The Fourth of July is a special holiday to Americans for many reasons. It’s a day that we get to celebrate our independence and, let me tell you, the Tampa Bay area can celebrate with the best of them. There are 4th of July celebrations planned all over the Bay area and below you will find a few that might interest you.
4th of July Fireworks at The Florida Aquarium
Be sure to check out the dazzling fireworks display in both the sea and the sky this 4th of July at The Florida Aquarium. There is going to be fun, family-oriented entertainment as well as American themed dinner options. The fireworks show will start, weather permitting, at 9:30 PM and the July 4th festivities are included with a Florida Aquarium general admission ticket.
For more information call 813-273-4000
4th Of July Fireworks Dinner Cruise Aboard Yacht Starship
Celebrate America’s independence on the water with a fantastic 4th of July fireworks cruise! The cruise includes an open bar, a buffet with upscale American favorites, a DJ, and a fireworks display that is choreographed to patriotic music.
Tampa Cruise Times
- Boards: 6:30 PM
- Departs: 7:00 PM
- Returns: 9:30 PM
(Fireworks at 9:00 PM at Channelside)
Clearwater Cruise Times
- Boards: 7:00 PM
- Departs: 7:30 PM
- Returns: 10:00 PM
(Fireworks at 9:00 PM at Coachman Park)
For more information call 813-223-7999
City of St. Petersburg Fireworks Display
The city of St. Petersburg is celebrating the 4th of July with its’ annual fireworks display. The fireworks show can start as early as 8:30 PM or as late as 10:00 PM depending on the weather.
The fireworks will be visible from all along the waterfront with the best viewing from the Vinoy, Albert Whitted, and North Straub Park.
For more information call 737-893-7441
Brighthouse Clearwater Celebrates America! 4th of July Celebration
This free family celebration is being held at Coachman Park and includes a concert featuring the Mostly Pops Orchestra and the Wilsons and will have one of the largest fireworks displays in the Bay area. Activities for the kids will include face painting, a mascot parade, games, and more.
The gates open at 4:00 PM, the music starts at 7:30 PM, and the fireworks show begins at 9:30 PM.
For more information call 727-562-4700
The 2014 Palmetto 4th Of July Festival
This festival will include a free concert by American Idol contestant and country music star Scottie McCreery who will perform such hits as ‘I Love You This Big’ and ‘I’m Coming Over’. The concert will take place at the newly constructed Sutton Park Pavilion. At the conclusion of the concert, guests can take a short walk down Old Main Street to the Manatee River and take in a 9:30 PM fireworks display.
For more information call 941-723-4988