Independence Day is on its way, and really, there is no better place to spend it than Tampa. Warm sunshine with a nice breeze is the picture perfect setting for some of the best patriotic activities around. Check out our list of the best ways to spend the Fourth of July in Tampa, and make it an Independence Day to remember!
Check Out a Festival
Nothing says Independence Day like a Fourth of July festival. Grab the kids and head out early to the Fourth of July Family FunFest aboard the American Victory Ship. Enjoy crafts, face painting, food, music, and top off the night with a spectacular fireworks display. This event makes for an affordable way to spend the evening with your loved ones without having to worry about entertaining the kids.
Red, White, and Zoo
If you’re an animal lover, you’re going to love this. Check out the Red, White, and Zoo Holiday Weekend event taking place at the Lowry Park Zoo. In honor of Independence Day, military members and their families will get free admission to the zoo for the entire weekend. This annual family-friendly weekend is a great excuse to visit the zoo and have a great evening on a budget.
Make Some Fish Faces
Independence Day weekend is a great time to visit the Florida Aquarium. If the summer heat has got you dogged, take a trip to the aquarium for a cool, fun, and educational way to spend your Independence Day. Extended hours means that families will be able to enjoy a fireworks display and dinner included with admission.
If you’re a fan of fireworks, you’re in for a treat. A great option for the adults in your family, the Fireworks Cruises at Yacht StarShip feature a great view of the fireworks display, an open bar, a live DJ, food, and more.
Have a Backyard Blowout
Who says you have to get out of the house to have a great Independence Day? Some of the best patriotic parties are held right in the comfort of your own home. Take advantage of the great weather in Tampa and grab your family and friends and head outside for a backyard barbecue bonanza. Get some sparklers, some hot dogs, and some cool sodas and settle down for a great evening with your loved ones.
But if you’re planning on staying at home this Independence Day, you’re going to want your backyard to look its best before guests arrive. Trusting your lawn with professional lawn care is a great way to make your favorite party venue picture perfect for your guests. That way, you can spend your Independence Day the way you’re supposed to -- enjoying it with your friends and family.