Black History Month events in the Tampa Bay area

Book these events into your calendar, from walks to talks and exhibitions.

Murals at Perry Harvey Sr Park depicting Black icons of the Tampa Bay area. The murals are in black and white and apartment complexes are in the background.

Perry Harvey Sr. Park is named after the famed union leader and civil rights activist.

Photo via City of Tampa

Black History Month is in full swing, marking a time to celebrate Black Americans and the contributions they have made to the United States. Here are a few ways to get involved in the Tampa Bay area:

  • UNCF Black History Month Walk for Education and HBCU Homecoming Festival | Saturday, Feb. 10 | 8 a.m.-1 p.m. | Perry Harvey Sr. Park, 1000 E. Harrison St., Tampa | $15-$35 | This event features live music + entertainment, and helps fund scholarships.
  • February ArtWalk | Saturday, Feb. 10 | 5-9 p.m. | Creative Clay, 1846 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg | Free | Browse the “African Americans and the Arts: Celebrating Black History Month” exhibit.
  • Water Street Tampa Market | Sunday, Feb. 18 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Water Street, Tampa | Price of purchase | Soak in live art demonstrations, performances, and music while exploring vendors.
  • Black History Month Reception | Friday, Feb. 23 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Tampa Bay History Center, 801 Old Water St., Tampa | $75 | The third annual event will celebrate, recognize, educate, and inspire.

Our events calendar has more Black History Month happenings.

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