Dive into Summer Fun: Your Guide to Exciting Local Events

May 23, 2024

Welcome, guests of Kong Vacation Homes, to the vibrant landscapes of South and West Central Florida! As summer’s warm embrace unfolds, it’s time to immerse yourself in a whirlwind of events and activities that showcase the heart and soul of Hallandale Beach, Tampa Bay, Zephyrhills, and Wesley Chapel. From cultural celebrations to outdoor adventures, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Let’s dive into the summer extravaganza awaiting you:



Tampa Bay Rays Baseball (Regular season runs through September 2024): Head to St. Petersburg’s Tropicana Field to catch the Tampa Bay Rays in action!

Tampa Bay Rowdies Soccer (Regular season runs through October 2024): Are you ready to get rowdy? Experience the thrill of soccer at Al Lang Stadium!

St. Pete Pride (June 1, 2024): Celebrate love, equality, and diversity at Florida’s largest LGBTQ+ Pride celebration!

4th Annual Juneteenth Festival (June 19, 2024): Join this free celebration of culture and community at Raymond James Stadium, where you’ll find entertaining live DJs, a slingshot car show, artistic dance performances, musical guests, a KidsZone, and so much more!

Zephyrhills Summerfest Fireworks Show (June 29, 2024): Join the community of Zephyrhills at Zephyr Lake Park for their annual fireworks fest!

Boom by the Bay (July 4, 2024): Tampa’s premier Independence Day celebration at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park, featuring family-friendly activities, live entertainment, apple pie eating competition, and a dazzling fireworks display over the water!

Summer Rum and Seafood Festival (July 13, 2024): Head to the Tampa Premium outlets for cool drinks, rum samples, tasty seafood, and live music! It’s a rum-tastic celebration you won’t want to miss!

Tampa Bay Home Show (August 3-4, 2024): Explore hundreds of exhibits at the Florida State Fairgrounds, highlighting home improvement products, attend informative seminars, and connect with industry experts to turn your home dreams into reality.

Tampa Bay Comic Con (August 23-25, 2024): Calling all comic book fans, cosplayers, and pop culture enthusiasts! This is your chance to meet celebrity guests, browse through vendor booths filled with merchandise, and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of this ultimate fan gathering.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Football Pre-Season (Preseason starts in August 2024, Regular season starts in September 2024): Gear up for gridiron glory as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers embark on the 2024/25 season!



Miami Marlins Baseball (Regular season runs through September 2024): Root for the home team at loanDepot Park and learn why baseball is America’s favorite pastime.

Inter Miami Major League Soccer (Regular season runs through October 2024): With soccer legend Lionel Messi on the team, this is the club to watch!

Wynwood Pride Miami 2024 (June 1-30, 2024): A celebration of the talent, commitment, and richness of the LGBTQ+ community in Miami and beyond, with panels, parties, and performances held primarily on the weekends throughout June.

American Black Film Festival (June 12-16, 2024): This annual festival in the heart of Miami Beach features five days of screenings, celebrity interviews, workshops, panel discussions, and networking events celebrating Black television and filmmaking.

Miami Juneteenth Festival (June 18-19, 2024): Be part of this spectacular day of commemoration and celebration at Miami’s Griffin Park, in honor of Juneteenth. This festival promises to be an unforgettable experience, filled with music, food, art, and community spirit!

Redland Summer Fruit Festival (June 22-23, 2024): Take a trip down to Homestead’s Fruit and Spice Park to sample tropical fruits and kick off the summer season.

Fourth of July Bayfront Park Celebration (July 4, 2024): A grand fireworks show lights up the waters off Downtown Miami, and the best place to catch it is from iconic Bayfront Park.

Miami Dolphins Football (Preseason starts in August 2024, Regular season starts in September 2024): Dive into football fever as the Miami Dolphins take to the field to kick off the 2024/25 season!


As you set out on your summer escapades in Florida, don’t forget to soak up the sun, explore the local attractions (including world-renowned theme parks, museums, and more), and create cherished memories with loved ones. From sandy beaches to bustling city streets, the possibilities for adventure are endless. For more information about Kong Vacation Homes or local recommendations, contact us at 866-499-9026 or info@kongmg.com. Let the summer festivities begin!

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