City of Tampa’s July 4th ‘Boom By Bay’ firework celebration is back

Boom me up, sir.

click to enlarge City of Tampa’s July 4th ‘Boom By Bay’ firework celebration is back
Photo via City of Tampa

After a pandemic-induced hiatus, this afternoon Tampa Mayor Jane Castor announced the return of the 4th of July party Boom By The Bay.

“Boom by the Bay is BACK baby! And it's bigger than ever with more locations, fireworks, and fun for the whole family,” tweeted the Castor. 

This year’s event will feature fireworks along four miles of waterfront at six different locations: Sparkman Wharf, Armature Works, the Tampa Convention Center, Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, and new for this year - Bayshore Boulevard. 

The firework show will begin at 7 p.m. 

The event will also include live music, food trucks, and other family-friendly entertainment, including a Boat Parade, which will follow the city’s typical holiday light boat parade route.

For more information, check the city’s website.

Last July 4th, Tampa Police officers beat the living shit out of protesters for blocking traffic on Dale Mabry, then lied about it. One of those protesters even recently posted about how she's still facing felony charges from that day despite there being "no evidence to support this claim."

So, it makes sense that the mayor is trying to do something a little different this year. 

In other fireworks news, Busch Gardens also announced today that the park will be launching fireworks every single night this summer. 

Support local journalism in these crazy days. Our small but mighty team is working tirelessly to bring you up to the minute news on how Coronavirus is affecting Tampa and surrounding areas. Please consider making a one time or monthly donation to help support our staff. Every little bit helps.

Subscribe to our newsletter and follow @cl_tampabay on Twitter. 

About The Author

Colin Wolf

Colin Wolf has been working with weekly newspapers since 2007 and has been the Digital Editor for Creative Loafing Tampa since 2019. He is also the Director of Digital Content Strategy for CL's parent company, Euclid Media Group.
Scroll to read more Tampa Bay News articles
Join the Creative Loafing Tampa Bay Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state.
Help us keep this coverage going with a one-time donation or an ongoing membership pledge.


Join Creative Loafing Tampa Bay Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Creative Loafing Tampa Bay. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Creative Loafing Tampa Bay, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at [email protected]