Fourth of July Activities for the Whole Family!
It is our pleasure to bring you just a "slice" of what's available to do this coming weekend in the Sarasota, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch and Venice area of Florida.
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A Pioneer Fourth
Thursday | 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Join Historic Spanish Point for a special Independence Day Celebration! A Pioneer Fourth recreates the special way that John Webb and his family marked this national holiday. Gather in Mary’s Chapel for a special reading of the Declaration of Independence by John Webb (docent: Brian Smith) and additional community leaders. Enjoy a sing-a-long of patriotic songs from the pioneer days, and finish the day with a BYOB picnic lunch on Magnolia Lawn. We’ll bring the lemonade, tea, and watermelon!
All-American Cookout at Selby Gardens
Thursday | 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Celebrate the 4th of July at beautiful Selby Gardens. Enjoy a family-friendly dance party with DJ Karolina Lira, savor the All-American favorites from Michael’s On East’s grill (available for purchase), take part in a variety of family and children’s activities and games, and of course, enjoy the fireworks!
Siesta Key Fireworks
Thursday | 9:15 p.m.
It's that time of the year again! The Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce invites you to join us for the 29th Annual Community 4th of July Fireworks! Sponsorships of $500 or more include seating in the preferred viewing area, parking, free beverages, and snacks. Viewing area opens at 6:00 pm and fireworks start at dusk.
Independence Day Buffet at Pier 22
Thursday | 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
In a patriotic salute to the red, white and starry blue, PIER 22 celebrates America with an Independence Day pig roast and buffet, plus the rockets' red glare with premium waterside viewing during the July 4th fireworks show on the Manatee River! Our buffet opens at 6 p.m. and ends with an dazzling fireworks finale around 9 p.m. This is a single-seating event, and your party will keep its table for the entire evening. Plus PIER 22 offers a special viewing area on the open-air terrace for all guests to enjoy.