MEDIA ADVISORY - PHOTO OPPORTUNITY - Mayor Buckhorn Hosts Fourth Annual Mayor’s River O’Green Saturday

03/18/15

WHAT:

Mayor Bob Buckhorn hosts the fourth annual Mayor’s River O’Green Fest this Saturday, March 14, 2015. The City of Tampa will transform the Hillsborough River into a vibrant, kelly green between Cass Street Bridge and Kennedy Bridge.

The event, as well as its entertainment and activities, are free and open to the public; however, that will not include vendor items.

In the spirit of St. Patrick, any attendee who brings three non-perishable food items will receive a green "Saint Patrick's Army" shirt provided by the Salvation Army. All donations will benefit the Salvation Army and provide support for those in need.

A complete list of confirmed vendors and entertainment is listed below; however, it is also available at tampagov.net/RiverOGreen.

To watch a timelapse from last year’s Mayor’s River O’Green, please visit the City of Tampa's youtube page.

WHO:

Mayor Bob Buckhorn
Food trucks serving special Irish-themed food
Local entertainment and activities

A complete list is below.

WHEN:

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Event runs from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Mayor Buckhorn will kick off the event; the dyeing of the Hillsborough River starts immediately after at approximately 11 a.m.
After the initial dyeing, media will be able to go up to the Downtown Partnership offices on the 21st floor of the Rivergate Tower to get shots from a high vantage point.

WHERE:

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
600 North Ashley Drive

MEDIA PARKING:

For live trucks, please park on the Twiggs Street turnaround. All other media should park along W. Gasparilla Plaza, the street between Poe Parking Garage and the Tampa Museum of Art. A map of the park is attached.

CONTACT:

Ali Glisson, Public Affairs Director
(813) 274-8262
(813) 390-7455- Cell
ali.glisson@tampagov.net
*Please contact by email or cell during the event.

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Sponsors
Grow Financial
McDonalds
Krewe of Shamrock
Tampa Bay Times
Magic 94.9
Clear Channel Outdoor
WFLA
Tampa Downtown Partnership**

Food Vendors:
Holy Hog
Whatever Pops
Kahwa Coffee Truck
Renny’s Oki Doki Food Truck
Nico’s Arepas Food Truck
Aloha To Go Food Truck
Fishin’ Chicken Food truck

Krewe of Shamrock Stage featuring:
Foggy Dudes
Lucid Druids
Tampa Gymnastic and Dance Show Stars
Paddy O'Furniture (Band)
Scariff Hardiman School of Irish Dance
With Patio Furniture as the emcee

Kids Craft and Entertainment:
City of Tampa’s Parks & Recreation Department
Tampa Bay History Center
Tampa Fire Rescue
Florida Aquarium
Lowry Park Zoo
And more.

**Tampa Downtown Partnership will sell alcohol, and proceeds will go towards programming the downtown parks. They will sell a variety of beers, supplied by Pepin Distributing and J.J. Taylor Distributing.

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