SUMMER THINGS TO DO
Unlock a season of adventure in the heart of Florida’s Gulf Coast. Dive into culture, explore the outdoors, or indulge deliciously. There’s something for all treasure-seekers this summer in Tampa Bay with so much to see and do.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Enjoy a thrilling summer at Busch Gardens' highly anticipated Summer Nights, where you can relish extended hours filled with heart-pumping fun, exhilarating coasters that will get your adrenaline pumping, and an array of exciting entertainment options that will leave you thoroughly entertained.
SUNSET PADDLE HAPPY HOUR
Experience the perfect blend of exercise and relaxation with Urban Kai's Sunset Paddle Happy Hour by Armature Works. Urban Kai offers the opportunity to rent a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) or kayak at a discounted price of just $25. Whether you're a seasoned paddler or a beginner, this is a great chance to get out on the water and experience the magic of sunset.
Tampa Bay History Center
The Tampa Bay History Center currently showcases the "Etched Feathers" exhibit by artist John Costin, which celebrates the beauty of nature's winged creatures. Additionally, the museum features a permanent display, "Travails and Triumphs," honoring African-descent communities and families who have lived and worked in the Tampa Bay area for over five hundred years. These communities have left a lasting legacy through their hardships, labor, and triumphs.
Minor League Baseball
This summer, you can experience the fun of connecting with loved ones while enjoying America's beloved pastime by attending a Tampa Tarpons minor league baseball game. As the single-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, the Tampa Tarpons play at George M. Steinbrenner Field, which is also the Yankees' spring training field.
Create lasting memories and get up close and personal with the incredible animals at ZooTampa with a signature encounter. ZooTampa's exclusive encounters offer a unique opportunity to interact with beloved creatures in a safe and controlled environment. Availability is limited, so secure your spot to ensure you get this unforgettable experience.
CURTIS HIXON PARK
ROCK THE PARK
Experience the perfect blend of music and scenic views this summer with Tampa Downtown Partnership's free monthly concert series. Get ready to groove to an eclectic mix of live music genres while soaking in the breathtaking views of our urban waterfront setting.
Fourth Friday of Every Month
Join Fourth Friday and explore the city's art scene, live music, and delicious eats every month. Discover the wonders of downtown as you visit venues like the Straz Center for the Performing Arts and Sparkman Wharf. Every Fourth Friday is a unique experience, full of new and exciting discoveries.