EVENTS & GALAS

The Gasparilla International Film Festival Returns To Tampa

          The Gasparilla International Film Festival Returns To Tampa With A Roar By Mary Lou Janson   For one week in early March, eager film fans from throughout Tampa Bay, and beyond, [...]

Celebrate Hollywood Awards Night at Tampa Theatre

  Movie lovers can bask Hollywood’s biggest night of the year with a Red Carpet Reception and VIP watch party at the 18th Annual Hollywood Awards Night at Tampa Theatre on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. The [...]

Sant’ Yago Knight Parade Takes Over Ybor City

  Sant’ Yago Knight Parade Takes To The Streets of Historic Ybor City     Sant’ Yago Knight Parade Saturday, February 11, 2017 Join the Krewe of the Knights of Sant’ Yago for Tampa’s annual Knight parade [...]

Masquerade-Themed Bollywood Nights 2017 Celebration

Experience the sights, sounds and textures of India at the 3rd Annual Bollywood Nights Masquerade Themed Party on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Tampa Museum of Art to benefit Children Across Borders [...]

The Pirates Are Poised To Invade Our Shores!

  Seminole Hard Rock Gasparilla Pirate Fest January 28, 2017 Invasion starts at 11:30 a.m. | Parade at 2 p.m. Photos: ©Visit Tampa Bay     Named for pirate Jose Gaspar, who terrorized the coastal waters [...]

Arrrrrr … Fun For Swashbucklers Of All Ages!

    2017 McDonalds Children’s Gasparilla Extravaganza An alcohol-free event, celebrating the return of the Gasparilla Season to Tampa Bay     All Ages Welcome | Alcohol-free Saturday, January 21, 2017 Events Begin at 11 a.m. | Parade [...]

Ring in 2017 Rooftop Style

  Celebrate at Rooftop Eve   Make plans now to attend Tampa’s premiere, all-inclusive New Year’s Eve party on top of a 10-story roof top in downtown Tampa, with stunning views of the city skyline and [...]

Events: Celebrating Cuban Culture At Pavilion XXXI

(L-R): Pavilion XXXI co-chair Stacie Linsky, honoree Maureen Cohn and co-chair Susie Rice   Two Dynamic And Art Loving Couples Are The Co-chairs For Pavilion XXXI   This year, Stacie and Sam Linsky and Susie and [...]

Getting A Groove On

  Dance the night away at The Tampa Museum of Art’s Silent Disco on Saturday, October 22, from 8 pm – 11 pm. If you have never been to a “Silent Disco” you are in for [...]

METRO Sponsored Event: The FARA Energy Ball

Scene from the 2015 FARA Energy Ball   Tampa Community Unites For 8th Annual FARA Energy Ball   Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA) is a debilitating multi-system disease and the most common cause of inherited ataxia; 1 in [...]

EVENT: The Beach Tampa

  The Vinik Family Foundation invites Tampa Bay to share in an interactive architectural installation that will bring a beach to downtown Tampa. Created by Snarkitecture, The Beach Tampa is a 15,000 square foot immersive environment [...]

What To Do: Got To WaZoo

The 21st Annual WaZoo BeerFest This all-inclusive tasting event at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo features samples of 250 beers from 70 breweries, a variety of savory pub fare, live entertainment and free daytime admission to come [...]

Rooftop Eve 2016

  The sold-out Rooftop Eve New Year’s Eve party was the hottest and chicest place to be seen ringing in 2016. The ladies were glitzy and sparkled, while the men dressed to impress. The top floor [...]

Social Pix: Tuxes & Tails

    13th Annual Tuxes & Tails When: Saturday, October 17, 2015 Where: Tampa Convention Center     The Humane Society of Tampa Bay hosted its 13th Annual Tuxes & Tails event at the Tampa Convention [...]

Social Pix: Pavilion XXX

    Pavilion XXX When: Saturday, November 7, 2015 Where: Tampa Museum of Art Naughty or Nice was the theme for Pavilion XXX, chaired by Penny and Jeff Vinik with presenting sponsor PNC Bank. The museum [...]

Naughty or Nice?

Pavilion XXX  Tampa Museum of Art  Pavilion XXX Chairs, Penny and Jeff Vinik       One of Tampa’s oldest traditions and most glamorous galas returns on November 7th to celebrate a 30 year milestone anniversary. [...]

CITY: Fashion + Art + Culture

  When: September 19, 2015 Where: Tampa Museum of Art     Dressed to be seen, local supporters of the Tampa Museum of Art and CITY enjoyed a fashionable evening of designs by Zang Toi. Saks [...]

12 German Phrases To ‘Drop’ At Oktoberfest Tampa

  The festival of “gemütlichkeit” returns for the 6th Annual Oktoberfest Tampa event. For 3 full days, Tampa’s downtown Curtis Hixon Park will be transformed into the city’s largest, waterfront beer garden.   Here are 12 [...]

Celebrate Sinatra

  It’s the party of the summer as Ken Walters hosted the 18th Annual Celebrate Sinatra at the Historic Ritz Ybor The black-tie optional drew a well-dressed crowd that celebrated the music of a by-gone era. [...]

