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Suncoast Fourth of July Guide

Tuesday, June 27, 2017   /   by Hunt Brothers Realty

Suncoast Fourth of July Guide

LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE RED, WHITE, & BLUE! 
HAPPY 4th of JULY SUNCOAST!

Are your plans set for the Fourth?
If not check out our ultimate Fourth of July weekend guide, organized by city. 


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ANNA MARIA

31st ANNUAL FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR
SANDBAR RESTARAUNT
100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria
From 6pm to 9pm

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Join The Sandbar Restaurant for great food, open bar, party favors, and prime seating for the fireworks show. Limited seating available. Make reservations at 941-778-8709.


PALMETTO

FOURTH FEST
SUTTON PARK
1036 6th St W, Palmetto
From 1pm to 9pm

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Join the city of Palmetto for its 7th annual FOURTH FESTIVAL. This year the fest will feature music by Country Music Hall of Fame inductees, The Oak Ridge Boys in the outdoor pavilion at Sutton Park. There will be food vendors and plenty of kids activities at Lamb Park with family friendly rides starting at 1pm. The Manatee River will be the backdrop for the fireworks show starting at around 9pm. This is a family friendly and FREE event. 



BRADENTON


4th of JULY

CADDY'S AT THE POINTE

801 Riverside Dr E, Bradenton
From 11am to 10pm

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There isn't a better place in Bradenton to check out the fireworks! Come join Caddy's as they celebrate the 4th! The Torpedoes will be playing classic rock music, an outside grill will be serving burgers, hot dogs and pork sandwiches, as well as limited menu items. Of course both bars will be ready to rock with ice cold beer and great tropical drinks. 

4th ANNUAL HOT-DOG EATING CONTEST
SWORDFISH GRILL & TIKI

4628 119th St W, Cortez

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How many can you eat? Win cool Swordfish swag and CASH prizes totaling $250! Stop in and pre-register today! All participants will be required to sign a waiver, must have parent/guardian's written permission if under 18.

FIREWORKS OVER THE MANATEE RIVER
MANATEE RIVER RIVERWALK
Downtown Bradenton & Palmetto
From 9pm to 9:30pm 

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Enjoy the fireworks show on the Manatee River at the downtown Manatee River Walk. You can line up from the Palmetto side or Bradenton. There is no event link for this event, just show up before 9pm to ensure a great viewing spot!



LONGBOAT KEY


FREEDOM FESTIVAL
LONGBOAT KEY
501 Bay Isles Rd, Longboat Key
From 9am to 12pm

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The annual Freedom Fest Parade begins at 9am at Town Hall on Longboat Key. Commissioners, police, and fire rescue personnel are in the parade along with children who wish to dress up and walk with their pets. Put on your best red, white, and blue and decorate your bike or wagon. Parade lineup begins at 8:30am on Bay Isles Rd. Activities, food, drinks, and children's games will take place in Bicentennial Park, next to Town Hall, after the parade. 




SIESTA KEY

JULY 4th SIESTA KEY COMMUNITY FIREWORKS
SIESTA KEY BEACH

946 Beach Rd, Siesta Key
From 6pm to 10pm

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The Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the 27th anniversary of the 4th of July community fireworks celebration. The fireworks show will launch at dusk at the Siesta Key public beach and is free and open to the public. 




SARASOTA

4th of JULY FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR
MARINA JACKS
2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota
From 9am to Midnight

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All areas will be open for lunch on Tuesday, July 4th at 11am. Live music will be featured on the patio. Reservations are highly suggested. A three hour cruise featuring live music will be departing at 6:30pm and return around 9:30pm for premier viewing of the fireworks display. 


4th of JULY BBQ PICNIC TO GO!
BOCA SARASOTA
19 S Lemon Ave, Sarasota
From 10am to 11am

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Our nation's birthday isn't complete without good BBQ! Let Boca handle all the food prep for you with a complete July 4th BBQ picnic spread for the whole family. All you have to do is pick it up. All final orders must be placed by 5pm on July 2nd. 

