There is way more than just fireworks going on this Independence Day weekend in Tampa Bay. Don’t get me wrong I love fireworks but they usually only last about 15-20 minutes, what else are we supposed to do?! Not worry, there are tons of events going on all over the Tampa Bay area. Check out our list below!
Saturday | July 2, 2016
Red, White, and Blue Family Day
Where: Tampa Museum of Art (120 Gasparilla Plaza)
When: July 2, 11am-4pm
What: Show your patriotism at the Museum. Free gallery admission and art making for the family!
Event details: tampamuseum.org
Tampa Bay Rowdies Soccer Game (Rowdies vs. Jacksonville Armada FC)
Where: Al Lang Stadium (230 1st St. S., St. Petersburg)
When: Friday, July 2, 7:30pm
What: Take in a Rowdies soccer match AND a free concert from internationally famous recording artist Flo Rida! Stay after the match for a free show and FIREWORKS!
Event details: www.rowdiessoccer.com
Sunday | July 3, 2016
Tampa Red White & Blue Fest
Where: Cotanchobee Park (the park near the Amalie Arena, Channelside)
When: Sunday, July 3rd, 5pm-10pm
What: Join hundreds of family in Channelside on Sunday, July 3rd for the Tampa Red White & Blue Fest, celebrating America, the beautiful.
Event details: www.jazzinjulytampa.com
Hot Dog Party
Where: Crowbar in Ybor (1812 N 17th St., Tampa)
When: Sunday, July 3, 5pm
What: The 10th annual hot dog eating extravaganza and rock ‘n’ roll throwdown features Roadkill Ghost Choir, Samurai Shotgun, Wolf-Face, Poetry ‘n Lotion and RGSM.
Event details: facebook.com/events
Monday | July 4, 2016
Temple Terrace Fourth of July Parade
Where: Whiteway Dr. & Gillette Ave. (Tampa)
When: July 4th, 10am-12pm
What: Free BBQ at 306 Bullard Parkway, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Event Details: www.templeterracechamber.com
Fourth of July Picnic in Craig Park
Where: Craig Park, 100 Beekman Way (Tarpon Springs)
When, Monday, July 4th, 10am-2pm
What: Bring the family to enjoy a waterslide, paddle boarding, inflatables, lawn games and free hot dogs while supplies last!
Event details: www.facebook.com/events
2016 Brandon 4th Of July Parade
Where: Lumsden Rd. & Parsons Ave (101 East Lumsden Rd., Brandon)
When: Monday, July 4th, 10am-12:30pm
What: Bring your folding chairs, suntan lotion, sunglasses and water to enjoy the largest Fourth of July Parade in Florida!
Event Details: www.thecommunityroundtable.org
Tara Wikoff | CW44 Tampa Bay