TAMPA — With three big events drawing their own crowds, getting around downtown Tampa by car almost certainly will take more patience than usual Saturday.
The Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival is at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. The Gasparilla Children's Parade will be on Bayshore Boulevard from Watrous to Orleans avenues. And the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts has a matinee performance.
Traffic is expected to be heavy and parking lots and garages are expected to fill up. To cope, city officials say, plan ahead, think about taking the bus, come early and stay late.