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4th of July Fireworks and events
4th of July Fireworks and events

Show off your patriotic pride at these Independence Day celebrations at the following events in Tampa Bay.

4th of July Fireworks at Channelside

Join the excitement on Wednesday July 4 with the party starting at 1 p.m. Enjoy live music, entertainment, dining, nightlife and of course Fireworks! 

Live music from 1 p.m. - 11 p.m.! And The Spectacular Fireworks show at 9 p.m.

Channelside 4th of July Independence Day Celebration is a FREE event and is open to the public. 

Arrive early to check out one of the restaurants in Channelside for dinner and head into one of the bars before the crowd hits. Viewing of the Fireworks from the Wharf Area will be limited the first 3,000 people.

Wristbands will be given out for access at the Garrison Street Gate at 7:00 p.m. Only persons with wristbands will be allowed on the wharf. Channelside recommend parking at the garage across the street from the complex or in open lots between Channelside and St Pete Times Forum. Also, consider taking the TECO Line Street Car from Downtown Tampa or Ybor City. 

NO Coolers or Personal Fireworks and PLEASE drink responsibly! 
Please check the links listed below for parking and driving options. 


Toast to America at Tampa Tap Room July 4th

Ybor 7th Avenue Block Party

Taverna Opa - July 4th Party in Channelside

Join Taverna Opa in Channelside at Taverna Opa on July 4th from 6 p.m. - close for the Channelside Fireworks show, live music & DJ!

For $25 you get Premium Water View Seating (reservation required) & a 3 Course Meal! Fireworks start at 9pm so get there early so you don't miss it!!!

Enjoy $3 Coronas, Michelob Ultra, Bud Light & Budweiser Aluminum Bottles!

Johnny Reno's Third of July Party

"Our Annual 3rd of July Party that we've held for over twenty years is Back On. We always celebrated on this Night because the next day is the 4th of July and almost everyone has that day off."

Open Bar 6-8 p.m.
Free buffet 8-10 p.m.
Live Disco with "Hunks of Funk"

The entire event is 6 p.m. - 1 a.m. at 800 2nd Avenue NE

Sparklebration at the Pasco Fairgrounds

Rat-N-Puff a Palooza at Shephards

Celebrate the 4th with 93.3 WFLZ featuring Cobra Starship, Outa Sight, and Sammy Adams

Safety Harbor 4th of July Celebration

Bring the whole family out for a July 4th Celebration Safety Harbor style. There will be children's activities, live entertainment, food vendors and plenty of fun for the whole family. Get a good seat at the Marina or on the Safety Harbor Resort & Spa back lawn because the best fireworks display in Tampa Bay goes off at exactly 9 p.m.

St. Pete Beach Fireworks

The City of St. Pete Beach will host their annual fireworks display on Wednesday, July 4 beginning at dark.  The display will be launched from a barge in the Gulf directly west of the County Park located at 47th Street (across from the Dolphin Village Plaza). 

All normal beach and parking ordinances will be in effect. For more information, contact the City of St. Pete Beach at 727-367-2735. 

Red, White & Zoo Week at Lowry Park Zoo

In honor of Independence Day, members of the military and up to three direct dependents are invited to visit the Zoo for free on July 1-7.  Free admission applies to active duty military, reservists or members of the Guard with a valid military I.D. and up to three direct dependents.

Clearwater celebrates America

Clearwater Celebrates America on Wednesday, the Fourth of July at Coachman Park, 301 Drew St. 

This free event will be fun for the whole family, featuring the largest fireworks display in the Tampa Bay area, and a concert by the Mostly Pops Orchestra and the Wilsons. There will be food, beverages, and exhibitors to add to the festivities.  

Gates open at 4 p.m. and music will begin at 7:30 p.m.  Children's activities are 5 to 9 p.m. and will include games, prizes, face painting, and a visit from Tampa Bay's favorite mascots. The fireworks display, at 9:30 p.m. will be synchronized to music to end the evening.

You CANNOT bring: alcoholic beverages, glass bottles/containers, canopies, pets, or personal fireworks. 

WQYK Brandon Blast: "9th Annual Brandon Blast
    Westfield Brandon
    459 Brandon Town Center
    Brandon, FL 33511
    Price: free
    Family Fun On The 4th!

If you're looking for some great family fun this July 4th, make sure you visit WQYK at our 9th Annual Brandon Blast Military Appreciation & 4th of July Celebration presented by Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority.

WQYK and Westfield Brandon are once again celebrating Independence Day on Wednesday, July 4 from 5 - 9 p.m. in the Restaurant Courtyard in front of The Cheesecake Factory and California Pizza Kitchen.

This year's event includes live music, family entertainment and dining, and the chance to win great prizes! There will also be a KidZone complete with inflatables. At 9p we'll light up the night sky with a fireworks display set to America's music...country music."

