This weekend is going to be a blast (literally)! You certainly won't be bored with so many things to do in Tampa in the coming days. This weekend is all about the red, white and blue, and we've definitely got the hookup for all the fun Tampa 4th of July events. There's American-inspired festivals, epic firework displays and patriotic parties lighting up the Bay all weekend long. If you're trying to stay out of the July humidity and heat (we don't blame you!), there's plenty of things to do in Tampa that can be enjoyed under the night sky or indoors. 

So, now the hard part-- deciding what to do! Whatever you choose, rest assured you'll have a blast! Happy Independence Day Tampa

4th of July Fun

Tampa Red White & Blue Festival 2019

Celebrate Independence Day with the whole family, including the pups! The fest will kick off with a Patriotic Paws Walk on Madison Street between Channelside Drive and Meridian Street. Bring your fur children dressed in their best patriotic outfits to participate in the walk. Best-dressed dog will win a special prize! 

1120 E Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL, 33602. Phone (813) 226-8735

4th of July Party & BBQ

Join the fun at WTR on July 4th for Tampa's largest sunset fireworks show! There will be entertainment, all American BBQ and fireworks! A portion of proceeds will benefit the Armed Forces Families Foundation.

7700 W. Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, FL, 33607. Phone (813) 281-0566

Independence Day Weekend Silent Party

A day after the smoke clears from the fireworks, head to American Social Tampa for an awesome silent disco! Just $10 gets you a headset so you can jam to your favorite tunes. 

601 S Harbour Island Blvd, Tampa, FL, 33602. Phone (954) 764-7005

Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Competition

What's more American than a hot dog eating competition? There will be 25 contestants from around the Bay who will compete to see who can take down the most dogs within a 5-minute period! The winner will take home the championship title which includes a $500 Armature Works gift card, the championship belt, as well as epic bragging rights. 

1910 N Ola Avenue, Tampa, FL, 33602. Phone (813) 250-3725

Heights 4th of July Festival

Don't miss the first annual Heights 4th of July Festival as part of Mayor Jane Castor’s inaugural Boom by the Bay Independence Day celebration! This all-day affair will kick off with a classic American Car Show, followed by a Hot Dog Eating Contest, live music all afternoon, a YMCA sponsored Family Fun Zone, and a spectacular 20-minute public fireworks display over the Hillsborough River.

1910 N Ola Avenue, Tampa, FL, 33602. Phone (813) 250-3725

Boom by the BAY

This 4th of July celebration will feature family-friendly activities, live entertainment, and four firework displays along Tampa's beautiful waterfront. The Independence Day fun will be spread out across the following locations: Waterworks Park/Armature Works, Julian B Lane Riverfront Park, The Tampa Convention Center/The Sail and Sparkman Wharf. 

1710 N. Highland Ave., Tampa, FL, 33602. Phone 813-274-8615

Red, White and YOU Party At Franklin Manor!

Where your most fashionable red, white and blue to this patriotic party! There will be a complimentary open bar from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. on July 3rd, plus entertainment, DJ's and tons of fun! 

912 N Franklin St., Tampa, FL, 33602. Phone (813) 487-9990

The White Party July 4th

Party people won't want to miss this American-inspired white party at Franklin Manor. Wear your cleanest white outfit and get ready to celebrate the red, white and blue! 

912 N Franklin St., Tampa, FL, 33602. Phone (813) 487-9990

4th of July Happy Hour at Jackson's & Great View for the Fireworks!

Drink up at Jackson's with happy hour at the bars from 3-6 p.m. and DJ BIG Willie playing at the outside Island Bar from 4-10 p.m. This is the best place to watch the fireworks in the harbor!


601 S Harbour Island Blvd, Tampa, FL, 33602. Phone 813-277-0112

Rose All Day Saturdays

Keep the 4th of July party going all weekend with a rose-fueled pool party! Get a free glass of rose when you walk in, and enjoy $4 glasses from noon to 3 p.m. 

7700 W. Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, FL, 33607. Phone (813) 281-0566

Music Events 

Hugh Jackman: The Man. The Music. The Show.

See Jackman perform hit songs from The Greatest Showman, Les Miserable and more from Broadway and film, accompanied by a live orchestra. Get your tickets now before they disappear! 

401 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL, 33602. Phone (813) 301-6500

Free Downtown Concert July 4- Rock The Park at Julian B Lane

Gather the fam and come out to this free monthly music series showcasing musical talents of all genres!

1001 N Boulevard, Tampa, FL, 33607.

DREZO – Free Guest List – Tampa, FL

Tampa EDM fans, don't miss this Sunset Saturday show at The Ritz! Put your name on the guest list and get in free before 11 p.m. 

1503 E 7th Ave., Tampa, FL, 33605. Phone 813-390-0397
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