Experience Tampa’s 4th of July Boat Parade & Fireworks Aboard a Real WWII Ship

=Celebrate America’s birthday aboard Tampa’s #1 patriotic attraction, the WWII American Victory Ship! Freedom Fest will provide attendees with a star-spangled view of Tampa’s Boom by the Bay Fireworks AND July 4th Boat Parade and Blessing of the Fleet.


The boat parade is scheduled to arrive alongside at 6:30 pm. Boats will be decorated in colorful flags and prizes are given to the most patriotic! Tampa’s Boom by the Bay fireworks are scheduled for 9:15 pm, but may be adjusted due to weather concerns.

From 6 pm – 9:15 pm enjoy adult refreshments provided by Spunky Spirits and festive food trucks. Activities will include a Kids Zone, musical entertainment from DJ Reko, festive characters, All-American photo ops, dancing, and games. A silent auction with military collectibles and Champa Bay sports memorabilia will be available to bid on.

No outside food or beverages are allowed on board. This event is predominantly outside. Attendees are encouraged to follow CDC best practices and utilize sanitation stations located throughout the venue.

TICKETS: $14/adult; $7/youth age 4-12; $11/military, veteran, first responder. Ages 3 and under free. Discount for groups of 10+. Admission does not include food/beverage.

To purchase, visit Eventbrite.

PARKING: The City of Tampa strongly encourages everyone to use rideshare and public transit options. All city garages will be available, along with street parking and private lot options. The City of Tampa also encourages attendees to park in Ybor City and take the TECO Streetcar downtown.

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