Disney's Star Wars Weekends - Will not be held in 2016. Disney has announced Star Wars-themed lands will be coming in the future, however, start and completion dates have not been announced.
Florida Dance Festival (2016 Dates TBA) - This Florida annual celebration of dance held in Tampa features classes and workshops in all forms of dance.
Silver Spurs Rodeo (June 3 & 4, 2016) - The largest rodeo east of the Mississippi, draws some of the baddest bulls and cowboys in the business. Located in Kissimmee, 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 these 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 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.
Learn how to beat the Florida heat in June while vacationing in the Sunshine State.
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 they hang around too long, try one of these things to do when it rains in Florida. 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 with these tips for traveling during hurricane season.
Average June Temperatures
- Daytona Bch: High 89°-Low 71°
- Fort Myers: High 91°-Low 73°
- Jacksonville: High 89°-Low 69°
- Key West: High 88°-Low 79°
- Miami: High 86°-Low 77°
- Orlando: High 91°-Low 71°
- Panama City: High 88°-Low 68°
- Pensacola: High 89°-Low 72°
- Tallahassee: High 91°-Low 70°
- Tampa: High 89°-Low 74°
- West Palm Bch: High 90°-Low 75°
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.