Things to Do in June in Tampa, Clearwater & St. Pete
Get out and explore exciting things to do in Tampa, Clearwater & St. Pete this month with your favorite plus one by checking out our favorite things to do in Tampa Bay this June 2023! 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.
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Free Things to Do in Tampa Bay, Clearwater & St. Petersburg
You don’t need a huge budget in order to have a fantastic time – there are so many great free things to do in Tampa Bay, Clearwater and St. Petersburg! Need some ideas about free things to do in Tampa Bay? We’ve got you covered – check our list that we’ve compiled of our favorite free things to do in Tampa, our favorite free things to do in St. Petersburg, and our favorite free things to do in Clearwater – all over the Tampa Bay area!
These include monthly festivals to art and walking tours, local attractions, and more.
Keep an eye out for more featured events soon
THINGS TO DO IN TAMPA, CLEARWATER, ST. PETE This Week June 5 – 11, 2023
See the World’s Largest Triceratops at Glazer Children’s Museum
Exhibit debuts Friday, May 26
Big John, the world’s largest fossil triceratops is now on display at Glazer Children’s Museum for a three-year exhibition. For the first time, the museum is waiving its requirement that adults attend the museum with a child, to ensure everyone has a chance to see Big John nose to snout for themselves. While you do not need a reservation to go to the museum, you will need to book a timeslot to see Big John. This will eliminate crowds so you can make the most out of the experience.
Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week
June 1 – 14, 2023
Savor Sarasota Participating Restaurants for 2023 include:
- Tripletail Seafood and Spirits
- Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
- Amore Restaurant
- Michael’s On East
- Chianti Ristorante Italiano
- Crab & Fin
- Duval’s Fresh Local Seafood
- Ristorante San Marco
- Bevardi’s Salute!
- Fins at Sharky’s
- Maestrale Restaurant & Pizzeria
- Selva Grill
- Hamlet’s Eatery
- Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
- The Melting Pot
For the latest information and list of restaurants and menus, please visit www.savorsarasota.com.
Strut: The Tampa EDITION feat. Bosco
Friday, June 9, 8pm – 2am
The Tampa EDITION
LQBTQ Dance Party at The EDITION Tampa feat. RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Bosco
$25 – $50
Tampa Bay Rays Pride Night
Saturday, June 10, 4:10pm
Celebrate Pride at Tropicana Field when the Rays take on the Texas Rangers. Fans can purchase a special Pride Day package that includes a seat in the Lower Level and a limited edition Rays Pride Day can cooler.
Tickets starting at $47
Saturday, June 10, 6:00 – 10:00pm
St. Pete Pier
Beer, Music, Hammocks, Friends, and Local Vendors! General admission tickets include 6 Beer sample tickets, first come first serve hammock stands, access to all vendors, food, music, and after party at the Floridian.
Tickets starting at $15
A Brunch of Pride
Sunday, June 11, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Hotel Tampa Riverwalk
Kick off pride month at the Hotel Tampa Riverwalk as they begin the first of many “Brunch of Pride” events. Overlook the Hillsborough River as our Chef features several family-style delectable courses. Attendees must be 18 years or older to attend. Enjoy Florida’s biggest names in the art form of female impersonation! Cash bar and bottomless mimosa service available!
Tickets starting at $55.80
St Pete Pride
Multiple St. Petersburg locations
Florida’s largest LGBTQ+ Pride celebration occurs annually in June. Events include one of the country’s largest pride parades, a Sunday street carnival, family day, and more.
Pride Immersive Experience
Fairgrounds St. Pete
Have you ever wanted to step inside a rainbow? Round up your friends and family and immerse yourselves in the second annual Fairgrounds St. Pete PRIDE Immersive Experience radiating rainbows for Pride month. Don’t miss this opportunity to see some of your favorite Mermaid Star Motel attractions in an array of new colors, and swing by our latest installation, “Shrimpfinity”, for a glimpse of some larger-than-life spangled shrimp!
Tickets starting at $25
Sunday, June 11, 4:00 – 8:00pm
Early Bird Dinner Theater
To celebrate Pride, check out the wonderfully funny new play “Casserole” which revolves around Clair Wilson, a Godly woman with love to spare.
THINGS TO DO IN TAMPA, CLEARWATER, ST. PETE June 12 – 18, 2023
17th annual Tampa Bay Restaurant Week
June 15 – 25
Tampa Bay Area
For a limited time, participating Tampa Bay area restaurants are offering multiple-course prix fixe menus and exclusive pricing drink specials, and more!
Surreal Summer Nights at the Dalí
Thursday, June 15, 5pm – 8pm
Celebrate pride with a surreal summer night at The Dalí as the Museum lights up the evening with a live DJ performance. Sip on a signature surreal cocktail from Café Gala and then cool down with the melting clocks in our permanent collection at a comfortable 72°F.
