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June 12, 2019
Independence Day is fast approaching, and that means it’s time to figure out how to celebrate. This year, there are a number of cool Fourth of July events in Tampa for you to choose from. To help you out, here’s a list of the best events with all the information you need to plan your Independence Day celebration.
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Independence Run 5K/10K | Sunday, July 7, 8 a.m.
The second annual Independence Run 5K/10K will take place in Al Lopez Park the Sunday after the Fourth of July. Choose from the 5K walk/run or the 10K run. All participants get a t-shirt, a custom finisher’s medal, race timing and free photo access! runsignup.com
Temple Terrace 4th of July Parade & Fireworks | Thursday, July 4, 10 a.m. to noon and 6 – 9 p.m.
For an exciting parade, head to the Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club in the morning of the Fourth of July. Then, at night, the celebration continues with food vendors, music and a fireworks show at 9:15 p.m. templeterracechamber.com
Tampa Red, White & Blue Festival | Thursday, July 4, 2 – 7 p.m.
At this free event in Cotanchobee Park, you can come have fun and pay respect to the fallen while enjoying contests, raffles, a food court, live performances, carnival games and much more! There is also a Made in America Zone featuring local artists, crafters and products. eventbrite.com
Fourth of July Tampa Fireworks Cruises | Thursday, July 4, 7- 9:30 p.m.
The Tampa Yacht Starship cruises are a perfect choice for your Independence Day celebration. Your ticket will include the cruise, buffet meal, open bar, DJ entertainment, and a fireworks show to end the night! You can also expect a great view of the fireworks shows in downtown Tampa. Tickets sell out early, so make sure to get yours soon. yachtstarship.com
Busch Gardens Independence Day | Thursday, July 4, all day
Busch Gardens never fails to deliver great holiday celebrations and the Fourth of July is no different! Enjoy roller coasters, rides, shows and more at your favorite local amusement park and stay through the evening to ride the rides at night and for the extended fireworks show at night. This celebration is included with your daily park admission or pass. buschgardens.com
$4 Admission and Free Admission for Military and Veterans | Thursday, July 4, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
If you’re looking for something to do in between parades and fireworks, celebrate the Fourth at the Glazer Children’s Museum in the cool AC. Tickets will be discounted or free! glazermuseum.org
Fourth of July Picnic in Craig Park | Thursday, July 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Celebrate the Fourth with a classic picnic that includes a water slide, paddle boarding, inflatables, lawn games, and even free hot dogs (while supplies last). There will also be a hot dog eating contest at noon as well as live entertainment provided by Rusty Trumpet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Return at 7:30 to make sure you see the fireworks show! visitstpeteclearwater.com
Safety Harbor Fourth of July Parade and Celebration | Thursday, July 4, 10 a.m to noon and 5- 9 p.m.
In the morning wear your red, white and blue to Main Street in Safety Harbor for a patriotic Independence Day parade. 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 9 p.m. visitstpeteclearwater.com
Clearwater Celebrates America | Thursday, July 4, 6 p.m.
The largest fireworks show in the Tampa Bay area is here! At this free celebration, in Coachman Park, you can enjoy the Clearwater Celebrates America event with music, food, drinks, activities, local vendors and more. The fireworks show will occur at 9-9:30 p.m. visitstpeteclearwater.com
Largo’s 4th of July Celebration | Thursday, July 4, 6 p.m.
Celebrate the country’s 243rd birthday with food, entertainment and activities for all-ages!There is also a fireworks show at 9:15 p.m. visitstpeteclearwater.com
Fourth of July Clearwater Fireworks Dinner Cruise | Thursday, July 4, 7- 10 p.m.
At the Clearwater Yacht Starship dinner cruise, enjoy a Fourth of July buffet full of American favorites, an open bar, live DJ, dancing and a beautiful view of the fireworks at Coachman Park. Tickets sell out early, so make sure to get yours soon. Yachtstarship.com
Gulfport’s July Fourth Celebration | Thursday, July 4 all day
This Independence Day Celebration is an all-day event! In the morning, there will be a fishing derby, a family sand sculpture contest and more. At 6 p.m., you can watch the red, white and blue floats in the Independence Day parade, and at 9 p.m., finish the night off with a beautiful fireworks show on Gulfport Beach. visitstpeteclearwater.com
Fun at the Don Cesar | July 4-7
Celebrate the holiday on the beach at the Don Ceasar. Ultimate frisbee, apple bobbing, hot dog eating contest, beach soccer, dive-in movie, fireworks and so much more! This long holiday weekend is full of fun at the Don Cesar. Contact the hotel for a full list of events & details. doncesar.com
July 4th Celebration at Avalon Park West | Thursday, July 4, 5- 9 p.m.
For a celebration including food trucks, 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 for you to enjoy! avalonparkwest.com
Celebrate America! | Thursday, July 4, 4 – 8 p.m.
Celebrate the U.S. at the Bandshell with a free-to-attend performance by the Hernando County Symphony Orchestra. The Live Oak Theatre Company will provide entertainment before the show! Spend the Fourth of July with family fun, games, storytellers, food, a petting zoo and other vendors leading up to an Independence Day fireworks display. Hernandoarts.org
If you don’t want to attend anything with activities, take a look at just fireworks events. They will only feature an exciting fireworks show!
Treasure Island Fourth of July Fireworks | Thursday, July 4, 9 p.m. at Treasure Island Park. Parking is $10-$15 per vehicle.
Fireworks Across the Bay Celebration | Wednesday, July 4, 9 p.m. at St Pete’s Spa Beach Park.