Celebrate America with Fourth of July fireworks and events in Tampa, Clearwater and St. Pete
Independence Day is fast approaching, and that means it’s time to figure out how to celebrate. This year, there are tons of cool Fourth of July fireworks displays and events in Tampa Bay for you to choose from. We’ve rounded up our favorite events in Tampa Bay for some 4th of July fun.
2023 Info is added as announcements are made.
July 4th Fireworks and Events in Tampa Bay Happening Tuesday, July 4, 2023
Tuesday, July 4, 2023 from 10am-11pm
Clearwater Celebrates America will include a classic car show featuring vintage cars and trucks. Shop local at the farmers market, enjoy the sounds of street entertainers and let the kids burn off energy with family-friendly entertainment. As the day comes to a close, witness the grand finale – the largest fireworks display in Clearwater’s history accompanied by The Florida Orchestra. Following the fireworks, stick around for an immersive silent disco party to keep the celebration going!
Tickets are required for the free concert on July 4 and are available in advance at TheSoundFLA.com beginning Tuesday, May 2. General admission is first come, first serve. Chairs are limited, bringing blankets is encouraged.
Tuesday, July 4, 7pm – 11pm
The July 4 pop-up Sky Bar will be open between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. and will provide unobstructed views of Clearwater Beach’s extravagant fireworks display, set off from a barge in the Gulf of Mexico. It will
feature a selection of holiday-themed cocktails, from the “Firecracker” made with vodka and a spicy tincture, to the “Free Bird” made with bourbon whiskey and ginger ale. The menu will also include warm
pretzel sticks, chips and salsa, and a cured meats and cheese board.
Advance tickets required through ResortPass
Friday, June 30-Tuesday, July 4, 2023
Busch Gardens’ biggest and brightest fireworks show is getting even bigger for July 4! Be sure to look to the sky at 9:15pm each night for their Summer Celebration Firework Spectacular followed by an extended patriotic encore from June 30-July4.
Before the fireworks go off, be sure to explore the best of Summer Celebration, including exciting shows, entertainment, and more throughout the park. Dance to the beat in their DJ Party Zones. Through July 20, every guest over the age of 21 gets one free beer sample and Annual Pass Members get two at Pantopia Drinks & Snacks.
Tuesday, July 4, 2023 from 4pm-10pm
The outdoor, family-friendly festivities at the Pier will include fun activities such as the third annual St. Pete Pier run, a craft beer garden, food trucks, and local vendors. There will be live music roaming entertainers, and more! The traditional Fourth of July fireworks show, sponsored by the City of St. Pete, will be visible from the downtown waterfront, including Bayshore Dr, Straub Park, and Vinoy Park. Prior to the show, the 13th US Army Band will be performing patriotic opera music. Fireworks will begin at 9pm.
NEW this year – Uncle Sam’s Market will gather local artisans, creators, and food vendors under a festive red, white, and blue banner. There will be handcrafted items, local produce, food, and more. Kids can also enjoy the new Firecracker Fun Zone for bounce houses and an arts and crafts area (wristbands are required).
Tuesday, July 4, 2023 from 3pm-10pm
Festivities include a large-scale riverfront concert, fireworks display overlooking downtown Tampa, Friends of the Riverwalk Boat Parade, Hot Dog Eating competition, and American-inspired art that will be auctioned off during the event. They will also have a Kids Zone complete with bounce houses, slides, an obstacle course, and free crafts. Face painting and glitter tattoos will be available for purchase. Free public access, general admission, and VIP access are all available.
Tuesday, July 4pm, 5pm – 10pm
Celebrate 4th of July at M.Bird with Red, White & Views! Take in stunning skyline views of Tampa and fireworks while enjoying our live DJ. Doors open at 5:00 pm.
Cover is $75 per person. Guest must be 21+.
Tuesday, July 4, 2023 from 4pm-6pm
Celebrate July 4th with Friends of the Riverwalk with a Boat Parade, Water Ski Show, Blessing of the Fleet, and fireworks as part of the Star Spangled Banner festivities at Sparkman Wharf. The parade route will be similar to their holiday light boat parade but will include a Water Ski Show to kick off the celebration, a poker run and a blessing station.
Boats will be decorated in red, white and blue and compete for most patriotic boat! There will be prize bags for all registered boaters. Check into all our Poker Run stops to be eligible for various raffle prizes!
Registration is required to participate in the boat parade. Spectators are free. VIP is available for purchase to view the parade with seating, drinks and food!
Tuesday, July 4, 2023 at 4pm
Sparkman Wharf is celebrating Independence Day with its 5th annual Star Spangled Sparkman— a staple community event with entertainment for all ages. Guests will have a spectacular waterfront view of the fireworks show as one of Tampa Bay’s prime viewing locations. Guests will also have front row viewing of the annual Blessing of the Fleet, followed by the Boat Parade and Water Ski Show presented by Friends of the Tampa Riverwalk.
Family-friendly activities for all ages will include DJ performances and roaming entertainment, festive food, drinks and photo-ops, of course
Tuesday, July 4, 2023 at 6pm
Gather up the family, grab your blankets or chairs and head to Largo Central Park for music and an amazing fireworks display. There will be limited on-site parking for $10. Food and beverage vendors will be on-site.
