Boom by the Bay

Mark Your Calendars: Boom by the Bay is BACK July 4, 2024. Join us in Tampa’s Downtown at Julian B Lane Riverfront Park for gret food, live entertainment, an Apple Pie Throwdown (while supplies last),a Pickleball Tournament, a fireworks display, and MORE. Festivities will begin at 4pm, and end after the firework show (at dusk).
Boom by the Bay at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park is a free, family-friendly event. Food & drinks will be available for purchase from local food trucks & vendors.
 What’s New This Year:
-Pickleball Tournament: America’s classic pastime may be baseball, but its newest obsession is pickleball. Tampa Pickleball Crew will host the second annual Pickleball Tournament! Grab your paddles and register for the tournament:…
-Apple Pie Throwdown: This content challenges vendors from far and wide cook up a unique version of an “apple pie” to claim the top prize! Members of the public can purchase a tasting pass that lets them sample all of the competition entries from 4:00pm – 7:00pm
-Live Work of Art: As we continue to celebrate our nation’s history, artists continue to capture it in imaginative ways. Visitors can watch M.A. Art (Mark Anthony Art) create a live work of art during the day’s festivities, painting a scene that will grow throughout the day and into the evening.
 What to Know:
-Lawn chairs, blankets, and small coolers will be allowed. Visitors are welcome to bring food and soft drinks. Outside alcohol, grilling, and other cooking is prohibited. Large umbrellas or tents will not be permitted. For security, all items/belongings are subject to search, and should not be left unattended
-For the safety and comfort of other attendees, visitors cannot bring their own fireworks, including sparklers. All fireworks are prohibited in City of Tampa parks and on the Tampa Riverwalk
-Accessibility notes: A Sensory Relief Zone will be located near the south entrance of the park (Cypress Street) near the pavilions. The accessible Lazarillo App has verbal wayfinding directions for Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park: www.Lazarillo.App
 Getting There:
-Boom by the Bay will be held at Julian b. Lane Riverfront Park in Downtown’s West Riverfront neighborhood. Ways to get to the celebration include:
-Bike Valet – a free option provided by the Tampa Downtown Partnership
-Scooter – Lime, SPIN, or Helbiz
-Pirate Water Taxi
-Uber or Lyft – Pick up and drop off is located along North Boulevard
-All City of Tampa parking garages will be available, along with street parking and private lot options. However, organizers strongly encourage everyone to use rideshare and public transit options.
-Accessible parking is available at the Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park South Parking Lot (located on W. Cypress St.), and at all public parking facilities. Any individual properly displaying a disabled parking permit or license plate can park for free for up to four hours in a properly marked on-street metered space.
Huge thank you to this year’s sponsors:
-Tampa General Hospital
-Straz Center

Individuals can also text BOOM to 888-777 to receive special notifications about Boom by the Bay.