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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for June 28

Summer Nights: Hot Chelle Rae and ZZ Ward: Busch Gardens celebrates the arrival of summer with concerts, extended hours, the Kinetix rock-fueled acrobatic show, fireworks and DJ dancing. Included with regular daily admission: $89, $81 ages 3-9. 9 a.m., Busch Gardens, 3605 Bougainvillea Ave., Tampa. (813) 987-5600.

St. Pete Pride Block Party and Night Parade: St. Pete Pride moves its popular parade out of the blistering heat and dumps it into the streets of Grand Central after sunset this year. The block party brings DJs, food and drinks starting at 5 p.m. Central Avenue and 28th Street S, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 342-0084.

Alonzo Bodden: The comedian is a major Last Comic Standing alum: season 3 winner, season 2 runner-up and season 5 judge. 8 and 10:15 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $10-18.50. (813) 960-1197.

Kiafest Main Street Blast: New Port Richey celebrates Independence Day early with music, kids games, activities, arts and crafts show, fireworks and live entertainment. 10 a.m., Sims Park, 6341 Bank St., New Port Richey. Free. (727) 842-8066.

Pandas: The Journey Home: A film honoring one of the greatest conservation efforts in history premieres at an event with games, photos with a giant panda, Chinese lantern and panda puppet making, prizes and animal education from Dade City Wild Things. 12 p.m., Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $22.95, $20.95 seniors, $18.95 ages 2-12. (813) 987-6000.

Bad A-- Beerfest: This festival showcases craft beers by 20 area breweries, barbecue and live music by the Black Honkeys. Benefits the Wounded Warriors of Tampa and South Tampa. 5 p.m., Tampa Bay Brewing Co., 13937 Monroes Business Park, Tampa. $50. (414) 708-9466.

Clearwater Threshers Fireworks: After the team plays the Brevard County Manatees, they will have their biggest fireworks show of the year. 6:30 p.m., Bright House Field, 601 N Old Coachman Road, Clearwater. $5-$9.50. (727) 467-4467.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Great American Backyard Campout: Families can learn about the great outdoors on this campout with a campfire and other camping related activities. 6 p.m., Safety Harbor Waterfront Park, 110 Veterans Memorial Lane. $20 per family. (727) 724-1545.

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