Mayor Buckhorn to Light Downtown Bridges | Community Spirit
Tampa. Florida- A lighting ceremony is scheduled for Friday, August 10 in honor of Mayor Bob Buckhorn's lighting of the downtown bridges.
The event will take place at 8:15 p.m., followed immediately by a screening of "The Wizard of Oz" on the great lawn at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.
"Celebrating the Hillsborough River and our historic bridges is an opportunity to showcase downtown’s best assets. Thanks to TECO, the Hillsborough River will never look better and our future, never brighter,” said Mayor Bob Buckhorn in a release. “Join me, bring your family, and after the lighting of ‘Agua Luces,’ enjoy one last summer movie in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.”
The five bridges that will be lit as part of the “Agua Luces” bridge lighting are:
- Platt Street Bridge
- Brorein Street Bridge
- Kennedy Boulevard Bridge
- CSX Bridge
- Lee Roy Selmon Expressway's Hillsborough River bridge
The lighting and movie screening are free and open to the public. Food truck vendors and Kahwa coffee will also be on-site at 7 p.m. so come early, and the lighting will occur shortly after dusk. The Tampa Downtown Partnership will provide free glow in the dark accessories for kids. Blankets, low-back chairs and picnic baskets are encouraged.
The screening of "The Wizard of Oz" is produced by the City of Tampa and the Tampa Downtown Partnership, and is sponsored by Kahwa Coffee, MAGIC 94.9, Tampa Bay Times and tbt.
Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas is the founding sponsor of “Agua Luces.” The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority sponsored the lighting of the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway’s Hillsborough River bridge.
For more information, please visit tampagov.net/AguaLuces.