Social Scene: Martinis for Moffitt

10th Annual Martinis for Moffitt     When: July 25, 2015 Where: Straz Center – Morsani Hall   The Bay Area Advisors hosted their 10th Annual Martinis for Moffitt to benefit the Advanced Prostate Collaboration at [...]

TECH: Rethinking Social Media

  Cyber Crime Makes Americans Rethink Social Media. USA Network’s new cyber-security thriller “Mr. Robot,” has many in the Bay area buzzing about personal privacy and online security issues. The National Cyber Security Alliance offers tips [...]

Karamu XXVI at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

  Social Scene: Karamu XXVII     Karamu XXVII is Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo’s annual black tie gala, hosted this year by co-chairs Paolo Schifino and Karessa Lasher. The theme of the event was a “Chinese [...]

Pride & Passion 2015

  MetroLife Sponsored Event   Pride & Passion 2015 When: Saturday, May 16, 2015 Where: Tampa Museum of Art   It was a sold-out crowd of 700 people at the Tampa Museum of Art’s annual Pride [...]

Bern’s Winefest No. 18 recap

  Bern’s Winefest No. 18 When: April 16-20, 2015 Where: Bern’s Steak House, Haven, Epicurean Hotel, and Bern’s Fine Wines & Spirits   With five days of wine, food, music and celebration, Bern’s Winefest pleases the [...]

Rays On The Runway A Huge Success

 Rays On The Runway event – Dream Children Singing The event may be called Rays on the Runway, but the dream children were the true stars of the show. The Rays On The Runway event was [...]

Make A Splash

Splash Sundays at the Epicurean Hotel     May 31 – September 6 The Epicurean Hotel is once again hosting their epic Splash Sunday pool parties 15 weekends in a row beginning May 31. Each week [...]

FUN & TEQUILA

Fun and Tequila at the 3rd Annual 2015 Margarita Festival     For one day, margarita lovers will take over Curtis Hixon Park and enjoy a day filled with 1,200 bottles of tequila and 20,000 pounds [...]

Heart Gallery Gala 2015

Be Mine: “There’s No Place Like Home” Gala When: Thursday, February 12, 2015 Where: Palma Ceia Country Club   The theme this year was “There’s No Place Like Home,” and was fitting as guests supported the [...]

Bollywood Nights

Bollywood Nights 2015 at the Tampa Museum of Art The evening was filled with splendor at Bollywood Nights 2015 hosted by Vick and Sharmila Seth, Co-Founders of Children Across Borders (CAB) held at the Tampa Museum [...]

Circle of Red

Circle of Red Evening: A very special group of women who contribute significant resources and influence in support of the American Heart Association, gathered for an informational evening.     Chef Jeffrey Jew, along with Chef [...]

Fashion Funds The Cure

When: Saturday, February 21, 2015 Where: Tampa International Jet Center   Children battling cancer made their debuts on the runway in the 12th annual AGW Capital Advisors Fashion Funds the Cure presented by Saks Fifth Avenue, [...]

Giving Back: Vivek & Sharmila Seth

    Giving Back Meet Children Across Borders Co-Founders, Vivek & Sharmila Seth     Tampa couple, Vivek and Sharmila Seth, founded the children’s charity, Children Across Borders (CAB), to give back to the community they [...]

PINBOARD

  Metro’s Interactive Guide To The Bay’s Hottest Events     © Tampa Bay Metro Tampa Bay Metro Magazine is your #1 resource for upcoming social events in the Tampa Bay metro area. [...]

Rooftop Eve Party

    The Rooftop Eve Goes Downtown with “City Nights” Celebration   The Rooftop Eve, Tampa’s most unique New Year’s Eve party, goes downtown with a new location across from Amalie Arena, in the heart of downtown [...]

Pavilion XXIX

Pavilion XXIX When: Saturday, November 1, 2014 Where: Tampa Museum of Art     The mother and daughter team of Tilda Brabson and Anderson Wakefield, co-chaired a spectacular evening to benefit the Tampa Museum of Art’s [...]

CITY

CITY Fashion + Art + Culture     When: Friday, September 19, 2014 Where: Tampa Museum of Art   The fashionistas were on full display at the Tampa Museum of Art’s annual runway fashion show presented [...]

Pride & Passion 2014

  When: May 17, 2014 Where: Tampa Museum of Art               Pride & Passion is the official kick-off to Gay Pride month celebrations across Tampa Bay. This year, over 800 [...]

Rays On The Runway

    When: June 25, 2014 Where: Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club, St. Petersburg               The event was packed with Rays baseball fans, as the 9th Annual Rays On [...]

Calendar of Events

Your guide to the best events in the METRO Tampa Bay area [...]

CITY: Fashion+Art+Culture

  CITY: Fashion+Art+Culture Friday, September 19, 2014 Tampa Museum of Art 120 W. Gasparilla Plaza       Guests of “CITY” will enjoy a live runway show featuring of the moment fall fashion looks from Neiman [...]

SUMMER WITH STYLE

Dreams Come True at METRO’s 9th Annual Summer with Style       When: May 1, 2014 Where: Neiman Marcus — International Plaza   The buzz surrounding Tampa Bay METRO’s annual cocktail and fashion event was that this [...]