Sarasota proudly offers an exciting range of July 4th events, ensuring each celebration caters to both locals and vacationers.
Celebrate Independence Day
From sell-out live music to family-friendly festivals and all the exciting parades and firework displays that come part and parcel with July 4th festivities! Whatever your preference, you’re guaranteed a fantastic time on the Florida Gulf Coast.
If you’re considering whether to visit Sarasota over Independence Day, let us win you over. Take a look at some of the best July 4th events gearing up to entertain the masses. You will have booked a Sarasota motel for you and the family before you’ve even realized it!
Sarasota Bay Fireworks Spectacular
The privately funded Fireworks Spectacular has visitors flocking to Sarasota Bay from all corners of the continent, partially because entry is totally free! This popular July 4th event is part of the Suncoast Offshore Festival, so expect fantastic displays and an extravagant show.
It begins as dusk settles (approximately 9pm), so be sure to arrive early to secure a great spot. The charity-focused event also benefits Suncoast Charities for Children, a wonderful way to support the local community.
Selby Gardens – All American Barbecue and Independence Day Celebration
If you’re searching for a family-friendly event this Fourth of July, Sarasota’s Selby Gardens will be hosting an All-American Barbecue and Independence Day Celebration. Relax while listening to live music from SoulRCoaster, indulge in copious amounts of food and let the kids run free thanks to the variety of family activities on offer.
Round out the day with a perfect view of Sarasota Bay’s firework display from the front bay location. Ticket information is yet to be announced, but call 941-366-5731 for more details. The location of Selby Gardens is 900 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota, FL.
Sarasota Patriotic Spectacular
There’s no better way to celebrate America’s independence than a patriotic concert. Featuring Gloria Musicae, this production focuses on one key element – The American Dream. If you’re keen to exercise your celebration for justice and freedom, make sure to grab a ticket for this sell-out performance. General admission tickets are $30 in advance and $35 on the door. The event starts at 4:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Sarasota.
Sarasota Sailing Squadron’s Liberty Day Regatta and Family Festival
How do water slides, ice cream trucks, pig roasts and live music sound for a 4th of a July bash? You’re hard-pressed to find a more perfect family event this year. The Sarasota Sailing Squadron’s Liberty Day Regatta and Family Festival starts at 1 p.m., offering a variety of food to entice all taste buds – from baked potatoes to fruit salads and summer desserts.
A firework show along the bay follows at 6:30pm, making it a fantastic all-round celebration. Wristbands are $7 per person, while kids 12 years and under enter for $5. It will be held at 1717 Ken Thompson Parkway, on City Island.
This eclectic range of concerts and festivals ensure Sarasota has an event suited for everyone this July 4th. Don’t miss out on a fantastic celebration and get ready to book a Sarasota motel to gear up for the 4th of July events in the area. Have a safe and happy Independence Day!