Activities & Resources
Fourth of July in Tampa & St. Petersburg 2010050in Tampa, FL
about Fourth of July in Tampa & St. Petersburg 2010:
Brandon's annual Independence Day Parade features floats, marching bands, and other patriotic crowd pleasers.
Westfield Brandon hosts an Independence Day celebration with live music, family activities, food vendors, and fireworks.
The City of Dunedin and the Dunedin Blue Jays celebrate Independence Day with a game between the Blue Jays and the Brevard County Manatees, followed by an autograph session, live concert, and fireworks after the game.
The City of Lakeland celebrates Independence Day with a festive night of music along the Lake Mirror Promenade, followed by a spectacular fireworks show.
Largo's Independence Day celebration features live music, fireworks, and an attempt to set a Guinness Book of World Records for the largest number of people performing "The Twist."
Pinellas Park's Freedom Fest features live music, a carnival-style midway, concessions, and a Family Fun Zone with slides, inflatables, face painting, balloon art, and a dunking booth. The night ends with fireworks.
Cracker Country hosts a 19th century-style Independence Day event featuring crafts, games, a performance by the 97th Regimental String Band, a period pie baking contest, and period demonstrations.
Families can gain admission to the Florida Aquarium for just $10 after 3pm, and watch Tampa's fireworks show from inside the park.
The Museum of Fine Arts provides an evening of music and gallery admission as the community counts down to the fireworks show over the bay.
In honor of Independence Day, a sand artist of world renown creates a patriotic sand sculpture from 40 tons of sand near the north end of North Straub Park. The work begins Friday, and is scheduled to be completed on July 4. Families can also find a comfortable spot from where they can view the 9pm July 4 fireworks show over the bay.
At The Pier, there's live music and entertainment, kids' activities, a caricature artist, an appearance by George Washington, face painting, and fireworks.
Local folk artists take part in a free concert on the lawn of the St. Petersburg Museum of History. The Independence Day celebration also features family activities, food and merchandise vendors, and prime viewing for the bay fireworks show.
Treasure Island's Beach Blast features live music, art and craft vendors, food concessions, and a July 4 fireworks show.
Temple Terrace's Independence Day celebration includes a festive parade with more than 100 units and floats, concessions, and family activities, plus an evening fireworks extravaganza.
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