OUR MONTHLY GUIDE TO THE BEST TAMPA BAY EVENTS FOR DATE NIGHT
Get out and explore this month with your favorite plus one by checking out one of these top Tampa Bay event picks for date night. Highlights this month include the return of the Summer Classics Movie Series at Tampa Theatre, multiple wine tasting events, St. Pete PrideFest celebrations all month long and so much more. Here’s our curated guide to the best Tampa Bay events for date night this June 2021.
PS: Check back often as we add more Tampa Bay events to this listing throughout the month.
JUNE 1 – 6
St Pete PrideFest 2021
Multiple dates June 1 – 30
Straub Park – North Downtown Waterfront Park
Throughout the month of June, St Pete Pride will host 4 themed weeks to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community while showcasing the best of St. Pete. Each weekend, gather for signature events hosted in outdoor locations. Plus, throughout the month, 100+ participating St. Pete restaurants, cultural institutions and retail partners will attract guests with events, discounts and Pride-friendly offerings. This year most events will be ticketed to enforce capacity regulations.
Downtown Concert at Rock The Park
Thursday, June 3, 6:30pmpm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
This month’s free outdoor concert features performances from Achilles, MrEnc, and Zach Short.
Gulfport First Friday Art Walk
Friday, June 4, 5-9pm
Making its debut as the premiere art walk in Pinellas County in 1993, Gulfport’s First Friday Art Walk welcomes the region’s most innovative artists for a showcase of creativity and community among the vibrant restaurants and storefronts along scenic Beach Boulevard.
Summer Classics Series: The Wizard of Oz
Multiple showtimes June 4 – 6
Celebrate 30 years of Summer Classics on the Big Screen! Tampa Theatre’s summer movie series kicks off in June with a screening of The Wizard of Oz.
Secrets of the Zoo Backstage Encounter
Saturday, June 8, 8am
Join Director of Animal Health Dr. Lauren and get an exclusive peek into the Catherine Lowry Straz Animal Hospital and then visit the latest group of manatee patients recovering at the critical care center. Ticket includes Zoo admission.
St. Pete Mural Tour by Bike
Saturday, June 5, 9am
Tour departs near Florida CraftArt
Hop on your bike or take advantage of Coast Bike Share for a leisurely ride with numerous stops. Learn more about these dynamic murals and the power of public art in St. Pete! Bike rental included.
KuBa Queen: A Taste of Tampa
Saturday, June 5, 4-6pm
This seminar takes a look at the history of traditional Cuban cuisine and how it helped to influence the Tampa that we know and love today. Led by Cuban Queen, Felicia LaCalle, of Kuba Cocina, whose influences are strongly rooted in her Abuela’s kitchen.
Flower Arranging Workshop with The Roaming Petal
Sunday, June 6, 10am-noon
Book + Bottle
Join The Roaming Petal and Book + Bottle for a summer themed flower arranging workshop while you sip on some rosé! Learn step by step how to create a beautiful flower arrangement perfect for your home or to give as a gift.
JUNE 7 – 13
Rosé All Day Wine Education Happy Hour
Tuesday, June 8, 7-8pm
Book + Bottle
Learn more about why rosé is so delicious and enjoy a line up of our favorite dry rosés.
Heights Night Market
Wednesday, June 9, 5:30-9:30pm
Monthly outdoor market featuring live music plus a rotating cast of artisanal artists and makers selling handmade goods, jewelry, art, wood-work, gifts and so much more. Family friendly.
Beer and Cheese Pairing: At Home Edition II
Wednesday, June 9, 7pm
*VIRTUAL event hosted by Brew Bus Brewing
Join Advanced Cicerone Ami Parrino on a journey through beer and cheese and their wonderful relationship with each other. With your ticket, you will receive a cultivated pairing of 4 beers and cheeses and a guided explanation of how each beer compliments the cheese selection.
Cru Cellars Blind Tasting Class
Thursday, June 10, 6-8pm
Have you ever wanted to try new wines but have been too afraid to branch out? Come join Cru’s Blind Tasting class to try 6+ unique wines. Ticket also includes a cheese plate.
Summertime Champagne Tasting
Friday, June 11, 5-7pm
Book + Bottle
Come try ten amazing, small-batch, grower champagnes. Additional wine, snacks, and beverages will be available for purchase.
JUNE 14 – 20
Sunset Yoga in the Vines
Wednesday, June 16, 7-8pm
Join Wildflower Yogi at Keel & Curley Winery for a Sunset All Levels Yoga Flow. Enjoy your practice as the sun sets among the grape vines.
