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4th of July Events in Tampa Bay

Here’s a big patriotic invitation to come mark the 242nd birthday of the United States here on lovely Tampa Bay with a summer holiday getaway to the Westshore Grand! There are plenty of festivities going on in our neck of the woods, and you’ll have the choicest of luxury accommodations for it all at our Tribute Portfolio hotel.

To help you plan your Independence Day holiday at the Westshore Grand, we’ve pulled together some of the standout celebrations taking place nearby.

Tampa Red White & Blue Festival

Among the highlights of Tampa’s Fourth of July observances, the Red White & Blue Festival takes place on Independence Day from 2 to 7 PM at Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park, mere minutes from the Westshore Grand. The revelry—free for one and all—includes fresh seafood, hot dogs, and other crowd-pleasing fare plus live music courtesy of Art & the Alibis, F & R Music Project, and other bands, celebrity magician Raushan Hammond, a rich array of arts-and-crafts vendors in the American Art Zone, and lots and lots of family-friendly games and raffles.

The Fourth of July at Busch Gardens

If it’s slam-bang fireworks you’re seeking, head over to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay for some classic Fourth of July pyrotechnics. If you’ve got kids in tow, you can make a full day of it by enjoying this world-famous amusement park’s roller coasters and other rides, then settle in for the drawn-out fireworks spectacle come evening.

The Independence Run

On July 1st, meanwhile, you can participate in or spectate at the Independence Run 5k and 10k at Al Lopez Park in North Tampa. The run itself will come accentuated with live music, face-painting, a food truck, and other family-friendly fun.

Mayor’s Food Truck Fiesta

This monthly tradition in Lykes Gaslight Square Park in Downtown Tampa overlaps with the Fourth of July: good news for your appetite and your taste buds! A full fleet of local food trucks—from Anju Korean Gastotruck and Tree Dog Roots to Sushi Motion and the Surly Mermaid—will be serving up delicious fare from 11 AM to 2 PM.

Fourth of July Fireworks Dinner Cruise

Take to the water and enjoy fine buffet cuisine, DJ sets, and a splendid offshore view of blazing fireworks aboard the Fourth of July Fireworks Dinner Cruise offered by Yacht StarShip.

Join Us for a Tampa-Style Fourth of July at the Westshore Grand

Come celebrate America’s big birthday bash with luxury hospitality here at the Westshore Grand, and take advantage of all the skyrocketing, barbecuing, face-painting goodness going on all around the Tampa Bay area for the Fourth of July!

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