Fourth of July Planner

You've got a long weekend to celebrate the spirit of the nation, so make the most of it. Find the city's biggest events, and the best spots for dining and drinking outdoors.

Updated: June 23, 2008

Outdoor Restaurants & Bars


2900 Bayport Dr, Tampa, FL 33607

Order from the sultry seafood menu as fireworks bejewel the night sky.

Bahama Breeze

3045 N. Rocky Pt. Drive E., Tampa, FL 33607

Watch fireworks across the water in both directions, or just make your own sparks with a cute someone at the outdoor bar.

Cha Cha Coconuts

800 2ND Ave NE, St Petersburg, FL 33701

Blender drink in one hand, your sweetie in the other, and St. Petersburg's waterfront fireworks overhead providing the atmosphere.

Fourth Of July Cafe

1611 N Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33607

Open since 1921, it's an appropriately historic cafe in which to salute brave Revolutionaries over Cuban toast and a cup of java.

Saltrock Grill

19325 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, FL 33785

Enjoy urbane waterside dining while taking in the pyrotechnics of Indian Shores fireworks display.

Woody's Waterfront

7308 Sunset Way, St Pete Beach, FL 33706

This casual perch for viewing the sunset offers a ringside seat for the St. Pete Beach fireworks on July 4.