Celebrating the 4th of July in Tampa Bay

We all know Independence Day is about the fireworks. But there are also festivals, concerts, parades and even fun runs. Here's the info you need to celebrate Independence Day in Tampa Bay. 

Boat parade

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

July 4th Boat Parade and Blessing of the Fleet

Downtown Tampa

Tuesday, July 4, 2023, 6-10p

The day will start with a waterski show which can only be viewed from Sparkmans Wharf. The boat parade will feature decorated vessels and will start near the Tampa Convention Center and move up the Hillsborough River to Armature Works and back to Sparkmans Wharf. Boats in the parade will be able to take part in the Blessing of the Fleet as well. Fireworks at Sparkman Wharf will conclude the celebration at 10pm.

TIMELINE:
6:00 PM - Water Ski Show (Viewing available ONLY at Sparkman Wharf)
6:00 PM - Boat Parade Begins (IMPORTANT: See times below for where/when to view the parade)
6:15 PM Convention Center
6:30 PM Curtis Hixon Park
6:45 PM Armature Works
7:15 PM Davis Islands & Channel Drive
7:30 PM Sparkman Wharf
9:00 PM Fireworks Show at Sparkman Wharf

Boom by the Bay

Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park in downtown Tampa

July 1, 2023 at 4pm

New to Boom by the Bay this year: a pickleball tournament! There will also be an apple pie bake-off, live entertainment, kids games, food trucks and fireworks. Admission is free and the entire family is welcome, including four-legged members! Fireworks scheduled for 9:15pm.

Armature Works

July 4th, 2023

Grab a spot on the lawn and enjoy prime views of the fireworks display, Friends of the Riverwalk Boat Parade, enjoy a riverfront concert and watch the annual hot dog eating contest.

Star Spangled Sparkman Wharf

July 4, 2023 at 4pm

Great views and entertainment on the 4th of July in downtown Tampa. Star Spangled Sparkman begins at 4pm with DJs, roaming entertainment, festive food and drinks and photo ops. A water ski show begins at 6pm followed by the boat parade. Fireworks will begin at approximately 9pm. The event is free and open to the public. Sparkman Wharf will be limiting capacity— guests are encouraged to arrive early. 

Parade

Temple Terrace Independence Day Celebration

Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club

July 4, 2023, 10a-9:15p

Temple Terrace celebrates the 4th of July with a parade beginning at 10am at Whiteway Dr. and Gillette Ave. (it will then run south to Druid Hills, west to Ridgedale and south to the Temple Terrace Little League fields.) The festivities continue at 6pm on the 1st fairway with live music and other entertainment, and, of course, a fireworks extravaganza! The fireworks will begin at approximately 9:15pm. 

Lutz Independence Day parade

Lutz Independence Day Parade & Fun Run

Parade travels down Lutz Lake Fern

July 4, 2023 at 10am

Parade starts at 10am in Lutz. It travels down Lutz Lake Fern toward US 41. There is also a 5K and 1-mile fun run before the parade.

Plant City July 4th Celebration

Plant City Stadium

July 4, 2023 6-9:30p

Family-friendly event with face painting, cornhole, inflattables, rock wall, live music and food vendors. Free admission. Parking $5. Military salute and national anthem at 9 p.m. Fireworks start at approximately 9:15 p.m.

PASCO COUNTY

Zephyrhills Summerfest

Zephyr Park

July 1, 2023 Noon-9:30pm

Light up your summer with a day filled with fun, food, and fireworks. The free event includes food vendors, local market, live DJ and a Kids Zone with bounce houses, a petting zoo, and pony rides. After dark will be a 30 minute fireworks show. 

4th of July Celebration at Avalon Park

Avalon Park in downtown Wesley Chapel

July 4, 2023 from 5pm-9pm

Celebration includes a bake-off, bike parade, bounce houses, food trucks, vendors and community performances. Fireworks at 9pm. The celebration is free and open to the public.

PINELLAS COUNTY

Fourth Of July Fireworks in Largo

Largo Central Park

July 2, 2023 at 6pm

Gather up the family, grab your blankets or chairs and head to Largo Central Park for live music and an amazing fireworks display. Food and drink vendors will be on site. No alcohol, pets or personal fireworks allowed. There will be limited on-site parking for $10 (cash only).

Clearwater Celebrate America

Coachman Park

July 4, 2023 from 10am-11pm

Clearwater Celebrates America will include a classic car show, a local farmers market, street entertainers and other family-friendly entertainment. The grand finale of the day will be a fireworks display accompanied by the Florida Orchestra. Tickets are required for the free concert on July 4 and are available in advance at TheSoundFLA.com. General admission is first come, first serve. Chairs are limited, bringing blankets is encouraged.

Spa Beach Park @ St. Pete Pier

July 4, 2023 from 4-10pm

For the third year the St. Pete Pier is celebrating Independence Day. Activities include a St. Pete Pier Run, kids fun zone, craft beer garden, market with local vendors, food trucks, live music and more. A traditional fireworks show will begin at 9pm and will be visible from the entire downtown St. Pete waterfront.

Safety Harbor Independence Celebration

Waterfront Park in Safety Harbor

July 1, 2023 from 5-9pm

Don your red, white and blue and celebrate Independence Day with live entertainment, food vendors and children’s activities. Fireworks start at 9pm

July 4th parade

Safety Harbor 4th of July Parade

Main Street in Safety Harbor

July 4, 2023 from 10am-Noon

4th of July Picnic in the Park

Craig Park in Tarpon Springs

July 4, 2023 from 10am-2pm

Fun family-celebration featuring a live band, waterslides, food and drink vendors, a hotdog eating contest and more. Fireworks are not allowed at the event. 

July 4th at the beach

Madiera Beach Independence Day Fireworks

R.O.C Park

July 3, 2023 at 9pm

Experience a truly dazzling Independence Day Fireworks Celebration hosted by the City of Madeira Beach. Fireworks will be launched from the Madeira Beach Fundamental School. Great viewing spots include R.O.C Park and the waterway around Madiera Beach.

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