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Things to do in Tampa Bay July 1st – 4th

Fourth of July Celebrations

This weekend is full of events celebrating 4th of July Weekend throughout Tampa Bay. The Boom by the BaySaturday Morning Market, and July 4th Boat Parade, Water Ski Show & Blessing of the Fleet are a few featured events. Let me know what events you have attended. I love the hear from you! Let me know if you have an event, you would like me to feature. 

Boom by the Bay is BACK and bigger than ever! 
Mayor Jane Castor’s Boom by the Bay Powered by TECO will return on Monday, July 4, 2022, featuring 3 fireworks displays along Tampa’s waterfront–including the largest one yet from Bayshore Boulevard.
Several parks and local hotspots around Tampa’s Downtown will be activated throughout the day offering family-friendly activities, music, and more.

– Boom on Bayshore (south of Davis Islands Bridge) – largest fireworks display!
– Star Spangled Sparkman at Sparkman Wharf
– The Heights District 4th of July Celebration at Armature Works

In addition to fireworks, residents will be able to enjoy food trucks, live music, a water ski show, family-friendly activities and more along Tampa’s downtown waterfront.

Please note: there will be no fireworks at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Julian B Lane Riverfront Park, or the Tampa Convention Center this year.

Bratty Paws 4th of July Dock Diving QUALIFIER Event – Tribute to Military Vets Bratt6 Paws Dog Plex July 1st – 4th 8 am – 6 PM We are happy to be offering our first Dock Diving Qualifier Event. Come join 4th of July weekend. We will be offering open splashes, first come first serve. This Qualifier event is running in conjunction with the Doberman Pinscher Club of Florida and the Heartland Dog Club of Florida Agility Cluster.
*****Come out and help support our Military Veterans. Bratty Paws will donate $1.00 per splash to K9 Partners for Patriots. K9 Partners is a fantastic non-profit organization located in Brooksville, Florida. Devoted to Ending Veteran Suicide with the Help of Rescue Dogs. We will also be happy to accept any other donations for them.

Red Barn Flea Market in Bradenton: A Place You Can Come With The Whole Family. Lots Of Vendors, Lots of Merchandise & Lots of Fun for Everybody. Tuesday through Sundays from 9 am to 4 pm Video! 

Plant City Farm & Flea Market  Open 7-day “Plant City Farm & Flea Market” Farmers Mkt. Wholesale produce is primarily “sold in cases” Open to the Public 6 am – 6 pm. “Flea market is on Wednesday only.”

Laser Light Nights at The Bishop  (check for actual days and times) The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature. Break out the big hair and acid-washed denim—Laser Light Nights are back at The Bishop at 7 pm of Science and Nature! Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night from May 26 through August 13, we are rocking out to some of your favorite artists in the Planetarium! Various food options are available every night for pre-purchase with your tickets. Drinks are available for purchase onsite with cash or a card. Tickets are going fast—get yours today!

2022 Regal Summer Movie Express $2.00 Tuesdays and Wednesdays through August 31, 2022.

FRIDAY, July 1st - National Canada Day*

* All those who celebrate Canada as their home and native land celebrate Canada Day on July 1st. The day commemorates the anniversary of the Constitution Act, which consolidated three territories into the single nation of Canada, way back in 1867. That’s right — Canada celebrated its 150th birthday in 2017!

3 Daughters Brewing Presents: DUELING PIANOS! 8 PM – 11 PM 
New York, NY Dueling Pianos show is a high-octane fiesta that’s a part rock show, part comedy show, and all sorts of craziness rolled into one big outrageous party.
The audience becomes part of the show in a sing-along, dance-along, party-along extravaganza!
We will also have Wings & Things food truck on site for delicious bites from 6-11 PM.
*This is a FREE Event. We will not be taking any reservations. It will be first come first serve, with mostly standing room only.

Saturday, July 2nd - National Made in the USA Day*

* Made in the USA Day is celebrated on July 2 by consumers and manufacturers as a way of boosting sales for locally made products. The day is observed just before Independence Day when patriotic feelings are at an all-time high, which makes it an event of great splendor. Made in the USA Day encourages the manufacturing of goods in America and customers to choose these goods instead of those that are imported from elsewhere. The day also celebrates the companies and brands that manufacture their products in the United States, and who offer employment and top-quality services to their customers.

