Date(s) - 07/04/2014

July 4 Bayfront fireworks spectacular/ Celebrate Fourth of July in Sarasota County Florida. Enjoy the fireworks at the Sarasota Bayfront Fireworks Spectacular on July 4th at 9:00 p.m. For more information, contact Marina Jack at 365-4232.

Patriotic fun abounds in Sarasota County this Fourth of July.  American favorites including golf, baseball and music and enjoy firework displays after dusk.


8th Annual Firecracker 5k Run

7:30 am

Morgan Family Community Center

6207 Price Blvd.

North Port, FL

This 3.1 mile race will consist of two water stations spread out on a flat, fast course along the route. Pre-registration is $20 for runners 19+ and $10 for runners 18 and under until June 26th. The first 300 entrants are guaranteed a t-shirt. Contact Steve Lyons at (941) 429-3562 or email for more information.


Gulf Coast League Orioles vs. Rays                 

10:00 am

ED Smith Stadium

2700 12th St.

Sarasota, FL

The Gulf Coast League Orioles will play the Gulf Coast League Rays at ED Smith Stadium. For more information visit


Gloria Musicae Singers

4:30 pm

First United Methodist Church

104 S. Pineapple Ave.

Sarasota, FL

Sarasota’s acclaimed Gloria Musicae Singers continues its tribute to American composers with it July 4th Patriotic Spectacular. Featuring the Sarasota premiere of “One Land: An American Tapestry” by Rand Shell, the concert will also pay tribute to Harold Arlen to highlight the vocal fireworks that Gloria Musicae presents each year. Tickets are $35 at the door and 10% off when purchased online. Call (941) 953-3368 for more information.


Tropical 4th of July Celebration at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

6:00 pm

811 S. Palm Ave.

Sarasota, FL

Guests will enjoy laid back island sounds of Impulse during a pre-bayfront show. There will be a great selection of outdoor fare and beverages available for sale along with loads of activities and entertainment for kids of all ages. Please bring folding chairs and lawn blankets for prime fireworks viewing, but no coolers please. Tickets are $17 members and $20 non-members + member guests, children 11 and under are free. Tickets are available at and at the Welcome Center until 5 p.m., July 4.  Sales will resume at 6 p.m., July 4, at the Welcome Center. For more information on Selby Gardens please visit

24th Annual 4th of July Fireworks Celebration on Siesta Beach

9:00 pm

Siesta Key Public Beach

948 Beach Rd.

Sarasota, FL

Fireworks over Siesta Key can be viewed from the Gulf, Intercoastal and in particular south Siesta Beach.


 2014 Fourth of July VIP Party

5:30 pm-9:00 pm

Siesta Key Public Beach

948 Beach Rd.

Sarasota, FL

In support of the annual fireworks display, the vast majority of the cost comes from the VIP package participants. With this package comes reserved on-site parking on the beach, an on-site catered picnic for two, drinks, a preferred viewing area for the fireworks display, and acknowledgement in the event advertising.  For more information, contact the Chamber at (941) 349-3800 or email for prices and availability.

11th Annual North Port Freedom Festival

6:00 pm

North Port High School

6400 W Price Blvd.

North Port, FL

Games, food and refreshments and fun for the entire family. Fourth of July fireworks display will be held and the cost is free.


Fireworks 2014 Venice


Venice Beach

Shortly after sunset, fireworks will be shot off the South Jetty for people to view them from Venice Beach and the Nokomis North Jetty. For more information visit


 Downtown Sarasota’s Bayfront Fireworks Spectacular

9:00 pm

Marina Jack

2 Marina Plaza

Sarasota, FL 34236

A fireworks display will be launched from a boat anchored on Sarasota Bay around dusk for the whole downtown area to see. Benefitting Suncoast Charities for Children, the show is privately funded and will be focused on charity.

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