2018 4th of July Fireworks in Tampa Bay

If you’re looking to see fireworks in Tampa Bay this year, we’ve got you covered. Check out these family friendly 4th of July events across Tampa Bay. 


2018 Brandon 4th of July Parade

Date: July 4 at 10:00 am

101 East Lumsden Rd., Brandon, FL 33511 

: Free

:  Come down to Brandon and enjoy one the largest Fourth of July Parades in Florida.



Marauder’s Baseball and Fireworks Show

Date: TuesdayJuly 3, starting at 6:30

: McKechnie Field, 1611 9th Street West, Bradenton, FL 34205 

: Tickets $6 – $10.

: As All-American as it gets–baseball, music and fireworks! Enjoy the Marauder’s Baseball game along with fireworks after the game at McKechnie Field. Patriotic themed jersey auction, free t-shirt giveaway to the first 1,500 fans, and spectacular post-game fireworks sponsored by Budweiser.



Firecracker Smash ‘M Up

Date: July 4, 4:00-11:00 pm

: Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St. (US-41S), Brooksville, FL 33601

: Tickets $5 – $10.

: Celebrate America with fireworks and fun for the entire family! Come out to the fairgrounds for music, games, a Kid Zone, contests, and the Demolition Derby.



Clearwater Celebrates America

Date: July 4 starting at 4:00 pm. Music at 7:30 pm. Fireworks at 9-9:30 pm

:  Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater, FL 33756

: Free

: Blast off your Fourth of July celebration at Clearwater Celebrates America with one of Tampa Bay’s largest fireworks shows. Kid-friendly activities and food from local vendors will be on hand beginning at 4 p.m. when the gates open. This free family celebration will feature music, food, drinks, local vendors and family-friendly activites. Gates open at 4 p.m. The fireworks will begin between 9-9:30 p.m.  


Dade City


Date: July 4 from 4:00 pm-9:15 pm

: Pasco County Fairgrounds, 36722 State Road 52, Dade City, FL 33525

: Admission: $6 (12 and under free), Parking: $5, Festival seating-Chairs & blankets welcome

: With bounce houses, pony rides, a petting zoo, and lots of contests-hot dog eating, watermelon eating, watermelon seed spitting, and a babies red, white, and blue contest-what’s not to love when celebrating the 4th of July? There will be skydivers, face painting, and lots of food, too. The evening finishes with a fireworks celebration!



Hometown USA / 4th of July Celebration 

Date: Tuesday, July 3 at 5:00. Gates open: 5pm
Ballgame: 6:15pm; Fireworks Show: immediately following the ballgame

Location: Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, 373 Douglas Ave, Dunedin, FL 34698

Cost: Free, but must obtain ticket from the Blue Jays Ticket Box Office

Details: Enjoy a ballgame with Dunedin Blue Jays vs Tampa Tarpons and a fireworks show following the game. For more information, call (727) 812-4530 or visit www.DunedinBlueJays.com.



Gulfport’s 4th of July Celebration

Date: July 4 starting at 9:00 pm

Location: 5500 Shore Blvd S. Gulfport, FL 33707

Cost: Free

Details: Celebrate Independence Day all day long with fun kids activities, a family sand sculpting contest, a fishing derby, food & arts and crafts vendors along with live entertainment! Visit Gulfport’s Downtown Waterfront District beginning at 2 p.m. for a great family-friendly 4th of July block party. The fireworks spectacular will kick off at 9:00p.m. on the Gulfport beach near the Gulfport Casino.


Haines City

Thunder on the Ridge

Date: July 4 starting at 9:00 pm

Location: Haines City Lake Eva Park, 555 Ledwith Ave, Haines City, FL 33844

Cost: Free

Details: Thunder on the Ridge is Haines City’s signature event. Since 1998, residents, and people across the county have joined Haines City to celebrate this Fourth of July tradition. With the title of Polk County’s largest firework display, we strive to make this a memorable event. We will have cold beer, food, live entertainment, cornhole tournament, children’s activities, and much more! Be sure to bring your family out for a day that you don’t want to miss!



Inverness Patriotic Evening and Rock the Park

Date: July 3 from 5:00-9:00 pm

Location: Patriotic Evening at 286 N Apopka Ave Inverness, FL 34450 & Rock the Park (for the kids) at 208 N. Mill Ave, Inverness, FL 34450

Cost: Free

Details: A celebration of Independence Day comes one day early. There will be live music, entertainment and food vendors. The event end with a thrilling fireworks display over Lake Henderson. The Rock the Park location includes face painting, inflatables, dance party and more. 



4th of July Celebration

Date: July 4 from 6:00–9:30 PM

: 101 3rd St SE Largo, FL 33771

: $5 onsite parking, some activities have fees

Details: Enjoy great food, live entertainment and activities for all ages, including a pie eating contest, t-shirt decorating for $5 and inflatable activities with a $10 wristband. Fireworks begin at 9:15 pm.



Palmetto Fourth Festival

: July 4 at 3:00-9:00pm, Concert- 4:30-9:00 pm

Sutton Park, 1050 6th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221

: Free

:  Palmetto welcomes Charlie Daniels Band to Fourth Festival. The band will take to the outdoor pavilion at historic Sutton Park in Downtown Palmetto for a free concert.


