Where to watch July 4th fireworks in Tampa and St. Pete 2017

The Tampa Bay area, consisting of Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota, will be a playground during the July 4th holiday weekend.

Not only will there be numerous attractions for locals and visitors alike to enjoy, but there will be a multitude of fireworks that will light up the Bay Area sky, and here are the five best displays that will make you proud to be an American.

Red, White and Blue Fest
July 4 @ 5 pm
Contanchobee Park -- 601 Old Water St., Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 274-8615

This annual event will make for the perfect place to see the fireworks in Tampa. The Red, White and Blue Fest will have something for everyone, and at the end, you’ll get the perfect vantage point to see the fireworks putting on a fiery show over Channelside.

Fireworks Across the Bay Celebration
July 4 @ 9 pm
Downtown Waterfront, 615 2nd Ave. NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33703
No Phone Number

Over in Pinellas County, residents from all over will converge on the St. Petersburg waterfront for this awesome July 4th celebration. Fireworks Across the Bay will have a ton of events for everyone involved, but the main attraction is the fireworks that will light up Tampa Bay to the awe of those in attendance.

Fireworks Spectacular over Sarasota Bay
July 4 @ 9 pm
Downtown Sarasota
No Phone Number

Sarasota is a beautiful city in which to see awesome fireworks. The place to be on the 4th of July will be the Fireworks Spectacular over Sarasota Bay, where a tremendous set of fireworks will light up Sarasota Bay, and all across downtown, you’ll be able to see this awesome display in action.

Fireworks at Fort Myers Beach
July 4 @ 8:45 pm
Fort Myers Beach
(239) 765-4222

Sarasota isn’t the only beach town that will be shooting off spectacular fireworks. A little farther down I-75 in Fort Myers Beach, Fireworks will light up the beach sky as thousands of onlookers from all over Lee County will watch this show shower the beach in a splendid array of colors.

Thunder on the Ridge
July 4 @ 3 pm
Lake Eva Park -- 555 Ledwith Ave., Haines City, FL 33844
(863) 421-3700

In Polk County, the place to see the fireworks will be in growing Haines City. Here, the Thunder on the Ridge 4th of July celebration will shoot off the largest fireworks display in Polk County, and it is a sight to truly behold.