Boom by the Bay

July 1, 2023

Boom by the Bay Hard Rock Takeover of Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park (1001 N Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607) is Tampa’s premier Independence Day celebration, featuring family-friendly activities, live entertainment, apple pie eating competition, and a fireworks display. The event is free and open to the public. 

QR Code for SMSTO:+888777:BOOM

Text BOOM to 888-777 to receive special notifications.

Boom by the Bay 2022

Transportation

All City garages will be available, along with street parking and private lot options. City of Tampa parking garages (including Fort Brooke garage) will cost $10 for the day. However, we strongly encourage everyone to use rideshare and public transit options. View the City of Tampa Interactive Parking Map.

Public Parking is also available at:

  • Blake High School
  • Poe Garage
  • The Fort Brooke Garage
  • Beulah Baptist Church
  • Green Street lot

Attendees can also park in Ybor City and take the TECO Streetcar downtown.

ACCESSIBLE PARKING:

Accessible parking is available at the WEDU Lot, located at 1300 N Blvd., and at all public parking facilities. 

Beginning July 1,2023, any individual properly displaying a disabled parking permit or license plate, can park for free for up to four (4) hours in a properly marked on-street metered space. It is NO LONGER a requirement to interact with a pay station or initiate a parking session through any of the mobile apps to receive the free four (4) hour parking session. 

 

 

Boom by the Bay is happy to offer a free shuttle service with the Jolley Trolley. The shuttle service will run from 3:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Shuttle Pick-Up & Drop Off locations: 

  • Poe Parking Garage - Gasparilla Plaza
  • Fort Brooke Garage - Whiting Street South Entrance
  • Julian B. Lane Park - Doyle Carlton & Laurel St. (* riders will have to walk over the Fortune Taylor Bridge *)

 

Scoot into downtown with Bird, Lime, or Spin.

Please note that scooters are not permitted on the Tampa Riverwalk or along Bayshore Boulevard.

Get on the water and travel by boat with Pirate Water Taxi. Learn more at piratewatertaxi.com

Catch a ride with rideshare services like Uber or Lyft.

Park in Ybor City and take the TECO Line Streetcar into Downtown!

The FREE streetcar will operate every 15 minutes. Learn more about the TECO Line Streetcar System.

The City is excited to offer Lazarillo, an accessible wayfinding app,  for the Boom By the Bay.  Information on the location of the various activities and amenities can be found with this app.

https://maps.lazarillo.app/en/places/-N6svK1XbELK2fo0VTaW

FAQs

Boom by the Bay Frequently Asked Questions

Text the word BOOM to 888-777 to receive special notifications about Boom by the Bay.

Mayor Jane’s Boom by the Bay is taking place at Julian B Lane Riverfront Park on Saturday, July 1st. This will be the only location for Boom by the Bay this year.

The fireworks are scheduled for dusk (approximately 9:15 pm), but may be slightly adjusted due to weather concerns

Boom by the Bay is happy to offer a free shuttle service with the Jolley Trolley. The shuttle service will run from 3:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Shuttle Pick-Up & Drop Off locations: 

  • Poe Parking Garage - Gasparilla Plaza
  • Fort Brooke Garage - Whiting Street South Entrance
  • Julian B. Lane Park - Doyle Carlton & Laurel St. (* riders will have to walk over the Fortune Taylor Bridge *)

Additional ways to get to Boom by the Bay include:

All City garages will be available, along with street parking and private lot options. City of Tampa parking garages (including Fort Brooke garage) will cost $10 for the day. However, we strongly encourage everyone to use rideshare and public transit options, including the free Jolley Trolley with stops at the Fort Brooke and Poe Garages.

 

Public Parking is also available at:

  • Blake High School
  • Poe Garage
  • The Fort Brooke Garage
  • Beulah Baptist Church
  • Green Street lot

Attendees can also park in Ybor City and take the TECO Streetcar to downtown.

View the City of Tampa Interactive Parking Map.

 

ACCESSIBLE PARKING:

Accessible parking is available at the WEDU Lot, located at 1300 N Blvd., and at all public parking facilities. 

Beginning July 1,2023, any individual properly displaying a disabled parking permit or license plate, can park for free for up to four (4) hours in a properly marked on-street metered space. It is NO LONGER a requirement to interact with a pay station or initiate a parking session through any of the mobile apps to receive the free four (4) hour parking session. 

Accessible parking is available at the WEDU Lot, located at 1300 N Blvd., and at all public parking facilities. 

Beginning July 1,2023, any individual properly displaying a disabled parking permit or license plate, can park for free for up to four (4) hours in a properly marked on-street metered space. It is NO LONGER a requirement to interact with a pay station or initiate a parking session through any of the mobile apps to receive the free four (4) hour parking session. 

The fireworks are free to attend, but charges will be applicable for any food or drink.

You are welcome to bring food and soft drinks. Please do not bring alcohol. Grilling and other cooking is prohibited.

Please remember that the fireworks will be loud and may not be a good environment for your four-legged friends. Well-behaved pets that are kept on a leash are welcome on the Riverwalk and in our public parks. Service animals are always welcome. 

Chairs and blankets, as well as small coolers will be allowed in public parks. Please do not bring alcohol. Large umbrellas or tents will not be permitted. For security, all items are subject to search, and please don’t leave your belongings unattended.

For the safety and comfort of other attendees please do not bring your own fireworks, including sparklers. All fireworks are prohibited in City parks and on the Tampa Riverwalk.

See Something, Say Something! If it is a public safety issue or something suspicious, please let a nearby police officer know, call Tampa Police’s non-emergency line at (813) 231-6130, or call 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency. For other issues, please let any of our onsite staff know.

You can also text your information to TIP411 (847411), followed by the keyword "SAFETAMPA" to provide tips directly to the Tampa Police, or you can download the TampaPD app from the Apple and Google Play stores.

We are pleased to offer a Sensory Relief Zone which will be located near the south entrance of the park (Cypress Street) near the pavilions. Individuals can also download the accessible Lazarillo App for verbal wayfinding directions at Julian B Lane Riverfront Park: www.Lazarillo.App

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