Picnic in the Park

Picnic in the Park

Back by popular demand, Picnic in the Park with Opera Tampa features a lively concert of familiar arias and show tunes sung by the Opera Tampa Singers. For many in the community, this is their introduction to opera. For others it is a joyful reunion with operatic gems and Broadway favorites known the world over. Bring your picnic lunch and enjoy a delightful afternoon of beautiful music. Food trucks and award-winning local visual artists, with items for purchase, will add to the festivities.

New this season for your convenience & comfort – The Picnic Table Package
Be comfortable, cozy and ensure a ring-side seat with a Picnic Table Package.
•    The package includes a 60-inch round table, black tablecover and 8 chairs. It is available to rent for just $125.
•    Pre-order your Picnic Table Package at the Straz Center Ticket Sales Office window or call 813.229.STAR (7827).
•    Picnic Table Packages are rentable beginning now through Thursday, Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. while supplies last.
•    Your table, table number and chairs will be located in an exclusive, reserved section in front of the stage area at Curtis Hixon Park. Exact location will be based on the date and time of the rental – first come, first served.
•    Upon renting a Picnic Table Package, a table number will be assigned and posted on your table the day of the event. Your Table Host/Hostess will provide you with your table number upon arrival and check-in at Curtis Hixon Park.
•    Your table is available for your use Nov. 2, 2014 from 1-6:30 p.m.
•    The Picnic Table Package section will be roped off and no other tables will be permitted in this reserved seating area.


Already reserved your Picnic Table Package?
Then why not participate in the Picnic in the Park Table Decorating Contest?
•    It is free to participate with a paid Picnic Table Package.
•    Celebrity judges will peruse the participant’s decorated tables between 3:30-4:30 p.m. and announce the winner at the beginning of the concert.
•    The judges will choose one winning table and award a special prize.
•    Registration to participate in the decorating contest is requested and can be done online at OperaTampa.org.
•    Upon registration, contest participants will receive a welcome email with additional details.
•    Get creative and just have fun!


Contest sign-up sheet.

Gasparilla Festival of the Arts
Opera Tampa is thrilled to be working with the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts for the second year. In addition to assisting with event logistics, the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts will display a collection of works from award-winning local visual artists. The artwork is available for purchase.

A Season of Thanks and Giving
We are proud to welcome the participation of Metropolitan Ministries. When individuals and families in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Polk Counties need help, they turn to Metropolitan Ministries where they find compassion, hope, and answers to their specific situations. If you would like to make a cash donation or contribute healthy, non-perishable food items, they will be accepted at the Metropolitan Ministries’ information table.

Nov. 2 Curtis Hixon Park
  • This is a free event.

    Event: 1:00-6:30 p.m.
    Concert: 4:30-5:30 p.m

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Show Dates & Times

Sun., Nov. 2, 4:30 p.m.
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N. Ashley Drive, Downtown Tampa