St. Pete Pride Festival: The festivities kick off on Thursday with a Rooftop Party at the 360 Rooftop Bar at Hotel Zamora on St. Pete Beach for a free party with live entertainment and cocktails. thehotel zamora.com. The Block Party and Night Parade kicks off at 5 p.m. Saturday on Central between 22nd and 27th streets, featuring DJs, food and drinks. The parade steps off at sunset, about 8:30, on Central Avenue and 28th Street. The events are free, but glamstand seats can be purchased for $40-$1,500. Sunday brings the free, daytime St. Pete Pride Festival covering Central Avenue from 22nd to 28th streets. stpetepride.com
Tampa Bay Summer RV Show: The Florida RV Trade Association show rolls through the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa Thursday-Sunday, bringing new and used travel trailers, motor homes, tent campers and conversion vans and lots of booths featuring parts and accessories, insurance, RV repair and financing. Tickets are $4, free for ages 15 and younger, and cash only parking is $6 for cars, $12 for buses or RVs. floridastatefair.com.
Music: On Friday, California rock band Buckcherry gets the crowd Lit Up at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg ($28, $25 advance). That same night, also in St. Pete, hip-hop/pop artist (and round Earth denier) B.o.B. takes the stage at the State Theatre ($20-$23). Also on Friday, journey through 50 years of Pink Floyd's music with tribute band Brit Floyd at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater ($35.75-$75.75). Saturday, "the world's best Bowie impersonator" David Brighton presents Space Oddity: The Ultimate David Bowie Concert Experience at Clearwater's Capitol Theatre ($29-$50).
Comedy: Jim Florentine of Crank Yankers fame performs at Side Splitters in Tampa from Thursday-Saturday ($10-16.50), and headlines the club's Stand Up for Orlando fundraiser on Sunday ($25). Adam Ferrara, known for his role on Rescue Me, comes to the Tampa Improv Thursday-Sunday ($22-$25).
kids and family
Shark Week at the Aquarium: Tampa's Florida Aquarium splashes into Shark Week on Saturday and Sunday with a scavenger hunt, interactive shark games, learning activities and shark trivia. Admission is $19.95-$24.95; kids 2 and younger get in free. flaquarium.org.
more to explore
Find a full list of Pride events at tampabay.com/things-to-do.