4th of July, 2023

4th of July, 2023

The 4th of July weekend is right around the corner, and Tampa Bay is ready to ignite the spirit of patriotism with a fantastic lineup of activities and events. From stunning fireworks displays to lively festivals and outdoor adventures, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Get ready to celebrate independence in style with these exciting 4th of July weekend activities in Tampa Bay. 


July 1, 2023

Start your weekend off with a bang at the annual "Boom by the Bay" event. Held in downtown Tampa, this spectacular fireworks extravaganza lights up the night sky with dazzling colors and synchronized music. Find a spot along the Riverwalk or grab a seat at one of the waterfront restaurants to enjoy the show. The event also features live entertainment, food vendors, and a vibrant atmosphere that embodies the patriotic spirit.

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July 2, 2023


July 4, 2023

What to expect at Star Spangled Sparkman:

- A spectacular waterfront view of the fireworks show as one of Tampa Bay’s prime viewing locations. 

- Optimal viewing of the annual Blessing of the Fleet, followed by the Boat Parade and Water Ski Show presented by Friends of the Tampa Riverwalk.

- Family-friendly activities for all ages will include DJ performances and roaming entertainment. 

- Festive food, drinks and photo-ops, of course!

Event schedule below: 
11:00 a.m. Sparkman Wharf opens
4:00 p.m. Star Spangled Sparkman begins
4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m DJs presented by Classic Entertainment
6:00 p.m. Water Ski Show presented by Friends of the Tampa Riverwalk
9:00 p.m. – 9:15 p.m Fireworks show 

The event is free and open to the public. Sparkman Wharf will be limiting capacity— guests are encouraged to arrive early. 


This 4th of July weekend, Tampa Bay promises a celebration filled with excitement, patriotism, and fun for all. From mesmerizing fireworks displays and lively festivals to beach outings and historical explorations, the region offers a wide range of activities to suit every taste. Embrace the spirit of independence, gather your loved ones, and join the vibrant festivities that make Tampa Bay an unforgettable destination to celebrate this national holiday.

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