Fireworks and festivities: 4th of July celebrations across Tampa Bay (2024)

By Spectrum News Staff Tampa

UPDATED 2:03 PM ET Jul. 04, 2024 PUBLISHED 2:18 PM ET Jun. 27, 2024 PUBLISHED 2:18 PM EDT Jun. 27, 2024

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TAMPA, Fla. — Pyrotechnics are planned to dance across the night sky as the 4th of July approaches on Thursday. July 4, or Independence Day, commemorates the Declaration of Independence, which was ratified by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, establishing the United States of America. It has been a federal holiday since 1941, but celebrations have gone back to the 18th century.

Tampa Bay has a list of festivities to get residents and visitors into the patriotic spirit. View the events that are happening in your community.

All events take place on July 4 unless otherwise stated.

Citrus County

  • Patriotic Evening
    July 3, 3 p.m. | Liberty Park
    The city of Inverness will be hosting its annual fireworks show over Lake Henderson. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs during the viewing. There will be live music, vendors and plenty of family-friendly activities.
  • 4th of July Celebration
    5 p.m. | Kings Bay Park
    Join the city of Crystal River for a 4th of July celebration. Enjoy live music, food trucks, vendors, games, kids' activities and a fireworks show over Kings Bay.

Hernando County

Hillsborough County

Manatee County

Pasco County

Pinellas County

  • The Fourth
    4 p.m. – 10 p.m. | St. Pete Pier
    The city of St. Petersburg’s annual fireworks show returns with live performances, vendors, food trucks and a family fun zone. Fireworks will be visible from the entire downtown waterfront.
  • Clearwater Celebrates America 2024
    5 p.m. – 11 p.m. | Coachman Park
    There will be a free, patriotic performance at The BayCare Sound. No tickets are needed and seating is first-come, first served. Guests can also enjoy local vendors, food trucks, family friendly activities and live music.
  • Fireworks Over the Gulf
    9 p.m. | Treasure Island Beach
    Celebrate America by watching fireworks light up the sky over Treasure Island Beach. The best viewing areas will be near the Gulf Front Park area of the beach located at 10400 Gulf Blvd. Bring a beach chair or towel and enjoy the show.
  • 4th of July Parade & Celebration
    9 a.m. | Old Time Pottery
    Join Kenneth City Mayor Megan Zemaitis and Healing Pinellas for a day of food, live music, vendors and more. The parade starts at 66th Street North and 46th Avenue North, then through downtown to Ernst Park, located at 46th Avenue North and 58th Street North.
  • 4th of July Picnic in Craig Park
    10 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Craig Park
    Bring the family to enjoy live music, a water slide, paddle boarding, inflatables, lawn games and free hot dogs. Stay later for the firework show after sunset.
  • The City of Gulfport's 4th of July Celebration
    8 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. | Downtown Waterfront District
    The day will start with the Gulfport Marina’s Fishing Derbyat the Michael J. Yakes Recreation Complexfrom 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. There will also be a free sand sculputure contest from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Gulfport's Municipal Beach.The Independence Day Parade starts at 6 p.m. with a fireworks show at Williams Pier at 9 p.m.

Polk County

Fireworks and festivities: 4th of July celebrations across Tampa Bay (2024)
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