Tampa, FL., June 18, 2019 – The Tampa Red White & Blue Festival presented by Blue Bunny Ice cream kicks off its 7th Annual 4th of July celebration at a brand new destination in Channelside, The Grand Central at Kennedy from 3:00pm to 8:00pm!
The free All-American family fun affair will take place along Madison Street between Meridian and Channelside Drive and span into the courtyard at the cosmopolitan, Grand Central at Kennedy.
Guest Appearance by the Stilt-walking Uncle Sam, Free Blue Bunny Ice cream, family activities including a Family Food Eating Competition, Most Patriotic Dressed Kid, Adult, and Dog Contest, and Bobbing for Apples will be among some of the fun being hosted at this year’s event!
For some adult fun, the festival will feature a live music concert featuring Jazz and Americana. Attendees this year will also be able to ‘feast away’ at a variety of All-American Dishes with local chefs building up an aroma across Madison Street of favorites in BBQ, Macaroni, Southern Fried, Pot Roast, Juicy Hot Dogs & More! There will be lots of giveaways from media supporters that will be live at the festival including Q105, Wild 94.1, 92.5 Maxima and MOR TV.
The event also welcomes the return of the Tampa Kids CEO Award, acknowledging budding entrepreneurs in our city between the ages of 7 and 14 years old. The award will be issued by one of last year’s finalist, Jordan Patone of Jordan Juice Bar, who will also be debuting some of his products at this year’s event. Parents interested in their children participating in the Tampa Kids CEO Award can register at https://www.cityfestivals.org/tampa-kidz-ceo-contest
New to the event this year is the Patriotic Paw Walk which will be co-hosted by New Barker! The Patriotic Paw Walk will feature the fluffiest members of our families and serve as the prelude to the celebration. “Dogs and their owners representing in their red, white, and blue will be walking down Madison Street as spectators look on for the fun commencement of the Independence Day celebration. New Barker will be giving out swag bags to participating pups and an award will be giving to the crowd’s favorite and best dressed. It’s going to be quite an exciting and honorable moment” stated by Tashima Johnson, City Festivals Director of Special Events. Interested dog owners can register at cityfestivals.org/patrioticpawwalk
Admission to the festival is free with RSVP at www.cityfestivals.org
The Tampa Red White & Blue Festival is made possible, thanks to the hardworking team of City Festivals and the sponsorship of community supporters including Grand Central at Kennedy, Sunpass, CBD American Shaman, Tmobile, New Barker, Club Wydhnam, Top Golf, Tampa Downtown Partnership, Pina Power, and this year’s presenting sponsor Blue Bunny Ice Cream!
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