New Year's Eve Fireworks

The BEST New Year’s Eve Fireworks Displays in Tampa Bay for Kids

Fingers crossed for amazing weather on New Year’s Eve, because there are some pretty awesome New Year’s Eve fireworks displays on schedule in Tampa Bay!

Whether you’re looking for an earlier event for the younger kiddos, fireworks at the theme park, or even waterfront fireworks displays…we’re sharing them all on our list of top picks to ring in 2023 with a bang!

Our list of top picks is divided into 3 categories: Noon Year’s Eve display, NYE Fireworks at the Theme Parks, and Waterfront NYE Fireworks Displays.

NOON New Year’s Eve Fireworks Display

Fifth Annual Noon Year’s Eve at Armature Works in Tampa

11 am-3 pm
Armature Works is once again hosting its FREE Noon Year’s Eve event. Head to the South and West lawns of Armature Works for daytime smoke fireworks along the river, inflatables, a live band, giant yard games, plenty of photo opps and more! Wristbands for unlimited bounce sessions are $20, face painting is $10 and glitter tattoos are $5. For more noon events, CLICK: Our Favorite NOON Year’s Eve Celebrations in Tampa Bay

New Year’s Eve Fireworks at the Theme Park!

New Year's Eve Fireworks at LEGOLAND
LEGO-themed New Year’s Eve Fireworks at LEGOLAND Florida.

LEGOLAND Florida: Kids’ New Year’s Eve Fireworks

Celebrate the last day of 2022 with an AWESOME day at the park and then stay for the fireworks display at 8 pm to usher in 2023 a few hours early! 


2022 New Year’s Eve Celebration at Busch Gardens

6 pm – 1 am
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with friends and family and indulge in some excitement at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Explore all of your Christmas Town favorites, enjoy thrill rides in the dark and catch the fireworks show with a fantastic soundtrack to ring in 2023!
Included with theme park admission.


Where to See Waterfront New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Tampa Bay with the Kids


New Year’s Eve Fireworks on Pirate Water Taxi in Tampa

11:30 pm- 12:30am
Kids can attend with adults to view the fireworks on the water from their seats on Pirate Water Taxi! The 1-hour cruise includes champagne for adults, party favors, and prime viewing of the fireworks in Tampa.


NYE on The Pier in St. Pete

8 pm – 1 am
This free event at Spa Beach Park is open to the public and full of fun for all friends and family. NYE on the Pier will feature DJs, food trucks, bars and more. End the night with a beautiful fireworks show sponsored by the City of St. Pete–fireworks can also be viewed from North and South Straub Parks.


Light it Up Clearwater New Year’s Eve Fireworks

Fireworks at midnight
Soak in the final sunset of 2022 and then stay for what has been named as one of the top 5 ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve in the country with the kids according to U.S. News and World Reports. Experience it for yourself to ring in 2023! The fireworks will launch from the north end of Sand Key, but event organizers say the best viewing spots are along the souther part of Clearwater Beach.


Treasure Island New Year’s Eve Fireworks

Fireworks at midnight
Enjoy fireworks on the beach for New Year’s Eve! Find the perfect spot along Gulf Front Park (10400 Gulf Blvd) to for the best view of the light show. For more on where to park, visit

*Featured image courtesy of iStock by Getty Images.

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  • Laura Byrne is an award-winning former television news journalist who spent 15+ years in newsrooms across the state of Florida including Sarasota, Tallahassee, Fort Myers and right here in Tampa Bay. She covered the political beat, crime beat and every day breaking news during her time in Florida newsrooms, but is now focused on sharing positive news stories and events with families in Tampa Bay. She is a proud mommy of two little boys who keep her on her toes and laughing every day. Her goal is to inspire families just like yours to get out and play and experience all that Tampa Bay and our great state of Florida have to offer! She encourages you to share your stories and upcoming events so we can spread the good news.