Celebrate the Fourth of July in Tampa, FL


Are there such things as Tampa Bay Lightning themed fireworks? Photo from Miguel Acosta via Pexels

Happy Fourth of July, Tampa Bay. Before or after you indulge in too many hot dogs + cheeseburgers to count, here are 10+ Fourth of July events happening in and around Tampa, from fireworks to 5Ks. 🌭

2022 4th of July 1M 5K 10K 13.1 26.2 | Sun., July 3-Sun., July 31 | Anytime | Virtual | $16+ | Participate in a virtual Fourth of July run where 15% of proceeds will be donated to Homes for Our Troops.

4th of July Picnic in the Park | Mon., July 4 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Craig Park, Tarpon Springs | Free | Oyster Bone will perform at 11 a.m. and 12:45 p.m., and there will be waterslides and a hot dog eating contest.

Boom on Bayshore | Mon., July 4 | 7 p.m. | Bayshore Boulevard (south of Davis Islands Bridge) | Free | Nibble on bites from food trucks and take in the sounds of live entertainment and waterfront views all while seeing the largest fireworks display from Boom by the Bay.

Star Spangled Sparkman | Mon., July 4 | 11 a.m. | Sparkman Warf | Free | Feast your eyes on a water ski show, plus live music, food, drinks, and fireworks.

The Heights District Fourth of July Celebration | Mon., July 4 | 3-10 p.m. | Armature Works | $35+ | Whether you purchase a general admission or VIP ticket, you can’t miss the hot dog eating contest.

Friends of the Riverwalk July 4th Boat Parade | Mon., July 4 | 6 p.m. | Viewing locations | Free to view, $50 to register your boat | This second annual parade will follow a similar route to the holiday light boat parade and include a Blessing of the Fleet.

APW July 4th Celebration 2022 | Mon., July 4 | 5-9 p.m. | 5060 River Glen Blvd., Wesley Chapel | Free | Bring the whole family out for a bounce park, bike parade, bake-off, and more.

4th of July Parade and Patriotic Ceremony | Mon., July 4 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Main Street, Safety Harbor | Free | Head to Main Street in Safety Harbor for a parade and patriotic ceremony, complete with live music and free snow cones.

St. Pete Run the 4th | Mon., July 4 | 7 a.m. | St. Petersburg | $20 | Each runner in this untimed race will recieve a patriotic running bib, food from Bolay Fresh Bold Kitchen, and Astro ice cream.

The Fourth: Independence Day Celebration | Mon., July 4 | 4-10 p.m. | Spa Beach Park on the St. Pete Pier | Free | From the second annual St. Pete Pier Run to roaming entertainers to fireworks at 9 p.m., there’s so much to experience at this celebration.

4th of July Fireworks Cruise | Mon., July 4 | 7 p.m. | Yacht StarShip Cruises & Events, 603 Channelside Dr., Tampa | $129+ | Embark on a StarShip cruise with a free open bar, a dinner buffet, DJ, and views of the fireworks downtown.

July 4th Fireworks Cruise | Mon., July 4 | 8:45-9:45 p.m. | Tampa Convention Center Dock (Stop #7) | $50+ | Set sail on a Pirate Water Taxi to see views of Tampa’s firework show with beer + wine available for purchase and prizes awarded to the most patriotic passengers.

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