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Where to Watch Fireworks in Tampa Bay this July 4th

Making plans on where to watch fireworks next Wednesday for July 4th in the Tampa Bay area?

Well, we’ve put together a list of firework celebrations and parades in the area for you!

Tampa Riverwalk

Typically in years past, the Channelside area fireworks have been held at Channelside Bay Plaza. But with the construction going on in Channelside at the moment, this year it will take place in front of the Tampa Convention Center. Fireworks start at 9pm and can be viewed anywhere along the Riverwalk. Get there early to get a good vantage point! More details can be found here.

Tampa Red, White and Blue Festival

Taking place next to the Waterside Marriott at Cotanchobee Park this event is FREE with advance RSVP. This is a good way to enjoy the afternoon prior to the fireworks at the Tampa Riverwalk.

This year, there will be something special for everyone, even your pets!

  • Tasteful Southern Dishes by the Tampa Red White & Blue Festival Food Court inclusive of your favorite surf and turf, hot dogs, bbq, etc.
  • Best Dressed in Red, White & Blue Contest ( Kid Category, Dog Category, and Adult Category).
  • “American Art Zone” highlighting exhibitions of local artists, jewelers, and craft designers.
  • Meeet Guinness World Record Holder of the World’s Tallest Hat
  • and more…

Click here for more details.

Fourth of July 5k

Celebrate America’s birthday with the 5K or 10K Independence Run this Sunday July 1st at Al Lopez Park. This is a  Click here for more details.

July 4th at Busch Gardens

Planning to be at Busch Gardens this July 4th? Enjoy an extended fireworks that evening with a show that will illuminate the sky with an all-new patriotic medley in honor of Independence Day. Click here for more details.

Fourth of July Family FunFest

The American Victory Ship at Channelside will host a viewing of Tampa’s annual July 4th Fireworks aboard this historic World War II merchant steamship and national landmark from 6:30pm – 9:30pm. The evening event features musical entertainment from DJ Ian Paul, a special Kids Zone with two face painters from 6:30-8:30pm, games, as well as arts and crafts. Get more details here.

These are just a handful of celebrations going on in the area next week.  Feel free to reach out if you have other events we should recommend, or perhaps you are new to Tampa and deciding which is the best for you…just ask!

Anand Patel

Broker NextHome Discovery

Anand Patel, president of NextHome Discovery is a real estate broker licensed in Florida and Tennessee. Anand’s background is in commercial development having built several office parks and retail centers around Tampa Bay. He is actively involved with the REALTOR® association at the local, state and national levels serving on several committees as well as blogging for the National Association of REALTORS (NAR). Mr. Patel also had the unique opportunity to serve as Guest Editor for the May/June 2013 issue of the industry trade publication REALTOR Magazine (which reaches over one million REALTORS across the country).

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