Fireworks at Armature Works

Celebrate July 4th at Armature Works with the Heights 4th of July Festival!

Join us for an all-day celebration with a Classic American Car Show in the morning, followed by a Hot Dog Eating Competition, live music all afternoon on the Yuengling Riverfront Stage, a Tampa Metro YMCA Family Fun Zone on the West Lawn, and a spectacular 20-minute public fireworks display on the Hillsborough River to light up the downtown skyline.

Classic American Car Show

10:00AM – 1:00PM

The Classic American car show, hosted by Tampa Autosports, will take place in the morning from 10:00am – 1:00pm on the Front and West Lawns. Guests can scope out dozens of classic American cars to kick off the day’s festivities. Participating vehicles must be over 30-years old. For more information on registering your vehicle, email

Hot Dog Eating Competition 

4:00PM – 4:30PM

Our Hot Dog Eating Competition, hosted by local comedian Chuck Glass, will welcome 25 contestants from around the Bay who will compete to see who can take down the most dogs within a 5-minute period.

Competitors can choose from all-beef dogs provided by Butcher n’ Barbeque or vegan dogs provided by Dixie Dharma.

The winner will take home the championship title which includes a $500 Armature Works Gift Card, the championship belt, as well as bragging rights. Second and third place winners will each take home $100 Armature Works Gift Cards and all competitors receive a branded tee shirt.

Those wanting to participate in the competition can click here to register.

Live Music

5:00PM – 9:00PM

Following the Hot Dog Eating Competition will be a full afternoon of local, Roots-Rock and Americana acts on the Yunegling Riverfront Stage.

Opening up the event will be Dean Johansen and the 24 Hour Men from 5:00pm – 5:45pm, followed by The Applebutter Express from 6:15pm – 7:15pm, with Damon Fowler Group closing things out from 7:45pm – 9:00pm.

Tampa Metro YMCA Family Fun Zone

4:00PM – 9:00PM
The Tampa Metro YMCA Family Fun Zone opens on the West Lawn at 4:00pm as well. Bring the kids and enjoy bounce houses, face painting, carnival games, a craft corner, and much more before settling in to enjoy fireworks!

Fireworks Display as part of Boom by the Bay


Enjoy our spectacular fireworks display that will light up the Hillsborough River and downtown skyline at 9:00pm. Armature Works will be one of the FOUR fireworks displays spanning 2.5 miles along the Riverwalk. Guests are welcome to bring blankets and lawn chairs; however, coolers and outside food and beverages will be prohibited.

Along with food and drinks from the 14 vendors within Heights Public Market, there will also be food and drink options on the Front and West Lawns. Heights Public Market will be open on July 4th until 11pm.

We hope you will join us for what is sure to become a beloved holiday tradition at Armature Works!