In St. Petersburg, the Tampa Bay Rays celebrated by taking on rivals the New York Yankees.
We took a look back at past Fourth of July photos from our photo team. Follow @tampabaytimes on Instagram for daily photos and videos.
Tampa’s “Boom by the Bay” event drew enthusiastic crowds for festivities along the waterfront, followed by miles of fireworks along the bay. This was Mayor Jane Castor’s inaugural Fourth of July celebration.
Fireworks were also booming along Boca Ciega Bay in Gulfport.
Small bursts from a box of inexpensive fireworks created some otherworldly scenes.