Tuesday, July 4, 2023 from 10am-noon and 5-9pm (fireworks at 9pm)
In the morning wear your red, white and blue to Main Street in Safety Harbor for a patriotic Independence Day parade hosted by the American Legion Post 238. At night, head over to the Safety Harbor marina for live entertainment, children’s activities, food vendors and more. And of course, you don’t want to miss the fireworks show at 9pm.
Tuesday, July 4, 2023 from 5pm-9pm
For a celebration including food trucks, a patriotic bakeoff, community performances, bike parades, contests, bounce park and much more, head to Avalon Park West! This event is free to the public. There will also be a fireworks show at 9pm for you to enjoy!
Tuesday, July 4 at 8:15am
Kick of your July 4th morning with a one-mile fun run followed by a Flag Ceremony with Boy Scout Troop 12 and Civil Air Patrol. The parade begins at 10:00 with a cake auction fundraiser at the Lutz Civic Center just after the parade ends.
Tuesday, July 4, 2023 from 10am-2pm
The City of Tarpon Springs’ annual Fourth of July Picnic will take place at Craig Park. Enjoy food, activities, games, music, water slides and food.
Tuesday, July 4 from 4pm-10 pm
Starkey Market in New Party Richey is celebrating July 4th with family-friendly fun, plenty of food, music and of course, fireworks! Tickets range from $10-$27.50 when purchased in advance. Children 6 and younger are free.
Tuesday, July 4 at 10am to 10pm
Head to Temple Terrace in the morning for a festive and fun Fourth of July parade at 10am. At 6pm, the celebration will continue with food vendors, music, live entertainment and a fireworks show at 9:15pm.
How to view fireworks ON the water:
Tuesday, July 4, 2023 from 7:30pm-9:30pm
Celebrate the stars and stripes on the water with a spectacular Fourth of July Fireworks Cruise! They have several different cruise options that allow you to enjoy a delicious meal, drink from an open bar that’s free at sea, and dance on the top deck with a spectacular fireworks finale. All ages are welcome.
Tuesday, July 4, 2023 boarding at 7pm
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.
Tuesday, July 4, 2023 from 8:30pm-9:30pm
Celebrate our nation’s independence with a bang! Hop on the Pirate Water Taxi for an hour-long cruise where you’ll view Tampa’s city fireworks right above your head. Fireworks start at approximately 9pm. Beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase. Water taxi rides are $59.95 per adult and $54.95 per child.
Put on your calendar for next year…
Saturday, July 1, 2023 at 4pm
The annual Boom by the Bay Hard Rock Takeover of Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park returns! This year’s event will feature activities for the whole family to enjoy such as a pickleball tournament, apple pie bake-off, free concert, family zone activities, food trucks, and fireworks. The festivities will kick off at 4:00pm as fireworks light up the sky at dusk.
Saturday, July 1 from 12pm-9pm
Summerfest is back strong with a day filled with FREE family-friendly fun at Zephyr Park! There will be live music, food eating contests, kids dance off, live music, market, bounce house and water slides, food trucks, and so much more.
Sunday, July 2 from 11am-1pm
Bring your furry friend along for a day of fun in the sun while you splash and play in the foam. Williamsburg Cucina will be on-site serving up food. Don’t miss the paw-ty of the year! 21+ only. Dogs must be pre-registered with proof of vaccination to attend.
Monday, July 3 from 9 pm-9:30 pm
Get a head start on your July 4th celebration with and view this annual fireworks display from the Madiera Beach Recreation Center and ROC Park!
July 4th Weekend Getaway Ideas:
Activities all weekend! Fireworks Tuesday, July 4 at 9pm
Celebrate this spark-tacular weekend Gulf front at TradeWinds Island Resorts with sand between your toes and a cocktail in your hand. Not to mention activities galore, such as beachfront cornhole, patriotic crafts, poolside games, and thrill-seeking rides. Live music alongside food and drink specials will keep you lit throughout this holiday weekend! End the weekend with a bang on Tuesday at 9 pm with fireworks.
Getaway to Westgate for the 4th of July
Celebrate Independence Day in style with Westgate’s exciting lineup of holiday festivities! On Saturday, July 1, 2023, head over to Treasure Cove Water Park at Westgate Lakes Resort or Shipwreck Island Water Park at Westgate Vacation Villas Resort for a day of celebrating. Enjoy holiday-themed activities and a spectacular complimentary firework show. Bring the entire family and enjoy a Red, White & Blue Buffet, Live DJ, 4th of July swag, stilt walkers, access to waterpark pools, and so much more with your event admission. Events start at 7 p.m. and complementary fireworks start at 9 p.m.
Fourth of July Events Still TBD for 2023:
Monday, July 4 at 9 pm
Watch a stunning display of patriotic fireworks from the beach at Gulf Front Park located at 10400 Gulf Blvd. Bring your beach towel and chairs to sit back, relax and enjoy the show! You’ll want to arrive a bit early to ensure you get a parking spot.
Headed to Orlando for 4th of July Weekend? Check out Orlando Date Night Guide’s full guide to 4th of July Fireworks and Events. And Tampa Bay Parenting has a list of great activities this weekend in Tampa Bay!
Feature Image Credit: Yacht Starship