DUNEDIN, FL — After two years of cancellations and modifications, residents in cities and counties across the country are looking forward to many of the traditional Independence Day activities that mark the summer holiday.
Hometown USA 4th Of July Celebration
Dunedin Parks & Recreation will host its annual free Hometown USA Fourth of July celebration July 3 at TD Ballpark, 373 Douglas Ave., Dunedin, with gates opening at 7 pm
Celebrate America and enjoy a live band, movie and fireworks at TD Ballpark. The band will play in the third-base concourse area; seating is limited.
Grand stand seating will be open to watch the movie and the fireworks show. There will be no access allowed on the field.
- The Bay Kings Band will perform from 7 to 9 pm
- The movie, “Angels in the Outfield,” will be shown from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m.
- The fireworks show will begin about 9:15 pm, weather permitting.
- The Bay Kings Band will take the stage once more from 9:40 to 10:45 pm
Concessions will be available.
There will be limited free parking at TD Ballpark, the Dunedin Library and the Hale Senior Activity Center.
Dunedin Kiwanis Midnight Run
The annual Kiwanis Midnight Run will take place Sunday, July 3, on the Dunedin Causeway.
It will include live runner finish medals, commemorative T-shirts, Dunedin Brewery tastes, backdrop photo ops, water stations and music.
Bring a nonperishable food item to donate to the Dunedin Cares and FEAST food pantries and receive a raffle ticket for each item donated. Donation drop-offs will be in the registration area on the Dunedin Causeway.
Gift baskets will be raffled.
The 1-mile run/walk will begin at 11:15 pm The registration fee is $30.
The 5K run will begin at 11:40 pm The registration fee is $45.
Click here to register for the live and virtual races.
Results will be posted on the RunSignUp page, KiwanisMidnightRun.com, and the Florida Road Race website.
The city is reminding drivers that the event will run from 10 pm Sunday to 2 am Monday and they can expect traffic delays due to road closures on Causeway Boulevard from Alternate US 19 west to Honeymoon Island State Park.
Dunedin Goes Carting
Dunedin Goes Carting will host a Patriotic Golf Cart Parade Sunday, July 3, at 4:30 pm
Deck out your golf cart in red, white and blue, and kick off Hometown USA with a parade to a party at the VFW with live music, food, drinks, games, a cart-decorating contest and a view of the fireworks at TD Ballpark at 9 p.m.
Golf carts will begin gathering at 4:30 pm and the parade will kick off at 6 pm at New York Avenue and Virginia Street by Mease Dunedin Hospital in Dunedin.
Click here to register.
Safety Harbor Fourth Of July Celebrations
The American Legion Post 238 will host a patriotic parade down Main Street on the morning of Monday, July 4, from 10 am to noon along Main Street in Safety Harbor.
Wear your red, white, and blue and celebrate America.
There will be a patriotic ceremony at the gazebo at John Wilson Park immediately following the parade with free snow cones, water, juice, cookies and popcorn.
Safety Harbor Mayor Joe Ayoub will present a proclamation with city commissioners, first responders and state officers of the American Legion on hand.
Entertainment will include live patriotic music and a performance by the Santa Claus Drill.
A Safety Harbor-style Fourth of July Celebration is planned on Monday, July 4 from 5 to 9 pm at Water Front Park, 110 Veterans Memorial Lane, Safety Harbor.
There will be children’s activities, live entertainment, food vendors, culminating with a major fireworks display over Tampa Bay starting at 9 pm
For information, click here.
4th Of July At Safety Harbor Resort
Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, 105 N. Bayshore Drive, Safety Harbor, will host a VIP party on the waterfront on Monday, July 4, from 6 to 10:30 pm, including live music, a barbecue buffet, two hours of drinks and exclusive fireworks viewing.
The cost is $99 for adults and $59 for children.
Tarpon Springs Fourth of July Picnic
The city of Tarpon Springs will present the annual Fourth of July Picnic in the Park on Sunday, July 4, in Craig Park on Tarpon Avenue at Spring Boulevard, just west of Alternate US 19.
The event returns in 2022 for the 14th time. This is a family-friendly celebration for all ages.
Oyster Bone will perform from 11 am to noon and 12:45 to 2 pm
Bring lawn chairs, swimsuits and towels. There will be water slides, food and drinks, and a hot dog-eating contest for ages 16 and up.
