St. Petersburg, FL (June 25, 2015) The city of St. Petersburg celebrates Independence Day with its annual fireworks display on Saturday, July 4. The spectacular light display, sponsored by HCA West Florida Pinellas County Hospitals, is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m., weather permitting. Fireworks start as early as 8:30 p.m. or as late as 10 p.m. depending on weather conditions. The fireworks display is visible all along the St. Petersburg waterfront with prime viewing from Vinoy, Albert Whitted, North Straub, Spa Beach and South Straub Parks, which are all on Bayshore Drive. Kick off the celebration with the Tampa Bay Rays street team and Raymond in North Straub Park from 6 to 9 p.m.
No alcohol or personal fireworks permitted. Parking lots include South Core, 101 1st Ave. S. and Mid-Core, 117 St. N. Variable message boards will direct spectators to available parking locations. Disabled parking is located in the North Shore ball field lot, 901 North Shore Dr. NE and along Beach Dr. on the east side and is available on a first come, first served basis. Bicycle racks are located throughout the downtown area. For more information call 727-893-7441 or see www.stpeteparksrec.org.