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Things to do in Tampa Bay for July 4

Fourth of July: There are events happening all over the bay area, but the big fireworks displays are in Tampa's Channel District, along the waterfront in St. Petersburg and in Coachman Park in downtown Clearwater. Find details on these events and a whole list of other patriotic festivities at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

$4 Admission at Glazer: The interactive museum is offering reduced admission today. It's normally $15 for adults, $9.50 for kids. The Glazer Children's Museum opens at 10 a.m. at 110 W Gasparilla Plaza in Tampa. $4. (813) 443-3861.

Rock the Park: The monthly music event held the first Thursday of every month continues with the Sh-booms, Booker & Norton and Vinny Virgo. It kicks off at 4 p.m. at Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. Free. (813) 817-6731.

Red Bull Wake Open: Activities begin today with craft beers in the Beer Garden and drink specials at the 360-degree waterfront bar, before the wake board competition kicks off Friday. Doors open at 11 a.m. at the Sail Pavilion on the Riverwalk, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. Free. (813) 373-1193.

Patriotic Picnic in the Park: Wear your bathing suits and bring towels to this old-fashioned picnic with water slides, free food, a Hula Hoop contest, watermelon seed spitting contest, sack races and outrigger rides in the bayou. Children must be accompanied by an adult. It starts at 10 a.m. in Craig Park, 5 Beekman Way, Tarpon Springs. Free. (727) 942-5628.

TO WATCH

Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, 8 p.m., NBC Nick Cannon hosts some performances by his wife Mariah Carey, Taylor Swift and Tim McGraw. Then things blow up.

A Capitol Fourth, 9 p.m. (check local listings), PBS For people who don't know who Taylor Swift is, Tom Bergeron introduces Barry Manilow, Megan Hilty, Jackie Evancho and Scotty McCreery. Then things blow up.

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Things to do in Tampa Bay for July 4 07/03/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 3, 2013 2:36pm]
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