Things to do in Tampa Bay | July 2023

Things to do in Tampa Bay | July 2023

There's never a shortage of fun things to do in Tampa Bay. This month - July 2023 - is no exception. We have activities for the 4th of July, outdoor concerts, ice cream festivals and more.

4th of July celebrations

Check out our blog with tips for great fireworks viewing for Independence Day in Tampa Bay.

All Things America - Florida Wind Band

July 1, 2023, 5:30-7:30pm at Carrollwood Village Park

July 2, 2023 at 6pm at Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church

Bring family and friends, a picnic and a blanket to enjoy this festive outdoor patriotic performance. This concert will celebrate the best of American music with additional American favorites that the entire family will enjoy.

Boom by the Bay

Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park in downtown Tampa

July 1, 2023 at 4pm

New to Boom by the Bay this year: a pickleball tournament! There will also be an apple pie bake-off, live entertainment, kids games, food trucks and fireworks. Admission is free and the entire family is welcome, including four-legged members! Fireworks scheduled for 9:15pm.

WWE wrestling

WWE Monday Night Raw

July 24 at 7:30pm

Amalie Arena

Get ready for a smackdown. Here's your chance to view the taping of WWE Raw in Tampa! The wrestling roster is expected to include Cody Rhodes, Rhea Ripley, Seth "Freakin" Rollins, Gunther , Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens.

Music concert


Dates and locations vary

A packed month of big-name concerts at various venues around Tampa Bay this month.

  • Luke Combs at Raymond James Stadium on July 7th-8th at 5:45pm
  • Matchbox 20 at the MidFlorida Amphitheatre in Tampa on July 8th at 7:30pm
  • Foreigner at the MidFlorida Amphitheatre in Tampa on July 9th at 7pm
  • Blink 182 at Amalie Arena on July 11th at 7:30pm
  • Dierks Bentley at MidFlorida Amphitheatre on July 14th at 7pm
  • Culture Club at the Florida State Fairgrounds on July 15th at 7pm
  • Anthony Hamilton at George Steinbrenner Field on July 20th at 7pm
  • Young the Giant at Yuengling Center on July 21st at 7pm
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd & ZZ Top at the Florida State Fairgrounds on July 22nd at 6:30pm
  • Goo Goo Dolls at Coachman Park in Clearwater on July 24th at 6pm
  • Nickelback at MidFlorida Amphitheatre on July 29th at 6:30pm

Odyssey Music Festival St Pete

Odyssey Music Festival

July 29 at 2-10pm

Vinoy Park, St. Pete

Celebrate, immerse and explore beautiful arts in all forms from music, dance, live visual artists, our vendor village and much more! Tickets start at $80.

Kids eating ice cream

Tampa Bay Ice Cream Festival

July 16 at 11am

St. Pete Pier

Celebrate National Ice Cream Day on the St Pete Pier. Enjoy ice cream and other sweet frozen treats (for purchase) from over a dozen vendors serving their best creations from soft served, craft scoop ice cream, gelatos, popsicles, and more. Be the judge and vote for the first ever BEST ICE CREAM in Tampa Bay award. Event is free and open to the public. Check out our favorite Tampa Bay ice cream shops here

Back to school

Back to School Fair

July 29 at 10am-2pm

WestShore Plaza

The 16th Annual Back to School Fair presented by Hillsborough County Public Schools will give away FREE backpacks to the first 500 kids in the backpack line (exact location TBD - follow the signs in the mall). Meet and take pictures with Captain Fear from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and ThunderBug from the Tampa Bay Lightning. Pose for pictures, listen to a story and sing with the characters & princesses, get your face painted and more. 

Lizzie the Musical

July 12- Aug. 6

Straz Center

Lizzie Borden was acquitted of the 1892 ax murders of her stepmother and father but creepy legends and schoolyard rhymes insist on her guilt. This show pairs young Miss Borden with four ferocious women fronting a 6-piece rock band playing songs with snarling attitude and gleeful gallows humor.

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