Special Events

Upcoming Events:

Celebrate America’s birthday aboard Tampa’s #1 patriotic attraction, the WWII American Victory Ship! Freedom Fest will provide attendees with a star-spangled view of Tampa’s Boom by the Bay Fireworks AND July 4th Boat Parade and Blessing of the Fleet. TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

The boat parade is scheduled to arrive alongside at 6:30pm. Boats will be decorated in colorful flags and prizes are given to the most patriotic!

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

From 6pm-9:15pm enjoy adult refreshments provided by Spunky Spirits and festive food trucks. Activities will include a Kids Zone, musical entertainment from DJ Reko, festive characters, All-American photo ops, dancing, and games. A silent auction with military collectibles and Champa Bay sports memorabilia will be available to bid on.

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.

• This event is predominantly outside. Attendees are encouraged to follow CDC best practices and utilize sanitation stations located throughout the venue.

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

Past Events:

Celebrate the season aboard the American Victory Ship for the merriest place to view Tampa’s sparkling parade of boats decked in holiday cheer on December 19. Enjoy festive DJ entertainment, visits from Santa, Mrs. Claus and their Crew, adult refreshments provided by Spunky Spirits, food trucks, silent auction memorabilia items to bid on, and other holiday festivities with your family and friends.



UNDead in the Water is Tampa’s only authentic nautical haunted attraction!

Traverse multiple decks of this historic WWII cargo ship armed only with nerves of steel and a will to survive. Avoid being eaten by the infected zombie stowaways while the Ripper Squad Decontamination Crew fights for humanity’s very survival!

For more information please visit www.undeadinthewater.com