Kick off summer with some sizzle thanks to all of the awesome events and happenings in the local area! From high octane thrills to low key chills, celebrating Pride to celebrating the season, there’s no shortage of things to do to peak all types of interests this month. Find out more about some of our favorite happenings below!
Tampa Bay Rays Games
Beat the heat with America’s favorite summer pass time, right inside of the domed and air-conditioned Tropicana Field! The Tampa Bay Rays, reigning American League Champions, are playing extremely well this season and working their way back to a second shot at the World Series! Make the short trip to St. Pete and watch them take on teams like the Washington Nationals, Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners, Boston Red Sox or LA Angels this month.
Whales: Living with Giants at Clearwater Marine Aquarium
This one of a kind exhibit at Clearwater Marine Aquarium offers participants the chance to get up close and personal with the gentle giants of the sea without even getting wet. Housed in part of their newly expanded visitor center, guests are immersed in the world of whales through multi-media exhibits, virtual reality experiences, life-sized galleries and more.
St. Pete PrideFest
Through June 26
As one of the largest Pride festivals in the nation, one week is no longer enough for St. Pete’s LGBTQIA+ community! This year, the city is turning it into a month long celebration full of themed weekends including: Outdoor Adventure Week, Family Week, Arts & Music Week and the Taste of PrideFest Week. The signature events hosted in outdoor locations are a great way to experience the diversity of the area with pride.
Busch Gardens Summer Nights
Through September 6
Light up the night with a trip to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay during your stay! With a tagline like “the thrills go late, the fun lasts longer!”, you know you’re in for a good time. Enjoy extended hours, “electrifying” entertainment and even explosive fireworks displays on select nights.
Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival
If BBQ is your thing, swing by the 7th annual PORK-OUT in Curtis Hixon Park in downtown Tampa. You’ll enjoy a day of beer, bourbon and bbq sampling from Pit Masters all over the area. They’re even featuring Tasting Theater seminars this year led by Master Distillers, Brewmasters and Pit Masters. Come for the food, stay for the live entertainment, and make sure you take home a few souvenirs like specialty hot sauces you won’t find elsewhere.
June is packed with excitement in the St. Petersburg/Tampa/Clearwater area, and St. Pete Beach is the perfect home base for it all! Stay in the middle of the action, right on Tripadvisor’s top-rated beach in the U.S., and relax in one of our sparkling pools, hot tub or at the Cabana Bar. Spread out in your suite or under the sun in a hooded beach cabana. Fill your summer with WOW at the Alden!