TAMPA, FL – On Saturday, September 30, the Event Development Institute (EDI) and the Tampa Bay Sports Commission will join forces once again to host the fourth annual Tampa Bay’s Tailgate Taste Fest presented by Coca Cola Beverages Florida. The Bay’s best tailgating foods will be on display as the festival returns to the picturesque Curtis Hixon Park in downtown Tampa. The festival will begin at 3:00pm and continue through 10:30pm and will be hosted by Greg Wolf, Vice President of Street Laced Marketing, who also serves as the In-Game Host for the Tampa Bay Lightning, and Tampa Bay Storm, as well as USF Football and USF Basketball.

 Attendees will enjoy the day’s best college football matchups on large LED screens, live music, cold beer courtesy of Pepin Distributing and plenty of the best food from around Tampa Bay. Kids and adults alike will enjoy family-friendly activities in the Stubb’s BBQ Fan Zone featuring activations from some of the area’s sports franchises.

“Our goal with this event is to provide the ultimate tailgating experience and give locals and visitors an excuse to visit one of our area’s most iconic city parks” says Jenna Grooms, Event Manager for the Event Development Institute. “The event really has it all, from a cornhole tournament and kid-friendly inflatables, to live music and great food and drinks – it’s all-things tailgate with a Tampa flair.”

Admission is FREE and the event is family- and dog-friendly. Food sample wristbands and VIP packages are available for purchase online now as well as on site the day of the event. Information on wristbands, entertainment and the gameday TV schedule will be available in coming weeks at Tailgate Taste Fest.

NOW PLAYING AT 2017 Tampa Bay’s Tailgate Taste Fest!

Check out our band lineup for this year’s #TBTasteFest!

? Randy McNeeley Band
? Southern Rumble
? The Bearded Brothers Band
? Soul Circus Cowboys

Remember to check back each Thursday for #TTFThursdays featuring band spotlights, current contests, and of course our restaurant lineup!

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? Saturday, September 30
 3:00 pm – 10:30 pm
? Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
? Admission is FREE!

AGAIN, Tampa Bay’s Tailgate Taste Fest is FREE! Bring your friends, family, pets and appetites and enjoy a wonderful afternoon at the park and once again be immersed in the ultimate tailgate experience. No outside food or drink is permitted, but feel free to BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair)! Coca-Cola Beverages Florida