Things To Do in Tampa Bay for the 4th of July

Still looking for something to do this 4thof July? Here is a full list of what is going on in Tampa Bay.


Wesley Chapel


Avalon Park West July 4th Celebration

Visit Avalon Park for food trucks, bounce houses vendors and tons of 4thof July family fun. The event begins at 5pm and wraps up with fireworks at 9pm.


Avalon Park West Community Center, 5227 Autumn Ridge Drive, Wesley Chapel.


4th of July Cardboard Regatta

Are you looking for a fun activity to do on the 4th? Seven Oaks Clubhouse is hosting its annual Cardboard Boat Regatta. The boats must be made entirely out of cardboard and need to fit two people. Whether your boat is the best or the worst, there are several awards that your family can win. The races begin at 10am and end at 3pm. Good luck!

Seven Oaks Clubhouse, 2910 Sports Core Circle, Wesley Chapel


Land O Lakes


Connerton’s 4th of July

Head over to Club Connerton for some pre-Independence Day celebrations. On Saturday, July 1 from 5pm – 9pm, there will be food, music, games, crafts, fireworks and more for you and your family to enjoy


Club Connerton, 21100 Fountain Garden Way, Land O’Lakes.




Tampa Red, White and Blue Festival

The Tampa Riverwalk will be full of American pride that you will not want to miss out on. Live music, Uncle Sam on stilts, face painting, stuffed animal rides patriotic greyhound petting, fireworks, and tons of fun games for all ages.


Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park, 601 Old Water St., Tampa.


4th of July at the Aquarium

Did you know that you could spend the 4thof July at the Florida Aquarium? Enjoy their extended hours until 9:30pm, get front row seats for the fireworks, and family entertainment all for the price of admission. You can also enjoy their all-American themed dinner options.


Tickets are $24.95 for adults, $22.95 for seniors, and $19.95 for children ages 3-12.


Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa


4th of July at Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens will be extending their hours for the 4thof July. Even if you aren’t interested in going there for the rides, you can check out the Actual Bank Robbers who will be performing at 8:30pm and the highly anticipated firework show at 9:30pm. All 4thof July activities are included in the price of admission.


Click here to purchase tickets starting at $79.99.


Busch Gardens, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa.


4th of July at the History Center

There is no better way to celebrate Independence Day than by learning about the history of our country. Visit the History Center this 4thand enjoy reduced admission of $5, extended hours and costumed re-enactors giving hands-on demonstrations about many of the great wars in America’s history.


Tampa Bay History Center, 801 Old Water St., Tampa.


4th of July VIP Fireworks Cruise


Hop aboard the StarShip Yacht for the premiere 4thof July firework experience. This three-hour cruise features a delicious American buffet, a live DJ, dancing, and the best view of the Channelside fireworks.


Tickets for the StarShip 4thof July cruise are $139.95 for adults and $89.95 for children.


Yacht StarShip, 603 Channelside Drive, Tampa.


4th of July Family Funfest

Spend your 4thon a former World War II supply ship, the SS American Victory. Starting at 6:30pm the ship will be hosting a family festival for the holiday that will include live music, a kids’ zone, face painting, games, arts and crafts, and a view of the fireworks from the deck of the ship.


Click here to purchase your tickets.Get yours soon, they usually sell out. Tickets are $13 for adults, $7 for children and $10 for active duty military and veterans.


SS American Victory, 705 Channelside Drive, Tampa


George M. Steinbrenner Baseball Game

On Wednesday, July 4 watch the Tampa Tarpons play the Clearwater Threshers at George M. Steinbrenner Field. The players and coaches will all be in special jerseys that will be auctioned off after the game to benefit Everyday Heroes. Stick around for fireworks later in the afternoon.


Click here to purchase tickets starting at $5.


George M. Steinbrenner Field, 1 Steinbrenner Drive, Tampa


St. Petersburg


4th of July in Downtown St. Petersburg

Downtown St. Pete will be hosting a holiday festival full of activities and fun at Vinoy Park. The festival begins at 5pm and will include food, music, children’s activities, fireworks, and a live broadcast from Q105’s Flash. The fireworks are set to begin at 9pm weather permitting.


Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg


All American Tasting

Are you looking for some delicious American bites this 4th? Head over to the All-American tasting at the Local Market in St. Pete. For $17.76 enjoy Chef Jeffery Hileman’s “All American” serving stations which will include some of the best hot dogs, burger bites and apple pie you’ve ever tasted. The tasting starts at 11am. Remember to bring your appetite.


Locale Market, 179 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg.




4th of July Hot Dog Run

Stay active this Independence Day with the Hot Dog Run hosted by Buffalo Wild Wings. The run begins at 10am and you can feel free to run a 5K or walk 1 mile. All finishers receive a t-shirt, wings to sample, an invitation to the family friendly post run party, and of course a hot dog medal.


Click here to register for the race.


