Brandon has many family activity destinations, including Skateland of Brandon, North Brandon Family YMCA, Ace Golf & Pro Shop, Golden City Gymnastics, and the Riverview Tide Youth Football and Cheer Association.
Brandon has strong community spirit. Residents and visitors enjoy trail rides at Turkey Creek Stables or letting their dogs run leash-free at the Retreat at Crosstown. Wherever you are in Brandon, you are sure to feel welcome.
Brandon is home to Westfield Brandon Shopping Center – a great shopping destination featuring Books-A-Million, Dick's Sporting Goods, Dillard's, JCPenney, Macy's, Sears and 170 specialty retailers – as well as Kings Row Shopping Center and K Mart Shopping Center. Regency Square Shopping Center covers 350,000 sq. ft. with more than 50 retail stores. Moreover, Walmart, Target, Home Depot, and Best Buy all have strong presences in this Tampa suburb.
Publix outlets offer convenient online ordering. Chain retailers like Michaels, Lowes, Petsmart, Hobbytown, and Party City have had success growing along with the community
Most annual events in Brandon are community-oriented. The Brandon Leadership Casino Night, Christmas in July Celebration and events like Les Play: A Night of Romance, always draw well. Brandon is also home to the Hillsborough County Fairgrounds, the permanent home of the annual Hillsborough County Fair, which occurs in October every year.