Fourth of July is just around the corner! Get in the spirit with this year”s events that are jam-packed with red, white and blue fun and right around the corner. We have everything from mind-blowing firework shows to patriotic picnics, so gather your family and friends and join in on the fun!

Firework Show Aboard The American Victory Ship: The American Victory Ship offers “the best view in Tampa.”  On top of an amazing firework display, this year’s Family Fun Fest features musical entertainment, a Kid’s Zone and plenty of food trucks to choose from. Where else can you celebrate our country aboard a real-life World Work II victory ship?

Independence Day Patriotic Picnic On The Water: This (free) event is located at Craig Park in Tarpon Springs and includes live entertainment, games, prizes, paddleboat rides, a water slide, food, drinks and multiple contests to choose from. Fireworks will even be set off from Sunset Beach. Snag a seat at nearby Fred Howard Park Beach, where the parking fee has been waived for the day, for the best viewing.

Fireworks at GlenLakes: The residents of GlenLakes definitely have the best views, especially this time of year. A backyard BBQ, complete with all the fixin’s and fireworks will be held on July 3rd.  This is a celebration you won’t want to miss. For reservations, visit or call 597-9200.

July 4th at the Florida Aquarium: The Florida Aquarium in Tampa will be extending their hours until 9:30 p.m. on the 4th to experience a firework show that you will never forget.  Take full advantage of the Florida lifestyle and spend your holiday with the native creatures of the sea. Click here for more information.

Lutz Independence Day Run: Need to run off all of those burgers and hotdogs from the weekend? The Lutz Independence Day Run is a 5K that starts at the Lutz Community Center in Tampa.

Whether you are picnicking on the beach or watching fireworks with the dolphins, the residents of GlenLakes are not far from it all. Want to stay in for the long weekend? Enjoy a tasty meal at the GlenLakes Grill Room or gather a few friends for a cocktail at the clubhouse bar and lounge to celebrate.

GlenLakes is the perfect place for venturing out or not leaving your backyard. With country club amenities and a relaxed, yet active atmosphere, residents always have something new to explore. Click here to see what GlenLakes has to offer.