4th of July Fireworks & Events in Tampa Clearwater & St Pete

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Make a date night out of the Tampa Bay area’s 4th of July Independence Day fireworks shows & Events! Counting down to the July 4th’s fireworks is a great way to celebrate family, friends and America. Make your plans on where to watch Fourth of July fireworks in Tampa Bay, Clearwater and St. Petersburg! We’ve got all the info you need on who’s hosting July 4th fireworks & Events – where, when, and how to get there and enjoy!

Celebrate America with Fourth of July fireworks and events in Tampa, Clearwater and St Pete.

Updated June 24, 2019

Happy Fourth of July! Tampa Bay Date Night Guide’s post on the best July 4th fireworks in Clearwater, St. Pete and Tampa Bay was one of the most viewed posts on the subject in the Tampa Bay area. We’ll continue to update this post throughout July 4th 2019, so check back regularly for updates!

**New to Tampa Bay this year Boom by the Bay! Check out the article HERE

Fourth of July Fireworks – the best in Tampa, Clearwater & St Pete


Tampa 4th of July at The Independence Run 5K/10K Sunday, June 30th | 8am 

If you’re looking to start your celebrating early, you can do just that at the Independence Run 5K/10K! This run will take place in Al Lopez Park the Sunday before the Fourth of July. You can choose whether you want to participate in the 5K walk/run or in the 10K run, but no matter which you prefer, you will get a t-shirt, a custom finisher’s medal, race timing and free photo access.

Temple Terrace Independence Day Celebration Thursday, July 4 | 10am – 12pm | 6pm – 9:30pm

For a fun parade, head to Temple Terrace on the morning of the 4th of July. Then, at night, the celebration will continue with food vendors, music, and even a fireworks show.

$4 Admission and Free Admission for Military and Veterans Thursday, July 4, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

If you’re looking for something to do in between parades and fireworks, celebrate the Fourth at the Glazer Children’s Museum in the cool AC. Tickets will be discounted or free!

Tampa July 4th Red, White & Blue Festival Thursday, July 4 | 2pm – 7pm

This year, the Red, White & Blue Festival is a celebration you don’t want to miss. At this free event in Cotanchobee Park, there will be contests, raffles, a food court, live performances, carnival games and much more! There is also a Made in America Zone featuring local artists, crafters, and products. You can register for free and enter your name into the raffles here.

Heights 4th of July Festival Thursday, July 4 | 4pm – 9pm

Head over to Armature Works to be a part of the Boom by the Bay fun! There will be an awesome car show, an intense hot dog eating contest, and live music all afternoon! There will also be a family fun zone for any kids that might be in town for the week. At the end, there will be awesome fireworks, so make sure to stay until the end!

Boom by the Bay Thursday, July 4 | 4pm – 9:30pm

The first Boom by the Bay will be hosted all over Downtown Tampa, making its inaugural event come in with a bang! There will be activities for the whole family, live entertainment, and four firework displays. Make sure to wear your best red, white and blue outfits out to this awesome event.

Whiskey Joe’s Tampa Red, White & Boom! Thursday, July 4 | 5pm – 9pm

Go Whiskey Joe’s on this Independence Day for some live music, followed by a Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute towards the end! There will be plenty of sunshine, seafood, and cold drinks at this celebration. Make sure to stick around until the end for fireworks! Buy your tickets here.

Rock the Park Thursday, July 4 | 6pm – 9pm

Fireworks not your thing? That’s okay! Join people downtown for a free outdoor concert at Curtis Hixon Park! All ages are welcome and it should be a great time for you to relax to some music. All you have to do is show up!

American Victory’s Freedom Fest Thursday, July 4 | 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Get another view of the new Boom by the Bay aboard this historic World War II steamship! There will be a DJ, a kids zone, games, and more! There will be plenty of food, wine, and beer available for purchase from some local vendors. Make sure to stay until 9pm for the fireworks! Buy your tickets here.

Fourth of July Tampa Fireworks Cruises Thursday, July 4 | 7pm – 9:30pm

The Tampa Yacht Starship cruises are perfect for your Independence Day celebration. You can choose to go on the dinner cruise, the VIP dinner cruise, or the viewing cruise. Each option will provide you with a fun celebration and a great view of the fireworks shows in downtown Tampa. Tickets sell out early, so make sure to get yours soon.

American Social Tampa Family-Friendly Fun Thursday, July 4 | All Day

American Social Tampa is offering specials all day for everyone, from couples to families on the Fourth of July! You can expect some delicious burgers and fries for kids for only $6 each and $4 domestic beers for the adults to enjoy. If you have kids, they can enjoy a balloon artist and face painting while they are at the restaurant. Stick around until 9pm for great views of the fireworks at Boom by the Bay downtown. This event is sure to light up your night!

Tampa Bay 4th of July at Busch Gardens Independence Day Thursday, July 4 | All Day

Busch Gardens never fails to deliver great holiday celebrations and the Fourth of July events are no different! If you want to celebrate at the park, you can enjoy the daily fun of roller coasters, rides, shows and more at your favorite local amusement park. Then, at night, you can stay to watch the extended fireworks show! This celebration is included with your daily park admission or pass.

