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Boom by the Bay returning to Tampa to celebrate 4th of July

Annual tradition will feature 3 fireworks displays
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Posted at 9:05 AM, Jun 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-09 17:56:15-04

TAMPA, Fla. — The City of Tampa officially announced the return of Boom by the Bay Thursday morning.

The annual tradition, which started in 2019, will be held on Monday, July 4, and feature three fireworks displays along Tampa's waterfront.

“We could not be more excited to announce the return of this BOOMing Tampa tradition,” Mayor Jane Castor said. “Bringing our community together to celebrate is what we do best, and what better occasion than the Fourth of July. We’re looking forward to a fun and patriotic day, topped off by a massive firework show you won’t want to miss.”

If you plan on attending, you can watch fireworks light up Tampa's night sky at the following locations:

  • Bayshore Boulevard (south of Davis Islands Bridge) - largest fireworks display!
  • Sparkman Wharf
  • Armature Works

According to the City of Tampa, the firework show along Bayshore will feature "an entirely remastered show curated by Magic in the Sky – the same pyrotechnic company that works with Busch Gardens."

“We’re going to have shells that will reach at least 1,000 feet. We're talking almost twice the height of the tallest building in Tampa. These are going to be very large shells and there’s going to be a lot of them,” said Tony Mulkey, Special Events Superintendent for the City of Tampa.

There will be no fireworks at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Julian B Lane Riverfront Park, or the Tampa Convention Center this year.

Aside from the fireworks, attendees will be able to enjoy food trucks, live music, a water ski show, family-friendly activities and more along Tampa’s downtown waterfront.

“We’re going to have activation along the Riverwalk, Curtis Hixon Park is going to have some food trucks, family activities and a pop-up bar. We’re going to have a viewing area and some food trucks up at Water Works Park. Armature Works is going to have programming throughout the day as well as Sparkman,” Mulkey said.

For more information about Mayor Jane Castor’s Boom by the Bay Presented by TECO, including a full schedule of activities and a map of events, visit or text BOOM to 888-777 to receive special notifications.