The Blessing of the Fleet is a tradition that began years ago but is still practiced in many fishing and boating communities around the world to ensure a safe and bountiful season.
Boats will be decorated in colorful flags and compete for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the small/motorboat and large/sailboat competitions. We will also provide a prize for the most patriotic boat. Registration required to participate in the boat parade. Spectators are free.
For more information visit: https://thetampariverwalk.com/events-news/events/fourth-of-july-boat-parade.html
Following the boat parade, Boom by the Bay programming will begin at 7 p.m. with family-friendly activities spanning 6 waterfront locations.
⭐️Julian B Lane Riverfront Park
⭐️Tampa Convention Center
⭐️Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Each site will feature activities for all ages, food vendors, entertainment, and fireworks, which will be choreographed together and launched simultaneously at dusk (approximately 9:15 p.m.).
The Boom by the Bay event is free and open to the public. Event-goers are reminded to follow CDC guidelines for COVID-19 safety and take advantage of sanitation stations at each location.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
The Tampa Riverwalk, 201 N. Franklin Street, Suite 2900, Tampa, FL 33602, Tampa, United States