It’s time to party – patriot style. Pull out your favorite stars-and-stripes beach towel, pop open a beverage, gather the family, and settle in for fireworks, food, dancing, and revelry across Tampa Bay. Use the hashtag #july4thtampabay to join the festivities!
Tampa Bay TimesIt’s time to party, patriot style. Pull out your favorite stars and stripes beach towel, pop open a beverage, gather the family and settle in for fireworks, food, dancing and revelry galore at locations all around Tampa Bay.
by Lyndsey McKenna, Tampa Bay...7/1/2016 8:53:25 PM
Tampa Bay TimesCENTENNIAL CELEBRATION: DOG DAYJuly 4? Sure, sure, Independence Day. But in some circles, the main attraction is the annual Nathan's Famous International July Fourth Hot Dog Eating Contest on Coney Island, which dates back exactly 100 years to 1916. It's an annual tradition for a different brand of American heroes. Introduced with all the hyperbole and fanfare regularly lavished on sports titans, some of them are massive, others surprisingly svelte. Many of them perform in face paint and funny costumes. They even have a gladiatorial name.They are . . . the Gurgitators.
by Lyndsey McKenna, Tampa Bay...7/1/2016 8:51:49 PM
Tampa Bay TimesLast weekend, I took part in the storied tradition of discount shopping suburbanites everywhere. I got stuck inside Super Target during a rainstorm. Scholars shall write volumes on it as a study in human behavior. Chapter One will chronicle the soaking wet toddler I saw dive headlong into a display of iced tea.
by Lyndsey McKenna, Tampa Bay...7/1/2016 8:52:47 PM
Tampa Bay TimesLUTZ — A 60-plus unit parade, a 5K race, a 1-mile family fun run, games, activities, a cake contest and the election of the next Guv'na of Lutz are part of the annual Lutz Independence Day Celebration.
by Lyndsey McKenna, Tampa Bay...7/1/2016 8:52:59 PM
Tampa Bay TimesTAMPA — This Fourth of July weekend, downtown Tampa's Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park will be filled with the sounds of jazz, fireworks will fly over the Channelside Bay Plaza and Yacht Starship's Pirate Water Taxi will provide a new way to sail into the celebrations.
by Lyndsey McKenna, Tampa Bay...7/1/2016 8:53:49 PM
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