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Fourth of July Fireworks Guide

Barbara Jordan

As a Florida native, growing up in Tampa with its multi-cultural roots, Barbara has watched Tampa grow from a small town to the bustling metropolis it...

As a Florida native, growing up in Tampa with its multi-cultural roots, Barbara has watched Tampa grow from a small town to the bustling metropolis it...

Sep 29 4 minutes read

I know this is a favorite Holiday for many families and the highlight of the day is the Fireworks that light up the Summer skies on our Nation's birthday. Here is a guide to help you find which one you would like to attend.

Tampa - Hillsborough

Downtown Tampa - Tampa's fireworks have moved to the Tampa Convention Center, bring good viewing areas all along the Riverwalk. Free. 333 S. Franklin St., Tampa. 813-274-8511 Wednesday 9-10 pm.

Temple Terrace - Evening Festivities kick-off 6 pm on the Temple Terrace Golf Course with fireworks at 9:15 pm. Free. Temple Terrace Family Recreation Complex, 6610 E. Whiteway Drive.

Busch Gardens - Celebrate with thrill rides, dance party zones, and an extended fireworks display. The park remains open until 11:00 pm. Included with admission: $104, 2 and younger free. 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. 813-884-4386. 0:00 am - 11:00pm Wednesday.

American Victory  Ship Family Fun Fest- The family festival aboard th AM Vic, features DJ dancing games, face painting, arts and crafts, food, contests, giveaways, and fireworks viewing from the deck of the former WWII  Supply ship. $13 , ages 4-12 $7.00 and 3 and younger free! $10 for Military/veterans. SS American Victory, 705 Channellside Drive, Tampa 6:30-9:30 pm. Wednesday.

Pinellas County

Clearwater - The city's annual celebration features Children's activities,food,live music and fireworks display between 9-9:30pm. Free. Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater.  727-562-4700. 4-9:30 pm. Wednesday  

Downtown St Petersburg - This year's fireworks is set to go off at 9:15 pm and can be seen from most of the city's waterfront parks. Vinoy Park,will be closed all day. Weather conditions may bump the start time up to as 8 pm. Free. Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St Petersburg. 727-893-7441. 9:15 pm Wednesday

St Pete Beach - Fireworks launch from Upham Beach around 9:00pm. For safety reasons, parts of Upham Beach will be closed at 6 am. Free. Gulf Blvd and 68th st, St Pete Beach. 727-363-9245. 9 pm Wednesday

Tarpon Springs - The best viewing spot for viewing is Howard Park. They are set to go off at dusk. Free. Fred Howard Park. 1700 Sunset Drive, Tarpon Springs. 727-938-3711. 7:30 - 9:00pm Wednesday.

Safety Harbor - Feast on the barbecue picnic buffet and sip from the open bar before taking a front seat to view Safety Harbor's fireworks display. $45-$50, $40 children. Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, 105 N Bayshore Drive, Safety Harbor. 727-726-1161. 5:30-7:30pm Wednesday.

Pasco County

Dade City - Celebration includes live music, a food court, eating contest, karaoke contest,petting zoo, bounce house, pony rides, games,face painting, and fireworks finale. $6, 12 and younger free; parking $5. Pasco County Fairgrounds, 36722 State Road 52, Dade City. 352-567-6678. 4-7pm. Wednesday.   

Connerton's Independence day Celebration - Old fashion neighborhood Independence Day celebration with a rock wall, games, food trucks, bounce houses, and a large fireworks display. Free. Connerton, 21100 Fountain Garden Way, Land o Lakes, 813-996-5800. 5-9pm Tuesday. 

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