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SUMMER THINGS TO DO

Unlock a season of extravagant events in the heart of Florida’s Gulf Coast. Dive into culture, explore the outdoors, or indulge elegantly. There’s an event for all treasure-seekers this summer in Tampa Bay with so much to see and do.

 

Tampa Bay History Center

Cuban Pathways 

History Center

Daily through August 31st

As the center’s largest-ever temporary exhibition, Cuban Pathways vividly tells the stories of the everyday individuals who have shaped the island’s modern history. The collection is presented in English and Spanish and occupies over 2000 square feet of space.

 

Yacht Starship

Brunch Buffet Cruise

Yacht

Take in Tampa’s iconic skyline with a view from right on the water. This 2-hour cruise also includes a hearty brunch buffet, complimentary coffee, tea, water, and $10 bottomless mimosas, making for a proper one-of-a-kind way to get to know downtown Tampa.

 

Tampa Riverwalk

July 4th Fireworks & Boat Parade

4th of July

This year, celebrate our nation’s independence in Tampa Bay as an awe-inspiring fireworks spectacular illuminates the stars and stripes over Tampa’s beautiful waterfront setting. Catch the annual July 4th boat parade along the 2.6-mile-long riverwalk for even more festivities. 

 

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Bier Fest

Bier Fest

Weekends August 12th – September 5th

Inspired by the legendary Oktoberfest in Germany, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s Bier Fest blends seasonal favorites and brew-inspired dishes with record-breaking thrill rides and attractions for a truly unforgettable event.

 

ZooTampa

Speakers of the Wild

At ZooTampa, meet the stars of the National Geographic show, Secrets of the Zoo, now streaming on Disney + and National Geographic

June 23rd & August 18th 

ZooTampa presents an all-new event series that engages in fascinating wildlife and wild places discussions. On June 23rd, discover “Nat Geo Behind the Scenes,” whereas, on August 18th, the park presents a talk on the “Illegal Wildlife Trade.” 

 

Armature Works

Heights Night Market

Armature Works

Second Wednesday of every month

Discover unique Tampa Bay treasures at this monthly evening market home to artisanal vendors selling unique handcrafted jewelry, goods, art, and so much more. Whether you are looking for a souvenir of your time in Tampa Bay, a gift for a loved one, or just to soak up the ambiance, this event is a perfect fit for everyone.