The Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts is one of the top outdoor, juried fine arts shows in the United States, showcasing a wide variety of art mediums and price points. Artists vie for nearly $100,000 in awards, including the $15,000 Raymond James Best-of-Show award. Beyond the art, there’s something for everyone, including live music, culinary attractions and areas designed for children and families. Admission is free. Held each spring, the arts festival draws thousands to the stunning 25-acre Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park in downtown Tampa. We invite you to discover why this has been a must-see event for art lovers for more than 50 years.
GFA: At A Glance
Among the top open-juried fine arts festivals in the United States, with more than $92,000 in prize money awarded
Averages 30,000+ attendees
Included as part of Visit Tampa Bay’s multimillion-dollar Gasparilla season promotions in the Northern United States, Canada and Europe – more than one million people attend at least one Gasparilla event, with the parade drawing 300,000 annually
Access to a highly sought-after affluent population, including permanent and seasonal residents and visitors
Numerous naming and promotional opportunities for sponsors
A trailblazing 53-year history and robust community support