4th of July Extravaganza at the St. Pete Pier

Beginning at noon with "Bus Stop", classic rock band, on our Courtyard stage until 3:00 p.m. then "Kim Betts and the Gamble Creek Band" take to the stage with country tunes - old and new - from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. "Baby Grand in the Sand" will perform between band breaks from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. and from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. and then "soulRcoaster" tops off the evening with pop rock from 8:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Face painting begins at noon (nominal charge, depending upon design) and runs until 9:00 p.m. We welcome back the "One Man Band" who will be strolling throughout The Pier and out front from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.; Fritz from Fritzy Bros One Man Circus will give us a full seven hours of hilarious entertainment from 1:00 - 8:00 p.m.; and the Power Skipper will return this year and perform his jumping antics from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

The "Dance Heads" will be in the Dockside Activity Room where you can be a STAR in your own dance/music video!  DVD's are FREE for you and your friends who are participating and you choose your own song!  Danceheads from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Fireworks at 9:00 p.m., brought to you by the City of St. Petersburg!

Freedom Festival at The Shops at Wiregrass

Tuesday, July 3 from 4 - 9 p.m.

The event features a bicycle parade, contests & prizes, band competition, shopping and dining specials, grand finale show at 9 p.m.

City of Gulfport's 4th of July Celebration


8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Recreation Center Field (Seawall)
Free - Children 12 and under
bring your own pole - Prizes and drawings

10 A.M. - 2 P.M.

Shore Blvd. from 54th Ave. S. to Beach
$10 registration Fee
Cool trophy for the Mayor/Council Chosen Winner and best dress electric car

10:00 a.m. to Noon.


On Gulfport Beach - Shore Blvd. S.
Free - Red, white and Blue theme! Prizes!
Bring fun stuff to make your sculpture patriotic!

Noon to 6:00 p.m.

On Gulfport Beach  
Free kids activities - Food and drink available for purchase

4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Beach Blvd. S. and Shore Blvd. S. - Downtown Waterfront District

5 p.m.

60's Groove
Outdoor Casino Event Stage

6:00 p.m.


7:00 p.m.

Outdoor Casino Event Stage

9:00 p.m.


Viewed over Boca Ciega Bay along Shore Blvd. S.

Sarasota County Fourth of July events

Light up the Bay at Al Lang

Celebrate the 4th at Coachman Park

The city's annual Independence Day celebration will feature concerts by the Wilsons and the Mostly Pops Orchestra, fireworks, face painting, a mascot parade, food and drink concessions. Gates open at 4 p.m. No alcoholic beverages, glass containers or bottles, umbrellas, canopies, throwing objects, pets or personal fireworks allowed.

Price: Free........Phone: 727-562-4700

Lakeland Flying Tigers 4th of July Baseball & Fireworks

Park Square Pizza 4th of July event at FishHawk Ranch

4th of July Funfest

Celebrate Independence Day aboard the historical American Victory Ship! We offer front row viewing of the Channelside fireworks. Enjoy music, food, beer and wine and bring the kids for face painting, arts and crafts, as well as contests and prizes. Tickets are on sale at TicketWeb.com or aboard the ship the day of the event.

4th of July Fireworks Celebration Cruise, Tampa

Get the best seats in town on our 4th of July Fireworks Cruises in Tampa  and Clearwater! Both cruises include a buffet with traditional American favorites, open bar, stellar entertainment, and spectacular fireworks shows (weather permitting).

4th of July Fireworks Celebration Cruise, Clearwater Beach

Get the best seats in town on our 4th of July Fireworks Celebration Cruise! This all-inclusive cruise includes a buffet with traditional American favorites, open bar, stellar entertainment, and a spectacular fireworks show over the Memorial Causeway (weather permitting).

Boards: 7:00 p.m. 
Departs: 7:30 p.m. 
Returns: 10:00 p.m.

Make your reservations today! Online or by Phone: 
www.yachtstarship.com o (813) 223-7999

Family Night on the Fourth, Lutz

Enjoy a free, outdoor celebration of independence, featuring Food Trucks, a classic car show hosted by the Good News Cruisers, the FAITH Riders motorcycle club, and a patriotic tribute by select soloists and our Worship Orchestra. Then, the night sky will sparkle with a spectacular fireworks presentation. No pets or alcohol, please. Extend an invitation to your family & friends.Join us on Idlewild's Recreation Fields on July 4. The fun begins at 5:00 p.m. For more info, call 813.264.1515.

Largo's 4th of July Celebration to Light Up Central Park

Come see one of the best firework shows in Pinellas County at Largo's 4th of July Celebration at Largo Central Park.

On Wednesday, July 4 beginning at 6 p.m., friends and family can enjoy great food, entertainment and activities for all ages, followed by a spectacular fireworks show starting at 9:15 p.m.

On-site parking will be available for $5. Park and walk will also be available from Largo Middle School and Largo High School. For the safety of everyone, please no alcohol, coolers, pets, personal fireworks or sparklers. For more information, call (727)587-6775 or visit LargoEvents.com.

