What Is Going On This 4th In The Tampa Bay Area

Dated: 07/01/2019

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This is one of my favorite holidays of the year! Not because it is a good excuse to drink and blow things up, but because I LOVE this country, I LOVE being an American, and I LOVE being FREE! Ever since I was a kid I remember going to the 4th of July Parade in Brandon, trying to get candy, or beads or anything else thrown at me. I remember when the firetrucks would slowly drive by with the lights flashing, or hearing the horse shoes click-clacking down the street with thepolice officers on top. But most of all I remember standing with my hand over my heart as the Flag was driven by, flapping in the wind, and hearing the National Anthem blaring from the speakers. Then at night I watching my dad and neighbors lighting the fireworks, hearing the screeching as it flew high into the air, then exploding with a loud bang, with beautiful colors filling the night sky. I remember that feeling of total excitement, when my dad told me I was now old enough to light some fireworks, lighter in my hand excited, and kind of nervous. Now, I still get chills when I hear the anthem, and see that flag and hear the bang of the fireworks. But what gets me the most excited is that I get to experience all those same things with two kids, that get so excited about the same exact things that I got excited about when I was their age.

There is so much to do on the 4th of July in the Tampa Bay area. So many places to see fireworks, to enjoy a parade, to cook out. I wanted to give you all the events going on in our wonderful area!

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A community tradition that dates back to 1959, the Brandon Fourth of July parade, one of the largest Independence Day parades in Florida, will kick off at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 4.The parade gets underway at 10 a.m. at 101 E Lumsden Road and proceeds up Parsons Avenue to Robertson Street. It continues west on Robertson Street, ending at Buckingham Place. The reviewing stand will be on Parsons Avenue just before Oakfield Drive.


Plant City will celebrate the red, white and blue during its Fourth of July celebration Thursday, July 4, atPlant City Stadium, 1810 E. Park Road.

The family-friendly, alcohol-free event will get underway at 6 p.m. with food vendors, face painting, a corn hole tournament, balloon art, inflatables, a rock wall and a bungee jumper.

Additionally, there will be live music on the stage starting at 7 p.m.

The event will culminate with a military salute and the National Anthem at 9 p.m. followed by a fireworks show by Zambelli Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

Temple Terrace

4th of July Parade- Route begins at Whiteway and Gillette. Runs south to Druid Hills, west to Ridgedale and south to the Temple Terrace Little League fields. Parade starts at 10 a.m.

Evening Festivities are from 6-9 p.m., located at 1st Fairway of Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club, 200 Inverness Ave. (Between Belle Terre Ave. and Woodmont Ave.)
There will be food vendors and music.
Fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m


Lutz will celebrate Independence Day in red, white and blue style with its annual Fourth of July parade on Thursday, July 4 starting at 10 a.m.The parade is staged on Crooked Lane and winds down Lutz-Lake Fern Road toward U.S. 41 before turning near the old Methodist church and proceeding in front of the Lutz Senior Center and the Lutz Public Library.


The City of Safety Harbor is preparing for an old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration starting with the American Legion Auxiliary's annual patriotic parade down Main Street at 10 a.m. where flag-waving crowds will see floats, veterans groups, fire trucks, marching bands and dance troupes.


The celebration will take place at Armature Works, Riverfront Park, the Tampa Convention Center and Sparkman Wharf in downtown Tampa.

TheTampa Red, White & Blue Festivalwill take place Thursday, July 4 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Grand Central at Kennedy, 1120 E. Kennedy Blvd.

Celebrate At Busch Gardens

Residents in North Tampa can enjoy their own fireworks show atBusch Gardenson Thursday, July 4.

The theme park will celebrate Independence Day with an extended fireworks show accompanied by a patriotic medley and thrill rides at night.


The City of St. Petersburg will celebrate Independence Day on Thursday, July 4 with its annualSt. Pete downtown waterfront Fourth of July fireworks display.The fireworks show begins at 9 p.m.

Rock The Beach

The City of St. Pete Beach Rock the Beach Fourth of July celebration will take place Thursday, July 4 from 2 to 10 p.m. at Upham Beach, 6850 Beach Plaza, St. Pete Beach.

Museum Of Fine Arts Fourth Of July Buffet

Join the St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts Café for art, food, fireworks and live entertainment at the 12th annual Fourth of July Fireworks Buffeton Thursday, July 4 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the museum, 255 Beach Drive N.E.

Treasure Island Fourth Of July Fireworks

The Town of Treasure Island will host a fireworks show on the beach at Treasure Island Gulf Front Park, 10400 Gulf Blvd., Thursday, July 4 starting at 9 p.m.

Fireworks Yacht Cruise

The Starlite Sapphire Dining Yacht will offer aFourth of July fireworks cruise with a full menu, music and a full bar.


Clearwater's Fourth of July celebration,Clearwater Celebrates America,will take place Thursday, July 4 at Coachman Park, 301 Drew St. in downtown Clearwater.

Fourth of July Run

The 2019 Clearwater Fourth Of July Run is set for Thursday, July 4 beginning at 9 a.m. at Buffalo Wild Wings, 21688 U.S. 19 in Clearwater. Run a 5K or walk with your family during this event.

For a list of more events click here!

If you are interested in learning more about this great area contact me today @ 813-316-7200.

To learn more about how I can help you buy or sell in the Tampa Bay Area, or how I help out my clients call/text me today!

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Chris Stevens

I am Chris Stevens and whether you are buying or selling my main goal is to help you save the most money possible. I love helping my community with selling / buying real estate but love seeing the ex....

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