Family friendly July 4th events in Tampa and St. Pete 2017
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The Tampa Bay area can be an adult playground on July 4th.

The bulk of the Independence Day events, however, will be all about families, and if you’re in the market for a family-friendly event for the 4th of July holiday in the Bay Area, check out these five events for a full day of family fun.

Florida Aquarium July 4th Celebration
July 4th @ 9:30 am
Florida Aquarium --  701 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 273-4000

The Florida Aquarium will be the sight of one of the best 4th of July events in the Bay Area. Their July 4th Celebration will be fun for the whole family, with access to the Aquarium and events surrounding it, including spectacular fireworks show over Channelside.

Clearwater Celebrates America
July 4 @ 4 pm
Coachman Park -- 601 Coachman Rd., Clearwater, FL 33765
No Phone Number

In the beautiful seaside city of Clearwater, this town will throw a huge party for America. The Clearwater Celebrates America will live up to its name with events that will be fun for the entire family, leading up to a spectacular fireworks celebration will be awe-inspiring.

Palmetto Fourth Festival
July 4 @ 5 pm
Sutton Park -- 960 6th St. W, Palmetto, Fl 34221
No Phone Number

The town of Palmetto will be rocking for the 4th of July. The Palmetto Fourth Festival will feature music, food, and more that will culminate in sensational fireworks show that will make memories for the entire family.

Summer Nights at Busch Gardens
Jun 16-Aug 6 @ 5 pm
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay -- 10165
10165 N., McKinley Dr., Tampa, Fl 33612
(888) 800-5447

Busch Gardens is a great place to visit any time of the year, but even more so during the summer months. That’s when the park will have its Summer Nights festival when the park is open later into the evening. Included in the Summer Nights festivities is a nice July 4th Fireworks Show that is one of the best in the Bay Area.

Legoland Knight Lights
July 2-4 @ 7 pm  
Legoland Florida Resort -- 1 Legoland Way, Winter Haven, FL 33884
(877) 350-5346

This popular event has made a return to Legoland Florida. The Legoland Knight Lights is an event that will provide “knightly” fun for the whole family, especially the little ones. So if you’re looking to combine your July 4th celebration with Legos and Knights, this is your event.