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

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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!

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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!

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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.

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Hot Dog Party

Where: Crowbar in Ybor (1812 N 17th St., Tampa)

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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Tara Wikoff | CW44 Tampa Bay