Media advisory - Photo opportunity - Mayor Buckhorn Hosts Inaugural Mayor's River O'Green on This Saturday, St. Patrick's Day

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WHAT:      Mayor Bob Buckhorn hosts the inaugural Mayor’s River O’Green Fest.
                 The City of Tampa will transform the Hillsborough River into a vibrant 
                 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.

WHO:        Mayor Bob Buckhorn
                 Food trucks
                 Local entertainment and activities
                 For more information, please visit

WHEN:        Event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
                  10 a.m. Dye will be poured into Hillsborough River and Mayor Buckhorn 
                   makes his arrival.
                  (Food trucks and other activity areas will also be in place by 10 a.m.)
                  10:30 a.m. Live entertainment begins on the stage.
                  11 a.m. Games hosted by Erik Cattelle begin.
                  11:30 a.m. Media outlets wishing to get footage or photos of the event 
                  from a building downtown will be able to take photos and video from the 21st
                  floor of Tampa Downtown Partnership offices in Rivergate Tower, formerly
                  known as the Sykes building. Meet Ali Glisson on the first floor, near the bank 
                  of elevators going up to the 21st floor (past Kahwa coffee).

SPONSORS:Grow Financial
                   Krewe of Shamrock
                   Tampa Tribune
                   Magic 94.9 
                   The Eagle 107.3
                   Friends of Tampa Recreation, Inc.
                   Tampa Downtown Partnership**

WHERE:      Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
                   600 North Ashley Drive.

CONTACT:   Ali Glisson, Public Affairs Director
                    (813) 274-8262
                    (813) 390-7455- Cell
                    *Please contact by email or cell during the event.