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Celebrate Black History Month in Tampa Bay with these 22 events in February.


22 Black History Month Events in the Tampa Bay Area Celebrating African Americans and the Arts

The Tampa Bay area is gearing up for an exciting lineup of events to celebrate Black History Month in 2024. With the theme “African Americans and the Arts,” the community is coming together to honor the many contributions Black Americans have made to visual arts, music, cultural movements, and more.

From educational talks to live performances, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Here are 22 events happening in the Tampa Bay area:

1. Coffee With a Curator: Impressionism and Black History at the Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg on Feb. 7.
2. Black History Month: An Evening in Celebration of Frederick Douglass at Tampa Theatre on Feb. 7.
3. Punk Black Tampa at Crowbar in Tampa on Feb. 9.
4. UNCF Black History Month Walk for Education and HBCU Homecoming Festival at Perry Harvey Sr. Park in Tampa on Feb. 10.
5. Black History Month Celebration of Black Pilots at Infinity Aero Club in Lutz on Feb. 10.
6. Black Love Classics Series at Tampa Theatre on Feb. 11, 18, and 25.
7. Black History Month Exhibition at Centre Gallery in Tampa on Feb. 12.
8. Soul ‘n Love Concert: An R&B Violin Experience at New Tampa Performing Arts Center on Feb. 12.
9. Black Family Business Workshop at 2101 E. Palm Ave. in Tampa on Feb. 13.
10. Collards After Dark: Black History Month at Cuban Club in Tampa on Feb. 16.
11. Collard Green Festival at Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum in St. Petersburg on Feb. 17.
12. The Stories We Tell: Sharing Our Black History Through Creative Expression at Perry Harvey Sr. Park in Tampa on Feb. 17.
13. Kid Entrepreneur and Vendor Fest at Sassi’s Galaxy Lounge in Tampa on Feb. 17.
14. Florida’s Historic African American Homes at Oxford Exchange in Tampa on Feb. 18.
15. Timeless Hip Hop at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tampa on Feb. 21.
16. Black History Month Reception at Tampa Bay History Center on Feb. 23.
17. Black History Program at 7326 E. Sligh Ave. in Tampa on Feb. 23.
18. St. Petersburg Black History Bike Tour at Wellness Center in St. Petersburg on Feb. 24.
19. Fish, Grits and Black History at Walter L. Smith Library in Tampa on Feb. 24.
20. Pinellas African American Heritage Celebration at Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo on Feb. 24.
21. Black History Bus Tour at Bing Rooming House Museum in Plant City on Feb. 24.
22. A Message from the Roots at Cathedral Church of St. Peter in St. Petersburg on Feb. 24.

These events offer a unique opportunity to learn, celebrate, and honor the rich history and contributions of Black Americans in the Tampa Bay area. Don’t miss out on these exciting and engaging Black History Month events!

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