4 Summer Events in Tampa You Won’t Want to Miss

Summer events in Tampa FL
Summer events in Tampa

Summer brings warmer weather to Florida’s Gulf Coast, welcoming families to venture outside and experience something new together. These four fun summer events in Tampa add an exciting activity to your calendar.

Busch Gardens Summer Nights

Busch Gardens is fun at all times, but it’s especially true during Summer Nights, running through Aug. 11. Summer Nights includes three themed locations in the park with awesome dance parties.

Toddler Tuesdays at Lowry Park Zoo

If you are a member of the Lowry Park zoo, bring your little ones out for a day with animals. There is also story time, sing-a-longs, games, and arts and crafts. Mark down Jul. 9 and Aug. 9 for the next Toddler Tuesday events.

Summer of Making at Glazer Children’s Museum

Don’t allow summer to rust your kids’ brains. The Summer of Making at Tampa’s Glazer Children’s Museum from June 1 to Jul. 24 allows kids to find solutions for problems in the real world through play and building innovations.

The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson at the Straz Center

Go on a journey with Percy Jackson to find Zeus’s lightning bolt to stop a war of the gods. Nominated for Best Musical by Drama Desk Awards, this live musical production runs from Jul. 9-14.

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Fall Festivals Near Tampa, Florida

Festivals Near Tampa
Festivals Near Tampa

At Rivard Buick GMC, we love everything about living in the sunshine state—the sunny weather, the sunny people, and the fact that there’s always something to do. If you’re visiting the area, or just looking for something new to try, take a look at this list of upcoming festivals near Tampa this fall.


Clearwater Super Boat National Championship & Festival

It turns out that you can get your need for speed satiated with more than just a high-powered GMC vehicle. The Clearwater Super Boat National Championship will welcome thousands of visitors who will gather in Saint Petersburg, Florida for one of the biggest boat races in the state. Join the crowd from September 29th to October 1st, and take part in the parade and other live entertainment, too.


Suncoast Food & Wine Fest

Later this fall, head an hour south to Sarasota, Florida, where you can taste some of the finest local wines and foods while contributing to a worthy cause. The Suncoast Food & Wine Fest takes place on November 11, 2017 from 1-4pm. Tickets are $75 and proceeds go toward local charities in the Sarasota and Manatee counties.


Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival 2017

From October 6-14, 2017, our very own Tampa will host its 28th annual International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. Get your tickets now to join in on a week-long showcase of films that are made for, by, or about the LGBT community.

Top Tampa Attractions: Things to Do this Summer

Top Tampa Attractions
Looking for something fun to do this summer? Visit one of the many top Tampa attractions. You can find something for everyone in the area, whether you’re looking for relaxing beaches or new thrills. At Rivard Buick GMC, we’re put together a list of some of our favorite places to go.

According to Vacation Idea, one of the most popular destinations is Busch Gardens Tampa. For those who love roller coasters, this world-renowned amusement part has rides, kids’ attractions, live entertainment and more. SeaWorld runs this location, so you can also see animal attractions, making Busch Gardens a one-stop destination that’s bound to make everyone happy.

Next, stop by the Tampa Museum of Art. You can find incredible exhibits and displays, and the museum is also home to educational programs, workshops, and more. The permanent collection includes Greek and Roman antiques, modern lithography and screen printing, and classic realist painting. You can also see local artwork.

Finally, the Tampa Riverwalk is idea for date night as well as a family adventure. This pathway extends along the Hillsborough River and leads to the downtown area. You can see the Florida Aquarium, visit the WWII American Victory Ship, see Brooke Park, and more.