Don't miss Tampa's favorite Independence Day celebration!  This year, the 7th annual Tampa Red White & Blue Festival will be held on Thursday, July 4th from 3-8 p.m. at Grand Central at Kennedy with free two hours parking in the garage. Admission is free and it's both kid and pet-friendly, so bring the whole family to this Fourth of July Celebration!

You can kick off the event alongside your pup by walking in the Patriotic Paws Walk.  Check-in starts at 3, then the walk starts at 3:30; and all participants will receive a swag bag compliments of The New Barker Magazine.  Also, the best-dressed pup wins a prize!  So, how festive can your pup be?

However, just because you don't have a pet doesn't mean you shouldn't show your spirit. There will also be a contest to determine the Most Patriotic Dressed Adult and Most Patriotic Dressed Kid! It will be a day full of prizes with the contests and hourly raffles for gate prizes! Come with your family for the family food eating contest, awards given to Kid CEOS, and lots of giveaways and raffles from several sponsors including New Barker for the pets, Sunpass, Top Golf, El Dorado Furniture, T-mobile, Club Wyndham, Pina Power, and CBD American Shaman for the adults!

Blue Bunny ice cream will be offering free ice cream to everyone attending the fest while giving back to the Shriners Hospitals for Children. Although you don't have to RSVP, if you do on Eventbrite and Facebook you will automatically be entered into the hourly drawings and a special pre-festival Facebook giveaway.

Don't miss this amazing Fourth of July experience; there will be live music, a southern food court, a chance to meet Uncle Sam on stilts, and so much more.  There will be something for the whole family to enjoy; you'll be sure to have a Happy Fourth!

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