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
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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. 

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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.
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