Summer Fun 2017: What’s Happening in And around Lakeland

School is almost out, summer plans are heating up, and here at PHR Staffing Solutions, we are glad to be located in the heart of Lakeland, Florida, because there is no shortage of activity in our area.  From the Thursday Squared Food Truck Rallies downtown in Munn Park, to festivals with arts and local vendors, you can’t beat living in a city that is bustling with growth and things to do.  Not only is Lakeland always busy, but the surrounding, larger cities in the Tampa Bay area are also full of things to keep you and your family busy all summer long.  It’s easy to get caught up in our own small circle and forget that there are a lot of great things happening just a short drive away in neighboring Tampa, so we wanted to fill you in on what’s coming up!

Why not enjoy our own slice of Central Florida and get out there and enjoy what the area has to offer?  Here’s what’s going on in and around Tampa for the start of Summer 2017.


Food Truck Rally And Vendor Event

Saturday, May 20

Hillsborough County/Community Event
iFLY Tampa, 11A-3P


10654 Palm River Rd. Tampa


St. Armands Seafood & Music Festival

Saturday, May 20 – Sunday, May 21

Manatee County/Festival
St. Armands Circle Park, 11A-8P, Free Admission, Live Music, Food


Tribute To Heroes Parade

Sunday, May 28

Manatee County/Parade
Lakewood Ranch Main Street, 6-8P


Main Street, Lakewood Ranch


“Finding Neverland” at the Straz Center

Broadway has come to Tampa Bay with “Finding Neverland”.
Shows run from May 30th through June 4th, and tickets are on sale now!

Visit for more details.
Light Up Tampa Bay – Memorial Day Event

Sunday, May 28th

Channelside Bay Plaza, starting at 6 PM

Celebrate our fallen heroes this Memorial Day weekend with live music, entertainment, family-friendly activities and a festive waterfront fireworks display.

Party starts at 6:00P.M. with live music and entertainment. Fireworks at 8:45P.M.

This is a standing room only event.


This is only a small sample of what the greater Tampa Bay area has to offer in the coming weeks as we kick off summer 2017. We look forward to getting out and enjoying our city, and we hope to see you there!