As the Fourth of July approaches, we can’t wait to come together to celebrate our country with fireworks, parades, barbeques, shopping deals, and more! Whether you’re looking to take advantage of the long weekend or just enjoy the day, here are our top event picks to plan your July 4th celebration.

8th Annual Zephyrhills Summerfest Fireworks Show – Free

Zephyr Lake Park | 38116 5th Ave, Zephyrhills, FL 33542

Get ready for a day filled with fun, food, and fireworks at the 8th Annual Zephyrhills Summerfest Fireworks festival! On July 1st, head over to Zephyr Lake Park to enjoy a live DJ, bounce houses, a petting zoo, food vendors, and a shop-local market. At nightfall enjoy the 30-minute breathtaking fireworks show.

Downtown Tampa Festivities – Free

Multiple locations along the Tampa Riverwalk and Sparkman Wharf / 615 Channelside Drive

Downtown Tampa’s waterfront Tampa Riverwalk and several park destinations make it a beautiful spot for celebrating Fourth of July. Linked here is a map that includes events affiliated with Boom by the Bay featuring food trucks, live entertainment and epic fireworks display. If you are along the Tampa Riverwalk, don’t miss the annual boat parade from 6-7:15 p.m. The boat parade will venture from Harbour Island, travel the Riverwalk, turn around at Armature Works, pass by the eastern shores of Davis Island. It ends at Sparkman Wharf where more family-friendly entertainment and great views of the fireworks will also be available.

Lutz Independence Day Parade – Free

101 W. Lutz Lake Fern Road, Lutz, FL 33548

Don't miss the annual Fourth of July Parade on Lutz Lake Fern Road! Join the community on July 4th for food, fun, and floats, or enter the cake contest and auction. The community of Lutz also hosts an Independence Day 5k or 1-Mile Family Fun Run on July 4th. These races are an annual tradition for the Lutz area and a great opportunity to put yourself or the family up to a challenge!

All Things America – Free

Multiple locations: Carrollwood Village Park - 4680 W. Village Dr. | Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church - 3501 W. Jose St.

This patriotic celebration of music is perfect for families and individuals of all ages! The Florida Wind Band is putting on a colonial-inspired performance of classic songs such as "Yankee Doodle", "Silverado", and "Chester". This two-day concert held on July 1st and 2nd offers free outdoor and indoor performances. Day one will be held at Carrollwood Village Park and begin at 5:30 p.m. Day two will be held at Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church and begin at 6 p.m.

Plant City July 4th Celebration – Free

Plant City Stadium - 1810 East Park Road, Plant City FL, 33563

Plant City's Fourth of July celebration covers all the bases in terms of festivities. This free event offers live music, field activities, food vendors, a 50/50 raffle, a military salute, and more! Gates open at 6 p.m. and the night ends with a bang with a firework show you won't want to miss!

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