Enjoy extended hours, entertainment and activities (including rainbow finger painting) for free on the ground floor. Admission to the permanent collection and special exhibition Where Ideas Come From: Dalí’s Drawings is available at reduced admission (only $14.50 for adults) after 5pm.
Saturday, June 17, 11:00am – 7:00pm
Sam and Martha Gibbons Alumni Center
Join the USF Black Alumni Society (BAS) for this multidisciplinary celebration of Juneteenth! BAS will be hosting a celebration of culture and community that is fun for the whole family. The event will include delicious food vendors, jazz music, dancers, and several panels.
3rd Annual Tampa Bay Area Juneteenth Festival
Saturday, June 17
Raymond James Stadium
Enjoy an entire day of culture and community as R.O.C. the Block takes over the Raymond James Stadium for the 2023 Juneteenth Festival!
Tickets starting at $10
Duran Duran with Bastille and Nile Rogers & CHIC
Saturday, June 17, 7:00pm
Tickets starting at $36.20
Juneteenth Cultural Celebration: Arts, History & Equity
June 17 – 19
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
This event uses the shared experience of live music, dance and art to bring the community together while promoting art and health equity in Hillsborough County. The event will take place in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and allow access to Tampa’s Riverwalk along the Hillsborough River.
Sunday, June 18, 7:00pm
Ruth Eckerd Hall
Tori Amos returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall for The Oceans To Oceans Tour! A trailblazing musician, author and activist Tori Amos will continue celebration of her highly acclaimed 2021 album, Ocean to Ocean.
Tickets starting at $50
Wes Anderson’s Asteroid City premiere and film fest
June 16 – June 21
To fully appreciate the Wes Anderson of 2023, it’s important to revisit some of the other stops along the road that leads to Asteroid City. As such, Tampa Theatre is *also* excited to announce a week-long “Wes-rospective” of the writer/director’s earlier works:
- Bottle Rocket (1996) at 7:30pm Friday, June 16
- Rushmore (1998) at 4:30pm Saturday, June 17
- The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) at 7:30pm Saturday, June 17
- The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) at 6:30pm Sunday, June 18
- Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) at 7:30pm Monday, June 19
- Moonrise Kingdom (2012) at 7:30pm Tuesday, June 20
- The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) at 7:30pm Wednesday, June 21
Tickets for the Wes-rospective classic films are $10.00, and tickets for Asteroid City are $12.00 evening / $10.00 matinee, available online at www.TampaTheatre.org and at the Tampa Theatre Box Office, located at 711 N. Franklin Street.
THINGS TO DO IN TAMPA, CLEARWATER, ST. PETE June 19 – 25, 2023
Bryan Adams with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Wednesday, June 21, 7:30pm
Tickets starting at $55.75
Garbage & Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
Thursday, June 22, 7:00pm
MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Tickets starting at $29.50
Franklin Street Block Party – Tampa Theatre
Friday, June 23, 5:00 to 7:00pm
Celebrate the opening night screening of Asteroid City at 7:30pm. The Block Party is FREE and open to the public, and will feature music, giveaways, activities and information from neighbors and community partners like the Tampa Downtown Partnership, The Dan restaurant, Courtney’s Catering, Film Tampa Bay, Kava Culture, local author Emily Skinner, and more. (The list grows every day!)
Science After Dark: Superheroes Assemble
Friday, June 23, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Fly in for an unforgettable night of super science, libations, and more! Feel free to bust out those capes to dress as your favorite hero or villain. Light appetizers, beer and wine samplings, MOSI exhibits, hands-on activities, Occulus Rift Beat Saber station, liquid nitrogen ice cream, interactive labs, and more!
Tickets starting at $15.95
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Friday, June 23, 8:00pm
Ruth Eckerd Hall
RuPaul’s Drag Race Werq The World Tour 2023 comes to Clearwater for the Ruth Eckerd Hall debut! Perception is not reality. Asia O’Hara, Bosco, DeJa Skye, Lady Camden, Rosé, Laganja Estranja, and Mistress Isabelle Brooks from Season 15 are unknowingly trapped in the Netwerq.
Tickets starting at $43.25
Lights by the Bay: Drone Light Show
Saturday, June 24, 6:30 – 9:30pm
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
Prepare to be amazed as drones take center stage, painting the sky with breathtaking aerial maneuvers and captivating light displays, all set against the stunning backdrop of Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Tickets include Live Entertainment, interactive Dolphin Presentation, Drone Light Show, and Two (2) alcoholic/nonalcoholic drink tickets.