4th of JULY
CALUSA BREWING
5701 Derek Ave, Sarasota
From 2pm to 6pm

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Join Calusa Brewing as they celebrate this great nation's birthday on the 4th of July! Calusa will be releasing Citronious shake, with lactose added in the boil and the addition of vanilla and mango, it abounds with fruity hop character. Goodfellas Cafe & Winery will be on-site firing off their delicious pizzas made to order. Pre-game at Calusa and then head out downtown for the fireworks display, please drive responsibly! 

ALL AMERICAN COOK OUT

SELBY GARDENS
900 S Palm Ave, Sarasota
From 6pm to 9pm

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Celebrate the 4th of July at Selby Gardens! Music will be provided by SourRCoaster, and of course, independence day fireworks will light up the sky over the beautiful Sarasota Bay! Before fireworks enjoy games, fun, and all-American favorites from the grill along with beverages available for purchase by Michael's on East. A trolley will be available from 5pm to 9:30pm from the Sarasota Friendship Center. The VIP Selby Experience includes special amenities, all food and beverage, and valet parking.

MVP JULY 4th PARTY
MEADOWS VILLAGE PUB SARASOTA
5013 Ringwood Meadow, Sarasota
From 6pm to 10:30pm

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Have a blast on July 4th with Robin and The Retros in the dining room and live fireworks in the back! Special Independence Day menu with your summer faves too. Reservations are required for dinning room seating. Call 941.342.5050. 


FIT2RUN SUMMER RUNNING CHALLENGE

FIT2RUN DOWNTOWN SRQ
1400 Main Street, Sarasota
From 6:30pm to 9:30pm

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Get ready to RUN! Fit2Run is hosting a summer running challenge and giving away over $800 in prizes! There will be multiple ways to win these AWESOME prizes just for doing what you do every day - RUNNING! Best of all? This event is completely FREE! 



NOKOMIS

JULY 4th CELEBRATIONS! 
SHARK TOOTH BEACH CONCESSIONS
208 S Casey Key Rd, Nokomis
From 10am to 8pm

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Come celebrate the 4th of July on Nokomis Beach! $3 Bud and Bud Light, $4 footlong state fair corn dogs, and live music from 12pm to 8pm. Enjoy great views of the Venice fireworks show. 

4th of JULY FIREWORKS ON THE BAY!

NOKOMOS SUNSET HUT
690 Tamiami Trl S, Nokomis
From 7:55pm to 10pm

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Nokomos Sunset Hut has one of the best views of the fireworks in the entire Venice area. Come enjoy some refreshing cocktails, live music, a gorgeous sunset and a perfect view of the fireworks! They are now accepting reservations to book a table for the 4th. 



VENICE


4th of JULY MYAKKA RIVER KAYAK FESTIVAL
MYAKKA RIVER
5000 E Venice Ave, Venice
From 8am to 4pm

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Celebrate the 4th of July with family and friends at Snook Haven's 3rd annual Myakka River Kayak Festival - 4th of July Jam Blast. It is the perfect way to celebrate the 4th of July during the day and still have time to enjoy the fireworks display on the beach later on in the evening. Live musical entertainment will take place throughout the day. Great music and food in a fantastic "old Florida" setting! Kayak and canoe rentals will be available starting at 8am or you can bring your own. This is a FREE event!

FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS
SOUTH JETTY
Tarpon Center Dr Venice
From 9pm to 9:30pm

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Venice's annual Independence Day fireworks display will light up the night sky! The fireworks will be shot from the South Jetty shortly after 9pm. The free show will last approximately half an hour. The Jetty will be closed for safety, but the fireworks display may be viewed on area beaches like Caspersen and Nokomis, as well as other places around Venice. Another good view is from the water. Boats should be at anchor by 8:30pm. Venice Inlet will be closed to boat traffic at 8:45pm. 



