2024 Fireworks and Fourth of July Festivities

A Macaroni KID Bradenton Guide to Family Fun in Bradenton and Beyond

By Denise Granata June 17, 2024

Happy Birthday America!

July 4th is just around the corner and it's time to start planning! Our family loves celebrating Independence Day, and there's nothing quite like summer holidays and fireworks! Check out these great events to help your family celebrate in Bradenton and beyond! Check back often - we will continue to add new events to this list as they pop up!

June 29 | 10AM to 4PM - Free Independence Day Boaters Event ~ Free Family Fun & Friendly Event - Free Food and Drinks, Kids Activities, Music, Prize Giveaways with a $2500 Grand Prize.  Hosted by Boaters World Bradenton. FREE.

June 29 | 7PM to 10PM - Red, White and Blueberry Celebration ~ Food trucks, live music by One Night Rodeo, drink specials, craft vendors, fun for the whole family and fireworks to end the night!  Free Admission. Parking $10.00. Hosted by Fiorelli Winery and Vineyard.

July 3 | 4PM to 9PM - Red, White and Food Truck Festival ~ Join us at the annual Firework Show held at Nathan Benderson Park!  There will be over 70 vendors!  Free parking and admission.

July 3 | 5PM to 10PM - NBP Fireworks on the Lake ~ This year’s event will feature live music by Twinkle & Rock Soul Radio, a Kids Zone presented by MOTE Marine, plenty of food trucks at the south end and Regatta Island, family-friendly activities, and a spectacular fireworks show.  General admission FREE / prices range for parking deals and VIP viewing.

July 3 | 6:30PM - 10PM - Bradenton Marauders Independence Day Celebration~ Cheer on your Bradenton Marauders vs. Fort Myers Mighty Mussels.  There will be fireworks, a free t-shirt (to the first 1,500 fans through the gate), a face painter, balloon artist, themed jersey auction, and fun for the whole family!  Ticket prices vary $11 and up.

July 3 | 7PM to 10PM - Firework Watch Party at PopStroke ~ Ticket cost of $70 includes Exclusive rooftop access for fireworks show, All Day Golf Pass, Unlimited access to the gaming area, Selected Food Menu, 1 Drink Ticket (wine or beer) or Scoop of Ice Cream and complimentary Cheers (of prosecco or sparkling cider).

July 3, 4 and 5 | 10AM to 5PM - Celebrate Independence Day at Sarasota Jungle Gardens ~ Purchase one adult same day admission, get one (equal or lesser value) 1/2 off – Tickets must be purchased online using promo code FW24.

July 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 | All day - 4th of July Week at Sun Outdoors Sarasota ~ Experience a star-spangled celebration like no other at Sun Outdoors Sarasota during 4th of July Week! From July 1st to July 7th, our resort ignites with patriotic fervor as we honor America's independence with a week-long extravaganza.

July 4 | 9AM to 11AM - Longboat Key's Freedom Fest and Hot Diggity Dog Parade ~ Join us for a fantastic, old fashioned celebration filled including parade, games, food, butterfly release and more.  Free admission.

July 4 | 10AM to 12PM - Anna Maria Privateers 4th of July Parade ~ The parade starts at Longboat Key Marina across from Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach, goes through Holmes Beach, and ends on Pine Ave, Anna Maria. Free.

July 4 | 11AM to 3PM - Happy 4th at the Children's Garden ~ Decorate your 4th of July fan and bring home your red, white, & blue goody bag.  Included in admission.

July 4 | 11:30AM to 5PM - 4th of July Celebration and Kid Fest ~ Enjoy delicious food, live music from Old Glory, lots of activities for the kids and half off canoe and kayak rentals (based on availability).  Free admission.  Hosted by Snook Haven Restaurant. 

July 4 | 1PM to 4PM - 4th of July Skate at Astro Skate ~ Free All You Can Eat Hot Dog-A-Thon!  Admission is only $8+ rental.

July 4 | 2PM to 4PM - MOC Competition at Bricks and Minifigs Sarasota ~ Join us before the fireworks start for snacks and compete in a special building challenge! Each builder will have access to an assortment of bricks to build a patriotic themed creation.  Prizes awarded.  $10 per builder.

July 4 | 4PM to 10PM - The Fourth St Pete Pier ~ This event is filled with fun activities for all, including the 4th annual St. Pete Pier Run, Craft Beer Garden, Uncle Sam's Market, Family Fun Zone, Food Trucks & Vendors, Live Music on the Visit St. Pete Clearwater Main Stage, roaming entertainers, and so much more!

July 4 | 5PM to 9PM - July 4th Celebrate America Concert: Signature event at Wellen Park ~ Enjoy live music by Derek Lersch Band on Solis Hall Stage.  Bring your lawn chairs!  Also be sure to check out our local shops and restaurants. Free.

July 4 | 5PM to 9:30PM - North Port Freedom Festival ~ This family-friendly signature event includes fun activities, great vendors, plenty of food options, and of course fireworks!  Free admission.

July 4 | 5PM to 11PM - El Melvin 4th of July Block Party ~ Come celebrate with us with street tacos, live music, fireworks, DJ after party, VIP tables, tons of merchandise and more.  Free admission.

July 4 | 5:30PM to 9:30PM - Marie Selby Botanical Gardens 4th of July All-American Cookout ~ Enjoy family-friendly activities and games on the Great Lawn, and then take in the spectacular fireworks display over Sarasota Bay. Members $25 / Non-Members $35 / Children ages 5-17 $10 / Children 4 and Under FREE.

July 4 | 6PM to 10PM - Red, White and Boom ~ Looking for a safe and spectacular way to celebrate the Fourth of July? Look no further than The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature!  Food trucks, a laser light show and a prime spot to view the fireworks. General admission $25 adult / $20 children.  VIP $35 VIP.

July 4 | 6PM to 10PM - Fireworks, Views and Brews ~ Experience an exclusive VIP view of the Manatee River fireworks display at Oak and Stone Bradenton. Tickets are $100 - with each ticket purchased, you will receive a $50 food and beverage credit to be used during the event.

July 4 | 6:30PM to 9:30PM - 4th of July Celebration Live with 22N ~ Live Music all day with vendors and entertainment for the whole family at Bradenton Riverwalk.  Free.

July 4 | 8:30PM to 9:30PM - City of Venice Fireworks Show ~ Fireworks are shot from the South Jetty.  Extensive viewing areas in the area.

July 4 | 9PM to 9:30PM - Siesta Key Community Fireworks ~ Fireworks are blasted off just north of the volleyball courts, so viewing is good from anywhere south and along Crescent Beach (south of Siesta Public Beach), out on the Gulf, or from the Intracoastal waterway.

July 4 | 9PM to 9:30PM - July 4th Sarasota Bayfront Fireworks Spectacular ~ Enjoy this cherished tradition bringing our community and families together for more than 10 years.  Free.  Fundraiser donations accepted.

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