Celebrate your 4th of July with a bang!  Whether you live in Tampa or are visiting our great city, you'll want to celebrate with us. Enjoy the beaches, picnics, BBQs & events during the day and then head Downtown!. Here's where to watch fireworks in Tampa on the 4th of July!

Best Places to Watch Fireworks in Downtown Tampa on Independence Day!

American Victory Ship Mariners Memorial Museum

All aboard! Located right near Channelside at the Port of Tampa Bay, the American Victory Ship will be hosting its annual 4th of July Family FunFest. There will be music, games, food, drinks, contests, and giveaways for the whole family. Fireworks start at 9 p.m., just up the channel at the Convention Center basin.

Yacht StarShip Dining Cruises

This year’s 4thof July Fireworks and Dinner Cruise is the perfect way to celebrate our nation’s independence. There will be an upscale American buffet, DJ entertainment, and a firework show to end the night. Make sure to get your ticket in advance – these dinner cruises sell out every year!

Pirate Water Taxi

Another option for watching 4th of July fireworks in Tampa is aboard the Pirate Water Taxi. This 1-hour cruise is a family-friendly water experience, perfect for viewing Downtown Tampa’s fireworks. All 4 Water Taxis will depart every 5 minutes, beginning at 8:30 p.m., and boarding is first come-first serve. 

Busch Gardens

Celebrate Independence Day at Busch Gardens for a day of live entertainment and Florida’s top thrill rides. There will be multiple DJ party zones and a patriotic medley of fireworks to end the night with a bang.

Tampa Tarpons

Celebrate the 4thwith America’s favorite pastime! The Tampa Tarpons play the Clearwater Threshers at George M. Steinbrenner Field at 6:30 pm. In honor of Independence Day, there will be wing specials, a specialty jersey auction, and post-game fireworks!

Be sure check out our full Guide to 4th of July in Tampa for all this year’s events, parties, and more!

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