ENGLEWOOD


ENGLEWOOD FIRECRACKER FESTIVAL + BLOCK PARTY
DEARBORN STREET
Downtown Englewood
Starts at 10am

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The Lemon Bay Sunrise Rotary is proud to present the annual Englewood Firecracker Festival and Block Party. It will be followed with the Light Up Lemon Bay Fireworks Display show off of Middle Beach. This is one of the largest fireworks displays in Southwest, FL. Join the fun on Dearborn Street starting at 10am for a variety of food items from our vendors and local restaurants, as well as ice cold beer and McGoozik's Pub serving frozen margaritas, rum runners, pina coladas, and daiquiris. Over 60 craft vendors will be lined up on Dearborn Street with a kid's game area full of waterslides and bounce houses. There will be three live bands starting at noon featuring; Copperhead, Bobby C and July Love and closing the show with Echo Matrix. Chicken Street Bingo will be making another return for this event. This should be the best 4th of July celebration ever and we hope to see you there!


4th of JULY SUNSET FIREWORK CRUISE
STUMP PASS BEACH STATE PARK
900 Gulf Blvd, Englewood
Starts at 6pm

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4th of July dinner and sunset fireworks cruise with live entertainment by Walker in the West. $55 per person, space is limited! 



NORTH PORT

FIRECRACKER 5K RUN
MORGAN FAMILY COMMUNITY CENTER

6207 W Price Blvd, North Port
From 7:30am to 10pm

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Get fired up for the 11th annual North Port Firecracker 5k Run at 7:30am. The flat, fast 3.1 mile race is well marked with a water station along the route. Awards will be presented immediately following the race. T-shirts are guaranteed to the first 300 entrants. The entry fee prior to July 3rd is $25 and $30 on race day. Pre-race registration is accepted at the Morgan Family Community Center or online at www.runsignup.com through July 3rd. 


FOURTH OF JULY FREEDOM FESTIVAL
NORTH PORT HIGH SCHOOL
6400 W Price Blvd, North Port
From 6pm to 9pm

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Celebrate the Fourth of July in North Port with friends and family at the City of North Port's annual Freedom Festival, presented by Moe's Southwest Grill. This family fun festival will kick off at 6pm. The signature event features fun entertainment for the entire family, including live music by Tropical Ave. The event will feature face painting, temporary tattoo artist, vendor booths, food vendors, an obstacle course, giant slides, a gladiator joust and much more. At 9pm the city will launch a spectacular fireworks show choreographed to music that will be broadcast live on KDW Radio 97.5FM. Grass seating available so bring a blanket. No coolers, personal fireworks, sparklers, or animals will be permitted. Parking available at Heron Creek Middle Schoo, Butler Park, and at North Port High School. 


PUNTA GORDA

FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION
FISHERMEN'S VILLAGE
1200 W Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
From 11am to 9pm

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This event kicks off with its annual FREEDOM SWIM at 11am. There will be live music from bands like Country Express and Ambush The Band from noon to 9pm at the Center Court. More live music from Rita Beach from noon to 4pm near Good Ole' Days Coffee Cafe. Harpoon Harry's will have kids crafts, treats, face painting, bathing suit and hula hoop contests, and live music all day! King Fisher Fleet will have a fireworks cruise departing at 7:30pm, reservations are required! The fireworks display over Charlotte Harbor begins at 9pm. 


4th of JULY RAFFLE
DOWNTOWN BAIT & TACKLE SHOP
120 Laishley Ct, Punta Gorda

Winner chosen at 5pm

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4th of July raffle for a pier cart full of goodies! $5 per ticket or 3 tickets for $10. Receive a FREE ticket for donating suntan lotion or mosquito spray for the homeless. Stop by the shop this week for your chance to win! Winner will be drawn at 5pm on the 4th of July. You do not have to be present to win, Downtown Bait & Tackle Shop will call you.

4th of JULY BBQ BASH
BAYSHORE PARK
23157 Bayshore Rd, Punta Gorda
From 6pm to 9pm

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FUN FREE EVENT featuring live entertainment by 80 Degrees, BBQ vendors, ice cream trucks, hot dogs, and more! Circus Clown Tony Ballentine and a 10ft Uncle Sam will be there too! Huge bounce house and obstacle course available for kids. Bring your own lawn chairs and stay to enjoy the firework display across beautiful Charlotte Harbor after the event. No Fireworks are allowed in the park - sparklers only under adult supervision. 

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