There’s nothing better than spending the 4th of July holiday laying out on the beach, grilling a burger on the BBQ, and watching some spectacular fireworks light up the summer night sky. Luckily Anna Maria Island offers all three and then some! Every year visitors flock to our lovely island and surrounding area for the festivities and firework displays.
Below is more information on local 4th of July fun:
4th of July Parade:
Families line the streets of the island every year to witness the annual Anna Maria Island Privateers Parade, which begins at Coquina Beach, and travels the entire length of the island to Bay Front Park. The parade is a morning event, making it a super fun and exciting way to start the 4th! Where: Entire length of the island When: July 4th Time: 10am – 12pm
Sandbar Restaurant Firework Show:
The Sandbar restaurant will be having their firework display July 4th once the sun goes down (Please be aware that this event could be cancelled due to weather problems or bird nesting issues).
For a VIP Party Package visit, http://www.groupersandwich.com/news/. Or call the Sandbar directly at 941-778-0444 Where: 100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria, FL, 34216 When: July 4th Time: After the sun has set
Nathan Benderson Park Firework Show
On the 3rd of July, Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota will be hosting Fireworks on the Lake. The event lasts from 4pm – 10pm and includes musical groups, the chance for families to picnic on the grass, and a stunning firework show to top off the night. Where: 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, FL 34235 When: July 3rd Time: 4pm – 10pm
Bradenton Riverwalk Firework Show:
The Bradenton Riverwalk in downtown Bradenton will have a Zambelli International fireworks show on July 4th at 9pm. For premium riverside viewing of the firework display, check out the event Pier 22 Restaurant is having.
Where: 452 3rd Ave West, Bradenton, FL 34205 When: July 4th Time: The grand firework finale will begin at 9pm
July 4th Anna Maria Island is always fantastic, and 2014 is no exception! The Chiles Group of restaurants continues it’s annual public fireworks displays for the 4th of July holiday. It’s a blast every single year!
July 4th Anna Maria Island Fireworks
Starting on Thursday, July 3rd, the Beach House restaurant will host its 21st Annual Fireworks Extravaganza. Located at 200 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach, there will be VIP packages available. For more information call 941-779-2222.
The following evening on Friday, July 4th, the fireworks move up to northern Anna Maria. Here you’ll also find the Sandbar restaurants 28th Annual Fireworks Spectacular. There will be a VIP party under the open-air pavilion for $125 per person. That includes an upscale buffet, complimentary Sandbar specialty drinks, beer, wine and party favors. For more info call the Sandbar at 941-778-8709.
Don’t forget that if you are looking for something to do during the day, the Annual Independence Day Parade is taking place from 10am-2pm during the day. Read more HERE.
4th July Anna Maria Island Parade is a quintessential small town good time! Enjoy Anna Maria Island’s Annual Independence Day Parade this year on Friday, July 4th!
4th July Anna Maria Island Parade
The parade will start at 10AM and go anywhere from 12PM-2PM. It begins south on Coquina Beach and runs all the way up north to the Bay Front Park. The local businesses are the participants in the parade which create awesome floats and provide lots of fun for all ages with beads, candy and trinkets from the privateer pirate ship! Grab your lounge chairs, sunscreen and cold drinks for some island spirit. The roads will be blocked off for the parade so you can sit back and relax anywhere along the island roads or stand up to catch beads and more! We hope to see you there to join in all smiles, good vibes and island fun!
Don’t fear, we have all the information you need on festivities for 4th of July Fireworks on Anna Maria Island. The Mar Vista Restaurant and Moore’s Stone Crab Restaurant on Longboat Key kicked off the 4th of July holiday celebration last night with great food and drinks and a fabulous firework display over the bay. If you missed it don’t worry, you still have 2 chances to catch the fireworks on Anna Maria Island. Tonight at the Beachhouse Restaurant in Bradenton Beach, and tomorrow at the Sandbar Restaurant in the City of Anna Maria.
The annual 4th of July Parade starts at 10 a.m on Wednesday morning. The parade begins at south end of the island in Coquina Beach and travels the entire length of Anna Maria Island to Bay Front Park.
Canons blasting and swords drawn, the Anna Maria Island Privateers led the annual 4th of July parade, tossing beads and candy from their ship as they sailed the entire length of Anna Maria Island. Organizations from all over Anna Maria Island were represented in the parade. Local merchants, music, and even Island Real Estate showed their patriotism by waving the red white and blue, and greeting the bystanders with toys and treats. Anna Maria Island Independence day is a must visit.
Anna Maria Island is the best place to celebrate the Independence Day, 3 nights of stunning firework displays lighting up the night sky, a parade, and the world’s best beaches you can’t go wrong. Just after dark on July 2nd at the Mar Vista Restaurant, July 3rd at the BeachHouse Restaurant & July 4 that the SandBar Restaurant the Chiles group hosted stunning fireworks displays for the celebration.