TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa is gearing up to celebrate independence with a bang.

Mayor Jane Castor says "Boom by the Bay" will have family-friendly activities, live entertainment and four fireworks displays, which will light up 2.5 miles of the Hillsborough River.

"[Boom by the Bay] celebrates our nation's independence, our freedoms and all the things that make us proud to be Americans," Castor said. "This is going to be one celebration you won't want to miss."

The "all-American" celebration will run along the riverfront from Armature Works to Riverfront Park, the Tampa Convention Center and Sparkman Wharf. 

Castor said more details about the celebration are expected in the coming weeks. But, the goal is for this to be an annual tradition.

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