River O’Green Festival

Sure you’ve heard of green beer for St. Patrick’s Day, but have you ever seen an entire river dyed green? That’s just what happens during the festivities at the River O’Green Festival in Tampa!

River O’Green Festival
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Every year on the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day, the Mayor will ceremoniously dye the historic Hillsborough River. Family fun and activities run from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM and span from Curtis Hixon Park through the Tampa Riverwalk.

Start your day off with the River O’Green Gallop, a one mile fun run! This will take you along the scenic Riverwalk to the History Center back to the park. You will be awarded a tee shirt and prize packet “rivaling a pot of gold.” You’ll be back in time to get a great spot to see the river dye.

Later in the day, sign up for the River O’Green Scavenger Hunt. You can enter alone or sign up in groups of five. Solve puzzles and complete tasks all throughout downtown Tampa to win a fabulous prize! The grand prize? An all-expense paid Cayman Islands Vacation!

Cool down with an Irish beer or some pub food from the food trucks at the end of the day. But make sure to stay for the Leprechaun costume contest!

River O’Green really is one of the “greenest” festivals in Florida, encouraging green transportation with a free and secure bike valet!