Plant City

July 4th Celebration

Date: July 4, 2014 6:00 pm- 9:30 pm 

: Plant City Stadium – 1810 East Park Road, Plant City, FL 33563 

Cost: Free admission, $5 per car parking

Details: Community, family-friendly! Fun-filled youth activities on the grass of Plant City Stadium (pending weather restrictions): Face Painting, Corn Hole, Balloon art, Inflatables, Rock Wall, Bungee Jumper, Concession stand open, Food vendors on site, Stage entertainment throughout the afternoon – scheduled to appear: Double Barrel Band and the Daniel Sprouse Band. Spectacular fireworks show to close the evening.


Safety Harbor

4th of July Celebration

Date:  July 4, 5:00 pm–9:00pm

Location: Safety Harbor Marina, 110 Veterans Memorial Ln, Safety Harbor, FL 34695
Cost: Free

Details: Safety Harbor will host a July 4th Celebration with children’s activities, live entertainment along with food vendors and plenty of fun for the whole family. Fireworks start at 9:00 pm.


Spring Hill

Red, White and Brews Celebration

Date:  July 3, 4:00-11:00pm

Location: Spring Hill Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave. Spring Hill, Florida 34606

Cost: Free

Details:  The Lake House will be booming with family fun, music and fireworks. Cold beer, wine, food trucks, craft vendors, performances by The Black Honkeys and Never Stop Believin’ (Journey tribute band).


St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg 4th of July Fireworks

Date: July 4, 9:00pm – 9:30pm

Location: Viewable from the waterfront parks downtown, St. Petersburg, FL

Cost: Free

Details: July 4 –The city of St. Petersburg will celebrate the July 4th holiday with its annual fireworks display on Tuesday, July 4. The fireworks are scheduled to begin at 9:00 p.m., weather permitting. The fireworks display will be visible all along the waterfront with prime viewing from Vinoy, North and South Straub Parks and Spa Beach Park. Officials remind the public that there is no alcohol allowed or personal fireworks are permitted. If you plan to park, arrive early and park in legal parking lots and garages. Accessible parking for the disabled is offered along Beach Drive and in the North Shore parking lots and will be available on a first come, first served basis. Bicycle racks are located throughout the downtown area. For more information call 727-893-7441 or for waterfront park information see www.stpeteparksrec.org.


Rowdies Soccer Game

Date: July 4 at 7:00p.m.

Location: Al Lang Stadium, 230 1st Street SE St. Petersburg, FL 33701 

Cost: $20-$88

Details: Following the game, fans can stick around for a fireworks display.



Tampa Red White & Blue Fest

Date: July 4th at 2:00pm – 7:00pm

Cotanchobee Park, 601 Old Water St, Tampa, FL 33602

: Free

:  This free event will include color guard welcome by the Egypt Shriners, the return of Uncle Sam on stilts, an All-American food court, best dressed contest, meet and greet with celebrity magician and live performances of jazz, blues and country music. Family fun activities all day include apple pie eating contests and carnival games, lots of giveaways and raffles and the Tampa Kids CEO Zone. 


July 4th Celebration at the Florida Aquarium

Date: July 4, Aquarium opens at 9:30 am

Location:  The Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602

Cost: Fireworks Cruise Tickets: $60 for General Admission (Adult& Child), $50 for Aquarium Member (Adult & Child)

Details: It’s going to be a red, white and blue weekend at The Florida Aquarium with dazzling fireworks displays, family-friendly entertainment, and an all-American themed dinner menu! Fireworks will take place at 9:15 pm. The Aquarium will close at the conclusion of the fireworks show. Fireworks are not viewable from The Florida Aquarium.

Get the best seat on the Bay with a Fireworks Cruise! Join us for the ultimate fireworks viewing experience with the best seats on the Bay aboard our Bay Spirit II catamaran!


4th of July Family FunFest on the American Victory Ship

Date: July 4, 6:30-9:30 pm

Location: 705 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602 (Behind the Florida Museum)

Cost: $7.00-13.00

Details:  The American Victory Ship offers the “best view in Tampa” for watching the celebrated fireworks display. The evening event features musical entertainment from DJ Ian Paul, a special Kids Zone with two face painters from 6:30-9:30pm, games, as well as arts and crafts.


Tarpon Springs

Fourth of July Picnic in Craig Park

Date: July 4th at 10:00am – 2:00pm

Craig Park, 100 Beekman Way, Tarpon SpringsFL 34689

Cost: Free

: Bring the family to enjoy a water slide, paddle boarding, inflatables, lawn games and free hot dogs while supplies last! Save room for the hot dog eating contest at noon (ages 16 and up). Live entertainment provided by Rusty Trumpet from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., featuring patriotic songs and hits from the 60s to now.


Fourth of July Fireworks at Howard Park

Date: July 4th at 10:00am – 2:00pm

Howard Park, 1700 Sunset Dr, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

Cost: Free

: Parking is free after 6 p.m but limited., Come early as the park’s gates will close when capacity is reached. Alcohol is not permitted in the park. Sunset beach’s north end and boat launch will be closed throughout the day on July 4. The south side of the beach and the causeway will close at 2 p.m.


Temple Terrace

Temple Terrace’s Independence Day Parade

: July 4 parade will be from 10 a.m. to noon. Fireworks start at 9:15 p.m.

: Parade- The corner of Whiteway Drive and Gillette Avenue. Fireworks and festival: Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club, 200 Inverness Ave, Temple Terrace, FL 33617 (First fairway)

: The Temple Terrace Independence Day Parade will take place on July 4 from 10 a.m. to noon. It will start at the corner of Whiteway Drive and Gillette Avenue. Parade runs south to Druid Hills, west to Ridgedale and south to the Temple Terrace Little League fields. The nighttime festivities feature food vendors and live music.

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