Florida Dance Festival: This Florida annual celebration of dance held in Tampa takes place for a week in June. Hosted by the University of South Florida School of Theatre and Dance, the festival features classes and workshops in all forms of dance.
Silver Spurs Rodeo: The largest rodeo east of the Mississippi, draws some of the toughest bulls and cowboys in the business. The two-day event occurs in Kissimmee and just a few miles from Central Florida's theme parks.
Summer in Florida's Theme Parks: Theme parks offer extended hours, roll out special shows, and include concerts by some of music's biggest talents.
Summer in Florida: While Florida is one of the top vacation destinations in the nation, summer travel in the Sunshine State can present some challenges. Use resources to help smooth the way to your mid-summer Florida travel.
Best Time to Go
Lunch lines at school are replaced by lines at the popular theme parks as families begin their summer vacations. Temperatures will not reach their peak highs until July and August, but you'll definitely feel the summer heat even with the increasing frequency of afternoon showers. A great way to beat the heat is at one of Florida's water parks.
Disney World's Gay Days are held on the first weekend of June. If you have an issue with observing openly gay couples holding hands or kissing in public, then it is best to avoid the parks.
Although the peak temperature typically arrives in July and August, it's important to know how to beat the Florida heat in June.
Thunderstorms are frequent in the summer but are usually short-lived and help to cool temperatures. If you're at Disney World, break out a poncho or umbrella for summer's showers and enjoy some rainy day magic. If the bad weather hangs around too long, there are other places you can go to. It's important to note though that lightning is a serious risk, particularly in Central Florida.
Also, the Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30. There is usually very little tropical activity in June. It is important to know how to protect your family and your vacation experience if a storm threatens.
Average June Temperatures
- Daytona Beach: High 89 degrees, Low 71 degrees
- Fort Myers: High 91 degrees, Low 73 degrees
- Jacksonville: High 89 degrees, Low 69 degrees
- Key West: High 88 degrees, Low 79 degrees
- Miami: High 86 degrees, Low 77 degrees
- Orlando: High 91 degrees, Low 71 degrees
- Panama City: High 88 degrees, Low 68 degrees
- Pensacola: High 89 degrees, Low 72 degrees
- Tallahassee: High 91 degrees, Low 70 degrees
- Tampa: High 89 degrees, Low 74 degrees,
- West Palm Beach: High 90 degrees, Low 75 degrees
Average June Water Temperatures
The water temperature for the Gulf of Mexico (West Coast) is between the high 70s to low 80s and the Atlantic Ocean (East Coast) range from the mid-70s to low 80s.