Siesta Key is filled with fun and exciting events throughout the year. That’s even more true during the Fourth of July when families, friends, neighbors, and co-workers get together to celebrate Independence Day. Among some of the favorite activities that take place during the holiday weekend include spending time at the beach swimming, surfing, and fishing, cooking out on the grill, attending festivals and celebrations, and watching the fireworks displays once it’s dark.
When selecting July 4th activities, consider who will be with you. There will be family-friendly events and events for adults to choose from. Here is a sampling of what’s taking place in the Siesta Key area on Independence Day:
Siesta Key public beach remains a great spot for watching the fireworks
With a turnout of over 30,000 people each year, it’s safe to say that the area’s fireworks show is a hit. The public beach remains a favorite spot for viewing the display and there is free parking conveniently located on 949 Beach Road. Boaters can also enjoy the festivities from the Gulf of Mexico and the Intercoastal Waterway making it a momentous occasion for everyone on land and the water July 4th.
Buy the Chamber of Commerce’s VIP package
Very Important Patrons get to enjoy the finer things in life on the Fourth of July with the VIP package. It addition to special parking, they also get to eat picnic-style food and beverages which include soft drinks, beer, and wine.
View the fireworks from Downtown Sarasota Bayfront Island Park
If you happen to be in the Sarasota area, make sure to come early and bring seats and blankets for comfortable viewing. You’ll be able to see the fireworks from Bayfront Island Park, The John Ringling Bridge, Harts Landing or Bird Key Park. The fireworks show starts at around 9:00 pm on Independence Day.
Venice Beach public beach offers incredible views
If you’re in nearby Venice Beach, the prime spots for watching the fireworks are Venice Beach public beach, Nokomis public beach, and the Nokomis Jetty. Parking spots fill up quickly just like the other fireworks viewing areas around Siesta Key, so you will want to get their early. Remember to bring beach chairs or blankets to sit on so that everyone is comfortable. This family-friendly way to spend July 4th remains a favorite of both locals and visitors to the area.
Make this 4th of July one to remember and enjoy the beautiful Siesta Key area outdoors with your favorite people. All of these events are great options while your vacationing in Siesta Key and you’ll soon see why they are always packed every year.