Fireworks are planned to light up the sky as Tampa Bay prepares to celebrate another 4th of July weekend. Here’s a list of events across the area for all locals to enjoy. Click the links for more info and tickets:
4th of July Celebration — Monday, July 4, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Kings Bay Park
The City of Crystal River invites guests to enjoy live music, food, drinks, vendors and fireworks over Kings Bay at 9 p.m., weather permitting.
Fourth at the Farm — Monday, July 4, 2:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. at Whitehead Farms in Brooksville
The farm will be celebrating the 4th of July with fireworks and food, along with a live concert featuring performing artists Jameson Rodgers, Larry Fleet and Brooks Timmons. Kids 12 and under are free for general admission. A portion of proceeds will benefit Operation Heartfelt, which assists with food insecurity for children.
The Heights District Fourth of July Celebration at Armature Works — Monday, July 4, 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Festivities will include a riverfront concert, a fireworks display overlooking downtown Tampa, Friends of the Riverwalk Boat Parade, hot dog eating competition, kids' zone and American-inspired art that will be auctioned off during the event. Proceeds will go to K9s For Warriors in its mission is to end veteran suicide.
Star Spangled Sparkman — Monday, July 4, 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Family-friendly activities will include live entertainment such as a water ski show, a game zone on the wharf by Busch Gardens, roaming entertainment, and food and beverage specials.
Boom By The Bay — Monday, July 4, 3 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The City of Tampa will be having its largest firework show, hosted by Mayor Jane Castor. Fireworks will be seen from Bayshore Blvd, Armature Works and Sparkman Wharf. Residents will also be able to enjoy a variety of food trucks and family-friendly activities along downtown Tampa's waterfront.
July 4th Patriotic Boat Parade & Blessing of the Fleet — Monday, July 4 at 6 p.m.
Boats will be decked out in red, white and blue as hundreds of boats will float along Tampa's riverfront. The Blessing of the Fleet is a tradition that began years ago, but is still practiced in many fishing and boating communities around the world to ensure a safe and bountiful season. Residents can also take part of the cruise with Tampa's Pirate Water Taxi.
4th of July Parade at Anna Maria Island — Monday, July 4, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Families can enjoy beads and candy from the parade floats with a water balloon fight following after. The event is free to attend. Staging opens at 8 a.m. at Coquina Beach's North Boat Ramp.
Palmetto Fourth of July Festival — Monday, July 4, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Sutton Park
The festival will be held at with a live concert, food and beverage vendors and a firework show to conclude the evening. The event is free to the public.
July 4th Celebration — Monday, July 4, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Avalon Park
This free event will feature a bounce park, a bike parade, a bake-off, community performances, and a firework show starting at 9 p.m.
Skydive City's Annual 4th of July Celebration Event — Friday, July 1, 9 a.m. – Monday, July 4, 7 p.m.
Skydive City in Zephyrhills plans to celebrate all weekend long going with lots of fun activities for everybody and jumpers of all skill levels. Guests can take part in freefall events, and if skydiving isn't your thing, there will be games on the ground with live DJ's. The firework show is scheduled for Saturday night along with a BBQ.
The Fourth: Independence Day Celebration — Monday, July 4, 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. at the St. Pete Pier
St. Pete Pier will be hosting its fourth annual 4th of July celebration with a craft beer garden, food trucks and vendors, live music on the Visit St. Pete Clearwater main stage, roaming entertainers, and more. The fireworks show starts at 9 p.m. and will be visible from the entire downtown waterfront.
St. Pete run the 4th — Monday, July 4th, 11 a.m.
This 5K fun run showcases the St Pete Pier, as well as St Pete's waterfront. The course is closed to traffic, but this event is not timed, so you can run or walk and enjoy the scenery. Each runner will receive a patriotic run bib, and food from Bolay Fresh Bold Kitchen and Astro ice cream included in the entry fee.
Clearwater Celebrates America at the Ballpark — Monday, July 4, 6 p.m.
Attendees can enjoy 4th of July festivities with fireworks, a live concert featuring the Black Honkeys and activities for children of all ages. The firework show starts at 9:15 p.m. and will be choreographed with music.
4th of July Picnic in the Park — Monday, July 4, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Craig Park
Bring lawn chairs, swimsuits and towels, as the picnic will have waterslides, food, drinks, a hot dog eating contest for ages 16 and up, and more. The firework show will start at 8:30 p.m. with a view from Howard Park.
Davenport 4th of July Celebration + Fireworks Display — Monday, July 4, 3 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.
The City of Davenport will feature live bands, food and craft vendors, family activities and a huge fireworks display at 9:15 p.m. The event is free to the public.
Before You Go:
All fireworks displays are scheduled for evening, but may be slightly adjusted due to weather.
Getting To and Around Downtown
Use a bike, transit, or rideshare to get downtown, or if you drive, plan to park only once. To get around once you’re downtown, walk, use rental bikes or electric scooters. Hillsborough County will be offering free rides on the TECO Line Streetcar and will have a shuttle to Bayshore shuttle to head to Boom By the Bay from 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. for more info, click here and view the Transportation section.
Shuttle Stop Locations
- Fort Brooke Garage (intersection of Whiting St. & Franklin St.)
- Marion Street Transit Center (1211 N. Marion St.)
- Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park (intersection of Ashley Dr. & Twiggs St.)
- Bayshore Boulevard (near Swann Ave.)
- All city-operated garages will be available, along with street parking and private lot options. City of Tampa parking garages (including the Fort Brooke garage) will cost $10 for the day.
- Free bike racks are located throughout downtown.
- The fireworks will be loud and may not be a good environment for pets. Well-behaved pets that are kept on a leash are welcome in public parks. Service animals are always welcome.