Waterfront Fireworks, BBQ, and Live Bands at Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas for July 4th Thursday through Sunday, July 4-7 | Times Vary

Head over to The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa for a whole weekend of fun this Independence Day holiday! There will be everything from fireworks to live music to Latin night, and much more. The public is even able to reserve a cabana during the holiday weekend, so everyone can relax while enjoying some fun in the sun. The fireworks portion of the weekend is set to begin at 8:30pm on Thursday, with live music the following day during a great pool party. Saturday night offers a late-night Latin night for you to party all night, followed by a pool party the next day to wrap up your weekend of fun! Don’t miss out on this luxurious holiday experience!

Photo Credit: Busch Gardens


Safety Harbor 4th of July Parade and Celebration Thursday, July 4 | 10am – 12pm | 5pm – 9pm

Head to Main Street in Safety Harbor for a patriotic Independence Day parade. Make sure to wear your red, white and blue for the celebration! Then, at night, you can come back to the Safety Harbor marina for even more fun at the 4th of July celebration. There will be live entertainment, children’s activities, food vendors and more. And of course, you don’t want to miss the fireworks show at 9pm.

St. Pete Rock the Beach 4th of July Thursday, July 4 | 2pm – 10pm

St. Pete Beach has an amazing date night for you to go to on this Independence Day. There will be two different bands throughout the day playing for you to enjoy while you lay out in the sun. Make sure to stay until 9pm for the firework show!

Clearwater Celebrates America July 4th Celebration Thursday, July 4 | 6pm – 9:30pm

The largest fireworks show in the Tampa Bay area is here! At Coachman Park, you can enjoy the Clearwater Celebrates America event with music, food, drinks, activities, local vendors, and more. The fireworks show will occur at 9-9:30pm.

4th of July Celebration Thursday, July 4 | 6pm – 10pm

Head out to this wonderful family-friendly event at the Osceola Courtyard this Independence Day. There will be activities for everyone, along with barbecue, music and prizes! This is a night you don’t want to miss.

Largo 4th of July Celebration Thursday, July 4 | 6pm

This 4th of July celebration is the perfect way to honor Independence Day while having lots of fun. There will be food, entertainment, a pie eating contest, t-shirt decorating, inflatable activities and much more. And of course, you won’t want to miss the fireworks show at 9:15pm.

Fourth of July Clearwater Fireworks Dinner Cruise Thursday, July 4 | 7pm – 10pm

The Clearwater Yacht Starship dinner cruise is the perfect place to celebrate this year’s Independence Day. There will be a 4th of July buffet, an open bar, a live DJ, dancing, and a beautiful view of the fireworks from Coachman Park. Tickets sell out early, so make sure to get yours soon.

Gulfport’s July Fourth Celebration Thursday, July 4th | All Day

This Independence Day Celebration is an all day event! In the morning, there will be a fishing derby, a family sand sculpture contest, and more. At 6pm, you can watch the Independence Day parade and finish the night off with a beautiful fireworks show at 9pm on Gulfport Beach.

Clearwater Fourth of July Picnic in Craig Park Thursday, July 4 | 10am – 2pm | 7:30pm – 9pm

The Fourth of July Picnic celebration includes a water slide, paddle boarding, inflatables, lawn games, and even free hot dogs (while supplies last). There will also be a hot dog eating contest at noon as well as live entertainment provided by Rusty Trumpet from 11am to 2pm.

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Pasco July 4th Celebration at Avalon Park West Thursday, July 4 | 5pm – 9pm

For a celebration including food trucks, community performances, bike parades, contests and much more, head to Avalon Park West! This event is free to the public. There will also be a fireworks show for you to enjoy!

El Cuatrofest Thursday, July 4 | 5pm – 11pm

Head out to Dade City for an evening full of fun. There will be watermelon eating contests, food trucks, beer and wine garden, and more! Go out for a date or bring the family to this event that concludes with an awesome firework show. Make sure to get your tickets here.

Fireworks Shows

If you’re looking for just a fireworks show to attend, here are some you’re sure to love! These shows do not include other activities besides the fireworks. If you’d rather attend a full celebration along with your fireworks, check out the fourth of July events above!

Treasure Island Fourth of July Fireworks Thursday, July 4 | 9pm

This show will occur at Treasure Island Park at 9pm. Parking is $15 per vehicle.

Fireworks Across the Bay Celebration Thursday, July 4 | 9pm

At St Pete’s Spa Beach Park, you’ll find a fireworks show to remember.

If you don’t want to attend anything with activities, take a look at just fireworks events. They will only feature an exciting fireworks show!

Need some date night inspiration? Check out Sofar Sounds: The Perfect Date for a Spontaneous Couple or Sunset Cruises for a Romantic Night Out to help you plan your next night out!


Feature Image Credit: Busch Gardens Tampa


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