As Friday rolls around we are looking for fun ways to spend our time off and cool things to do in Tampa Bay over what for many of us is a long 4th of July weekend! Starting with the always interesting, sometimes profitable and guaranteed fun promised by Tampa Bay Downs as they close their season to Bring it Live! at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts to all the patriotic fun found in Tampa Guide to 4th of July Fireworks, Parades, Parties More and 4th of July Fireworks and Events in St. Pete/Clearwater this will be a remarkable weekend! 

Things to Do in Tampa Bay Friday, June 30th

Tampa Bay Downs Summer Festival of Racing (Begins at 2 on Friday with Saturday events too)

Thoroughbred excitement returns with the annual Summer Festival of Racing and Music, concluding the 2016-2017 meeting and launching the 2017-2018 season. Don't miss the Corgi Races featuring the Tampa Bay Corgi Meetup Group Saturday at 5 pm.

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11225 Race Track Road, Tampa FL, 33626. Phone 813-855-4401

Social Media Day Tampa Bay 2017 presented by Reeves VW 5 pm to 9 pm

Mashable launched Social Media Day in 2010 as a way to recognize and celebrate the impact social media has on everyday life. This Friday evening join hundreds of local social media professionals, influencers, and bloggers at Ferg's Live in the Channelside District for fun giveaways and raffles. Can't make it?  Follow along with #SMDayTampa ~ 5-6 pm is Early Access VIP Hour, tickets are a $10 donation to nonprofit beneficiary, GMF ~  6-9 pm SMDay Main Event is a $5 donation.

490 Channelside Dr, Tampa FL, 33602. Phone 813-443-8403

Dignitary Party Summer Bash @ Mahaffey Theater 7 pm

After an epic Hard Rock Cafe Tampa launch party in 2016 at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, the Dignitary brand has taken the greater Tampa Bay area by storm! Join their Summer Bash this Friday night at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg to kick off the 4th of July weekend off right!

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400 FIRST ST. S, St. Petersburg FL, 33701. Phone (727) 893-7832

Official Tampa Bay Rays Watch Party at GameTime 7 pm

THIS is THE Tampa Bay RayOfficialal Watch Party at GameTime Tampa in Ybor City! Join Raymond and the Rays Street Team along with Sonic the Hedgehog as the Rays, only a couple games out of first place, take on the Baltimore Orioles. Pregame warm-up begins at 6:25 pm and first pitch happens at 7:05 pm so get there early and enjoy 50% off individual drinks during Happy Hour from 4 pm-8 pm! Dine N’ Play for only $16.99, enjoy a special Rays Punch for only $7.99 and the opportunity to leave with cool Rays prizes!

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1600 E. 8th Ave, Tampa FL, 33605. Phone 813-241-9675
Things to Do in Tampa Bay, Saturday, July, 1st

Vans Warped Tour '17 : St. Petersburg, FL 11 am to 9 pm

Vans Warped Tour 2017 lands in Tampa Bay Saturday in Vinoy Park. Click over to their business page and head to the website to download their app. Use it to personalize your experience. For iPhone and Android, the app includes tips on how to have fun and stay safe at the show. Get exclusive updates, content, prizes and more from Warped sponsors and partners! 

701 Bayshore Dr. NE, St. Petersburg FL, 33701. Phone (727) 893-7441 

Dunedin Brewery's 21st Anniversary with Displace - 7/1/17

Now old enough to drink themselves, join the fine folks behind Florida's oldest Microbrewery as they celebrate 21 years!  The party starts at 11:00 am when they open their doors and continues all day and into the night until 1 am. The Ceremonial Drain Pour takes place at 3 pm, live music by Displace starts at 9 pm.

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937 Douglas Avenue, Dunedin FL, 34698. Phone 727-736-0606

Rickey Smiley and Friends 7 pm

Who has not had a great time watching and listening to Rickey Smiley? This is your chance to see him and other comedians from the Fallout Comedy Series Live at the Mahaffey Theater. Doors open at 7 pm.

400 First Street South, Saint Petersburg FL, 33701. Phone 727-892-5798
Things to Do in Tampa Bay Sunday, July 2nd

Issa 2Lit Pool Party at Aloft Downtown Tampa 2 pm

Dress in your best Red, White and Blue suit and head to Downtown Tampa and Aloft Hotel for a Patriotic Pool Party this Sunday.  Beat the heat while enjoying drink specials, giveaways, and the DJ's while soaking up some rays!

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100 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa FL, 33602. Phone 813-898-8000

Bring It! Live at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts 7 pm

Lifetime®’s hit series Bring It!, following their sold-out 2016 summer tour, is back in Tampa Bay by popular demand. Don't miss your chance to experience the spectacle as Miss D and her Dancing Dolls perform original routines and provide a high-action night full of unbelievable feats. Experience a hip-hop majorette competition often described as fierce, motivational and inspiring. In 2017 they bring never-before-seen performances; if you are not already a Bring It! fan, you will be following this show! 


1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa FL, 33602. Phone 813-229-7827

Use this handy guide to the Top Ten Things to Do in Tampa Bay and use the links in it to learn more about other Events in Tampa Bay taking place this weekend and all the things you can do this 4th of July in Tampa and 4th of July Pinellas County! Happy Independence Day Tampa Bay ~ stay safe and do not drink and drive!