Sample cups of a vibrant green soup with a green garnish Drummers perform on African drums on the main stage at the festival A woman wearing a traditional African headwrap stands next to her vendor stall of clothing Two men sit in the grass and eat from styrofoam takeout containers A young child, around 4 years old, holds a seedling pot in each hand and smiles towards the camera A woman with a straw hat and sunglasses holds some collard green leaves she just purchased and smiles towards the camera A black woman in traditional African headwrap and robe sits besides a tree and looks into the camera Two young girls with colorful beads in their braids, approximately ages 5 and 7, hold their collard green leaves and smile a hand holds two seedling pots that have begun to sprout

The 2023 Publix Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival

Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

In partnership with the Woodson African American Museum Logo


Check out the news coverage and see why Tampa Bay is so excited for the 2023 Publix Collard Green Fest.


Vendors of all kinds are welcome including Merchandise, Farmers Market, Wellness and Informational Spaces, Food & Food Trucks, Beer & Wine, etc.

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Classic recipe or fresh new spin? Ham hock'd or vegan? With meat and non-meat categories and three levels of cash prizes, our festival goers will decide who takes the 2023 "Festival Favorite" title home. Professional, amateur, and even the occasional cook are all encouraged to enter.

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St. Petersburg Historic Deuces Corridor, at 9th Ave. & 22nd St. South. The Festival will be held at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, and on the surrounding streets.