City of Tampa Special Event Traffic Advisory for August 1-3, 2014

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The City of Tampa is advising drivers that the annual Comic Con will be taking place at the Tampa Convention Center on Friday, August 1 - Sunday, August 3 and traffic is expected to be heavier than normal this weekend in and around downtown Tampa.

Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians are advised to allow for extra travel time and to travel through the area with caution. Motorists will experience increased traffic, and parking facilities are expected to reach capacity.

Comic Con is expected to draw over 60,000 attendees over the three day event. Peak periods of traffic congestion will be:
  • Friday: between 12 noon through 6 pm
  • Saturday: between 8 am through 6 pm
  • Sunday: between 9 am through 5 pm

Motorists attending Comic Con are advised to use alternative east-west routes through downtown Tampa, including Kennedy Blvd/Jackson St. and the Selmon Expressway. A map showing alternate routes and city parking garages and lots (attached) is available at

City of Tampa Parking Lot & Garage Information
  • Tampa Convention Center Garage (333 S Franklin St.) - Standard hourly rate
  • South Regional Garage (301 Channelside Dr.) - Standard hourly rate
  • Selmon Expressway Lots - Standard hourly rate
  • Fort Brook Garage (107 N. Franklin St.) - Standard hourly rate
  • All meters on Kennedy Blvd. and south of Kennedy Blvd will be enforced from 8 a.m. until midnight.