Tampa’s annual New Yr’s Eve fireworks show, historically held at Channelside, is being moved briefly this yr to Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park.
- Transfer because of ongoing development at Channelside
- Buddies of the Riverwalk organized for park use
- Anticipated to be largest fireworks show in Tampa Bay space
A portion of Channelside was lately torn right down to make room for a brand new waterfront park and the Water Road Tampa improvement. Occasion organizers stated the development can be an issue as a result of it reduces occupancy ranges and restricts visibility.
With the help of Channelside and the Metropolis of Tampa, Buddies of the Riverwalk organized for using the park as an alternative.
“We have been doing this fireworks present in downtown Tampa for therefore lengthy, and for a lot of this can be a custom for them, so regardless that Channelside is underneath development, the group simply didn’t need to let this yr go by due to that,” stated Jason Carroll with Buddies of the Riverwalk.
Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park will probably be used as a household-pleasant, alcohol-free firework viewing space starting at 10:00 p.m. on New Yr’s Eve. The fireworks go off at midnight.
So as to accommodate the utmost variety of individuals within the park, there won’t be any meals or beverage distributors or leisure.
“Nevertheless, the Riverwalk will probably be open,” Carroll stated. “All the locations alongside the Riverwalk are nonetheless open for enterprise. There’s inns, eating places, bars all alongside there you could go to earlier than and after the fireworks. The Marriott Waterside is true subsequent door and they are going to have fairly a number of elements outdoors of their lodge so that you can take pleasure in when you’re down right here.”
Organizers stated this yr’s show shall be greater and taller, so it is going to be viewable on the park.
Individuals who’ve attended the occasion at Channelside prior to now stated it would not really feel like New Yr’s with out fireworks downtown.
“I might have undoubtedly been upset if it had been canceled,” stated Madison Pickard. “It is one thing that brings lots of people into the world. I really feel like regardless of the place it’s, individuals will nonetheless present up, in order that’s thrilling.”
It’s anticipated to be the most important fireworks show in Tampa. There isn’t any value to the general public to view the present at Cotanchobee Park.