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