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4th of July Events

Fireworks On The Manatee River, Bradenton

Come to downtown Bradenton and the Bradenton Riverwalk to enjoy dinner on Main Street or Pier 22 followed by a fireworks display along Barcarrota Avenue at the Riverwalk. Fireworks will be launched from a barge in the river about 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4.

Anna Maria Island Fireworks

While setting off your own fireworks on the island is prohibited, there is a fantastic fireworks show on Anna Maria Island at The Sandbar Restaurant (100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria, FL). The event takes place at their outdoor wedding pavilion at dusk. The restaurant offers a party package for the night that includes VIP seating for the show.

Sarasota Bayfront Fireworks

Night time brings the Fireworks Spectacular over Sarasota Bay. Part of the Suncoast Offshore Festival, viewing is free from anywhere downtown including Bayfront Park and Island Park.

Charlie Daniels Pays Tribute To America

Legendary country music star and Grammy award-winning artist, Charlie Daniels Band, will take the stage for a free Fourth of July concert at Sutton Park, 1050 6th St. in West Palmetto July 4. In 1979, Daniels hit the Billboard charts with his iconic dueling fiddle song, “Devil Went Down to Georgia.”

The park will open at 4 p.m. with performances by other bands followed by the mayor’s Pledge of Allegiance. Charlie Daniels Band will take the stage at 7 p.m.

Coquina Beach July 4 Parade

The Anna Maria Island Privateers will host a Fourth of July parade Wednesday, July 4, beginning at about 10 a.m. at Coquina Beach. The July 4 parade route will stretch from South Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach to the Anna Maria City Pier at the east end of Pine Avenue.