Ahoy, patriots! Join us in commemorating America’s birthday on the WWII American Victory Ship, Tampa’s top patriotic destination!

All aboard the American Victory Ship for the ultimate Independence Day bash! Join us for Freedom Fest, featuring spectacular views of Tampa’s Boom by the Bay Fireworks and the July 4th Boat Parade and Blessing of the Fleet! The ship remains docked for the entirety of this event.

About this event

Join us from 6:00pm – 9:15pm for yummy refreshments, tasty food trucks, and fun activities including a Kids Zone and All-American photo opportunities, all while dancing to live DJ entertainment! Plus, bid on one-of-a-kind military collectibles and Champa Bay sports memorabilia in our silent auction!

* The boat parade is scheduled to arrive alongside at 6:30pm. Boats are decked out in vibrant flags and prizes are awarded to the most creatively patriotic vessels!

* Tampa’s Boom by the Bay fireworks are scheduled for 9:15pm, but may be adjusted due to weather concerns.

TICKETS: $14/adult; $7/youth age 4-12; $11/military, veteran, first responder. Ages 3 and under FREE. Discount for groups of 10+. Admission does not include food/beverage.

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.

• No outside food or beverages are allowed on board.

• Event is rain or shine. All sales are final.

• *These times are typical from previous years, but we will publish updated times for boat parade and fireworks as event draws nearer!