7th Annual Zephyrhills Summerfest Fireworks Presented by Florida Penguin Productions Noon to 9 PM Zephyr Park – Zephyrhills Summerfest Fireworks show returns to Zephyr Park for a full day of FREE family-friendly fun and fireworks over the beautiful Zephyr Lake.

Red Barn Flea Market in Bradenton: A Place You Can Come with The Whole Family. Lots Of Vendors, Lots of Merchandise & Lots of Fun for Everybody. Tuesday through Sundays from 9 am to 4 pm Video! 

Ybor City Saturday Market 9 am – 1 pm Centennial Park Ybor City Join us at Historic Ybor City, located at Centennial Park is ten ams2 pm, y-friendly, pet friendly, and freeAn open-air market! You will find unique products made by local artists, artisans, and independent businesses. Gourmet foods & sauces, teas, coffees, cupcakes, cookies, French macarons, fresh-b10 ambre2 prepared foods, pet treats, honey, fine cigars, unique, one-of-a-kind gifts, photography, artwork, jewelry, woodworking, handmade bath and body products, candles, and so much more. 

Saturday Morning Market 101 1st Avenue Southeast Saint Petersburg 9 am – 2 pm more than 100 booths, Local Farmers with organic and sustainably raised fresh vegetables, fruits, and meats. Live Music, Artisan Foods, handmade crafts, and gourmet & prepared Food from over fifteen countries.

Dunedin Downtown Market Start your weekend with us! Join us this weekend at the Dunedin Downtown Market on Saturday, July 2nd from 9AM – 2PM. We are in our new Summer location in the History Museum Lot off Main Street. Enjoy the holiday weekend at the Market!

Corey Avenue Sunday Market on St. Pete Beach Join us every Sunday, October through May 10 am-2 pm  & June 5th through Sept 9a-1p on Corey Ave between Gulf Blvd. & Boca Ciega Dr. 70+ Vendors providing an array of fresh produce, baked goods, handcrafts, ready to eat food’ live music and beach vibes!

SUNDAY, July 3rd - National Independent Beer Run Day*

*National Independent Beer Run Day is celebrated on July 3 and is when beer lovers across the country call for Americans to buy craft-made beer ahead of Independence Day. Many independent beer lovers will be raising a glass for their annual celebration this year. The event is intended to promote independence from imported beers and from significant beer business practices that threaten autonomous craft brewers. The American craft beer industry has seen unprecedented support this year as the total number of breweries in the U.S. has reached a high.

Fresh Market 10 AM – 2 PM Hyde Park Village Join us for Fresh Market at Hyde Park Village every first Sunday of the month. Fresh Market is a monthly farmer’s market featuring over 80 local vendors including produce, handcrafted goods, plants, and more. While you shop and stroll, enjoy live music by Gasparilla Music in Village Circle.

This event is pet-friendly.

MONDAY, July 4th - Independence Day*

*Americans come together on July 4 to celebrate the nation’s birthday and Independence Day. On this day, most Americans enjoy grills in their backyards, at beaches, or in parks. Some partake in parades or marches and enjoy the fireworks that are often launched at dusk. We kick off the festivities with details, trivia, and anything else you need to know about Independence Day. Happy Fourth!

July 4th Boat Parade, Water Ski Show & Blessing of the Fleet 4 PM – 10 PM 
Celebrate July 4th with Friends of the Riverwalk as we host our July 4th Boat Parade, Water Ski Show (NEW this year), & Blessing of the Fleet as part of the Boom by the Bay festivities. The parade route will be similar to our holiday light boat parade but will include a Water Ski Show to kick off the celebration, a poker run and a blessing station.
4:00 PM – Sparkman Wharf opens
6:00 PM – Water Ski Show (Viewing available ONLY at Sparkman Wharf)
6:00 PM – Boat Parade Begins (IMPORTANT: See times below for where/when to view the parade)
6:15 PM Convention Center
6:30 PM Curtis Hixon Park
6:45 PM Armature Works
7:15 PM Davis Islands & Channel Drive
7:30 PM Sparkman Wharf
9:15 PM Fireworks Show at Sparkman Wharf
Watch the boat parade from Sparkman Wharf and join the festivities!
Boom by the Bay will be activated at several parks and local hotspots around Tampa’s Downtown.

John Warner

John Warner

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