Tampa Bay boasts a truly international crowd, and Chinese New Year is widely marked in the area. The Chinese-American Association of Tampa Bay usually throws a considerable celebration downtown with Chinese dances, costumes, food, and various entertainment. Some festivities also take place at the Oceanic Oriental Market and nearby Blake High School.
The Suncoast Association of Chinese Americans (SACA) hosts the Lunar New Year celebration at Water Works Park in Tampa. It features numerous cultural performances, Chinese food delicacies, a photo-op with a panda for kids as well as various crafts and family-friendly activities. Admission to the festival is free for the public.