Boom By The Bay 2022 is host to thousands of locals and tourists annually traveling to Florida looking to celebrate the 4th of July in Tampa the right way. Taking place at over eight locations across Tampa's beautiful riverfront in Downtown, Channelside, and Seminole Heights, Boom By The Bay will be the biggest 4th of July event in the Bay area.

From fireworks to live entertainment, there will be plenty of things to do for all age groups looking to attend Boom By The Bay. The event will have plenty of family-friendly activities and games for the young ones, and several local bars serving drinks and cocktails for the older crowd.

The party begins on Monday, July 4th, 2022 with a July 4th Boat Parade and Blessing of the Fleet starting at 5 pm. Right after the boat parade, Boom By The Bay will continue with all the fun activities across more than 4 miles of the Tampa waterfront. There will be 2 new locations this year and the festivities will conclude with the largest choreographed firework display launching simultaneously from six locations at dusk, which is approximately 9:15 pm. The event is free and open to the public so get there early and make sure to follow any CDC guidelines.

Check out the schedule, locations, and map below

Armature Works (starting at 5 pm) (Heights District)
Water Works Park (starting at 4 pm)
Straz Center (starting at 5 pm)
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, presented by Tampa Downtown Partnership (starting at 4 pm)
Bayshore Boulevard, presented by Coke Florida (starting at 7 pm)
Tampa Convention Center/The Sail (starting at 5 pm)
Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park (starting at 7 pm)
Sparkman Wharf (starting at 11 AM) (Star Spangled Sparkman)

Free Shuttle
If you need a ride to Boom by the Bay, HART is offering a free shuttle service from 3 pm to 11 pm, and every 15 minutes from then on, during July 4th festivities! The 2 free routes (North Fireworks & South Fireworks) will work around Tampa's Downtown, connected to the Tampa streetcar and the Marion Transit Center. See the route map at:

Additional food trucks will also be available at:
Water Works Park (starting at 5 pm)
MacDill Park (starting at 5 pm)
Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park (starting at 5 pm)


  • Tampa Downtown Partnership
  • TECO
  • Coca-Cola Beverages Florida
  • US 103.5
  • 95.7 The BEAT
  • 93.3 FLZ
  • Sparkman Wharf
  • Armature Works
  • Hillsborough Area Regional Transit
  • Friends of the Riverwalk

Check out one of the BIGGEST 4th of July events in Tampa, Boom By The Bay, and see just how the 813 area celebrates Independence Day. For more things to do for the 4th of July in Tampa, 813area is your go-to guide for all fun things to do in Tampa Bay.