Under $20 Summer Date Night Ideas in Tampa Bay

Summer in Tampa is filled with sunshine, romance, and outdoor activities to do with your partner in crime, or even on an exciting first date. That doesn’t mean you need to drop some serious cash though! From festivals and stand-up comedy, to food trucks and cult classics, there is much more to summer in Tampa than beautiful sun-kissed skin.

We’ve compiled a list of perfect budget-friendly Tampa date nights to keep these next couple months filled with memorable activities that won’t break the bank.

Check Out This Season’s Concert Line-Up

Live Nation has a summer concert series going on for the next few months that offers heavily discounted concert tickets – currently $20 general admission. Check out the line-up for the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre to see if one of your favorite bands is playing then make a rocking date night you both won’t soon forget.

If one band is sold out of the discount tickets currently available, be sure to keep an eye out for future tickets you might be interested in because they are offering different promos every few weeks. LiveNation.com

Festivals Galore at Riverwalk

From the latest Hot Dog Festival, RiverFest Concert, and of course, the wildly popular fourth Fridays, sticking around Riverwalk is a sure bet when it comes to finding excitement in Tampa every weekend! The Tampa Riverwalk is known to host cheap or free events that will prove to be the ideal date night, or even a night the whole family can enjoy if you’re struggling to find a sitter.

Visit TheTampaRiverwalk.com for a full list of upcoming events.

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Photo Credit: Fourth Friday Tampa

After Hours at American Stage

The theater isn’t all about acting nowadays, and American Stage proves that with their After Hours line-ups ranging from open mic nights to stand-up comedy. Check out American Stage’s summer schedule, with prices as low as $12!

Along with their After Hours events, you can also find American Stage offering award-winning shows in their theater or in the park for a nice dinner picnic. AmericanStage.org

Vintage Flicks at Tampa Theatre

The Tampa Theatre not only has an amazing schedule of best-selling authors and noteworthy speakers, they also regularly screen cult classic films and new indies. Most film tickets are a low as $7, so visit their website at TampaTheatre.org for a schedule of upcoming films. You will also find a schedule of their speakers that will both entertain and inspire. TampaTheatre.org

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Free Movie Series Across Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay is known for their free movie series all over the area, so find one closest to you – or not so close and bring a sense of adventure into your date night.

Some of the most notable movie series are at The Museum of Fine Arts in downtown St. Petersburg, Tampa’s Screen on the Green at Water Works Park in Tampa, The Dali Museum’s Summer Cult Classics and the DTSP Summer Cinema which also occurs at the MFA. DowntownStPete.com

Tampa Movie Night
Photo Credit: St. Pete Beach Community Center‎

Flicks and Food Trucks at Channelside

Explore different food options and catch a movie on the third Thursday of every month at The Grand Central on Kennedy. Not only are food trucks typically reasonably priced, but you score a free movie in the deal and can try food options you might have not tried otherwise!

The event is tentatively held from 6pm – 10pm. Find more information at TampaBayMarkets.com.

Feature Image Credit: TampaBayMarkets.com


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