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4th of July Events Around Tampa

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4th of July Fireworks

There are many areas to view fireworks on July 4th, 2023 around the Tampa Region. You can find them in almost every city around the region. In addition, since fireworks are legal in Florida (to be able to scare away birds); you can find many neighbors shooting off their own firecrackers in backyards everywhere.

If you want to check out the festivities in Tampa, you can head to Tampa Convention Center (the Sail Pavilion) at 5 pm, Hard Rock Take Over at Julian B Lane Riverfront Park at 7 pm, and Bayshore Boulevard at 7 pm.

July 4th Boat Parade and Blessing of the Fleet (July 4, 2023)

The July 4 Boat Parade and Blessing of the Fleet is a wonderful parade along the Tampa Riverwalk organized by a nonprofit organization, Friends of the Riverwalk. It starts in the Convention Center basin and travels to the Heights, with an endpoint at Sparkman Wharf. The best viewing spots are Armature Works, Channel Drive, Convention Center, Curtis Hixon, Davis Island, Harbour Island, Sparkman Wharf, and Water Works Park.

Safety Harbor 4th of July Parade & Patriotic Ceremony (July 4, 2023)

Put on any red, white, and blue and join a patriotic parade down Main Street on the morning of July 4. Hosted by the American Legion Post 238, this celebration features live entertainment, kids’ activities, delicious food, and more. Oh, and make sure to catch the fireworks at 9 pm!

Boom by the Bay (July 4, 2023)

If you want to be a part of Tampa’s main celebration, Boom by the Bay is exactly where you should head on down to. It’s the Tampa Downtown Partnership and City of Tampa’s official annual Fourth of July event, featuring six festive locations throughout Downtown Tampa. The event also has breathtaking fireworks displays from four different spots. Boom by the Bay offers plenty of food, live entertainment, kids’ games, and live shows.

4th of July Fireworks Cruise (July 4, 2023)

If you want to celebrate the 4th of July in Tampa with a bang, the 4th of July Fireworks Cruise by the Pirate Water Taxi is a great chance to make your dream come true. Departing from Tampa Convention Center Dock, this one-hour cruise includes a front-row view of Downtown Tampa’s fireworks, which start at 9 pm. The cruise starts at 8:45 pm and lasts until 9:45 pm. You can also purchase drinks for an additional price.

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