"In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved." - Franklin D. Roosevelt
American freedom was achieved through a revolution against Great Britain lasting seven years and costing over 25,000 colonists their lives.
This Wednesday, July 4th, Americans across the country will celebrate this sacrifice for freedom with fireworks, family and food. Locally, Channelside is hosting the 11th Annual 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. The TECO Line Streetcar is a proud sponsor of the event taking place in the waters near Channelside Bay Plaza.
The fireworks display begins at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, with live music starting at 1 p.m. The event draws a HUGE crowd, so it is suggested that visitors arrive a couple hours early in order to get a good viewing spot. Only the first 3,000 people will be able to see the fireworks from the Wharf area of Channelside.
|Whiting Station is across from Ft. Brooke parking garage|
Officials suggest taking the TECO Line Streetcar to avoid the congestion and parking hassle that Channelside will face with thousands converging on the area.
Suggested parking garages are the Palm Avenue garage in Ybor City or the Ft. Brooke garage in downtown, both garages are less than a block from the TECO Line Streetcar System. Click here for an interactive map of downtown/Ybor City showing the location of the parking garages to the streetcar line.
The TECO Line Streetcar System is extending service until 11 p.m. on Independence Day.
For more information on the Channelside Fireworks Spectacular, visit www.channelsidebayplaza.com.
Visit www.tecolinestreetcar.org for TECO Line Streetcar System hours, fares and schedules.