Fourth of July events

Things to Do — By mayalen on June 30, 2011 at 2:08 am

4th of July

Forth of July are many people’s favorite holiday. Barbeques and buying fireworks are a nationwide family traditional past time. The Bay area has several great locations that have top notch fireworks with music and events .Downtown channelside will light up the skies with fireworks and music combined. Fireworks start after 9 p.m. on July 4th. All of the small surrounding towns in the bay area have their own events. If you’re visiting family and friends there is sure to be a great seat to find near home. Clearwater has a big fireworks display at Coachman Park. The event starts at 4 p.m. and fireworks at dusk.  Dunedin has a 4th of July parade and food vendors. If you sit anywhere along Gulf to Bay Blvd in Dunedin you can see the reflection of the fireworks overlooking the bay. Each suburb of Tampa Bay has their own set of community fireworks. Gulfport has fireworks at 2401 53rd St. S Gulfport, FL 33707,  Safety Harbor at the Safety Harbor Marnia 110 Veterans Memorial Ln. Safety Harbor, FL 34695.  St. Pete Beach Access Park in Saint Petersburg has fireworks starting at dusk.  St. Pete Pier has fireworks  the address is 800 Second Ave. N.E.  St. Petersburg, FL. The Westfield Brandon Mall has fireworks and they are located at 459 Brandon Town Center
Brandon, FL 33511. Clearwater Beach has fireworks on Memorial Causway which overlooks the bay. You can see fireworks from anywhere along Gulf to Bay Boulevard heading to Clearwater Beach.  You can watch from the beach or on the Causeway.  Another great spot to see the fireworks in a cozy atmosphere is at Marker 8 bar at the Beso Del Sol Resort. You can have a drink and enjoy the view from their patio. Or cool off in one of their refreshing pools.  Another unique way to celebrate is on a boat called the Seascreamer. They are having a 4rth of July event from 7:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. Watch the fireworks from the boat and enjoy the water and no crowds! The cost is $35.00 per adult.  Children 12 and under are $25.00. A very different way to spend the holiday and maybe start a new tradition! Their website is You can click on their calender of events for more details. It’s a 72 foot flats speedboat.

Remember to bring blankets or comfortable folding chairs, bug repellent and an umbrella! Sit back and enjoy all the activities, spectacular fireworks and remember that we are lucky to have our freedom!

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