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
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Where to watch July 4th fireworks in Tampa Bay
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 9:15 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.
Saturday, July 1 from 12 pm-9 pm
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.
Saturday, July 1, 2023 at 4 pm
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.
Saturday, July 1, 2023 from 5-9 pm
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 9 pm.
Sunday July 2 – Tuesday, July 4, 2023
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.
Sunday, July 2 from 5:30 pm-9:30 pm
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.
Sunday, July 2, the event kicks off at 6 pm
Celebrate July 4th a day early with live music, visits with the birds of prey from McGough Nature Park, and the Largo Police Department. The evening ends with a patriotic fireworks display starting at nightfall, so bring your own blankets to enjoy!
Monday, July 3 from 6 pm-9:15 pm
LOCATION: Francis Langford Promenade at Lake Mirror
COST: Free to attend (attendees are encouraged to bring at least one non-perishable food item)
FIREWORKS DISPLAY TIME: 9:00 pm
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.
Monday, July 3 from 7 pm- 11 pm
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.
Monday, July 3 from 9 pm-9:30 pm
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.
Monday, July 3. Daylong celebrations begin at 10 am
Crystal River is turning 100 years old and will be celebrating this huge milestone–the fireworks event will replace the annual July 4th fireworks display. There will be a parade during the day, live music, food vendors, and more. Fireworks will light up the sky at nightfall.
Tuesday, July 4, 2023 from 10 am-11 pm
LOCATION: Coachman Park, 301 Drew Street, Clearwater
COST: Free to attend
FIREWORKS DISPLAY TIME: 9:30 pm
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!
Tuesday, July 4, 2023 from 3 pm-10 pm
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.
July 4 from 3 pm-10 pm
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.
WHEN: Tuesday, July 4, 2023 from 4 pm-10 pm
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.
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).
WHEN: Tuesday, July 4, 2023 at 4 pm
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.
July 4 from 8 am-9 pm
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.
Tuesday, July 4 from 4 pm-10 pm
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.
Tuesday, July 4 from 6 pm-10 pm
Celebrate Independence Day in Temple Terrace with an evening of food, music, live entertainment, and fireworks! Fireworks will begin at 9:15pm.
Tuesday, July 4 from 6 pm-9 pm
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.
WHEN: July 4 from 6 pm-9:30 pm
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.
Tuesday, July 4 from 9 pm-10 pm
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.
Tuesday, July 4, 2023 from 5 pm-9 pm
For a celebration including food trucks, a patriotic bake-off, community performances, bike parades, contests, a 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 9 pm for you to enjoy!
Featured image credit: Busch Gardens Tampa