Event Information


Tampa Bay Seafood & Music Festival 2019

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, Florida (South)

Event Dates: 4/26/19 - 4/27/19
Application Deadline: 3/31/19 Midnight EST
11 day(s) and 10 hour(s) remaining


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $15.00


Event Summary
The second year of of the Tampa Seafood & Music Festival will be held in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park adjacent to the Tampa Musuem of Art, site of the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts.  The Tampa Seafood & Music Festival will be held on April 26-27, 2019.

The event will be a unique blending of food, music and visual entertainment, affording attendees a diverse menu of delectable seafood creations and delicious drinks combined with outstanding live musical performances in a diversity of genres from rock, jazz, R&B, calypso and Carribean sounds.  Also visit our marketplace of crafts and fine product selections.

Explore new possibilities as we work with the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and the greater Tampa community to launch a new event: the Tampa Bay Seafood & Music Festival. Hours are Saturday from 11 am - 8 pm and Sunday 11 am - 8 pm

General Information



Applications are now being accepted.  The jury meets periodically and acceptance letters are sent out to accepted artisans and crafters until all available spots are filled at which time artisans and crafters will be placed on a wait list

FINE ARTISTS & CRAFT VENDORS:  Please read the Rules/Regulations section below.  We are especially seeking arts and crafts with a nautical theme.  This does not preclude other arts and crafts from applying.  Other types of vendors such as culinary items (e.g., sauces and dips) or products (e.g., soaps, lotions) are welcome to apply as these items do not need to be handmade.


2018-2019 Calendar

Applications now available on ZAPP

February 26, 2019: applications deadline.

February 27, 2019:  jury starts

February 28, 2019:  jury ends

March 1, 2019:  Notifications sent out 

March 21, 2019:  Contract/invoice and payment for event space due.  NOTE:  payments for event spaces are NOT accepted through ZAPPlication. They can only be made directly to Paragon, either through the website (https://www.paragonartevents.com/online-payment.html) or by sending in your contract/invoice with payment.  If you foresee difficulty paying the full booth fee by the deadline, please contact our office prior to that deadline date and we will discuss payment options.

April 25, 2019:  setup begins at 9:00 am and continues until 7:00 pm.

April 26, 2019:   setup continues from 7 am to 9 am. All vehicles must be offsite at 9:00 am.  
                          Event hours: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

April 27, 2019: Event hours:  11:00 am - 8:00 pm.  
Breakdown and load-out from   8:00 pm - 11:00 pm.




Bill Kinney

1625 Keely Ln
Sarasota, FL  34232

Office:  (941) 487-8061

FAX: (941) 346-0302

e-mail:  admin@paragonartfest.com

website:  www.paragonartevents.com




Accepted artists agree that Spada Graphix LLC (dba: Paragon Fine Arts Festivals) may use images of their for promotional, website or publicity purposes.




  • Contact us by e-mail if you need clarification on any rules before applying. 
  • CANCELLATION:  must be in writing, submitted to our office by fax, e-mail or you must mail us the cancellation document.  You may apprise us by e-mail (preferred) or phone of your inability to attend an event; however, you must still submit your cancellation in writing to receive a refund



  • If cancellations are received from 8 to 30 days prior to the event, you will receive a refund as follows:
    • 50% refund by check, OR
    • 100% credit towards another Paragon event of your choosing; however, you must apply to and be juried into that event.
    • There is no time limit on the 100% credit
  • Cancellations made within 7 days of the event will not receive either a refund or credit.

Call us if you need clarification on any rules before applying. The Festival Standards & Rules Committee reserves the right to exclude work that does not conform to show standards.


Booth Information



SINGLE BOOTH FEE: Single: $300.00

NOTE:  booth fee is paid directly to Paragon Fine Art Festivals - NOT to ZAPP


DOUBLE BOOTH FEE: Single: $600.00

NOTE:  booth fees is paid directly to Paragon Fine Art Festivals - NOT to ZAPP


CORNER BOOTH FEE: Single: $100.00

NOTE:  booth fee is paid directly to Paragon Fine Art Festivals - NOT to ZAPP



DISPLAY SPACE:  Upon acceptance, Specific space requests will be assigned based on the date payment is received. We will attempt to accommodate all reasonable requests.


DISPLAY SURFACE:  Pavement/brick and grass: no drilling into or anchoring to the pavement is allowed; tents must be anchored by free-standing weights only. No tying off to benches, posts, meters, trash cans, or any other city structure. Free-standing weights ONLY.

Event Site Map

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