Buffalo Wild Wings Bar and Grill, 21688 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater.


Clearwater Celebrates America: 4th of July

If you are in the Clearwater area check out the 4th of July celebration at Coachman Park. Along with food and children’s activities the Coachman Park Pops Orchestra with the Wilsons will be performing before the firework display at 9pm. The celebration begins at 4pm leaving plenty of time for fun for the whole family.


Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater.


Sunset Cinema at Pier 60: Power Rangers (PG-13)

Do you want to do something a little more low-key for your Independence Day? Head over to the Sunset Cinema at Pier 60 to watch Power Rangers on the lawn. The show starts at 8:30pm and is free for anyone who wants to come.


Pier 60, 10 Pier 60 Drive, Clearwater Beach.


Tarpon Springs


4th of July Picnic

Come to Craig Park in Tarpon Springs for the biggest backyard-style party in the area. Cool down on the waterslide, go paddle boarding, have the kids hop in the bounce house, play lawn games, and maybe join the hot dog eating contest. If that wasn’t enough of a good time, Rusty Trumpet will be there all day playing hits from the ‘60s. This free event starts at 10am.


Craig Park, 100 Beekman Way, Tarpon Springs. Free. (727) 942-5628.


Tarpon Springs 4th of July Fireworks

Get your chairs and blankets ready to head over to the Tarpon Springs 4thof July Fireworks to watch the best fireworks in Tarpon Springs. The fireworks will begin at 8:30pm and will be launched from Sunset Beach.


Pro Tip – even though the fireworks are being launched from Sunset Beach, the City of Tarpon has said that the best place to view the firework will be from Howard Park.


Fred Howard Park, 1700 Sunset Drive, Tarpon Springs.




Poolside Holiday Picnic

Stay cool by hanging out at the pool. This 4th, head over to the Highland Recreation Complex and Family Aquatic Center to not only swim but have a nice poolside picnic. Bring a basket with whatever you want and enjoy your holiday next to the water.


Admission to the Highland Recreation Complex and Family Aquatic Center is $23 for a group and $12 with a card.


Highland Recreation Complex and Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo


Plant City


Plant City 4th of July

Plant City’s 4th of July festival has it all! From a rock climbing wall to lawn games and food to military salutes, there is truly something for everyone. Also, as a special treat to the Plant City festival’s guests, live music will be played by Daniel Sprouse and the Barrel Band. The night will end with a spectacular firework show.


The festival is free but has a $5 charge for parking and begins at 6pm.


Plant City Stadium & Randy Larson Softball Four-Plex, 1810 E Park Road, Plant City


Dade City



Sparklebration, one of the largest Independence Day celebrations in Pasco County. They have everything you could want from an outdoor festival. Contests, kids’ activities, karaoke, food and the best firework show in Pasco.


Admission to Sparklebration is $5 and parking is $5


Pasco County Fairgrounds on State Road 52 in Dade City.


New Port Richey


Kiafest Main Street Blast: 4th of July

Head to the New Port Richey area for a pre-Independence Day party at Sims Park Greater New Port Richey Main Street hometown Independence Day celebration with music, food, drinks, arts and crafts, classic car cruise-in, games, trolley pull, and fireworks


Sims Park, 5547 Main St., New Port Richey. 5-11 pm Saturday, June 30, noon-11pm Sunday, July 1.



Fireworks at Dunedin Blue Jays Game

Make your 4tha baseball filled one! Watch the Dunedin Blue Jays take on the Tarpons on Tuesday, July 2 at 5pm. Get there early to get free entry into the game and stay after to enjoy the fireworks a great firework show.


Safety Harbor


Safety Harbor 4th of July Celebration

A parade, activities for the kids, live entertainment, food, fireworks and more are what you can expect at the Safety Harbor 4thof July celebration. It all starts on Main Street and moves over to the marina for a beautiful waterfront view of the fireworks starting at 9pm.


Waterfront Park Safety Harbor, FL 34695




SeaWorld Orlando

If you’re thinking of heading to the Orlando area for the 4th, head over to SeaWorld to see a special Independence Day version of their nightly “Ignite” fireworks and laser show. The show starts at 9:30pm.


Click here to purchase tickets starting at $79.99.


7007 Sea World Dr, Orlando


Walt Disney World Orlando

“Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” fireworks and concert will take the center stage Tuesday, July 3 and Wednesday, July 4. The show begins at 9pm.


Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando



“Red, White, and Boom!” the Legoland firework show is a sight that you cannot miss. Guests will be given special glasses that will make it look like Lego bricks are exploding in the sky. Along with the incredible firework show, there will be a DJ dance party, competitions, and a huge Lego build that all kids would enjoy.


1 Legoland Way, Winter Haven


Universal Orlando

Experience “Universal 360: Cinesphere Spectacular” the Universal firework display with scenes from tons of the Universal films featuring a patriotic finale just for the 4th.


6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando