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What better way to end the day on July 4th than snuggling up to your significant other and watching fireworks light up the sky? Lucky for you, there are several July 4th fireworks displays to check out throughout the Tampa Bay area, so you probably don’t have to drive too far to find one.

Our list of favorite July 4th fireworks shows in the Tampa Bay area includes epic waterfront displays and even several early celebrations this weekend since July 4th lands on a Tuesday this year. Whether you’re planning a date night or

Make sure to also check out Our Favorite Ways to Spend Fourth of July Weekend in Tampa Bay for even more ways to celebrate Independence Day.

Where to watch July 4th fireworks in Tampa Bay

Updated April 2024

Yacht Starship Fourth of July Tampa and Clearwater Fireworks Cruises

  • July 4, 2024 at 7 pm
  • Tampa and Clearwater

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.

Fourth of July Fireworks Cruise at Pirate Water Taxi

  • July 4, 2024 at 8:15 pm
  • Tampa Riverwalk

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 $49.95 per child.


4th of July Fireworks at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

2024 TBA
Busch Gardens’ biggest and brightest fireworks show is getting even bigger for July 4! Be sure to look to the sky at 9:15 pm each night for their Summer Celebration Firework Spectacular followed by an extended patriotic encore from June 30-July 4. 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. Adults 21+ can also enjoy two complimentary 7 oz beers per day at Pantopia Drinks & Snacks.


9th Annual Zephyrhills Summerfest and Fireworks

2024 TBA
Summerfest is back strong with a day filled with FREE entertainment at Zephyr Lake Park! There will be live music, food-eating contests, kids’ dance off, live music, a market, a bounce house and water slides, food trucks, and so much more. The night will wrap with Pasco County’s largest fireworks display at nightfall.


Tampa’s Boom by the Bay 2024

2024 TBA
The Boom by the Bay takeover of Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park returns as a standalone event for 2023! This year’s event will feature activities such as a pickleball tournament, apple pie bake-off, kids zone activities, food trucks, and fireworks. The festivities kick off at 4:00 pm as fireworks light up the sky at dusk.



  • July 4, 2024 from 5 pm-9 am
  • Main Street, Safety Harbor

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.


Red, White and BOOM at LEGOLAND Florida Resort on Lake Eloise

Thursday, July 4, 2024
Celebrate America’s Independence Day as the skies above Lake Eloise fill with colorful fireworks. Watch as the skies fill with the biggest fireworks show of the year in the only place that transforms fireworks into LEGO bricks before your eyes.​ The Fireworks Kick-Off Party will take place at 8pm at Pirates Cove followed by fireworks at 9pm.


Patriotic Evening in Inverness

2024 TBA
This community celebration features live music, food, and drink vendors, and more to entertain you before the fireworks display! There are three viewing spots: Liberty Park at 286 N. Apopka Avenue, Depot District at 300 N. Apopka Avenue, and Wallace Brooks Park at 328 E. Dampier Street. Fireworks will begin at 9:15pm.



  • July 4, 2024 from 6 pm-9 pm
  • 101 Central Park Dr., Largo

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. Fireworks will begin shortly after 9 pm.


Red, White, and Kaboom in Lakeland

2024 TBA
LOCATION: Francis Langford Promenade at Lake Mirror
COST: Free to attend (attendees are encouraged to bring at least one non-perishable food item)
Celebrate July 4th early with live music, food, and a spectacular fireworks display over Lake Mirror. If you plan to attend, try to bring a few non-perishable food items which will be collected at the event to help support VISTE, an organization that helps elderly people continue to live independently in their homes.


Hometown USA Celebration in Dunedin

2024 TBA
Head to the ballpark for a patriotic evening of live music, a screening of the movie ‘Field of Dreams’, and more. The evening tops off with a beautiful fireworks display at 9:15pm. This event is free to attend and limited free parking will also be available at the TD Ballpark and Dunedin Library.


Madeira Beach Independence Day Fireworks Celebration

2024 TBA
Get a head start on your July 4th celebration with and view this annual waterfront fireworks display from the Madiera Beach Recreation Center and ROC Park! The fireworks display will kick off at 9pm.


Clearwater Celebrates America at Coachman Park 

2024 TBA
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 waterfront fireworks display in Clearwater’s history accompanied by The Florida Orchestra. Fireworks will begin at 9:15pm. Following the fireworks, stick around for an immersive silent disco party to keep the celebration going! 

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The Heights District Fourth of July Celebration at Armature Works

2024 TBA
Festivities include a large-scale riverfront concert, riverfront 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. Stick around for fireworks starting at 9:15pm.


Thunder on the Ridge in Haines City

2024 TBA
Celebrate July 4th during Polk County’s largest fireworks display which has been a part of the community since 1998. There will be live music, food and drinks, children’s activities, and more followed by a fireworks display at nightfall.


The Fourth St. Pete at The Pier 

2024 TBA
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 waterfront 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 9 pm.


5th Annual Star Spangled Sparkman

2024 TBA
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 riverfront 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. At nightfall, a display of fireworks will light up the sky.

Image Credit: Sparkman Wharf


Gulfport Fourth of July Celebration

2024 TBA
The day kicks off early with a fishing tournament followed by family-friendly sand sculpting contests, a parade at 6 pm, and then fireworks at 9 pm. The best place to view the waterfront fireworks is from Gulfport Beach.


Starkey Market Fourth of July Extravaganza in New Port Richey

2024 TBA
Starkey Market in New Party Richey is celebrating July 4th with family-friendly fun, plenty of food, music, and of course, fireworks lighting up the sky at nightfall! Tickets range from $10-$27.50 when purchased in advance. Children 6 and younger are free.


48th Annual Temple Terrace Fireworks

2024 TBA
Celebrate Independence Day in Temple Terrace with an evening of food, music, live entertainment, and fireworks! Fireworks will begin at 9:15pm.


Lealman Independence Day Celebration

2024 TBA
Join your neighbors at this free community event to celebrate July 4th with free hot dogs for kids ages 12 and younger (courtesy of the Lealman Fire District). Make sure to bring your own chair and blankets to view the fireworks. Free parking is available at the Lealman Exchange. Fireworks begin at nightfall.


Plant City July 4th Celebration

2024 TBA
Join your neighbors for the annual July 4th celebration featuring live music, a 50/50 raffle, family-friendly activities, and more. Parking is $5 at the stadium-parking gates open at 5:30 pm and fireworks will begin at 9:15pm.


Treasure Island 4th of July Fireworks

2024 TBA
Bring your chairs and blankets for a gorgeous view of waterfront fireworks on Treasure Island Beach. Off site parking will be available for $20 at Treasure Island Park.



  • July 4, 2024 from 5 pm-9 pm
  • 4424 Friendly Way, Wesley Chapel

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!


Featured image credit: Busch Gardens Tampa