When you think of Tampa, FL, you probably don’t imagine much past the incredible coastline. But the truth of the matter is, Tampa is full of events both on and offshore, and they’re all waiting for you to explore! These days, most locals and visitors can mingle in a variety of ways, including at some of the local markets. So, it’s time to buckle your seat belts in your minivan rental from Carl’s Van Rentals and head on out to one of these amazing marketplaces while you’re in town this spring.

3 Tampa Markets You Didn't Know About

1. Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market

This market is open year-round in Gulfport, but you can only browse every Tuesday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Still, you’re guaranteed to discover some great local artists or even pick up some great in-season vegetables and fruits. The entire festival is family-friendly and gives visitors that relaxing day trip in a southern Florida town full of charm. 

2. Madeira Beach Wednesday Market

Take a break from your day on the beach and hit up the Madeira Beach Wednesday Market. From 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. every Wednesday, you and the entire family can come out to support local businesses and artists. Do a little seaside shopping and enjoy some small lunch bites and live music while browsing. 

3. Treasure Island Friday Market

Treasure Island is one of our favorite spots near Tampa- not just because it’s a great local fishing spot, but because of the Treasure Island Friday Market. Every Friday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., more than 50 vendors, farmers, and artists line 104th Avenue. It’s a great place to pick up some maple syrup or even a jar of Aunt Missy’s Sassy Salsa. 

Mark Your Calendar for the Market

When you need a way to get around town during your vacation in Tampa, FL, let Carl’s Van Rentals be your solution! Our lot is always stocked, and we guarantee your rental will be waiting for you when you check in. In addition, we have a great selection of minivans and passenger vans, just waiting to take you to market. So, mark your calendars and request your quote for an upcoming trip into town by calling (813) 872-7111