MEDIA ADVISORY - SATURDAY: City of Tampa To Dye River Green for Mayor’s River O’ Green Fest

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For Immediate Release

For additional information, please contact:
Ashley Bauman, Public Affairs Director
(813) 274-8262 (o)
(813) 390-7455 (c) 

Tampa, Fla. (March 15, 2016) – City of Tampa will dye the river Kelly green this Saturday, March 19th, at 11:00 a.m.. Mayor Buckhorn will join thousands of our closest friends across the region for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Children of all ages can also enjoy live Irish tunes, games and treats in beautiful Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. Admission is free and the entire family is welcome, including four-legged members.

WHO: Mayor Buckhorn, Tampa residents and guests

WHAT: Mayor’s River O’ Green Fest

WHERE: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park; 600 N Ashley Dr., Tampa, FL 33602

WHEN: Saturday, March 19th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

** Outlets interested in filming from Rivergate Tower (Sykes Building) should meet at North entry of Rivergate Tower (adjacent to Kiley Gardens) at 10:30 a.m. to get in place.

Irish Tasting:
Irish 31 Pub & Eatery
Maloney's Local Irish Pub
Holy Hog Barbecue
James Joyce Irish Pub & Eatery
PJ Dolans Irish Pub
Sono Café
Pokey's LD

Food Trucks:
Holy Hog
Whatever Pops
Renny’s Oki Doki
Neco’s Arepas

Irish Buskers
Paddy O'Furniture
Scariff Hardiman School of Irish Dance
With Pati O’Furniture as the emcee

City of Tampa’s Park & Recreation
Tampa Fire Rescue
Florida Aquarium
Busch Gardens
And more!

Beer is provided by JJ Taylor and Pepin Distribution and proceeds will go to benefit the Tampa Downtown Partnership public space programs.

* 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 while supplies last. All donations will benefit the Salvation Army and provide support for those in need.

More information available at:

REMINDER: Return of “The Plank” Tampa’s Waterfront Pop-Up bar designed to encourage waterfront destinations along the Riverwalk:

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