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A boat parade, 4th of July events, and a Rowdies game? Say less! We’ve got the best things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend, so all you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy.

Cheers to the long weekend! ๐Ÿป

4th of July at Armature Works with Yuengling

Armature Works is a 4th of July hot spot full of red, white, and booze! Bring your crew and grab a refreshing Yuengling to sip on while you enjoy all of their fun festivities. With a Riverfront concert to jam out to, a kids zone for the little ones, and fireworks to end the night with a bang, this will be a night to remember! Be sure to arrive there early to make the most out of the day.

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๐Ÿ—“ Jul. 4
๐Ÿ“Armature Works

Festivities with a side of waterfront views ๐ŸŒŠ

2nd Annual July 4th Boat Parade and Blessing of the Fleet

Make your way down to the waterfront to celebrate the July 4th Boat Parade and Blessing of the Fleet! Some of the best locations to watch along the Tampa Riverwalk are Armature Works, Channel Drive, and the Convention Center to name a few.

Be a part of this amazing tradition, wear your best red, white, and blue attire, and cheer on the boats competing for the most patriotic boat trophy! Before the boats arrive,ย  find a spot at Sparkman Wharf to watch the water ski show and don’t forget to stick around after the parade for incredible fireworks displays.

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๐Ÿ—“ Jul. 4
๐ŸŽŸ Prices vary
๐Ÿ“Tampa Riverwalk

Wear your Red, White, and Blue! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

The Fourth at the Pier

St. Pete Pier’s sparkling Independence Day celebration is back for the second year in a row! Head to the pier and enjoy a craft beer garden, food trucks & vendors, live music, entertainers and so much more. Be sure to stay for the fireworks as the grand finale to a long weekend.

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๐Ÿ—“ Jul. 4
๐ŸŽŸ Free | VIP Tickets available for purchase
๐Ÿ“St. Pete Pier

Did Someone Say Fireworks? ๐Ÿ’ฅ

Boom by the Bay

Boom by the Bay is one of the biggest 4th of July events we look forward to each year! With 6 awesome locations around Downtown Tampa participating, there’s no shortage of festivities.ย 

Bring the whole family and your pups to join in on plenty of activities, and of course – fireworks! Work up an appetite along the Riverwalk with delicious local food trucks and enjoy live entertainment.ย 

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๐Ÿ—“ Jul. 4
๐Ÿ“Downtown Tampa

Time to Get Rowdy! โšฝ๏ธ

Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Memphis 901 FC

If you haven’t been to a Rowdies home game this season, you need to! Make some plans with your favorite people and head to Al Land Stadium to cheer on our Champa Bay team.

Sport your best Rowdies merch, indulge in all the best food, and secure your tickets! Don’t miss out on the $5 Budlight drink special and fireworks after the game.

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๐Ÿ—“ Jul. 2
๐ŸŽŸ Prices vary
๐Ÿ“Al Lang Stadium

Sundays are for Markets ๐Ÿ’

Fresh Market at Hyde Park Village

In need for a shopping day? The Fresh Market at Hyde Park Village is the perfect fix! We can’t get enough of this open-air market and we can always find what we’re looking for – all while supporting local businesses!

Spend the day in Hyde Park Village, enjoy some food, live music, maybe even bring home a plant baby or two!ย 

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๐Ÿ—“ Jul. 3
๐ŸŽŸ Free
๐Ÿ“Hyde Park Village

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A little mud never hurt anyone! ๐Ÿคผโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Extreme Mud Wars

Get dirty at Extreme Mud Wars in downtown St. Pete with Tampa Bay Club Sport next Saturday! Gather a team of 6 to 10 people to compete in 8 events full of mud and water. Take a break from the mud and grab some beer in the beer garden (proceeds got to charity)!

Deadline to sign up is July 1st!

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๐Ÿ—“ Jul. 9
๐ŸŽŸ $500 Team Registration | $65 Registration for Individuals
๐Ÿ“Lake Vista Park

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Trace Adkins

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๐Ÿ—“ Oct. 16
๐Ÿ“Seminole Hard Rock and Casino

Greta Van Fleet

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๐Ÿ—“ Oct. 26
๐Ÿ“ Amalie Arena

Looking to Spice Up Your Date Night? โค๏ธ

Channelside is home to some of the best things to do in Tampa Bay – and that includes date nights! Whether you and your partner are total foodies, or big animal lovers, let us be your guide. Check out our Youtube video below on where to find them! ๐ŸŽฅ

Have a Great Weekend, Tampa Bay ๐Ÿ‘‹

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Selena Perez

Selena Perez

Selena is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Tampa Bayย City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Tampa Bay area, download the UNATION appย and follow @StufftoDoinTampaBay on Instagram,ย Facebook, and YouTube.

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