More and more Hillsborough County hotels are becoming TAG Approved®. These hotels have agreed not to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation in their employment practices, to actively outreach to the gay and lesbian community and to strive to create a gay-friendly experience for their guests.
Whether visiting during the day or to experience the nightlife, be sure to hop on the TECO Line Streetcar, conveniently taking you around downtown, the channel district and Ybor City. Head out of Ybor City and discover other treasures in Tampa Bay – from creative cuisine in South Tampa and the historic neighborhood of Seminole Heights to the high-end shopping at International Plaza and the quaint boutiques in Palma Ceia. No matter what neighborhood you explore, we welcome you to claim your pride in Tampa Bay.
Tampa Bay’s cuisine is just as unique as our culture. Sip on lavish libations at our waterfront bars and bistros. Take a bite into culinary diversity. Discover our fine dining or farm-to-table restaurants and enjoy authentic Spanish dishes and fabulously fresh seafood. No matter what your taste, Tampa Bay has a menu to match it.
From the fabulous brick-lined streets of GaYBOR (a GLBTA-friendly collective of 200+ businesses located in historic Ybor City) to the scrumptious restaurant scene, Tampa Bay is a welcoming destination with treasures hidden around every corner. You can explore our bold nightlife with clubs, restaurants and bars, indulge in some world-class shopping—or have an incredible adventure at one of our many local attractions. Whatever you seek, you’ll find it in Tampa Bay.
Tampa Bay Pride Events
March 26, 2016
Tampa Pride Parade
Entertainment, music, food and pride! Celebrate Tampa Pride with a parade down 7th Ave in Ybor City, a festival on 8th Ave, which includes a family friendly section and an auto show. Location(s): Parade - 7th Ave, Ybor City Location(s): Festival - 8th Ave, Ybor City Time(s): Festival 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Parade 1 p.m.
Fall in Love with Pride & Passion this year and celebrate diversity in our community. Pride & Passion is the official kick-off to Gay Pride month celebrations across Tampa Bay. Join over 800 friends at the Museum for a dazzling night of art, entertainment, food and drinks. Proceeds from the event support the Museum’s educational programs and help bring new and unique exhibitions to Tampa.
TIGLFF is now a 9-day juried LGBT community film festival, one of the largest and longest running of its kind in the world. Opening Night is traditionally the first Thursday of October and includes 30-40 film screening events, plus several cornerstone parties used to help raise operating funds for the film programming. Location(s): The Tampa Theatre, 711 N. Franklin St., Tampa Location(s): freeFall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg