College Football Playoff 2017 Events

College football's best teams will go head to head at Raymond James Stadium in the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship! Leading up to the big game, a full calendar of events will include concerts, pep rallies, a 5K foot race, tailgate parties and the Championship Beach Bash on Clearwater Beach! See the full list below and join the fun.

Or swing by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium wearing either Alabama or Clemson's logo and get $10 admission to the marine life rescue center, which is also the home to "Winter" the dolphin and star of the Dolphin Tale movies.

1 Playoff Fan Central

Friday, January 6, 2017 – Sunday, January 8, 2017

A multi-day fan festival giving thousands of fans the opportunity to be a part of the College Football Playoff National Championship experience, with appearances from the participating institutions' bands, cheerleaders and mascots and mini pep rallies for each participating team. Filled with various activities including interactive games, sponsor activities, special guest appearances and exhibits celebrating college football, this family friendly event creates memories that last a lifetime.

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2 AT&T Playoff Playlist Live!

Friday, January 6, 2017 – Sunday, January 8, 2017

A virtual playlist for every segment of the population that makes up the college football fan base! You won't want to miss this free, outdoor concert series featuring a variety of national recording artists hosted on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Curtis Hixon Park. Acts and times to be announced at a later date.

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3 AT&T Playoff Playlist Live! ft. Eric Paslay

Friday, January 6, 2017

Football fans will flock to Curtis Hixon Park in downtown Tampa for a free concert from some of the nation's top recording artists! Enjoy food, drinks, sports broadcasts, fireworks and a show including headliner Eric Paslay, plus The Shadowboxers and Clare Dunn. The stage will come alive from 5-11 p.m. 

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4 AT&T Playoff Playlist Live! ft. Flo Rida

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Head to Curtis Hixon Park in downtown Tampa for a free, star-studded day in the park filled with food, drinks, sports broadcasts, fireworks and concerts from some of the nation's top recording artists! In celebration of the College Football Playoff, Flo Rida will hit the stage with additional performances by Cold War Kids and Rachel Platten. Join the fun from 12-11 p.m. 

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5 The Bowden Dynasty World Premiere

Sunday, January 8, 2017

A story of faith, family and football. The story of the Coach Bobby Bowden hits the big screen in a feature-length film to be screened for the first time ever at The Mahaffey Theater in downtown St. Pete. On the eve of the College Football Playoff National Championship game hosted in Tampa Bay, fans will enjoy a movie that goes beyond football. The film presentation begins at 6 p.m. and will be followed by a moderated Q&A session. 

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6 AT&T Playoff Playlist Live! ft. Usher

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Going out with a bang! This third day of music in downtown Tampa's Curtis Hixon Park will offer non-stop fun with food, drinks, sports broadcasts, fireworks and free concerts from world famous recording artists you won't want to miss. Guest hosted by Jay Pharoah, the evening's jam-packed concert will feature headliner Usher along with performances by Gavin DeGraw and Jamie N Commons. Join the fun from 12-11 p.m. 

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7 Extra Yard 5K

Sunday, January 8, 2017

The official road race of the College Football Playoff, the 2017 Extra Yard 5K is a family-friendly 3.1 mile race hosted in conjunction with the College Football Playoff National Championship in Tampa, Florida. The race will be held heart of Downtown Tampa's Championship Campus and will incorporate a scenic route down a portion of iconic Bayshore Boulevard. In addition to the 5K, a 1-Mile Family Fun Run will also be held along a portion of the course.

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8 Taste of the Championship

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Attendees of the Taste of the Championship sample gourmet food and beverages representing geographic regions from around the country. Proceeds from the event support the College Football Playoff Foundation. Hosted at the Florida Aquarium beginning at 7 p.m.. 

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9 College Football Playoff National Championship

Monday, January 9, 2017

Alabama Crimson Tide will compete against the Clemson Tigers for the College Football Playoff National Championship hosted at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. Kick off is at 8 p.m. ET.

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