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The AMERICAN VICTORY SHIP will host viewing of Tampa’s Boom by the Bay July 4th Fireworks aboard the historic World War II steamship and national landmark, Thursday, July 4, 2019, 6:30pm – 9:30pm.

The evening event features musical entertainment from DJ Reko, a special Kids Zone with two face painters from 6:30-8:30pm, games, arts and crafts.

Refreshments will be available for purchase from some of your favorite local food vendors! Beer and wine available as well.

American Victory’s Freedom Fest will take place aboard the AMERICAN VICTORY SHIP located at 705 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL, behind The Florida Aquarium.

Help celebrate Independence Day and raise funds for the maintenance and operation of the AMERICAN VICTORY SHIP.  Built in 1945, the ship is one of only four operational World War II merchant steamships in the U.S. The ship is supported by public donations, special events, training services, educational activities and historical tours for children and adults. 

PRICE: $13/adults; $7/youths 4-12; $10/active military and veterans. Discount for groups of 10 or more. Purchase tickets at ticketweb.com, call 1-866-468-3399, or at the ship.

Parking

The City of Tampa strongly encourages everyone to use rideshare and public transit options. All City garages will be available, along with street parking and private lot options. The City of Tampa also encourages attendees to park in Ybor City and take the TECO Streetcar into downtown.

🅿Centro Ybor Garage (5th Ave and 15th St) will open at 3:00 pm at the standard hourly rate with a $9.15 daily maximum. This location offers easy access to the streetcar line with access to the American Victory Ship.

🅿Palm Ave Garage (13th St and 9th Ave) will open at 6:00 am at the standard hourly rate with a $9.15 daily maximum. This location offers easy access to the streetcar line with access to the American Victory Ship.

🅿Twiggs St. Garage (Twiggs St., west of Nebraska Ave.) will open at 7:00am at the standard hourly rate of $1.20/hr, with a $7.15 daily maximum. This will be an automated facility with a Paystation collecting payment on the exit.

Meters south of Kennedy Blvd. and on Kennedy Blvd will be enforced from 8:00 am until midnight on July 4th, 2019.

Free Transportation