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LIST: 2021 4th of July events in the Tampa Bay area

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Posted at 3:19 PM, Jun 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-21 17:36:48-04

TAMPA, Fla. — As the Tampa Bay area rebounds from the pandemic and more people get vaccinated, 4th of July events are starting to take shape after most were canceled last year.

Hillsborough County

Red, White, and BOOM by the Bay!
When: Sunday, July 4 beginning at 7 pm. (Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.)
Armature Works
Tampa Convention Center
Sparkman Wharf
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, presented by Tampa Downtown Partnership - NEW!
Bayshore Boulevard, presented by Coca-Cola Beverages Florida - NEW!
Cost: FREE
Info: For Boom by the Bay updates, the public is encouraged to text BOOM to 888-777 to receive text message alerts directly to a cell phone. More information will also be shared on the City of Tampa's Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram social media accounts.

Friends of the Riverwalk Inaugural July 4th Boat Parade
When: Sunday, July 4, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Where: Hillsborough River - Downtown Tampa
Cost: FREE
Info: The parade begins in the Convention Center basin, travels to the Heights, and ends at Sparkman Wharf.

Polk County

Lakeland's Red, White and Kaboom
When: Saturday, July 3 from 6 to 9:15 p.m. (fireworks at 9 p.m.)
Where: Lake Mirror, along the Frances Langford Promenade
Cost: FREE
Info: Attendees are able to bring coolers, but the city asks that no one brings glass bottles. Pop-up tents and large beach umbrellas are not allowed. The city is asking attendees to bring at least one non-perishable food item to be donated to Volunteers in Service to the Elderly (VISTE). Volunteers will collect the food items during the event.

Pinellas County

Clearwater Celebrates America
When: Sunday, July 4, starts at 7 p.m. (fireworks at 9:15 p.m.)
Where: BayCare Ballpark
Cost: $5
Info: Limited tickets available. Call (727) 712-7300 or click here.

St. Pete Beach Fireworks
When: July 4 beginning at 9 p.m.
Where: Fireworks are launched from the north end of Upham Beach (north end of Upham Beach will be closed)
Cost: FREE
Info: For information regarding parking and more, click here.

St. Pete Waterfront Fireworks
When: July 2-July 4 with fireworks at 9 p.m. on July 4
Where: Downtown Waterfront
Cost: FREE
Info: For information regarding the weekend of events, parking, and more, click here.

Treasure Island Fireworks Show
When: Sunday, July 4 at 9 p.m.
Where: Near Gulf Front Park, located at 10400 Gulf Blvd
Cost: $20 flat-rate parking fee at Treasure Island Park
Info: Bring a beach chair or towel and enjoy the show as fireworks light up the night sky.

Sarasota County

Celebrate Sarasota Parade
When: Sunday, July 4 at 8 p.m.
Where: Chaplain J.D. Hamel Park
Cost: $5 parking fee
Info: For more information regarding the weekend of events, parking, and more, click here.


Legoland Red, White & BOOM: July 3 and 4
"Celebrate July 4th and summer fun with the only fireworks display that magically transforms into bursts of LEGO® bricks before your eyes! Experience our unique, annual spectacle all included in regular theme park admission."