Spending a day or night with your favorite person is always a good time. And, in the Tampa Bay area, you’re never short on opportunities for making that perfect date happen. But, if you need some help and want some inspiration to plan your next date, here are some great free date ideas to help you out.
Check out these Free Date Ideas in Tampa Bay
Freak Your Tiki | Sunday, June 3 | 12pm to 10pm
This event will feature a beer can release and will have 7 different tiki cocktail inspired beers available on tap! The event is free, but there is also a dinner if you choose to purchase separate tickets. It will be held at 7venth Sun Brewery at 6809 N Nebraska Ave. Tampa, FL 33604.
Rock Your Park | Thursday, June 7 | 6:30pm to 9:30pm
If you love going to concerts, head to Curtis Hixon Park in downtown Tampa for this free concert! There will be performances by The Porch Sessions, Nathanael Hyer and the Rail Car Choir, and HoneyWhat.
Opa! Palooza Greek Festival | Friday, June 8 to Sunday, June 11
Whether you’re Greek or not, you’ll love this event. There will be Greek food and pastries for you to eat, as well as a battle of the bands, live music, seminars, workshops, craft vendors and more. It will be held at the Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks.
St Pete Pride Festival | Friday, June 22 to Sunday, June 24
Florida’s largest LGBT pride celebration will be occurring in St Pete with concerts, a parade, a festival and more. You can find the full event schedule, concert lineup and parade path here.
Weekly and Monthly Events
First Friday in St. Petersburg | Friday, June 1 | 5:30pm to 10pm
On the first Friday of every month in St Petersburg, you can enjoy a night out on the town with live music and food and drink specials. Most events and specials will be on Central Avenue.
Third Thursday in Tampa | Thursday, June 21 | 6pm to 10pm
Every third Thursday of the month, head to the Grand Central at Kennedy for a celebration incluidng live music, cocktails, food trucks and more. The event is free and nearby bars will offer products at a reduced rate.
Fourth Friday in Tampa | Friday, June 22 | 4pm to 10pm, Varying by Venue
To experience the best of Tampa, mark your calendars for the fourth Friday of the month every month. Go to Tampa’s downtown to find live music as well as special offerings, discounts or free admission at many venues in the area, including museums, theaters and more.
Clearwater Blast Friday | June date TBD | 5:30pm
For food trucks, vendors, drinks and live entertainment, Clearwater Blast Friday is the place to be! Head to Ruth Eckerd Hall to experience everything the event has to offer for your date night.
Parks and Recreational Areas
Julian B Lane Riverfront Park
This new park offers multiple lawns for relaxing, dog parks, picnic shelters and a nice view of downtown Tampa.
Curtis Hixon Park and Riverwalk
Take a walk along the river at Tampa Riverwalk and take a break at the beautiful Curtis Hixon park with a large lawn for chilling.
In St Petersburg, enjoy the beautiful green spaces overlooking the bay and look for dolphins swimming by.
Looking for more ideas to plan even more dates? Try these! Sunset Cruises for a Romantic Night Out or Restaurant Workout Groups in Tampa