On the fourth Friday of each month, the following venues offer free or reduced admission and special programming during the hours listed below. Be sure to pick up your wristband at these locations to unlock specials at participating restaurants and bars!
Venues are listed alphabetically for your convenience.
AIA Tampa Bay Gallery
Located in Ybor City, AIA Gallery exhibits a collection of photography, paintings, sculptures and furniture. All works of art are created by both local and regional artists and architects, showcasing unique pieces you won’t find anywhere else!
fourth friday hours: 5:30-7:30pm
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
Located in Downtown’s Waterfront Arts District, The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts is dedicated to the art of photography with works from both nationally and internationally known artists. With picture perfect displays of historic and contemporary works, come celebrate the art of photography with FMoPA!
FOURTH FRIDAY Hours: 5-7pm
glazer children’s museum
Fourth Friday Drop Off Camp: Drop your kids off then enjoy your evening downtown with all that Fourth Fridays have to offer! Your little learners will imagine, discover, and connect to the world around them at Camp Imagination. Registration is accepted at-the-door, with the price of $35 for the first child and $30 for each additional child in the household.
fourth friday hours: 5:30 - 7:30pm
HENRY B. PLANT MUSEUM
Once the Tampa Bay Hotel, the Henry B. Plant Museum provides a Victorian experience that dates back to 1891. Dedicated to the life and vision of Henry B. Plant, an American transportation pioneer, the Museum is a National Historic Landmark that reflects the opulence of turn-of-the-century America.
fourth friday hours: 4-5pm
Located in Historic Ybor City, the Italian Club serves to preserve and honor the culture, traditions and heritage of the Italian Community. This beautiful and historic building creates a lively atmosphere of live music, dancing, and fellowship.
not participating in may due to construction
Housed in the Shimberg Playhouse at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, Jobsite Theater is a daring and unique theater company that brings a new and exciting energy to the stage. With a cast consisting of local talent and year-round programming, you’re in for a daring and unique experience.
box office: noon to 7pm
JOHN F. GERMANY LIBRARY
With 3D Printing, a robotics lab, and recording studio, John F. Germany is a public library like no other! From typewriters, to books, reading rooms, and computers, the John F. Germany Public Library serves Downtown Tampa as a one of a kind resource hub.
fourth Friday hours: 4-6pm
Le Méridien Tampa Hotel
Located near Downtown Tampa’s art galleries and museums, this elegant boutique hotel will whisk you back in time with breathtaking architecture and design. Le Méridien Tampa Hotel is a century-old historic building that includes Bizou Brasserie, a restaurant that serves an eclectic mix of New American Cuisine with a dash of French-Creole flair.
FOURTH FRIDAY Hours: 5:30-10pm, Tour starts at 5:30pm
A contemporary art gallery in the heart of Downtown Tampa on North Franklin, showcasing local, national and international artists.
not participating in may
The Portico is Downtown Tampa’s “front porch” – a place where people come together to converse, create, inspire and celebrate our community. The Portico hosts festivals, concerts, social gatherings and a curation of public artworks dedicated to inspiring change within our own city.
fourth friday hours: 6-9pm
Beyond blue doors and brick walls just blocks from Ulele, hides the hidden gem of Rialto Theatre. With high ceilings, extravagant detailing, and the best possible mix of old and new, this event venue will you have you at the epicenter of the revitalization of Tampa Heights.
not participating in may
The Scarfone/Hartley Gallery at the University of Tampa exhibits works of art as an extension of the classroom, providing an opportunity to view and study significant original artwork by contemporary national, international and regional artists. The Gallery also features work by fine arts faculty, alumni and students during scheduled exhibitions, receptions, lectures and performances.
closed on fridays over the summer
Stageworks Theatre is Tampa’s longest running theatre known for pushing boundaries and not being afraid to show socially relevant plays. Located in the Channel District, you don’t want to miss this theatre’s theatrically entertaining take on socio-political issues.
fourth friday hours: show at 7:30pm
Built on the dream of a community, the Straz Center is home for performances that are more than just a show. With back to back award winning Broadway shows, concerts, guest speakers, and an artistic display of the performing arts, the Straz Center never disappoints.
ticket box office open: 4-8pm
Tampa Museum of Art
Located at 120 W Gasparilla Plaza in Downtown Tampa, The Museum celebrates Fourth Friday from 4 – 8pm with pay-as-you-will admission* and self-guided tours. From 5-8p, Happy Hour on the River…Enjoy the Riverwalk Café at TMA by SaltBlock Hospitality featuring specialty Riverwalk Café cocktails to “stroll and go” along the Riverwalk. Special 10% discount at the Museum Store too!
fourth friday hours: 4-8pm
As you walk under the iconic Tampa Theatre marquee you’ll be taken back to the lavish Hollywood Picture era of 1926. With strikingly beautiful architecture, flowers, gargoyles, and an ornate stage, this historic landmark creates a timeless experience. Drink specials run 6-7 p.m. in the lobby.
fourth friday hours: 4:30-6:30pm
TECO Public Art Gallery
Come explore works of art from Florida-based artists at the TECO Public Art Gallery. Located in the atrium of the TECO Plaza atrium, you’ll find yourself wandering through an inspirational collection of pieces.
Fourth friday hours: 5-7pm
Unlock tampa Bay visitors center
In the heart of downtown, Visit Tampa Bay’s stylish Unlock Tampa Bay Visitors Center showcases a trove of great products built, crafted or written by Tampa Bay’s talented krewe of artists and artisans. The location on the ground floor of Tampa City Center is the perfect spot to stop in for a shirt, mug or other gift that shows your Tampa Bay pride!
fourth friday hours: 4-8:30pm
Ybor city visitors center
Located in the heart of Ybor City, the Visitor Information Center is ready to answer any question or point you in the right direction. Learn a little Ybor City history and discover the latest hot spot. Pick up a map or take home a souvenir. The Visitor Information Center is ready to help you enjoy Ybor City to its fullest.