The 4th of July is a day of celebration and joy. We honor the holiday with family and friends and top off the festivities with a big ol’ American cherry: a fireworks show. Tampa Bay’s beautiful beaches and sprawling shores are the perfect venues for this wholesome spectacular.

Celebrate ‘Murica with a fireworks presentation our forefathers would be proud of! Here are the best places to celebrate this great country and catch fireworks here in Tampa Bay.

FIREWORKS! across the Bay

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-Spa Beach Park, Downtown St. Pete

615 2nd Ave NE.
St Pete, FL 33701
  • Fireworks: 9pm


Grab your blanket, a picnic basket and find a cozy spot on the sand.


Light Up Channelside Fourth of July Celebration

-Garrison Channel- Channelside

615 Channelside Drive
Tampa, FL 33602
  • Waterfront open: 6pm
  • Fireworks: 9pm


Channelside will play host to one of the biggest Independence Day celebrations in the Bay area. Enjoy live music, family fun, and the best fireworks display in Tampa right on the water.



Bright House Clearwater Celebrates America

-Coachman Park

301 Drew St.
Clearwater, FL
(727) 562-4700
  • Starts: 4pm
  • Fireworks: 9:30pm


Celebrate the 4th at the Bright House Clearwater Celebrates America as Clearwater Gas presents the Tampa Bay area’s largest fireworks show ‘Spark the Sky.'”. Family fun for everyone including: food from local vendors and kid friendly activities.

(Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Budweiser)

(Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Budweiser)

Tarpon Springs Independence Day Fireworks

-Craig Park

398 S Spring Blvd.
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
  • Starts: 10am
  • Fireworks: Sunset


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Spend your Independence Day in Tarpon Springs! Start the fun off with a Patriotic Picnic from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Craig Park. Then, end your day with fireworks at Sunset Beach at dark!




-Pasco County Fairgrounds

Pasco Country Fairgrounds
36772 S.R. 52
Dade City, 36772 
  • Fun starts: 3pm
  • Fireworks: 9:15pm


The Pasco County Fair ground play host to watermelon and hot dog eating contests, pony rides, food truck vendors, the firecracker challenge eating contest and live music. Once playtime is over, the fireworks extravaganza begins!


Plant City Fourth of July Celebration

-Plant City Stadium

Plant City Stadium
1810 East Park Road
Plant City, 33566
  • Starts: 6pm
  • Fireworks : 9:15pm


Live music featuring Double Barrel Band, a 50/50 cash drawing, food vendors, activities for the kids and more. Cap it all off with Grand Finale Fireworks.


Fireworks Spectacular Over Sarasota Bay

-Downtown Sarasota/Bayfront Park 

1 Marina Plaza
Sarasota, FL 34236
  • Fireworks: 9pm


The event is privately funded and charity-focused to benefit Suncoast Charities for Children – donation drop points will be located at Island Park, Marina Jack’s and the Municipal Auditorium. The show is visible from anywhere in downtown Sarasota, including Bayfront Park and Island Park.


We love you, America! Happy 4th.

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