From all about ice cream to all about sharks, there are plenty of things to do around the Tampa Bay area.
Tampa, Florida – Another week over means another weekend has come! And of course, because we live in the Tampa Bay area, there are always things to do.
So if you’re looking for something fun in the sun – but bring your umbrella, because we have high chances of rain – or a way to beat the heat, we’ve got you covered.
Tampa Bay Ice Cream Festival
When: From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday 17 July
where: St Pete Pierre Plaza, 600 2nd Ave. NE
what or what: Sunday is National Ice Cream Day, so what better way to spend the day than with the first-ever Tampa Bay Ice Cream Festival? You can buy and enjoy ice cream and other frozen foods from over a dozen vendors. Attendees can also judge and vote for the first-ever award for best ice cream in Tampa Bay. For more information, click here.
Tampa Bay Rodeo and Family Festival
When: Starting at 5 pm on Friday 15 July and Saturday 16 July
where: Hillsborough County Fairgrounds
What is the price: $25 for general admission
what or what: The Tampa Bay Rodeo and Family Festival will be packed with bronco rides, barrel racing, bull riding, delicious food, fun games and more. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.
When: 9 a.m. Saturday, July 16 to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 17
where: Florida State Fairgrounds
What is the price: Adult tickets start at $22 and children’s tickets at $6.
what or what: You can hear and meet the stars of “Shark World” (Nat Geo, Discovery, Animal Planet). There will also be scientists, photographers, and celebrities from the shark movies. It’s a fun and family friendly event all about sharks. For more information and tickets, click here.
When: From noon to 4 pm on Sunday 17 July
where: Florida State Fair Entertainment Hall
What is the price: Tickets start at $5; Parking 10 dollars
what or what: A great way to meet Tampa Bay area vendors looking to make your wedding day special, from florists to DJs to caterers. For more information, click here.
METROCON 2022: Stranger vs Wild
When: From 10 a.m. on Friday, July 15 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 17
where: Tampa Convention Center, S. Franklin Street, Tampa
What is the price: Tickets start at $35
what or what: Touted as Florida’s largest anime convention, it features anime, video games, comic books, sci-fi, fantasy, movies, and more. For more information and ticket information, click here.