This Saturday, August 13 is our ode to Tampa. It’s the calendar day that matches the Greater Tampa Bay area code: 8-1-3. Sparkman Wharf is leading the 813 Day celebrations with some awesome $8.13 specials and more!

Like Gasparilla, 813 Day is an excuse to party all day long, minus the pirate costumes and boat parade. Even local Tampa businesses are participating in Tampa’s special day. On top of the celebrations happening this year, Sparkman Wharf is incorporating the popular TAMPA sign to raise funds for the local non-profit Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful. 

The TAMPA sign has become an iconic photo op. This year Sparkman Wharf place chalkboards over the sign with the prompt “I love Tampa Because…” and is allowing anyone to write their own personal message on why Tampa is the best city. Sparkman Wharf will donate $5 (up to $1,000) for every photo taken in front of the Sparkman Wharf TAMPA sign and posted on social media from August 8 – August 13. The famous TAMPA sign is decorated in “813’s” to mark the occasion. To enter:

  1. Take a photo with the TAMPA sign from August 8-13 with the special décor.
  2. Post on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. @sparkmanwharf
  3. Geotag Sparkman Wharf.
  4. Use the hashtags #813Day and #SparkmanWharf

Head to Sparkman Wharf for all the 813 Day festivities. The party is going to kick off with live music by local bands from 3-5 p.m. and 6-10 p.m.. A variety of $8.13 specials are being offered from various Sparkman Wharf retailers. Here’s what you can get:

  • Starting at 8:13pm, The first 50 people to visit Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream will receive one complimentary ice cream scoop.
  • The first 20 people to visit JoToro Kitchen & Tequila Bar will receive a complimentary Mi Casa Margarita.
  • LightHaus Beer Garden will be featuring local beers on tap and an $8.13 special on pizza rolls.

The party doesn’t stop at Sparkman Wharf, other 813 Day celebrations happening around Downtown as well. Splitsville will offer bowling specials throughout the week leading up to National Bowling Day on August 13. Head to Tampa hot spot American Social one (1) free drink and all-you-can-eat pretzel bites, sliders, and spinach and artichoke dip for $15. Park & Rec Tampa is capping off 813 Day with drink specials including, $8 Ketel One, Don Julio, Captain Morgan, Crown drinks, and $4 Jai Alai drafts on 8/13 from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.