Tampa Bay Restaurant Week
June 17 – 27, 2021
Participating local restaurants
Participating Tampa Bay area restaurants will be offering multiple-course prix fixe menus and exclusive pricing on Funky Buddha beer, Corona beer, Garrison Brothers whiskey, Prescription Vineyards wine, and more! Ask for the Tampa Bay Restaurant Week menu at participating restaurants.
Menu prices vary
Whiskey Culture: World Tour
Thursday, June 17, 6-8pm
Let Greg Sinadinos take you around the world with whiskey. The tasting menu features three dishes, each paired with a different whiskey from around the world.
3rd Thursday Tampa
Thursday, June 17, 6-10pm
Grand Central at Kennedy
Downtown Tampa’s monthly street food fest. Free 2-hour parking and dog-friendly.
TTRL’s Riverwalk & Chill: Pride Edition
Friday, June 18, 7pm
Straz Center Riverwalk Stage
Join the Straz Center’s Tampa Total Request Live (TTRL) as they showcase singer-songwriter Jeremy Gloff, R&B/soul singer Guianna and spoken word artist Samira Obeid. There will also be a dance performance by Dominique McDougal.
Florida Summer Cinema Series
Friday, June 18, 8-10pm
Back lawn of the Gulfport History Museum
Enjoy a family-friendly comedy based on Carl Hiaasen’s novel about a group of kids trying to saving a burrowing owl habitat from being transformed into a pancake house. Pack a picnic and bring chairs for the screening. Doors open at 7:30, film begins at sunset.
Juneteenth Celebration at Shuffle
Saturday, June 19, 5pm
Enjoy an evening of live music, special performances, a special food menu and more.
Comedy for Conservation
Saturday, June 19, 7-10pm
Enjoy a night of laughs with friends while supporting ZooTampa’s conservation programs at Comedy for Conservation! This new event series features nationally renowned comedians, up-close animal experiences, delicious food and drinks, and more.
JUNE 21 – 30
Kitchen Fundamentals: Pasta and Saucemaking
Wednesday, June 23, 6pm
Publix Aprons Cooking School of Tampa
During this hands-on cooking class, find out just how easy it can be to make your own homemade pasta dishes at home and bring the best of Italy to your kitchen. Menu includes Basic Pasta Dough, Butternut Squash Agnolotti Carbonara, Papperdelle Alla Putanesca, Shrimp & Linguine with Sundried Tomato Pesto and Tagliatelle with Bolognese.
Ciro’s Storyteller’s Dinner Featuring Old Forester
Wednesday, June 23, 6:30pm
Armature Works Theatre Event Space
Cecadent four-course dinner featuring Old Forester Bourbon. During this unique drink pairing, guests will enjoy stories about the history of Old Forester from the brand’s experts.
Parisian Bistro Wine and Dine
Friday, June 25, 6:30pm
Publix Aprons Cooking School of Tampa
Demonstration-style cooking class featuring some of the most classically elegant dishes inspired by Paris, with wines to match.
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ONGOING TAMPA BAY EVENTS
Busch Gardens Summer Nights
Through September 6
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Feel the spark after dark with fireworks, thrill rides and more.
Art on the House
Thursdays from 4-8pm
Tampa Museum of Art
Every Thursday from 4 to 8 pm, the Tampa Museum of Art offers Art on the House where admission prices change to pay-as-you-will, and visitors choose whatever admission price they want to pay. Bring the family and celebrate 100 years of art in Tampa with exhibitions that emphasize ancient, modern, and contemporary art.
Choose your own admission price
Community Tchin-Tchin (Complimentary Wine Tasting)
Fridays from 5-7pm
Book + Bottle
Check out this casual Friday tasting at St. Pete’s local bookstore and wine shop. Themes change weekly.
St. Pete Walking Mural Tours
Saturdays from 10-11:30am
Tour begins at Florida CraftArt, 501 Central Ave. in downtown St. Petersburg
Visitors will hear the inside stories of the making of over 30 murals found in the four block tour. Limited to 10 people, masks required, book prior to 4 p.m. the prior day.
Local Loop Saturdays
Saturdays from 12-6pm
Brew Bus Brewing
Local Loop is a Hop On Hop Off bus tour with set itineraries visiting some of Tampa Bays best craft breweries and destinations. Now with two days worth of itineraries riders can visit 8 craft breweries and destinations between Saturday and Sunday.
Feature image credit: Tampa Theatre; photo by Matthew Paulson