Tarpon Springs Fireworks Show
A Tarpon Springs Fourth of July fireworks show will take place July 4 after sunset (around 8:45 or 9 pm).
The best viewing is at Howard Park Beach at 1700 Sunset Drive in Tarpon Springs. The park, beach and causeway will be open for parking to view this event. Parking is free after 6 pm but limited, so come early.
After the park is at capacity, the gates will be closed for safety.
No alcoholic beverages and no personal fireworks are permitted in the park.
The fireworks will be launched from the city’s Sunset Beach. For set-up and safety, Sunset Beach and the boat launch will be closed all day Monday, July 4, and will reopen Tuesday, July 5, at noon.
4th Of July Veterans Reef Dive
Narcosis Scuba Center of Tarpon Springs will host a Fourth of July Circle of Heroes Veterans Reef Dive Monday, July 4. There will be two trips: a 6 am trip and a noon trip.
The cost is $129. Book here.
Clearwater Celebrates America
As construction continues on the Imagine Clearwater project that is redesigning Coachman Park, the traditional location for Clearwater’s Fourth of July celebration, the city is making plans for the second year to host Clearwater Celebrates America at the Ballpark July 4 at BayCare Ballpark, 601 Old Coachman Road.
Attendees can celebrate America’s birthday in style with a music-choreographed fireworks show, a star-studded concert featuring the Black Honkeys and activities for children of all ages.
The event kicks off at 6 pm and will conclude with the fireworks show at 9:15 pm (subject to change).
All-American culinary concessions, such as hamburgers, hot dogs and popcorn, will be available for purchase, as well as adult beverages.
Clearwater Celebrates America at the Ballpark is a ticketed event. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at BayCare Ballpark, by calling 727-467-4457 or online.
There are two ticket options: berm/field access or reserved seating.
A berm/field ticket allows access to activities on the concourse and standing or sitting room on both the berm and field near the concert stage. Berm/field ticket holders are allowed to bring blankets to lay on the field.
A reserved seating ticket allows access to activities on the concourse, a guaranteed seat throughout the night and no access to the berm or field.
Parking is $5 and can be purchased at the parking lot.
Those planning to attend should purchase their tickets in advance because of anticipated demand and a limited number of tickets.
The fireworks display will be designed for attendees inside the stadium. There are no alternative viewing locations.
Drivers are reminded to expect traffic delays near the stadium at southbound US 19 and Drew Street.
For more information, click here.
4th Of July Sandbar Party
Take your boat and join the John’s Pass Sandbar Day Drinkers for a party on the Eleanor Island sandbar just off John’s Pass, 12902 Village Blvd., Madeira Beach, on Sunday, July 3, from noon to 5 pm
Sloppy Joe’s Independence Day Party
Come to Sloppy Joe’s, 10650 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island, on Monday, July 4, from noon to 9 pm for an all-American barbecue celebration with games, live music and a viewing of Treasure Island’s fireworks at 9 pm
The event is free. Food and drink will be available for a cost.
4th Of July Skate Party
Put on skates and patriotic attire for a skating party at Astro Skate Pinellas Park, 10001 66th St. N., Pinellas Park, on Monday, July 4, from 1 to 5 pm
There will be free hot dogs for the first 30 minutes and a hot dog-eating contest with a $200 cash prize.
Admission is $7. Click here.
Rooftop Terrace Celebration
Fusion Resort, 290 107th Ave., Treasure Island, will host a rooftop Fourth of July party with an all-you-can-eat barbecue and a view of the fireworks.
Rooftop Fireworks Viewing
Enjoy Fourth of July at a rooftop party at Vista at the Top at the Tierra Verde Residence Inn, 214 Madonna Blvd., Tierra Verde, Monday, July 4, from 7 pm to midnight.
There will be crafted cocktails, small plates and tunes from a live DJ.
Those attending will have panoramic viewing of fireworks from downtown St. Petersburg and the beaches.
Tables for four and eight are available with fees credited back to food and drink purchases.
Click here for tickets.
Celebrate At The Pier
Salute the nation’s birthday at the second annual celebration at the St. Pete Pier, 600 2nd Ave. NE, St. Petersburg, Monday, July 4 from 4 to 10 pm with a run, craft beer garden, food trucks, vendors, live music by Nightrain, roaming entertainers, a performance by the 13th US Army Band and fireworks at 9 pm