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The Tampa Bay area has many events for you to choose from. Here’s where you can celebrate and watch the Independence Day fireworks. 

Hillsborough County 

Tampa

Friends of the Riverwalk Independence Day Fireworks Celebration 

When: July 4, 9 p.m. 

Where: The Tampa Riverwalk, Tampa, Florida 33602

Firework celebrations will begin at 9 p.m. in the harbor in front of the Tampa Convention Center. Viewing will be available from the Tampa Riverwalk as well as from the restaurants, bars and hotels in the vicinity with a direct view of the harbor.

Red, White & Booze (& Fireworks)

When: July 4, 9 p.m.

Where: American Social Bar & Kitchen at 601 S. Harbour Island Blvd., Tampa, Florida 33602

Starting at 9 p.m. guests can have a front-row seat of the fireworks happening in front of the Tampa Convention Center. Those interested in making a reservation can call (813) 605-3333.

Temple Terrace

Temple Terrace Fourth of July Parade & Fireworks (Fireworks canceled)

When: July 4, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: 6610 E. Whiteway Drive, Temple Terrace, Florida 33617

The parade will begin at 10 a.m., starting at Whiteway and Gillette Ave. will run south to Druid Hills, west to Ridgedale and south to the Temple Terrace Little League fields

Plant City

Plant City Fourth of July Celebration 

When: July 4, 5:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.

Where: Plant City Stadium at 1810 East Park Road, Plant City, FL 33566

Parking will open at 5:45 p.m.and costs $5 per car. Admission is free. There will be face painting, balloon art, inflatables, a rock wall, a bungee jumper and live entertainment. Fireworks will start around 9:15 p.m. 

Pinellas County 

Tarpon Springs

The City of Tarpon Springs Fourth of July Picnic and Fireworks Display

When: July 4, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. / 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

Where: Picnic – Craig Park at Tarpon Springs, FL 34689 / Fireworks – Fred Howard Park at 1700 Sunset Drive, Tarpon Springs, Florida 34689

The picnic will take place during the late morning and into the afternoon. Admission is free. There will be live music and food. In the evening, the city will put on a fireworks display. 

St. Petersburg

Fireworks Across the Bay Celebration in St. Pete

When: July 4, 9 p.m.

Where:  St. Pete’s Spa Beach Park at 615 2nd Ave. N.E., St. Petersburg, Florida 33703

Fireworks will begin at 9 p.m at St. Pete’s Spa Beach Park.

Clearwater

Clearwater Celebrates America

When: July 4, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: Coachman Park at 301 Drew St., Clearwater, Florida 33755

There will be music, food, drinks, local vendors and other family-friendly activities. Admission is free. Event starts at 6 p.m. and the fireworks will begin at 9:15 p.m.

Fireworks at Clearwater Threshers Game

When: July 3, gates open at 5 p.m.

Where:  Spectrum Field at 601 Coachman Road, Clearwater, Florida 33765

Watch the Threshers take on the Flying Tigers. Gates will open at 5 p.m. After the game, there will be a fireworks show. 

Safety Harbor

Safety Harbor Fourth of July Celebrations

When: July 4, 10 a.m. to noon / 5 p.m. 9 p.m.

Where: Downtown Safety Harbor, Safety Harbor, Florida 34695

The celebrations will begin with a patriotic parade down Main Street from 10 a.m. to noon. In the evening, there will be activities for the children, live entertainment and food vendors starting at 5 p.m. A fireworks display will start at 9 p.m.

Largo

Largo’s Fourth of July Celebration 

When:  July 4, 6 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

Where: 101 Central Park Drive, Largo, Florida 33771

The Independence Day celebrations will start at 6 p.m. with entertainment, food, a pie eating contest, inflatable activities and T-shirt decorating for $5. The fireworks show will begin around 9:15 p.m. 

Gulfport

Gulfport’s Fourth of July Celebration 

When: July 4, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Gulfport Beach at Downtown Waterfront District, Gulfport, Florida 33707

Celebrate the holiday with an Independence Day Parade starting at 6 p.m. Top it off with a fireworks display at 9 p.m. on Gulfport Beach. 

Dunedin

Fireworks at Dunedin Blue Jays Game

When: July 3, 6:30 p.m. 

Where:  Dunedin Stadium at 373 Douglas Ave., Dunedin, Florida 34698

Free for fans. Watch the Blue Jays take on the Tarpons starting at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks and a concert will take place after the game. 

Redington Shores

Fourth of July on Redington Shores

When:  July 4, at dusk 

Where: Redington Shores Beach at 18200 Gulf Blvd., Redington Shores, Florida 33708

Beach access is available at 182nd Avenue and Gulf Boulevard. Fireworks will start around dusk. 

Treasure Island

Treasure Island Fourth of July Fireworks

When: July 4, 9 p.m.

Where: 10400 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island, Florida 33706

Watch the Treasure Island firework show on the beach around 9 p.m. Off-site parking will be offered at Treasure Island Park for $15 a vehicle or at Treasure Island Community Center for $10. 

Polk County 

Lakeland

Red, White & Kaboom

When: July 3, 6 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

Where: Lake Mirror at 121 S. Lake Ave., Lakeland, Florida 33801

Attendees are asked to bring at least one non-perishable food item or to donate $2 to help support the VISTE food bank. At the event, there will be a live concert, a watermelon eating contest and food trucks. Fireworks will start at 9 p.m.

