Sarasota Announces Fourth of July Parade & Fireworks Are Happening
There Will be a Downtown Sarasota Festival Celebrating the Holiday Weekend, Both Saturday and Sunday Followed by a Fourth of July Parade & Fireworks
Yesterday afternoon the announcement was made that there will be a Fourth of July parade and a fireworks display along the Bayfront in Sarasota this year.
The July 4th parade and festivities will be a part of Suncoast Summer Fest’s “Celebrate Sarasota.”
The parade will pay tribute to veterans, first responders, medical professionals and front-line workers. The parade will begin at 8 p.m, on Sunday, July 4th starting at U.S. 41 and Orange Avenue, ending at Bayfront Drive (U.S. 41) and Main Street at J.D. Hamel Park, according to Sarasota Patriotic Observance Committee.
Designated areas for public viewing will be marked along the parade route. The Sarasota Bayfront fireworks, organized by Suncoast Charities for Children in partnership with Marina Jack, will follow, the Parade.
On Saturday, July 3rd, a “Celebration In The Park,” organized by the Sarasota Downtown Enrichment Association, is scheduled at J.D. Hamel Park from 11 a.m., to 10 p.m., and it will continue on Sunday, July 4, from 3-7 p.m.
Following the parade, and before the fireworks display, this season’s “American Idol” local star, Alana Sherman, will perform the national anthem.
The traditional Grand Prix Race, presented by Visit Sarasota County and organized by Powerboat P1, remains scheduled for the weekend before the 4th of July… Saturday & Sunday, June 26th & 27th off Lido Beach. Additional events will be announced soon. For event updates and additional information visit: suncoastsummerfest.org
The 4th of July weekend events are sponsored by Suncoast Charities for Children, in partnership with the Sarasota Patriotic Observance Committee, Sarasota Downtown Enrichment Association, and the City of Sarasota.