Where to watch July 4 fireworks in Tampa Bay area

There are plenty of places to celebrate Independence Day around the Bay

July 4
There are July 4 events throughout the Tampa Bay area.

Summer’s in full swing. We have the heat and humidity to prove it. That means July 4 is nearing.

The Tampa Bay area is host to plenty of events. Here’s where you can watch fireworks on July 4:

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

Tampa
Channelside Bay Plaza – 615 Channelside Dr.
When: The waterfront area opens at 6 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.
There will be live music and other family entertainment.

Plant City
Plant City Stadium – 1810 East Park Road
When: The event starts at 6 p.m., and fireworks start around 9:15 p.m.
There will be face painting, balloon art, games, a rock wall and a bungee jumper.

Brandon
Westfield Brandon Mall – 459 Brandon Tower Center
When: The event kicks off at 5 p.m., and fireworks start at 9 p.m.
There will be live music, activities inside the mall and food.

 


PINELLAS COUNTY

Tarpon Springs
When: Sunset
Best place to watch: Howard Park Beach (Parking at Howard Park will be free after 6 p.m.)

St. Petersburg
Downtown
When: Around 9 p.m.
You can watch from Spa Beach Park, The Pier approach and the downtown waterfront area.

Clearwater
Coachman Park – 301 Drew St.
When: The festivities begin at 4 p.m., and fireworks start at 9:30 p.m.
There will be local food vendors and activities for children.

Safety Harbor
Marina – 110 Veterans Memorial Lane
When: The celebration begins at 5 p.m. Fireworks go off at 9 p.m.
There will be activities for kids, live entertainment and food vendors.

 


POLK COUNTY

Lakeland
Lake Mirror along the Frances Langford Promenade – 121 S. Lake Ave.
When: The event is July 3 (Friday). It starts at 6 p.m., with a fireworks display at 9 p.m.
There will be live music, dancing and food trucks. Note: The event is free but attendees are asked to bring at least one can of food for Volunteers in Service to the Elderly.

Haines City

Lake Eva Park – 555 Ledwith Ave.

When: A concert begins at 3 p.m. Fireworks begin later in the night.

There will be arts, crafts, food and a beer garden.

Winter Haven – LEGOLAND
1 LEGOLAND Way
When: 9 p.m. on July 3 – 5
There will be fireworks and family activities each night. 3D Glasses will be given out to turn the “fireworks into millions of exploding LEGO bricks,” according to LEGOLAND. *You must purchase tickets for this event. More information is available here.


PASCO COUNTY

Dade City
Pasco County Fairgrounds – 36722 State Rte 52
When: The event starts at 3 p.m. Fireworks will start at 9:15 p.m.
There will be food trucks, live entertainment and a baby pageant.


SARASOTA COUNTY

Venice
Where to watch: The fireworks will be shot from South Jetty. You’ll be able to see them from the beaches in Venice and Nokomis.
When: 9 p.m.

Sarasota
Bayfront Park – 1 Marina Plaza
When: 9 p.m.


HIGHLANDS COUNTY

Downtown Sebring
When: 9 p.m.

Please let us know if we’re missing your city’s fireworks. 

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