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February: Bay Life Art Exhibit

The Bay Life Art Exhibit features distinguished Florida wildlife artists who show a wide spectrum of their work that reflects the beauty and complexity of our natural surroundings. The artists generously donate a portion of all proceeds from art sales to support the mission of Tampa Bay Watch. The event takes place in the Tampa Bay Watch Community Room, a perfect setting to appreciate the beauty of Tampa Bay. CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT ABOUT THIS YEAR'S EVENT

May: Potluck on the Porch

Join Tampa Bay Watch staff, members, volunteers, and supporters for an evening of food, fun and friendship. It’s a casual, free open house for anyone to attend in order to learn more about our organization. Everyone brings a dish for the potluck to pass, so there is plenty of food to go along with stimulating conversations and a beautiful sunset over Tampa Bay from the community room.

June: Ed Alber Tarpon Rodeo

Join us in June for the Ed Alber Tarpon Rodeo, a catch-and-release tournament on Tampa Bay to benefit our restoration projects and education programs. Friday night is the exciting pre-tournament Captain’s dinner which includes a silent auction, live auction, and great food and drinks. The fishing tournament takes place on Saturday morning.

October: Pumpkins on the Porch

Pumpkins on the Porch is a free family-oriented event where there are festive games, pumpkin painting, and a Halloween parade. After the activities, everyone gathers together on the lawn to watch “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” and enjoy a beautiful sunset on Tampa Bay.

November: Evening for the Bay

Evening for the Bay is Tampa Bay Watch’s premier special event of the year. It features delicious food, complimentary beer & wine, a silent auction, live entertainment, and one of the best waterfront views in the bay area. All proceeds will benefit Tampa Bay Watch’s restoration projects and education programs.