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Best Places to Watch the Fireworks in Tampa Bay!

Every year I let readers know where to watch the fireworks for 4th of July.  Channelside has always been a hot venue, however, if you want alternatives, I found a great resource on’s website that I thought I’d share with you.  If you are lucky enough to have a boat (or know someone who does) you can really get an up close personal view!

Fireworks displays and events for 4th of July 2013

A complete list of firework shows in the Tampa Bay area

No matter where you live in the area, there’s a fireworks display close by. And, it’s not Fourth of July without ’em, so grab your blanket, your cooler, and get your group together to one of these fireworks hot spots.

St. Pete – Fireworks


Downtown St. Petersburg Fireworks: The fireworks will go off on Spa Beach

Independence Day Channelside

615 Channelside Dr., Tampa

Waterfront fireworks in the Channelside District can also be seen along Bayshore Blvd.

Brandon Blast 

Brandon’s Independence Day bash is always one of the area’s celebrations and includes fireworks, live music, a rib competition and more

Clearwater Celebrates America


Celebrate with family-friendly activities, listen to the Mostly Pops Orchestra then top off the evening with one of Tampa Bay’s biggest fireworks displays


36722 State Road 52, Dade City

Fireworks and entertainment in Dade City

Dunedin Hometown USA

373 Douglas Ave, Dunedin

Dunedin Fireworks at Knology Park

City of Gulfport Celebrates

2401 53rd St. S, Gulfport

The city of Gulfport has a day full of activities leading up to a fireworks display, including a fishing derby, sandcastle contest, and car show.

Safety Harbor’s July 4 Celebration

110 Veteans memorial Ln, Safety Harbor

Cover songs and rock music will get you going before the fireworks display at Safety Harbor


For more information and complete list of all locations click here

Happy 4th of July!!

Written by Rae Catanese, Realtor

Licensed Realtor since 2002, Tampa Bay’s own Rae Catanese regularly gives expert advice and insider tips about the Tampa Bay real estate market via her blog, The Tampa Real Estate Insider. If you are thinking of buying or selling a home in the Tampa, St. Petersburg or Clearwater areas-then this blog is for you. I typically post articles once a week. To make sure you don’t miss my newest posts, you can subscribe here! Have a real estate question? Email me here!

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