Our Favorite Tampa Bay Events for Date Night this Month

100 Date Night Ideas in Tampa Bay

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 this July 2021! There’s a lot on our curated guide of things to do, so keep scrolling! It starts with event highlights for things to do this week, followed by our top picks for Tampa Bay events for the rest of the month. You’ll also find an ongoing events section for even more date night ideas in Tampa. Check back often as we add more Tampa Bay events to this listing throughout the month.

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Tampa Bay Events for Date Night June 28 – July 4

Wine Wednesday with La Crema & Pizza
Wednesday, June 30, 6:30-8:30pm
Epicurean Hotel
Grab a glass and a seat in the Theatre for a wine tasting and gourmet pizza pairing with Kelsey Williams of La Crema.
$60

Bolts Block Party
Thursday, July 1, 5-8pm
Hyde Park Village
Enjoy appearances from ThunderBug, The Lightning Street Team, Live Entertainment, Giveaways and more fun surprises!
FREE

Downtown Concert at Rock The Park
Thursday, July 1, 6:30pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
This free monthly music series showcases musical talents of all genres. This month’s free outdoor concert features performances from Hope Darling, Psych Montano & Albert J, Leon Majcen.
FREE admission

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Image credit: Rock The Park Tampa

Summer Classics Series: Citizen Kane
Thursday, July 1, 7:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Celebrate 30 years of Summer Classics on the Big Screen during Tampa Theatre’s summer movie series.
$10

First Friday Art Walk in Gulfport
Friday, July 2, 5-9pm
Downtown Gulfport
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.
FREE Admission

The Fourth: Independence Day Celebration at St. Pete Pier
July 2 – 4, 2021 with fireworks on July 4
Fireworks are BACK in St. Pete this year and the festivities are happening at the brand new St. Pete Pier. This new celebration will include tons of activities all weekend long, including a silent disco, craft beer garden, food trucks, live music, outdoor movie, roaming entertainers and more. The City of St. Pete’s traditional Fourth of July fireworks show will take place Sunday, July 4 at 9pm and will be visible from the entire Downtown waterfront, including Bayshore Dr., Straub Parks, Vinoy Park, and others.
FREE Admission

St. Pete Mural Tour by Bike
Saturday, July 3, 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.
$25

Summer Classics Series: Glory
Sunday, July 4, 3pm (additional screening July 8 at 7:30pm)
Tampa Theatre
Celebrate 30 years of Summer Classics on the Big Screen during Tampa Theatre’s summer movie series.
$10

Star Spangled Sparkman
Sunday, July 4, 3:30-9pm
Sparkman Wharf
Family-friendly entertainment will be continuous on Independence Day and includes a local band, DJ, games on the wharf, and optimal viewing of the Boat Parade and Blessing of the Fleet presented by Friends of the Tampa Riverwalk. The day will conclude with prime viewing of Tampa’s Boom by the Bay fireworks.
FREE

Tampa’s Boom by the Bay 2021
Sunday, July 4, 2021 from 5-7pm
Tampa is going BIG for this year’s Fourth of July celebration. Enjoy six different fireworks displays along the downtown Tampa riverfront with activities and events at each location. There will also be a new Friends of the Riverwalk July 4th Boat Parade and Blessing of the Fleet along the Tampa Riverwalk.
FREE

Fourth of July fireworks in Tampa at Armature Works - Tampa Bay events
Image credit: Armature Works

See our full guide to Fourth of July Fireworks and Events in Tampa, Clearwater and St. Pete


Things to Do in Tampa July 5 – 11

Couples Cooking: Thai Style
Tuesday, July 6, 6pm
Publix Aprons Cooking School of Citrus Park
Bring along that special someone and learn to unlock the secrets to great Thai-inspired cuisine in this hands-on cooking class.
$100/couple

Harry Potter Trivia Night
Tuesday, July 6, 6:30-8:30pm
Keel Farms (Plant City)
Calling muggles, witches, and wizards of all ages! Dress up in your wizards robes for your chance to win awesome prizes and represent your house while sipping on butterbeer cider.
FREE Admission

Walk Around Tasting: Rosé
Thursday, July 8, 6-8pm
Show & Tell space at Armature Works
Join Cru Cellars to taste several unique rosés at multiple tasting stations. Your ticket also includes a savory cheese plate.
$50

Date Night Cooking Class: Summer Steak Night
Saturday, July 10, 4pm
Sur La Table Tampa
Great cooking is about more than recipes—it’s about techniques. Work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by professional chef instructors.
$79

St. Pete Second Saturday Art Walk
Saturday, July 10, 5-9pm
Central Arts District, EDGE District, Grand Central District, Warehouse Arts District and downtown Waterfront Arts District
Visit multiple art galleries during this nighttime celebration of the arts in St. Pete. Take the trolley, drive yourself or choose a district to park & walk to your favorite spots or discover new ones!
FREE Admission

Second Sunday Art Walk + Vendor Fair
Sunday, July 11, 11am-3pm
Armature Works
This event features a rotating cast of artisanal artists and makers selling handmade goods, jewelry, art, wood-work, gifts plus so much more in the Gathering space at Armature Works. The art walk in the Courtyard and Western Walkway showcases dozens of local and regional artists.
FREE Admission

