July 4th Events on Siesta Key

If you happen to be in Siesta Key or Sarasota for this upcoming 4th of July, you’ll find plenty of fun and exciting holiday activities going on. Siesta Key is one of the best places to be in Florida during the 4th of July because of the great weather, top-rated beaches and a wide range of events to choose from.

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There’s nothing like ringing in Independence Day on the beach surrounded by family and friends. If you’re planning a 4th of July getaway, Siesta Key and the surrounding area have plenty of events to keep you celebrating throughout your whole stay! Our Siesta Key vacation rental homes are located close to all of these events and will provide a relaxing place for you to unwind after a long day of partying.

All-American Cookout at Selby Gardens

Selby Gardens is a popular tourist destination all year long thanks to its rich history and gorgeous varieties of plant life. The Gardens truly come alive on Independence Day during the All-American Cookout. You’ll be able to experience games and activities the whole family will love, as well as delicious food and great live music. Finish off the night with an incredible fireworks show!

This event will take place at Selby Gardens (900 S. Palm Avenue in Sarasota), about 15 minutes from any of our Siesta Key Beach vacation rentals. The cookout will last from 6:00-9:30 p.m. General admission price is $35 for adults and $10 for children under 12.

Snook Haven Myakka River Kayak Festival

Looking to spend the 4th on the water? Head to nearby Venice and participate in the 5th Annual Kayak Festival at Snook Haven. This free event invites guests to bring or rent a kayak or canoe and enjoy the wide selection of craft and domestic beers, as well as a smokehouse menu. In the afternoon, you’ll get to hear live music from Steve Avery, Treble Hook, and others. This event is a great way to spend the day before the evening’s fireworks.

The Kayak Festival will run from 8:00 a.m. until 4 p.m. on July 4. Snook Haven is located at 5000 E. Venice Avenue.

Siesta Key 4th of July Fireworks

You don’t have to go far to experience an unbelievable fireworks show. Spend the day lounging on the beach or exploring the shops, then head to the Siesta Key 4th of July Fireworks Show! There are tons of great vantage points to see the show, like Crescent Beach, the Public Beach, or on the waters of the Gulf or Intracoastal Waterway.

This free event will take place July 4 from 9:15-9:45 p.m. Siesta Beach is located at 948 Beach Road.

Other Things to Do in July

If you’re in town before or after the 4th, there are still countless fun activities to take advantage of. From June 29 through July 2, come see the Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix Festival and experience all the excitement of the races. Get some fresh produce every Saturday at the Downtown Sarasota Farmers’ Market or every Sunday at the Siesta Key Farmers’ Market.

Of course, all summer long, you’ll have access to some of the most breathtaking beaches, delicious food, unique shops, and interesting historical sights. Siesta Key is not only a great destination in and of itself, but it’s conveniently located near several cities that make fantastic day trips.

Where to Stay

When you’re done celebrating, you’ll need a comfortable place to unwind. Our Siesta Key and Lido Key vacation rentals are the perfect spots for the whole family. We have rentals big and small to suit every size party. You’ll enjoy seclusion while maintaining easy access to the attractions of the city. The gorgeous furnishings combined with luxurious amenities make for a truly unforgettable vacation experience.

We hope that you enjoy your Independence Day in Siesta Key, and we can’t wait to help you love this area just as much as the locals do! For more information about the 4th of July in Siesta Key and all of our rental properties, contact us today!


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