Things to do in Tampa in May

Things to do in Tampa in May

As part of our spring series on places to shake off the winter blues, we’re highlighting destinations that double as both warm-weather beacons and cultural hotspots. Up next is Tampa, a perennially sunny spot known for its relaxed outdoor living. Strolling the broad, balmy avenues of the River Arts District on your way to a music or theatre show, it’s easy to see why the city ranked as one the Top 5 places Americans want to live in a 2009 study by the Pew Research Center.

If you’re heading to Tampa this spring to soak it up, here are our recommendations for the best events the city has to offer.

Live Music & Concerts in Tampa in May

There are no dull moments in Tampa. As the sun sets the city springs to life, keeping things red-hot all night long with a slew of live music and concert events. Here we’ve handpicked the May concerts that should top your to-do list while in Tampa.

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Family events in Tampa in May

There’s no shortage of family events and activities in Tampa. From a day at the beach to an evening out with the whole family, Tampa has it all. Here are some springtime family events for you to enjoy with the whole gang.

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Sports events in Tampa in May

Tampa’s unbeatable weather makes it an ideal home for sports events of all kinds. The city is home to the NHL’s Lightning, the MLB’s Tampa Bay Rays, and Super Bowl champs the Tampa Bay Buccaneers – not to mention that the Orlando Magic are just a short drive away. Here are our top picks for sports events to check out while in The Big Guava.

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Arts and Theatre events in Tampa in May

Arts and Theatre events in Tampa are plentiful. Catching a symphony performance or a theatre production is a perfect way to wind down after a sun-filled day.

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More about Tampa, Florida

Day or night, Tampa, FL is on fire. The city boasts a vibrant beach and outdoor culture, leading Forbes to name it one of the country’s Best Outdoor Cities in 2008. Tampa’s ideal weather has made it home to a vibrant sports and event culture, with three professional sports teams including Super Bowl champs the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The city’s tropical climate lures people in, but it’s the world-class culture and unforgettable events that keep them coming back. Don’t miss out on these things to do in Tampa and, most of all, enjoy yourself – after all, life’s a beach.