Any way you slice it July 4th is the most celebrated holiday across the United States. Grilling out, playing or watching baseball, or enjoying a relaxing day on the beach with friends and family all make this a holiday worth looking forward. Of course, the main attraction of Independence Day is the fireworks displays that paint the sky once the sun goes down. Here at Treasure Bay Resort and Marina, a premiere Treasure Island beach resort, we know our guests are looking for the best fireworks shows in the area when they come to visit over the 4th. While each of our friendly staff members has their own opinion, we all agree that there is no wrong way to spend a holiday week in Treasure Island, Florida. If you are looking for suggestions for that traditional evening entertainment on July 4th, take a look at these three popular options.
A Local Favorite Celebration: Up the Road from your Treasure Island Beach Resort
Just a short thirty-minute drive from Treasure Bay Resort and Marina is the bustling community of Clearwater, FL. This city is worth a visit any time of year, as there is always something new and exciting happening in the area. As such it should be no surprise that on July 4th, Clearwater throws one heck of a party. Head to Coachman Park in downtown Clearwater this Independence Day to witness the largest fireworks display in the Tampa area. Complete with music, food, drinks, shops, and games this celebration is sure to be fun for the whole family. Gates will open at 4, music starts at 7:30, and the sky will be lit up between 9 and 9:30.
Soak up Old Tampa Bay in Safety Harbor this Independence Day
By heading inland from your Treasure Island beach resort, you can leave the Caribbean Coast behind but uncover the beauty and history of Old Tampa Bay. About 35 minutes from Treasure Island is Safety Harbor – home to another great 4th of July fireworks display. Here, festivities start with a parade down Main St from 10am to noon before transitioning to evening activities, food vendors, and live entertainment at 5pm. Then, at 9:00pm, it’s time to crane you neck to the sky to watch the fireworks from your cozy spot in the marina or waterfront park.
Hop Across the Peninsula for the Perfect End to your July 4th Getaway
St. Petersburg, just a short straight-shot across the peninsula from Treasure Bay, is the perfect place to wrap up your Independence Day vacation. St. Pete’s Spa Beach Park is a beautiful location and, at 9pm, you can watch the sky explode to the East as you reminiscence on what has surely been a 4th of July for the ages.
No matter what you’ve done during your Fourth of July escape to Treasure Island, consider wrapping up your holiday with a fireworks show. Whether you head to Clearwater, Safety Harbor, St. Pete’s or venture further to find a celebration of your own don’t forget to look up, marvel at an explosive rainbow sky, and cherish the memories you have made at Treasure Bay Resort and Marina.