Kiwanis Morton Plant Mease Midnight Run

Race night activities start at 9:30 p.m. with the first of 3 races starting at 11 p.m.

All runs start on Causeway Blvd. at the Causeway Plaza and end at the Causeway Plaza Shopping Center parking lot.

For more information, visit http://www.kiwanismidnightrun.com/.

4th of July Picnic in the Park Tarpon Springs

"Join us in Craig Park on July 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a good old fashioned Picnic in the Park.  There will be live entertainment, free food, a waterslide, outrigger races and lots of fun contests for the entire family.  A big THANKS goes out to Waste Management, for sponsoring this event again, this year."

Bartow's 4th of July Extravaganza

"Bartow always celebrates the 4th of July in a very big way. Come to Mosaic Park where the celebration begins at 2:30 and lasts until the last firework has disappeared!"

July 4 Music For a Celebration at the Bartow Civic Center

Bartow Civic Center
2250 South Floral Avenue
Bartow, FL 33830
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Free one hour concert as a part of the City of Bartow's Fourth of July Celebration.

LEGOLAND: Red, Brick & Boom

"Celebrate the 4th of July with a bang at LEGOLAND Florida's first Independence Day event - Red, Brick & Boom. With special 3D glasses that turn ordinary fireworks into millions of exploding bricks, this July 4th celebration is sure to dazzle and delight."

18th Annual July 4th Firecracker 5K Race in Sebring

Race takes place at Highlands Hammock State Park beginning at 7:30 a.m.

Pop out of bed and get cracking as we celebrate the 4th of July at the annual Firecracker 5K Race. Plaques for overall, master and grand master male and female winners, age group awards in 5-year age divisions, technical T-shirts and ice-cold watermelon for runners. Shirts guaranteed only to the first 200 entrants. Race benefits Avon Park High School Cross Country Team."

Elks Lodge 4th of July celebration

Highlands Little Theatre performs Patriotic Musical Revue

"Highlands Little Theatre performers are rehearsing to entertain the public with a Patriotic Musical Revue on July 4.

Dust off your red-white-and-blue attire and plan to attend this (FREE) all-American event.  Four shows are being offered from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Highlands Little Theatre (main stage) Blackman Theatre. The Heartland Pops will be playing tunes, and hot dogs and other food items will be sold as a fund-raiser for the Theatre's many programs.  

Return for the fireworks, from 9 p.m. - 10 p.m. at the Sebring City Pier! Call 863-382-2525 for details."

Independence Day Fireworks Display Inverness

The Fireworks display may be viewed along Hwy. 19 near Charlie's Restaurant heading south on the west side of Hwy 19 and from Kings Bay Park (268 NW 3rd St.).

Boaters will be able to view the display from Kings Bay and the Crystal River waterways.  Boaters are restricted to an area of 1000 feet from the fireworks barge.

More Inverness Fireworks

On Tuesday, July 3, one of the largest firework presentations in the area will take place over Lake Henderson and Liberty and Wallace Brooks Parks. Beginning at 5 p.m., non-profit food and information booths, live music, children's entertainment and activities will provide fun for all before the fireworks display. Parking and admission is free!

For additional information, or to make a donation to offset firework operational expenses, call 726-2611.

High Point Community July 4th Parade

9:00 a.m.  HIGH POINT COMMUNITY, 12249 Club House Road, Brooksville. Kick off your July 4th celebration by attending this annual parade. Winners will be selected for various categories. For additional information or to register to participate in the parade call 352-596-6006."

July 4th Machine Gun Shoot

9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. THE HERNANDO SPORTSMANS CLUB, 16121 Commercial Way (US-19, 11 miles north of Weeki Wachee), Brooksville. Bring your own machine gun to the range for lots of noise and fun. Several cars, trucks, and assorted targets will be destroyed. Food and beverage available for purchase. Admission for shooters $20.00. Spectators $2.00 each; under age 15 free with paid adult. 352-597-9931


Museum of Fine Arts Fourth of July 

6:30 p.m., 255 Beach Dr.

The Museum continues its July 4th tradition by offering a front row seat for the city's fireworks extravaganza, complete with a gourmet barbecue picnic, cold drinks and live music inside the Conservatory. Guests can also tour the Museum's current exhibit Global+Local: Studio and Contemporary Glass on Florida's West Coast. The event normally is a sell-out.  Museum members $36; Non-members $45.

 Call 727-896-2667, ext. 258 or 727-822-1032 for reservations.


Miss Florida's Outstanding Teen Pageant Preliminary

4 p.m., The Mahaffey, 400 First St. S.

Thirty talented teen titleholders from across the state display poise and public service as they compete in talent, evening gown, and leisure wear categories in anticipation of Saturday's crowning of Miss Florida's Outstanding Teen 2012.  Tickets, www.ticketmaster.com or the Mahaffey Theater Box Office, 727-892-5798.

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