If your answer is somewhere in beautiful Sarasota then you are doing Independence Day right! Sarasota has parades, fireworks and more to help you have as much patriotic fun as possible on this very special day because, well… AMERICA. So get out your best red, white and blue attire and prepare to plan for your day of celebrating freedom!
Start the morning off at Bicentennial Park watching the infamous Annual Freedom Fest Parade at 9 a.m. This brief celebration and parade will also include food, music, and children’s games.
Bicentennial Park: on the corner of Gulf of Mexico Drive and Bay Isles Road, west of Town Hall at 2730 Gulf of Mexico Drive. 941-383-2466
After you spend the rest of your day at the beach you can make your final destination at Tropical Sarasota Fourth of July at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens starting at 6 p.m. Don’t miss out on the barbeque, popcorn and ice cream to prepare you for the much anticipated fireworks. Bring a chair or a blanket so you can see the spectacular Bayfront Fireworks that begins around 9 p.m.
$20 for non-members, free for kids 11 and under. 811 S. Palm Avenue, Sarasota
Would you rather watch the Bayfront Fireworks Spectacular blast off over Sarasota Bay for free? Anywhere downtown including Bayfront Park and Island Park will have a great view. The display is privately funded and charity focused, benefiting Suncoast Charities for Children.
Bayfront Park: 2 Marina Plz, Sarasota, FL 34236
Island Park: 1 Marina Plz, Sarasota, FL, US, 34236
There is another fireworks show in Sarasota on the soft white sand of the number one beach in America: Siesta Key. The 24th Annual 4th of July Fireworks Display and Party shoots fireworks off north of the volleyball courts, so the view is great from anywhere south and along Crescent Beach. Ideal weather conditions will bring about 20,000 to 30,000 to the fireworks, which starts at about 9:15 p.m.
Siesta Key Beach: 948 Beach Rd, Siesta Key, FL, US, 34242
Book your stay with Tropical Beach Resorts to have a private beach access just steps from your room to watch the Siesta Key 4th of July Fireworks Display this year.
Tropical Beach Resorts
6717 Sarasea Circle
Siesta Key, Fl 34242
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