Tickets starting at $55
St. Pete Summer Jam
June 23 – 25
Under cover and outdoors, this is a RAIN OR SHINE event featuring Original Jam Bands, Grateful Dead Tribute, Jerry Garcia Band Tribute, Widespread Panic Tribute, and PHISH Tribute.
Tickets starting at $10
THINGS TO DO IN TAMPA, CLEARWATER, ST. PETE June 26 – July 2, 2023
The Cure with The Twilight Sad
Thursday, June 29, 7:00pm
Tickets starting at $21.25
Colbie Caillat & Gavin DeGraw
Friday, June 30, 7:00pm
Singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat and Gavin DeGraw join forces in Clearwater for their debut at The Sound at Coachman Park!
Tickets starting at $9
Alicia Keys ft. Libianca
Friday, June 30, 8:00pm
Tickets starting at $35.75
Get those date ideas rolling with these great events in Tampa Bay, Clearwater and St. Petersburg in 2023. Take your pick of the endless options: a stellar concert lineup, Broadway shows, festivals to delight foodies, theme park happenings, sporting events, and so much more.
Tampa Theatre Summer Classics
June 4-August 27
Tampa’s longest-running classic movie series returns on Sundays this summer. The oldest offering, a collection of silent comedy shorts from 1919-1927, takes Tampa Theatre back to its roots of presenting silent films with live musical accompaniment on its original Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ. The lineup also include hits such as Mrs. Doubtfire, Vertigo, Fantasia, The Breakfast Club, Titanic, and Casablanca. Ticket prices are $10 ($7 for members).
Movies at Gigglewaters
Head to Safety Harbor to enjoy movies at Gigglewaters with food and beverage
Usually daily 12:00 PM 2:30 PM and 5:00 PM
Check schedule for movies, ranging from cult classics to recent releases
Fall Out Boy – So Much For (Tour) Dust
Tuesday, July 25, 2023 6:30 PM
MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
September 15, 16 & 17, 2023
Tampa Convention Center
90’s nostalgia everywhere, 90’s TV show and movie star greetings and panels
More Things to Do – Ongoing Tampa Bay Events
A Taste of Water Street
These spring and fall events will feature unique seasonal experiences and always deliver on the promise of an unforgettable night out. Guests are invited to experience the entirety of the Water Street Tampa neighborhood like never before — enjoying tastings at new restaurants and bars in addition to familiar favorites while roaming musicians, pop-up entertainment and shops along Water Street, Raybon Plaza and Via Corazon further enhance the evening.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Clearwater Beach
Beginning this month, guests will be transported to a summer of peace, love, and dolphins. Celebrate the facts, fiction, and fun of these enchanting marine mammals, while exploring the fascinating science of dolphins and their intimate connection with humans throughout history. Dolphintopia will feature unique dolphin art installations, activities, interactive shows, and vibrant Instagrammable photo ops.
The elements of this saltwater celebration will change throughout the summer, offering annual members different experiences. The Dolphintopia celebration is included with general admission. Guests can also visit CMA’s resident dolphins in their habitats while visiting, and purchase VIP Dolphin Experiences or Photo Moment Experiences.
Silent Party Tampa
Select Fridays or Saturdays, usually the second Saturday of the month
Aloft Tampa Downtown
Fairgrounds St. Pete
Permanent exhibition open Thursdays – Sundays
800 28th St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712
Fairgrounds St. Pete is a permanent indoor immersive, explorable art and technology experience in St. Pete, Florida. Over 60 local and international artists were commissioned to make art for you to immerse yourself in and enjoy.
Sunset Yoga at St. Pete Pier
First Wednesday of the month, 7pm
St. Pete Pier
Join The Body Electric Yoga Company every first Wednesday evening for a yoga class at St. Pete Pier. Class will be grounding but fun, with lots of modifications offered to accommodate everybody.
Art on the House
Thursdays from 4 – 8pm
Tampa Museum of Art, downtown Tampa
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
St. Pete Shuffle Friday Nights
Fridays from 7 – 10pm
St. Pete Shuffle, St. Pete
Learn to play shuffleboard with help from St. Pete Shuffle’s staff and volunteers, who will get you set up on a court and teach you how to play.
$10; free for members and their guests
St. Pete Walking Mural Tours
Saturdays from 10 – 11:30am, St. Pete
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.
Current Exhibit through October 15, 2023
Tampa History Center, Tampa
Embark on a guided tour through 500 years of Cuban history and its Tampa connections. This informative, 30-minute tour combines the location, people, and local connections to this Caribbean neighborhood.
Looking for more things to do this week?
Check out this guide to family-friendly events in Tampa Bay from our sister publication Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine. Heading to Orlando? Here’s a guide to the best Orlando events this month at the theme parks and beyond.
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