Wow! There is stuff going on all day! 🙂 Enjoy!

  • 8:00 a.m. – “Gulfport’s Fourth of July” along Beach Blvd. in Gulfport. This free event includes a kids fishing derby starting at 8 a.m. and is followed by a  sand sculpting contest at 10 a.m. Parents can also take their children to the Kidzone starting at noon, which has waterslides and balloon art. There will be a parade at 6 p.m. and a firework show at 9 p.m.
  • 9:00 a.m. – “High Point Community’s Fourth of July Parade” at High Point Community Center, located at 12249 Club House Rd. in High Point. This free event will have a parade followed up with a flag raising ceremony with the American Legion Post 186. Awards will be given with complimentary drinks served.
  • 10 a.m. – “Safety Harbor Fourth of July Parade” on Main St. and Second Ave. N. in Safety Harbor. The free event will include a parade with the American Legion Auxiliary, classic cars, clowns, and a marching band.
  • 10 a.m. – “Independence Day Celebration” at the Great Explorations Children’s Museum, located at 1925 Fourth St. N. in St. Petersburg. There will be patriotic games, crafts, a dance party, and underwater fireworks and flag creations. $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, one and younger get in free. Free admission for active and retired military.
  • 10 a.m. – “Fourth of July at the History Center” at the Tampa Bay History Center, located at 801 Old Water St. in Tampa. The event includes costume re-enactors with artifacts, uniforms, crafts, and music. Admission fee is $5.
  • 10 a.m. – “Fourth of July at Glazer” at the Glazar Children’s Museum, located at 110 W. Gasparilla Plaza in Tampa. $4 admission fee. Active duty military and their family get in free.
  • 10 a.m. – “Fourth of July Picnic” at Craig Park, located at 100 Beekman Way in Tarpon Springs. The free event will include performer Rusty Trumpet, waterslide, paddle boarding, a bounce house, games, and a hot dog eating contest.
  • 4:00 p.m. – “Clearwater Celebrates America: Fourth of July” at Coachman Park, located at 301 Drew St. in Clearwater. The free Independence Day event will have children’s activities, food, live music with the Coachman Park Pops Orchestra with the Wilsons, and a firework show around 9 to 9:30 p.m.
  • 5:00 p.m. – “Safety Harbor Fourth of July” at Safety Harbor City Marina, located at 110 Veterans Memorial Lane in Safety Harbor. The free event will have kid’s activites, entertainment, food vendors, and fireworks.
  • 5:00 p.m. – “Fourth of July in Downtown St. Petersburg” at Vinoy Park, located at 501 Fifth Ave. NE in St. Petersburg. Afternoon activities will involve live music, kid’s activities, face painting, and a live broadcast from 5 p.m. with Q105’s Flash. There will also be a fireworks show around 9 p.m. This event is free.
  • 5:00 p.m. – “Avalon Park West 4th of July Celebration” at Avalon Park West Community Center, located at 5227 Autumn Ridge Dr. in Wesley Chapel. The free event will include food trucks, bounce houses, vendors, and entertainment. The event will end with a firework show at 9 p.m.
  • 5:00 p.m. – “Red, White, and Blue Festival” at Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park, located at 601 Old Water St. in Tampa. There will be a a live jazz concert along the riverwalk, a food court with southern food and desserts, a kid zone, a ‘most-patrioticly dressed’ competitionm abd a watermelong eating contest. This free event will also include the Channelside firework show.
  • 6:00 p.m. – “Largo Fourth of July Celebration” at the Largo Central Park, located at 101 Central Park Dr. in Largo. The event features a pie-eating contest, T-shirt decorating ($5), inflatables ($10 wristband), food vendors, and fireworks. The event will cost $5 – $10, depending on your activity of choice.
  • 6:30 p.m. – “Fourth of July Funfest” at the SS American Victory, located at 705 Channelside Dr. in Tampa. Music will be performed by DJ Ian Paul. The event will include a kid zone, face painting, games, arts and crafts, and firework show on the WWII supply ship. Price is $13 adult, $7 ages 4-12, 3 and younger are free. $10 for active military and veterans.
  • 7:30 p.m. – “Tarpon Springs Fourth of July Fireworks” at Fred Howard Park, located at 1700 Sunset Dr. in Tarpon Springs. Fireworks are set to go off at dusk, estimated around 8:30 p.m. The event will be free.