Festive Fireworks and Fun for July 4
The city's annual free fireworks extravaganza, presented by HCA West Florida Pinellas County Hospital, explodes over Tampa Bay on July 4 at 9 p.m., ( as early as 8:30 or late as 10 p.m.), weather permitting. Come early for a bite downtown and meet Raymond and the Rays Street Team from 6-9 p.m. in North Straub Park before finding the best seats in the house in Vinoy, North and South Straub, Spa Beach or Albert Whitted Parks for the spectacular light display.
Rowdies fans start the party early Saturday with a free 2-6 p.m. tailgate at Al Lang Stadium before the team takes to the pitch against Atlanta. Following the match, fans can enjoy a free post-game concert by The Superstars featuring Ronnie Dee with prime viewing for the city's fireworks display. Tickets are available at www.rowdiessoccer.com.