Summer Classics Series: North by Northwest
Sunday, July 11, 3pm (additional screening July 15 at 7:30pm)
Tampa Theatre
Celebrate 30 years of Summer Classics on the Big Screen during Tampa Theatre’s summer movie series. Stick around after the Sunday screening for a FREE post-show Film Talk audience discussion and Q&A with retired University of South Florida film professor Harriet Deer.
$10

Tampa Bay events - Summer Classics Movie Series at Tampa Theatre
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Things to Do in Tampa July 12- 18

Heights Night Market
Wednesday, July 14, 5:30-9:30pm
Armature Works
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.
FREE Admission

Surreal Summer Nights at The Dalí
Thursday, July 15, 5-8pm
The Dalí
Enjoy a live DJ performance from renowned entertainer DJ Fresh, signature surreal cocktails available for purchase from Café Gala, extended hours, and access to the permanent and current exhibitions.
$12.50

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Photo Credit: Dali Museum

3rd Thursday Tampa
Thursday, July 15, 6-10pm
Grand Central at Kennedy
Downtown Tampa’s monthly street food fest. Free 2-hour parking and dog-friendly.
FREE Admission

Florida Summer Cinema Series
Friday, July 16, 8-10pm
Back lawn of the Gulfport History Museum
Pack a picnic, bring chairs, and join us for the screening on the back lawn of the Gulfport History Museum. Doors open at 7:30, film starts at sunset. This event is free and open to everyone.
FREE

Breakfast with Indian Rhinos at the Zoo
Saturday, July 17, 8-9:30am
ZooTampa
Enjoy pancakes while participating in a fruit carving class led by Chef Adrian. The final creation will be turned into an enriching snack for the rhinos to enjoy throughout the day, but not before you get an up-close photo op with these beautiful majestic animals.
$110; $85 for members

Comedy for Conservation
Saturday, July 17, 7-10pm
ZooTampa
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.
$35

Summer Classics Series: The Big Lebowski
Sunday, July 18, 3pm (additional screening July 22 at 7:30pm)
Tampa Theatre
Celebrate 30 years of Summer Classics on the Big Screen during Tampa Theatre’s summer movie series. Stick around after each screening for a FREE post-show Film Talk audience discussion and Q&A.
$10

Fords Botanical Garden – A Gin & Tonic Experience
Sunday, July 18, 4:30-6pm
Epicurean Hotel
Hands-on cocktail experience, with light bites from Élevage SoHo Kitchen & Bar.
$70


Things to Do in Tampa July 19 – 25

Couples Cooking: Bring it to the Gathering
Monday, July 19, 6pm
Publix Aprons Cooking School of Citrus Park
Bring a variety of flavors to your get-together, with these easy and delicious dishes. This is a hands-on cooking class.
$100/couple

Sunset Zip Line Adventure
Multiple dates available July 23 – 25, 7pm
Empower Adventures
Tour guides will lead you through a 2.5-hour unforgettable experience all while taking in the amazing Florida sunset.
$84

Sunset Zip Lining at Empower Adventures
Image credit: Empower Adventures

Thee Blxck Market
Saturday, July 24, 7-10pm
Blxckout Beauty
Seminole Heights night market featuring food trucks, music, artists and local vendors.
FREE Admission

Fenway Summer Splash Pool Party
Sunday, July 25, 2-6pm
Fenway Hotel
Fenway is throwing a pool party and you are invited! Featuring Don Q cocktails, a special poolside menu, a DJ mixing up summer jams, and lawn games. Ticket price includes your first drink.
$10

Summer Classics Series: Jurassic Park
Sunday, July 25, 3pm (additional screening July 29 at 7:30pm)
Tampa Theatre
Celebrate 30 years of Summer Classics on the Big Screen during Tampa Theatre’s summer movie series. Stick around after Sunday’s screening for a FREE post-show Film Talk audience discussion and Q&A with retired Tampa Bay Times film critic Steve Persall.
$10


Things to Do in Tampa July 26 – 31

Sushi and More Cooking Class
Tuesday, July 27, 6pm
Publix Aprons Cooking School of Citrus Park
This hands-on cooking class will teach you to take sushi and other favorites to the next level. Menu includes Crab Rangoon, Egg Drop Soup, two sushi rolls and Green Tea Ice Cream.
$60

Sunset Zip Line Adventure
Friday, July 30, and Saturday, July 31, 7pm
Empower Adventures
Tour guides will lead you through a 2.5-hour unforgettable experience all while taking in the amazing Florida sunset.
$84

Late Night @ Book + Bottle
Saturday, July 31, 9pm-midnight
Book + Bottle
Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday with a throwback to the midnight book-release parties of old. Wear your PJs, bring your favorite HP book, and delight in all things grownup Harry Potter!
FREE Admission


More Things to do this Week – 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.
Included with theme park admission

Spark! fireworks show at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Image credit: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

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.
FREE

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.
$19

Bend, Bubbles & Brunch
Sundays from 10-11am
Epicurean Hotel
Recenter and restart with poolside yoga. Keep the relaxation going with a complimentary glass of Champagne or Ketel One Botanicals cocktails at the end of class. Enjoy all day pool access and stay for brunch at Élevage.
$25 in advance; $30 at the door

Poolside yoga at the Epicurean
Image credit: Epicurean Hotel

Feature image credit: The Tampa Riverwalk


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