Things To Do In Tampa Bay

Welcome To The Area

The Tampa Bay area is one of the fastest-growing areas in the nation, which is understood by anyone who’s ever lived or visited here. In addition to sunshine and beaches, we have things to do that will appeal to anyone!

From food and drink to sports to art, music, and more, the dozens of offerings in Tampa Bay shouldn’t be missed. I’ve listed some of the most popular and exciting offerings that the Tampa Bay area has to offer.

The Greater Tampa Bay Area is most popular for water activities.

Tampa Sports
Tampa Bay Area

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tampa Bay Lightning

Tampa Bay Rays
Major League Baseball

Yankees Spring Training

Tampa Tarpons
(New York Yankees Minor League Affiliate)

Tampa Bay Rowdies
North American Soccer League (NASL)

Sports Games Today


International Cuban Sandwich Festival
This free festival is fun for the entire family, with live entertainment and Cuban sandwich vendors from all over the world.

Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival
Held inside Busch Gardens amusement park, this festival includes amazing food and drink offerings.

Tampa Bay Margarita Festival
This adults-only festival features tacos, tequila, and a huge selection of margarita offerings. Enjoy live music while sipping your margs!


Tampa Riverfest
The festival runs the length of the Tampa Riverwalk! Enjoy this family-friendly event with plenty of food and activities for all.

The Tampa Bay Blues Festival
Held in Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg, the Tampa Bay Blues Festival is considered one of the finest blues festivals in the world!

Sunset Music Festival
Held at Raymond James Stadium, home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, this 18+ festival features multiple stages of music, along with food, drink, and merchandise vendors.

Gasparilla Music Festival
Featuring musical acts from a variety of genres on several stages and food from the Tampa Bay area’s best, the Gasparilla Music Festival supports music education throughout its Recycled Tunes program.


Bay Area Renaissance Festival
This 16th-Century European village features 12 stages of entertainment and over 80 artisans selling their wares, while live jousting occurs throughout the day.

Florida Strawberry Festival
The Florida Strawberry Festival is an 11-day community event celebrating the strawberry harvest of Eastern Hillsborough County. This festival features over 20 famous music stars that perform every year.