4th of July Events in Pinellas (2024)

Your guide to Fourth of July fireworks in Clearwater-St. Pete

Looking for July 4th events in Pinellas? We’ve rounded up all the Independence Day events and 4th of July fireworks happening in the St. Pete-Clearwater area this year, all updated for 2024.

We’re two local Pinellas moms and love doing holiday activities with our kids. After often getting frustrated by “local” lists that include the huge Tampa Bay region, we launched this site to help other families find information focused on Pinellas county.

We keep this list updated as we find more patriotic events so don’t forget to check back! And remember, always verify each event before you go: events can get canceled for weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

Now, let’s see some fireworks!

Fireworks at TD Ballpark in Dunedin going off in a dark sky
Dunedin fireworks at TD Ballpark

Fireworks

Dunedin Hometown USA

  • DATE: July 3rd, 2024
  • LOCATION: Downtown Dunedin to TD Ballpark
  • TIME: 6:00pm-10:45pm, fireworks at 9:15
  • Website

Dunedin’s 4th of July event takes place on July 3rd so it’s a good option if you want to watch fireworks more than once. The event includes an opening golf cart parade, live music, a movie, concessions and fireworks.

TD Ballpark Dunedin Bluejays Game vs. Clearwater Threshers

  • DATE: July 4th, 2024
  • LOCATION: TD Ballpark
  • TIME: Firework show after the game
  • Website

The Dunedin Bluejays play the Clearwater Threshers on the fourth of July. After the game, they put on a fireworks show.

The Fourth St. Pete Pier

  • DATE: July 4, 2024
  • LOCATION: St. Pete Pier
  • TIME: 4:00-9:30pm, fireworks at 9pm
  • Website

This is a big event that includes live music, street performers, food vendors, family activities, a market, beer garden and a morning run. The fireworks are from the City of St. Pete.

City of St. Pete Fireworks

  • DATE: July 4, 2024
  • LOCATIONS: St. Pete waterfront, visible from multiple parks
  • TIME: ~9pm, weather permitting

The city of St. Pete sets off waterfront fireworks that are visible from their waterfront parks, including: the St. Pete Pier, Albert Whitted Park, North Straub Park, South Straub Park, North Shore Park, Elva Rouse Park and Flora Wylie Park.

NOTE: The City of St. Pete hasn’t announced fireworks on their website yet but the St. Pete Pier website says they’re happening.

Clearwater Celebrates America

  • DATE: July 4th, 2024
  • LOCATION: Coachman Park
  • TIME: 5pm-11pm, fireworks at 9:30pm
  • PARKING: Throughout downtown Clearwater, Coachman park parking is limited
  • Website

The event includes live music and street performers throughout the park, food vendors and family activities. After the fireworks there is a silent disco. Before you go, don’t forget to check out our review of Coachman Park.

NOTE: Outside food and drinks are not allowed but you can bring in empty water bottles.

Safety Harbor Independence Day Celebration

  • LOCATION: Waterfront Park, Safety Harbor
  • DATE: July 4th, 2024
  • TIME: 5pm-9pm, fireworks at 9pm
  • Website

The event includes entertainment, food vendors and things for kids to do before the fireworks

Largo 4th of July Fireworks

  • LOCATION:
  • DATE: July 4th, 2024
  • TIME: 6pm-9pm, fireworks shortly after 9pm
  • PARKING: limited on-site parking costs $10, off-site parking options are free
  • Website

The event includes food vendors, live music and activities before the fireworks.

Treasure Island Fireworks

  • LOCATION: Gulf Front Park Lot 10400 Gulf Blvd
  • TIME: 9pm (dusk)
  • Website

Gulfport 4th of July Celebration

  • DATE: July 4th, 2024
  • LOCATION: Gulfport Beach
  • TIME: 9pm
  • Website

Gulfport does a full day 4th of July celebration. The event is once again listed on their 2024 calendar but their 4th of July website hasn’t been updated yet.

Locations that haven’t announced fireworks yet

Here are locations that held fireworks in previous years that have not announced 2024 information yet:

  • Tarpon Springs at Fred Howard Park
  • Lealman Exchange
  • Madeira Beach
  • St. Pete Beach

4th of July Parades

big bright golden fireworks

Safety Harbor 4th of July Parade

  • DATE: July 4th
  • LOCATION: Main Street Safety Harbor
  • TIME: 10am-12pm
  • Website

Dunedin Hometown USA Golf Cart Parade

  • DATE: July 3rd, 2024
  • LOCATION: Downtown Dunedin to TD Ballpark
  • TIME: 6:00pm
  • Website

A patriotic golf cart parade kicks off Dunedin’s July 4th celebration. The parade goes to the TD Ballpark where the rest of the event activities and fireworks take place.

Riviera Bay Independence Day Golf Cart Parade

  • DATE: July 3rd, 2024
  • LOCATION: Riviera Bay Community Playground
  • TIME: 7pm
  • Facebook

Gulfport Independence Day Parade

  • DATE: July 4th, 2024
  • LOCATION: In front of the casino for best viewing
  • TIME: Previous years at 6pm
  • Website

Note: Gulfport’s July 4th event is listed on their 2024 event calendar but their July 4th website with specifics has yet to be updated from 2023.

A silhouette of a palm tree against a night sky with a firework going off behind it
Safety Harbor fireworks

4th of July Events

Tarpon Springs 4th of July Picnic in the Park

Sensory note: no fireworks permitted at this event

  • DATE: July 4, 2024
  • LOCATION: Craig Park
  • TIME: 10am-1pm
  • Facebook

The event includes water slides, live music, food vendors, and a hot dog eating contest. No fireworks allowed at the event so its a good option for any families who need a firework-free event.

St. Pete Pier 4th of July Run

  • DATE: July 4, 2024 in the early morning
  • LOCATION: St. Pete Pier
  • COST: $45-$60
  • Website

This is a 4-mile run or walk the morning of 4th at St. Pete Pier. There’s a pie eating after the race and strollers are welcome.

Gulfport Fourth of July Fishing Derby & Sand Sculpture Contest

  • DATE: July 4th, 2024
  • LOCATION: Fishing derby at Michael J. Yates Rec Complex; Sand sculptures at municipal beach
  • TIME: Fishing derby at 8am; Sand sculpture contest at 10am
  • Website

Note: Gulfport’s July 4th event is listed on their 2024 event calendar but their July 4th website with specifics has yet to be updated from 2023.

Theme park Independence Day celebrations

Many of the nearby theme parks also do special fireworks and events for the Fourth of July. Here are some theme park events happening this year.

Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens celebrates 4th of July fireworks over 5 nights so you can enjoy the festivities without going on on July 4.

Legoland: Red, White and Boom!

Legoland will have extended hours for fireworks on July 4th, plus live entertainment, activities and themed treats.

Disney

In previous years, Disney has done a special fireworks celebration in place of their usual night fireworks show on July 3rd and 4th, but I couldn’t find an official announcement for 2024 yet.

Epcot also has previously added patriotic fireworks and ambient lights to honor the holiday.

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