Traffic & Parking Advisory for Downtown Tampa Events this Weekend

04/26/18
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Traffic will be extremely heavy in downtown Tampa on Saturday due to multiple events taking place - including the Tampa Bay Lightning vs Boston Bruins hockey playoff game.  Drivers and pedestrians alike are advised to allow for extra travel time and to travel through the downtown area with caution.

 

EVENTS:

 

Saturday April 28

8:30am – 11:00am           March of Dimes - March for Babies

                                                Amalie Arena / Channelside Drive / Bayshore Boulevard

8:30am – 5:00pm             Tampa Bay International Dragon Boat Races

                                                Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park

8:30am – 5:00 pm            Big Brothers Big Sisters Rappel Event - Over the Edge

                                                Hilton Downtown, 211 N. Tampa Street

9:00am – 12:00pm           Humane Society - Free Shot Clinic

                                                Perry Harvey Park, 1000 E. Harrison Street

9:30am – 12:00pm           Make-A-Wish Foundation - Walk for Wishes

                                                Water Works Park, 1710 N. Highlands Avenue / Riverwalk

11:00am – 3:00pm           Route to the Rink – Lightning Hockey pregame party

                                                Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

2:00pm – 4:30pm             Waitress – Broadway Play

                                                Straz Center, 1010 N. Macinnes Place

3:00pm – 5:30pm             Hockey Playoff Game – Tampa Bay Lightning vs Boston Bruins

                                                Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive

8:00pm – 10:30pm          Waitress – Broadway Play

                                                Straz Center, 1010 N. Macinnes Place

 

Sunday April 29

3:00pm – 5:00pm             Jeff Dunham

                                                Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive

2:00pm – 4:30pm             Waitress – Broadway Play

                                                Straz Center, 1010 N. Macinnes Place

2:30pm – 4:30pm             Tampa Bay Symphony

                                                Straz Center, 1010 N. Macinnes Place

7:30pm – 10:00pm          Waitress – Broadway Play

                                                Straz Center, 1010 N. Macinnes Place

 

PARKING SPOTLIGHT:  FORT BROOKE GARAGE

  • Availability - Fort Brooke Garage has thousands of parking spaces available.
  • Location - Fort Brooke Garage is centrally located. It is ideal parking for any of the downtown events.
  • Accessibility - Fort Brooke Garage is easily accessible via N. Tampa Street (southbound) and N. Florida Avenue (northbound) at E. Whiting Street entrance.
  • Affordability - Fort Brooke has reasonable rates.

 

 

GARAGE PARKING:  

 

Saturday April 28

  • Fort Brooke Garage, 107 N. Franklin St.

Open at 6:00am at $1.60 an hour

  • Tampa Convention Center Garage, 333 S. Franklin St.

Open at 10:30am at $12 flat rate

  • Whiting St. Garage, 400 E. Whiting St.

Open at 10:30am at $12 flat rate

  • Twiggs St. Garage, 901 E. Twiggs St.

Open at 6:00am at $1.20 an hour

  • William F Poe Garage, 800 N. Ashley Drive

Open at 10:00am at $10 flat rate, limited parking available

 

Sunday April 29

  • Fort Brooke Garage, 107 N. Franklin St.

Open at 6:00am at $1.60 an hour

  • William F Poe Garage, 800 N. Ashley Drive

Open at 10:00am at $10 flat rate, limited parking available

  • South Regional Garage, 301 Channelside Drive

Open at 11:00am at $12 flat rate

 

 

ROAD CLOSURES:

 

March of Dimes - March for Babies

6:00am – 10:30am           Channelside Drive – S. Jefferson Street to Bayshore Boulevard

                                                S. Morgan Street – Eunice Street to Old Water Street

                                                Selmon Expressway – East bound Morgan Street Exit Ramp

6:45am – 10:30am           Bayshore Boulevard – S. Rome Avenue to W. Brorein Street

7:45am – 10:30am           W. Platt Street – S. Plant Avenue to Bayshore Boulevard

                                                W. Platt Street Bridge

 

Humane Society - Free Shot Clinic

7:00am – 12:00pm           E. Harrison Street – N. Orange Avenue to Central Avenue

 

See all road closures at www.tampagov.net/RoadClosures

 

For additional information, please contact:

Joyce Rumfola, Transportation Technician III, Special Events

Traffic Management Center

813.274.8702

joyce.rumfola@tampagov.net