Fireworks over the Tampa Skyline

City of Tampa to Offer Accessible and Interactive Digital Maps at Annual “Boom by the Bay” Event for the Second Consecutive Year

The City of Tampa is utilizing the MapVX platform by Lazarillo to provide accessible and interactive digital maps of their annual “Boom by the Bay” event. This collaboration aims to enhance the experience of all attendees, making navigation simpler, more accessible, and more enjoyable!

About Boom by the Bay

Boom by the Bay is Tampa’s premier Independence Day celebration, taking place at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park. This free event features a plethora of family-friendly activities, live entertainment, and the much-anticipated Apple Pie Throwdown. With a spectacular fireworks display set against the backdrop of the Tampa skyline, it’s an event that nobody wants to miss.

From face painting to bounce houses, the event offers a variety of activities to keep children entertained, including sack races, corn hole games, and food trucks offering delicious treats. Live entertainment will be provided by musical acts like Fil Pates Bluegrass Band, GWAN MASSIVE, and Harber Wynn, ensuring there’s never a dull moment. Participants can also compete in the Apple Pie Throwdown, receive a commemorative t-shirt, and purchase tasting tickets on-site, making it a delicious way to enjoy the festivities.

Interactive Digital Maps

Navigating large events like Boom by the Bay without a great map can be overwhelming, so the city turned to us for the second consecutive year to provide the best possible experience to their residents. The intelligent digital maps we created with them are designed to make getting around easier for everyone, offering a host of user-friendly features that are sure to make the 4th a breeze to enjoy!

User-Friendly Navigation

MapVX’s interactive maps provide turn-by-turn directions and a complete digital directory, helping residents find everything from restrooms to food vendors with ease. Visitors can simply pull up the map on their smartphone by clicking a link or scanning a QR code to start exploring. With features like smart search capabilities and detailed vendor information, these maps contribute to a more enjoyable and efficient event experience. Whether visitors want to locate the nearest food truck, find their way to the Apple Pie Throwdown, or catch some music on the Main Stage, MapVX has got them covered.

Real-Time Updates

One of the standout features of digital maps made with the MapVX platform is their ability to be updated in real-time. This ensures that guests will always have the most current information about event schedules, vendor locations, and any last-minute changes.

Boom by the Bay Map in Action
Image taken during Boom by the Bay 2023

Accessible with Lazarillo

Accessibility is a priority at Boom by the Bay, so we’ve integrated the maps with LazarilloApp to ensure that everyone can enjoy the event.

Accessible Wayfinding

The Lazarillo app offers accessible wayfinding functionalities, making it easier for individuals with disabilities to navigate the event. From wheelchair-accessible routes to audio descriptions for people that are blind or visually impaired, the app provides a variety of features that enhance accessibility. To access the accessible maps, visitors can scan one of the displayed QR codes or download Lazarillo beforehand and open it up once they arrive.

An Inclusive Experience

By enhancing the accessibility of their maps with LazarilloApp, the City of Tampa aims to create an inclusive environment where everyone can participate fully in the festivities. This commitment to accessibility not only benefits attendees but also fosters a sense of community. It’s a huge step toward making Tampa’s events accessible for all.

Event Details and How to Access

If you’re planning to attend Boom by the Bay, here’s what you need to know:

Date and Location

The event takes place at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park on Thursday, July 4th. The fireworks are scheduled for dusk but may be adjusted due to weather concerns. Paid and accessible parking are available on site (and can be located on the digital maps).

About MapVX

We specialize in creating intelligent digital maps that enhance customer experiences in various settings, from retail spaces to large public events.

Our partnership with the City of Tampa for Boom by the Bay is a testament to our expertise in creating accessible, user-friendly digital maps. By enhancing the event experience for all attendees, we hope to set new standards for public event navigation and accessibility.

For more information about MapVX and our services, explore our website or get in contact using the links below and discover how our innovative digital maps can benefit your next event or facility.

Boom by the Bay promises to be an unforgettable celebration, and with the help of MapVX, navigating the event has never been easier. Don’t miss out on this spectacular Independence Day celebration—join us at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park and experience the magic of Boom by the Bay.

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