Tampa city located on the west coast of Florida. Known for its sunny weather, beautiful beaches, and diverse cultural scene, Tampa Bay offers a wide array of attractions and activities. Summer is finally here and the time to relax and enjoy yourself with family and friends starts now. Below we will dig deeper into different events during the summer in Tampa! This is where the fun begins!

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July 4th Boat Parade

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Join Friends of the Riverwalk in celebrating July 4th with an exciting lineup of events at Sparkman Wharf. Experience the July 4th Boat Parade, Water Ski Show, Blessing of the Fleet, and a dazzling fireworks display as part of the Star Spangled Banner festivities. Boats will be adorned in patriotic red, white, and blue decorations, competing for the title of the most patriotic boat. Registered boaters will have the chance to win prize bags and participate in a poker run with multiple check-in stops for a chance to win raffle prizes.You don’t want to miss out on this fantastic celebration of Independence Day!

The Music Scene

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Tampa has a vibrant music scene, and the city is home to several venues that host a wide range of musical performances. Some venues include Amalie Arena, MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, and Raymond James Stadium. Some notable artist this summer that will be at Raymond James Stadium are Luke Combs on July 8th and Beyonce on August 16th.

Tampa Bay Comic Convention

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A 3 day event from July 18th – 30th, the Tampa Bay Comic Convention is the biggest comic convention in Tampa. It features exhibitors specializing in comic books, magazines, toys, games, Star Wars, Star Trek, anime, manga, cosplay, artwork, sketches, and apparel. The event also includes a lineup of industry professionals and celebrities from the comic and tv show world who are available for meet and greets with attendees. Purchasing tickets are needed to attend. 

Bolts Brew Fest

The Tampa Bay Lightning, your favorite hockey team, is hosting the highly anticipated Bolts Brew Fest, a fantastic combination of hockey and beer happening on August 11th. This event is a fan-favorite, featuring oversized games, photo opportunities, and over 50 sample opportunities from local, national, and international breweries. With a diverse selection of craft beers available, Bolts Brew Fest is quickly becoming one of the largest beer events in Tampa Bay. Stay tuned for the announcement of the full lineup of participating breweries prior to the event, and get ready for a night filled with surprises and plenty of fun. Ultimately, it’s hockey and beer, so what’s not to like?! 

Family-Friendly Convention

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Tampa has plenty of attractions for families. The Florida Aquarium provides an immersive aquatic experience, while the Lowry Park Zoo offers encounters with a variety of animals. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay combines thrilling rides with wildlife encounters, and the Glazer Children’s Museum provides interactive exhibits for kids. There is something for everyone!

In summary, Tampa is vibrant city that is full of fun and festive activities all throughout summer. There is something for everyone one to do!  With it’s thriving community, stunning waterfront areas, and a range of entertainment options, Tampa has become a popular destination for residents and visitors alike all summer long!

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