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
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.
Brunch Buffet Cruise
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.
July 4th Fireworks & Boat Parade
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
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.
Speakers of the Wild
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.”
Heights Night Market
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.