Where to watch fireworks in Tampa Bay

posted by Sarah Jacobs - 

Looking for the best fireworks display for your Fourth of July celebration? We've got you covered! We put together a list of fireworks displays all over the Tampa Bay area. We listed them by county so you can find the one closest to you, and the best part is, everything on this list is free! If there's something fun that we missed, feel free to drop a comment and let us know! Happy Independence Day!

Hillsborough:

Downtown Tampa Riverwalk, fireworks begin at 9pm

Temple Terrace Parade & Fireworks, parade at 10am, festivities all day, fireworks at 9:15pm6610 E. Whiteway Drive, Temple Terrace, Florida 33617

Plant City Celebration, Plant City Stadium. Parking is $5 per car. Festivities start at 5:45, fireworks at 9:15

Busch Gardens Independence Day. The park will be open late for 4th of July fun and fireworks, included with regular park admission. You can also use your Fun Card or Annual Pass.

Pinellas:

Tarpon Springs Picnic & Fireworks Display, Picnic is 10:30am - 2pm, live music & fireworks from 7:30 - 9pm. Picnic - Craig Park at Tarpon Springs, FL 34689 / Fireworks - Fred Howard Park at 1700 Sunset Drive, Tarpon Springs, Florida 34689

Fireworks Across the Bay in St Pete. 615 2nd Ave. N.E., St. Petersburg, Florida 33703. Begins at 9pm.

Clearwater Celebrates America; food, drinks, and family-friendly festivities from 6-10pm at Coachman Park.

Safety Harbor 4th of July Celebration; A parade from 10am to noon, evening festivities and fireworks from 5pm - 9:30. Downtown Safety Harbor.

Treasure Island Celebration. Parade and party from 10am to noon, fireworks at 9:15pm. 

Redington Shores, beach fireworks begin at 9:15

Downtown St Pete Waterfront Fireworks, 8:30-10pm, viewable from several points in St Pete. 

Brandon 4th of July Parade, 10am - pm, along Lumsden Blvd


Manatee:

Caddy's at the Pointe, free celebration on the Manatee River. Food, music, and firedancers. Fireworks VIP viewing available on the roof for $20, but entry to the party is free.

Manatee River Fireworks, best viewed from the Downtown Bradenton riverfront, or from the Palmetto riverfront. The Green Bridge will be closed.

Palmetto Fourth Fest with Charlie Daniels. Sutton and Lamb Parks in Palmetto. This event is free, with food and drinks, and a live performance from the Charlie Daniels Band! 3-10pm.

Anna Maria Island Privateers Fourth of July Parade, Starts at Coquina Beach at 10am, with an after party at DCoy Ducks.

Sandbar Fireworks Spectacular, Anna Maria Island. You can attend the VIP party for $150, or you can just park nearby and watch from the public beach.


Sarasota:

Sarasota Bayfront Fireworks Spectacular, viewable from anywhere along the bayfront, near the marina. 9pm. (pro tip: park on top of on one of downtown's garages and watch from the roof!)

Siesta Key Beach Fireworks, see the fireworks from anywhere on the beach, 9pm.

Freedom Fest Parade, Longboat Key. Parade begins at LBK Town Hall building at 9am, with free festivities at Centennial Park following the parade.

Venice Fourth of July Fireworks, South Jetty, 9pm. Viewable on the beaches from Caspersen to Nokomis.

Myakka River Kayak Festival, Snook Haven, 9am to 5pm. Music, food, drinks, and kayaking down the river.

North Port Freedom Festival, North Port High School. Bring blankets or lawn chairs, festival starts at 5, with fireworks at 9. 


Pasco:

Avalon Park West Celebration, food, drinks, music, bounce houses and more from 5-9pm, fireworks at 9:15

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