Lake Wales

Lake Wales Fourth of July Festivities

When: July 4, 2 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Where: Lake Wales Park at 33 N. Lakeshore Blvd., Lake Wales, Florida 33853

There will be games, pony rides, face painting and food. Free parking and free admission. Fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m. 

Auburndale

Auburndale Fourth of July Celebration 

When: July 4, noon to 9:30 p.m.

Where: Ariana Park / Beach at 2215 Lake Ariana Blvd., Auburndale, Florida 33823

Join the City of Auburndale in the Independence Day fun. There will be fun family activities, food, watermelon eating contest, kid’s sack races, cornhole tournament and entertainment. Fireworks will start at 9 p.m. 

Bartow

Fourth of July Celebration in Bartow

When: July 4, 2:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Where: Mosaic Park at 2250 S. Floral Ave., Bartow, Florida 33830

Admission is free and seats are first come, first served. Guests can enjoy live music, food vendors and games. Fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m.

Haines City

Thunder on the Ridge

When: July 4, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Lake Eva Park at 555 Ledwith Ave, Haines City, Florida 33844

Opening ceremonies will begin at 3 p.m. Check-in for the cornhole tournament will begin at 4 p.m. and the event will start at 5 p.m. There will be live entertainment, food and vendors. Fireworks will begin at 9:15 p.m. 

Dundee

Dundee Fourth of July Celebration and Fireworks 

When: July 4, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Dundee Community Center at 603 Lake Marie Boulevard Dundee, Florida 33838

Join the City of Dundee in celebrating the Fourth of July with balloons, inflatables, food vendors and live entertainment. Fireworks at 9:20 p.m. at Lake Marie. 

Davenport

City of Davenport Fourth of July Celebration

When: July 4, 3 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.

Where: Lewis Mathews Sports Complex at 400 Palm Street, Davenport, Florida 33897

Join the City of Davenport in celebrating Independence Day with live entertainment and fireworks show at 9:15 p.m.

Winter Haven – LEGOLAND

Red, White & Boom

When: July 4, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: LEGOLAND at One LEGOLAND Way, Winter Haven, Florida 33884

There will be a Brick & Boom Fireworks Celebration where you can “wear special viewing glasses while watching a gazillion bricks explode from the sky.” You must purchase a park ticket for this event. For an event guide, click here.

Pasco County

Dade City

Sparklebration

When: July 4, 4 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

Where: Pasco County Fairgrounds at 36722 State Road 52, Dade City, Florida 33525

Admission is $6 for those 13 and up. Parking is $5. There will be bounce houses, a watermelon eating contest, a petting zoo and a karaoke contest. Gates open at 4 p.m. Fireworks will start around 9:15 p.m.

Hernando County

Brooksville

Firecracker Smash’m Up!

When: July 4, 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 

Where: Hernando County Fairgrounds at 6436 Broad St., Brooksville, Florida 34601

The event starts at 4 p.m. $5 for parking. There will be a Demolition Derby starting at 7 p.m., which is an additional cost of $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 4 to 12. Bounce houses and pony rides will be available but at an additional cost. There will also be live music, crafts and games. Fireworks will start between 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Sarasota County

Venice

Venice Fireworks Show

When: July 4, 9 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Where: Humphris Park (South Jetty), 2000 Tarpon Center Drive, Venice, Florida 34285

Fireworks will be shot off from South Jetty. The firework show may be viewed from Caspersen to Nokomis in addition to other places around Venice. If you would like to view the show from your boat, you should be anchored by 8:30 p.m. The Venice Inlet will be closed to boat traffic at 8:45 p.m. until a half hour after the fireworks grand finale. 

Sarasota

Bayfront Fireworks Spectacular

When: July 4, 9 p.m.

Where: Marina Plaza at 2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, Florida 34236

The fireworks display is free admission and open to the public.

Nathan Benderson Park Fireworks on the Lake

When: July 3, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, Florida 34235

There will be a variety of musical groups and a chance for families to picnic on the grass. Fireworks will begin in the evening. 

Manatee County 

Palmetto 

Palmetto Fourth of July Celebration 

When: July 4, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Sutton Park at Palmetto, Florida 34221

The event activities will kick off around 4 p.m. and will feature live music from country music star Charlie Daniels at around 7 p.m. A fireworks show will shortly follow Daniels’ performance. 

Bradenton 

Marauders Patriotic Celebration

When: July 3, 5 p.m.

Where: LECOM Park at 1611 9th St. West, Bradenton, Florida 34205

Watch the Bradenton Marauders play the Palm Beach Cardinals. Gates will open at 5 p.m. and the game will start at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks will begin after the game. 

Highlands County 

Sebring 

Fourth of July Fireworks

When: July 4, 9 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. 

Where: City Pier Beach at 351 West Center Ave., Sebring, Florida 33870

Fireworks will start at 9 p.m.

Orange County

Orlando

Universal Studios Florida Fourth of July Celebration 

When: July 4, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

Where: Universal Studios Florida at 6000 Universal Blvd., Orlando, Florida 32819

Universal Studios Florida will be celebrating Independence Day with live entertainment, meet-and-greets with some of the Universal characters and will end the night with a pyrotechnic display starting at 9 p.m. To access the celebration you must have admission to Universal Studios Florida or with a park-to-park ticket. 


If you know of any other celebrations or firework shows in our area, please feel free to email them to us at online@wfla.com. 

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