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Celebrate the Fourth, the fireworks, the food, and the fun, all happening in Tampa Bay this Independence Day!🇺🇸 So much is going on this holiday weekend with events and fireworks for the entire family all weekend long, it’ll be a big celebration! Make sure to download the UNATION app and subscribe to stay up to date with the latest events in the Bay!

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Events This Weekend

📸 Tampa Riverwalk

Ringin’ in the Fourth of July weekend with all the fun is the annual boat parade!⛵Celebrate the 4th with friends and family on the Riverwalk to enjoy a boat parade and blessing of the fleet. The boat parade will include three blessing stations in which they still hold to tradition today. Firework displays will be followed by the boat parade. 

If you would like to register your boat for small and large boat competitions and the most patriotic boat, click the registration link below!

Event Details
🗓️July  4 | 5pm – 7pm
📍Hillsborough River – Downtown Tampa

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2. Boom by the Bay

Bigger and better than years that passed, Boom by the Bay has more fireworks, more locations, and more fun things to do for the entire family!🎇Boom by the Bay starts right after the boat parade around 7pm with activities across 6 different locations in Tampa! Aside from all the activities, there will be food vendors, entertainment, and fireworks at dusk. All ages are invited and the event is free!

🇺🇸Sponsored by City of Tampa, Tampa Downtown Partnership, Hard Rock Casino, Coca-Cola, SPP, Tampa Bay Lightning, Armature Works, Pepin, Yacht Starship, Marriott Water Street, Pirate Water Taxi, and Gulf Marine Repair

Event Details
🗓️July  4 | 5pm –  9:15pm
📍Julian B Lane Riverfront Park
📍Armature Works
📍Tampa Convention Center
📍Sparkman Wharf
📍Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
📍Bayshore Boulevard

To receive more information about Boom by the Bay, text BOOM to 888-777 to receive event updates and alerts directly to your phone!📱

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📸St. Pete Pier

3. The Fourth: Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks

Did you say 3 days of fun? We sure did! There will be events and activities for the entire family to enjoy! Each day is different with activities during the day so be sure to check out below with more information. All together, there will be the inaugural St. Pete Pier Run, Silent Disco, Gulp Coast Craft Beer Garden, Food Trucks & Vendors, Pie Eating Contest, Live Music on the Visit St. Pete Clearwater Main Stage, Karaoke, Independence Day Movie, entertainers, and much more!🎤

That evening around 9pm, there will be fireworks along the waterfront to watch. Make sure to snag up a spot on the waterfront of Bayshore Dr., Straub Parks, Vinoy Parks, and others for the fireworks show!

🇺🇸 Sponsored by the City of St. Petersburg

Event Details
🗓️Day 1: July 2 | 5pm – 10pm
🗓️Day 2: July 3 | 5pm – 10pm
🗓️Day 3: July 4 | 5pm – 10pm
📍St. Pete Pier

4. All American BBQ Festival

Calling all BBQ lovers!🍖Presented by Budweiser, this 2021 All American BBQ Festival is filled with the best BBQ vendors in the Bay area, live entertainment and music, popup bars, a corn hole tournament, and tons more to offer! Tickets are $10 for general entry and VIP is available with unlimited food & drink options! 

Event Details
🗓️July 3 | 3pm – 10pm
📍TPepin Hospitality Centre

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5. Summerfest: 4th of July Celebration

Join in on the 6th Annual Zephyrhills Summerfest 4th of July Celebration where all the fun is taking place! There will be fun family contests, Tampa Bay’s favorite new country artists, vendor market, bounce houses & waterslides, food trucks, and free Summerfest giveaways! Make sure to come early and mark your place around Zephyr Lake while you enjoy the all day celebration and fireworks starting at dusk.

🇺🇸Sponsored by T-Mobile

Event Details
🗓️July 4 | 12pm – 9pm
📍Zephyr Park

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📸Emiliani Salon + Spa

Just in time for a new hair-do this summer!💇 Emiliani Salon + Spa has many expert beauty services to offer with products that are cruelty free and vegan-friendly!  There are two locations across the Bay area that are in Tampa and Clearwater. 

Emiliani Salon + Spa offers services such as: balayage, highlights, fashion clothing, hair cuts, hair color, barbering, keratin, Olaplex, Malibu C treatments, relaxer, Brazilian blowouts, hair extensions, mens haircuts, straight razor shaves, chemical peels, skin treatments, facials, waxing, body waxing, bikini waxing, Brazilian waxing, micro needling, LED blue light therapy, eyelash extensions, eyelash tinting, bridal services, makeup, and corrective hair coloring.

Follow Emiliani Salon + Spa on Instagram and Facebook  to see exclusive before and after pictures of beauty services!

Sunday & Monday | Closed
Tuesday – Friday | 10am – 8pm
Saturday | 11am – 6pm

Tampa Location:
📍316 E Cass St, Tampa, FL

Clearwater Location:
📍29273 US Highway 19 N, Clearwater, FL 33761

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Meggan Thomas

Meggan Thomas

Meggan is a blogger and author for the Stuff to Do in Tampa Bay City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Tampa Bay area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinTampaBay on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and TikTok.

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