Massive new Tampa event to feature 4 fireworks displays spanning 2.5 miles

Happy 4th, Tampa!

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Happy 4th, Tampa! Mayor Jane Castor just announced the newest Tampa tradition, Boom by the Bay. Tampa Bay, there’s just under a month for you to pull out your best red, white, and blue outfits for this can’t miss event.

Boom by the Bay Announcement

Get ready for a star-spangled celebration! Boom by the Bay is an all-American celebration & firework spectacular featuring family-friendly activities, live entertainment, and FOUR fireworks displays spanning 2.5 miles along our waterfront.Learn more about Mayor Jane Castor's Boom by the Bay at

Posted by City of Tampa on Monday, June 10, 2019

What is Boom by the Bay?

It’s going to be a massive All-American 4th of July spectacular featuring four fireworks displays spanning over 2.5 miles. Plenty of family-friendly activities, live entertainment, and local bites are sure to be announced soon.

When is Boom by the Bay?

The inaugural event will run from 4pm–9:30pm on Thursday, July 4. Mark your calendars now!

Where is Boom by the Bay?

The fun will be spread out over several Tampa locations: Waterworks Park, Armature Works, Julian B Lane Riverfront Park, The Tampa Convention Center, The Sail, and Sparkman Wharf.

Be sure to follow Boom by the Bay’s event on Facebook for updates.

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