Start your morning with a bit of yoga, join friends for a cookout, take a sunset cruise, or hang out in the park for the fireworks. No matter what you choose to do this fourth of July, we hope you stay safe and have fun! Check out this Sarasota 4th of July fireworks and events guide as you plan fun activities for Independence Day.

๐Ÿž Sarasota Bay Park – Fireworks

Other event venues may provide an opportunity to see these incredible fireworks, but you can always go directly to Bayfront Park and grab a front row seat! Keep in mind that there are numerous others hoping to get a spot close to the action, so you’ll want to get their early.

Sarasota Bayfront Park – 5 Bayfront Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236.

The show begins around 9:00 PM. Bring your own chairs and blankets for seating.

๐ŸŽ† Fireworks Over Sarasota Bay [VIDEO]

๐ŸŽค Sounds of Independence

Making its premiere in Sarasota on July 4th, Independence by Jerry Bilik will be performed by the Choral Artists of Sarasota. Parts of the program are narrated by Cedric Hameed, a Sarasota poet, and the Sarasota Concert Band will perform.

Sarasota Opera House – 61 N. Pineapple Street, Sarasota, FL 34236. July 4, 2019. Showtime is 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Performance Pieces Include

  • I Once Had a Dream
  • America, the Dream
  • O, America!
  • Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture
  • Thunderer March
  • American Salute

Audience provides cannon fire sounds!

๐ŸŽผ Independence Sample by Jerry Bilik [MUSIC]

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๐ŸŒญ All-American Cookout

The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is hosting an All-American Cookout to celebrate July 4th. Michael’s On East to provide delicious grill items for purchase and DJ Karolina Lira will add music for the dance party that is perfect for all ages.

Event Time: 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Trolley is available from 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM from the Sarasota Friendship Center at 1888 Brother Greenen Way. Event is at Marie Shelby Botanical Gardens at 900 S. Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236.

Admission Options

  • General admission: $25 – $35
  • 12 years and under: $10
  • 3 years and under: Free
  • Selby Experience: $150

There will be children’s games, and fireworks viewing is part of this amazing event. Coolers are not allowed, but you may bring blankets and chairs.

The Shelby Experience includes valet parking, open bar, food, and a prime viewing spot for the fireworks.

4th of July cookout burgers

๐Ÿจ 4th of July at The Westin

Looking for an exclusive place to view the fireworks this year? The Westin is offering a view from the EVOQ Terrance.

The Westin Sarasota – 100 Marina View Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236. Event time is 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Event Details

  • Signature Drink
  • Wine & Beer
  • Locally Inspired Buffet
  • Tickets are $60

๐ŸŽ‡ Fireworks Finale – Downtown Sarasota [VIDEO]

๐ŸŽช Summer Circus Spectacular 2019

While this is a recurring event throughout the summer, we think it would be a great way to celebrate the 4th of July.

Summer Circus Spectacular at Historic Asolo Theater – 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34243. For more information, call 941-360-7399.

Show times are at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM and feature incredible circus acts from around the world that are well-known for pleasing audiences of all ages!

This event is hosted by The Circus Arts Conservatory and The Ringling.

Glittery hats 4th of july

โœจ 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

Dinner, live entertainment, and a spectacular view of the fireworks make Marina Jack’s the place to be this Independence Day. This is a reservation only event that offers premium viewing from one of three restaurants.

All event options require reservations and some may require advanced payment. Call Anne Camire at 941-365-4232 ext. 5 for more information.

Event Options

  • Dining Room: 4-course meal begins at 4:30 PM
  • Deep Sea Lounge & Piano Bar: Rock Lee performing at 6:00 PM
  • Blue Sunshine Patio Bar & Grill: Live music from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Cover charge.
  • Marina Jack II Cruises: Three-hour cruise with live music from 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Buffet meal.

๐ŸŒ  Marina Jack’s Fireworks View [VIDEO]

๐Ÿ” Activity Committee 4th of July Party

Camelot Lakes Village is serving hamburgers, hot dogs, and more for a 4th of July party.

Camelot Lakes Village – 5700 Camelot Lakes Pkwy., Sarasota, FL 34233. For more information, call 941-922-2020.

Event Details

  • Cards & Games: 3:00 PM
  • Dinner Served: 5:00 PM
  • Tickets $10: on sale until July 2nd
table with food for 4th of july

๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ Freedom Flow Yoga

A special guest teacher leads All Levels Fourth of July Flow.

Bhavana Yoga Studio – 6378 N. Lockwood Ridge Rd., Sarasota, FL 34243. For more information, call 941-359-9642.

Event Details

  • July 4th
  • 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
  • Normal rates apply
People doing yoga in white room

๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ Fireworks 4 Miler By the Lake

The kids’ dashes are scheduled to take place before the fireworks begin over the lake on July 3rd. If you’re in the 4-mile race, you get VIP parking, great seating for fireworks, and free food with drink.

Nathan Benderson Park – 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, FL 34235. For more information, call 941-358-7275.

This event is sponsored by Fit2Run and Nathan Benderson Park and is part of the Holiday Race Challenge.ย 

Participant’s Receive

  • Race shirt
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Glow gear
  • Top 100 male/female finishers receive commemorative prizes

Registration Options

  • Fireworks 4 Miler
  • Kids Dash
  • 4 Mile Walk
  • Virtual 4 Miler

๐Ÿž Nathan Benderson Park View & Run [VIDEO]

๐Ÿ™‚ Suggested: Things to Do in Sarasota

โ›ด July 4th Sunset & Fireworks Cruise

Want the best seat in the house for this year’s fireworks? Grab a ticket for a romantic sunset cruise that takes you just off Island Park for the fireworks display after dark.

This cruise is appropriate for those 21+. Those on the cruise receive a complimentary drink and a t-shirt.ย 

Outside food and drinks are not allowed. The vessel is smoke-free.

LeBarge Tropical Cruises – 2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, FL 34236. For more information, call 941-366-6116.
pink fireworks in night sky

๐Ÿšค 35th Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix Festival

From the kick-off party to the powerboat races, the 35th Annual Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix Festival promises to bring incredible events that you can enjoy as part of your July 4th plans.

Download the complete events list with more information and registration links. Perfect for printing!

Scheduled Events

  • June 29 – Bob Rizi Memorial Golf Classic
  • June 30 – Boat & Personal Watercraft “Fun Run”
  • July 2 – “The Friendliest Catch” Fishing Tournament
  • July 3 – Bayfront Grand Prix Kickoff Party
  • July 4 – Bayfront Fireworks Spectacular
  • July 5 – Race Team Meet & Greet | Boats on the Block
  • July 6 – Car & Motorcycle Show
  • July 7 – Powerboat Races
Red Powerboat in Race

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