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July 4th Fireworks Are Back, Here's Where to See Them in Sarasota & Manatee

4th of July Fireworks Are Back - Where to See Them in Sarasota & Manatee

Bradenton, Palmetto, Sarasota, Siesta Key, Venice, North Port & Nathan Benderson Park are all having their annual 4th of July Fireworks ...

Here is a Full List of Where You Can See Fireworks on Celebrating America's Birthday, All Along the Suncoast

Bradenton & Palmetto Fireworks - over the Manatee River

Sunday, July 4th - 9:00pm

Before the Fireworks in Palmetto ...

Palmetto's Fourth of July Festival Returns with a FREE Wynonna Concert

The Event Returns to Sutton Park in Palmetto For Family Fun Before the Fireworks that Night Over the Manatee River.

Wynonna Judd, along with her new band, The Big Noise, will be headlining as the city of Palmetto’s Fourth of July Festival returns in 2021 at Sutton Park. Last year's event was canceled due to after COVID-19.

Location: Sutton Park is located at 1036 Sixth St. W. in Palmetto.

The annual fireworks show will also return and light up the skies over the Manatee River, on Fourth of July. Which is partnership between the cities of Bradenton and Palmetto, as well as Manatee County.

The Palmetto Community Redevelopment Agency organizes this festival.

The band "His Country" will open for Wynonna Judd and a DJ will kick off the music around 5 p.m. His Country is Palmetto Police Department’s own Sgt. Duane Kauffman.

Judd is expected to take the stage at around 7:30 p.m. and will perform a full concert leading up to the fireworks.

People will have about 20 minutes after the concert, expected to end between 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., to make their way to the Manatee River to enjoy the fireworks show.

The festival, including the concerts, is free and there is no reserved seating, so come early and bring your own chairs.

The Green Bridge will close to traffic about an hour before the fireworks show, during the show and for about an hour afterward.

People will not be allowed on the bridge during the show.

Coolers with drinks will be allowed, but no alcohol will be permitted.

There will be a few Palmetto-based vendors on site.

The fireworks show is subject to cancellation in the event of bad weather.

Sarasota Fourth of July Parade & Fireworks

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:

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.

Siesta Key Fireworks - July 4th Fireworks

The 2021 Siesta Key Fireworks Celebration, will be the 30th annual fireworks event held on Siesta Key Public beach.

Get there early and bring your beach blanket, beach chairs to enjoy our Siesta Sunset. Viewing is anywhere along Siesta Key Beach, Crescent Beach.

The Siesta fireworks display start around 9:15 pm and will last approximately 25 mins.

City of Venice hosting Fourth of July fireworks show

The City of Venice will be hosting a Fourth of July fireworks show.

The fireworks will be shot from the South Jetty on Sunday, July 4, shortly after 9 p.m. According to the city, the free show will last around 30 minutes.

The South Jetty and Jetty Jacks Refreshment Desk will be closed on July 3rd and 4th . However, the fireworks show can be seen on area beaches from Caspersen to Venice, Nokomis, as well as other locations through the Area.

If you are planning on boating for the event… Boats should be at anchor by 8:30 p.m., on July 4th.

The Venice Inlet will be closed to boat traffic starting at 8:45 p.m. until around 45 minutes after the grand finale of the fireworks show.

In case of inclement weather, the show may be delayed.

You can find updates about the show on the City of Venice Facebook pageTwitter page, or website.-

North Port - July 4th Fireworks

The Freedom Fireworks show will launch at 9 p.m. July 4th.

The launch site will be at North Port High School.

Attendees will be invited to park in the lots at North Port High School, Heron Creek Middle School, and at Butler Park, all off Price Boulevard.

Parking will open at 6 p.m. and mobile food vendors will be available on site.

Attendees are invited to view the show from their vehicles or parking spaces. People may also “bring their chairs or blankets to claim physically distanced spaces designated on the grass at the Butler Park fields.

Seating and parking are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Those who prefer to enjoy the show from home will be able to stream it on Facebook

The display is expected to end around 9:30 p.m.

Please visit, where the latest event information will be posted.

Not FIREWORKS.... But a Parade Celebrating The 4th of July, you may want to attend...

After Being Canceled Last Year, due to COVID-19... Anna Maria Island’s - Fourth of July Parade will Return This Year.

The Anna Maria Island Privateers received approval from the Holmes Beach City Commission to host the annual Fourth of July parade.

The AMI Privateers, were established in 1971 as a group looking to help area youth, the Privateers officially became a not-for-profit in 2013.

The organization has raise hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years and donated those dollars, to a variety of local youth programs, including more than $300,000 in their scholarship program.

Please join us on the 4th of July, for our annual 4th of July Parade Processional.

Staging opens at 8am with the parade step off at 10 am SHARP.

We will be parking at Coquina Beach North Boat Ramp, you will enter at the access road across from Coquina Beach South Entrance and be directed where to go and what to do from there.

Get More info on the Parade here:

They are also planning other events...For more information on upcoming events including their weekend-long plans to invade Anna Maria Island from Aug. 6-8, visit

Bradenton, Palmetto, Sarasota, Siesta Key, Venice & North Port are all having their annual 4th of July Fireworks ... Celebrating America's Birthday,, All the details are here

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