The festival includes Taste of Riverwalk (Friday night at Curtis Hixon Park from 5:30p-8:30p) and TacoFest (Saturday at Curtis Hixon Park from 10a-9p).  There is also a full concert series of local bands on the main stage in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and a balloon glow at sunset both nights.  Other activities include a wiener dog derby, a lantern parade, yoga and a paddle invasion.  

Cuban Sandwich Fest

Centennial Park in Ybor City
May 29, Noon-6p
Free (food $)

11th Annual Cuban Sandwich Food and Art Festival includes live entertainment and lots of amazing Cuban food.

Tampa Bay Margarita & Music Festival

Julian B Lane Riverfront Park
May 28 1p-11p
Tickets start at $20

Celebrate America’s favorite drink with local food vendors, live music and activities all day!

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition

Westshore Plaza
Wednesdays through Sundays from 10a-6p through June 24
Tickets start at $20

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition showcases the wonder of one of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements, while allowing visitors an up-close, life-sized, and never-before-seen perspective. The ceiling paintings from the Sistine Chapel have been reproduced using a special printing technique that emulates the look and feel of the original paintings. Each image is accompanied by informative signage and audio guides are available to rent for an even more in-depth experience.

Outdoor music

Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
Dates and times vary
The amphitheatre has quite the lineup for May. AJR (May 4), Tim McGraw (May 6), Miranda Lambert (May 13), Halsey (May 19) and Dave Matthews Band (May 25)

Tampa Bay Rays

Tropicana Field
May dates and times vary
Tickets prices vary

Rays have two 6- game homestands in May. The first, May 13-18, against the Toronto Blue Jays and Detroit Tigers. And the second, May 24-29, against the Marlins and Yankees.

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