O Canada

How to Celebrate Canada Day in Sarasota

Kick off the long holiday weekend by celebrating Canada's 155 birthday on Friday.

06/30/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Boom Town

Where to Watch Fireworks This Fourth of July

From Venice to Manatee, here's where to celebrate and watch Independence Day fireworks.

06/27/2022 By Dariela Delgado


Watch Out For These Road Closures Over July Fourth Weekend

Some Sarasota roads will be closed over the Fourth of July to allow for festivities and the Trump rally at Robarts arena.

07/02/2021 By Emma Lichtenstein


Where to Watch Fireworks on the Fourth of July

After last year's festivities were cancelled due to the pandemic, celebrations are back with a literal bang.

06/30/2021 By Emma Moneuse

Party Like a Patriot

What to Do on the Fourth of July in Sarasota-Manatee

Sarasota fireworks displays may be canceled, but here are other fun ways to celebrate the Fourth this year, with social distancing and safety in mind.

07/02/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Independence Day

How to Pick the Perfect Wine for Your Fourth of July Celebration

For a throwback experience, consider Madeira, a favorite drink in America before the Revolutionary War.

06/29/2020 By Bob McGinn

Musical Fireworks

Choral Artists of Sarasota July 4 Concert Will Go On Virtually

The annual patriotic celebration of Independence Day is still planned; it's just different.

06/02/2020 By Kay Kipling

Fizzling Out

Sarasota Bayfront, Siesta Key July 4 Fireworks Cancelled

Organizers say public safety, social distancing guidelines and crowd management in the face of COVID-19 played a major role in the decision.

05/21/2020 By Megan McDonald

Go Fourth

Here's Everything You Can Do in Sarasota on the Fourth of July

From rooftop parties to barbecue extravaganzas, there are plenty of ways to celebrate Independence Day this year.

07/02/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Let Freedom Ring

Where to Watch the Fireworks on the Fourth of July

From Anna Maria down to Venice, here's where to celebrate Independence Day.

06/28/2018 By Ashley Cooper

Weekend Planner

Your Top 5 Things to Do: June 28-July 4

Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix, Fourth of July fireworks and more.

06/28/2018 By Ilene Denton

Weekly Planner

Where to Eat on the Fourth of July

Here's where to fill up on Independence Day.

06/27/2018 By Staff


Fourth of July Cookout and Picnic Spending Will Top $6.9 Billion

That’s down from last year’s estimated $7.1 billion in spending, according to new survey results.

06/26/2018 By Staff

Sky Candy

Great Places to Watch Fourth of July Fireworks and Celebrate the Holiday Weekend

Here are some events to kick-off the holiday weekend and the best places watch the fireworks on the Fourth of July.

06/28/2017 By Stephanie Hagan


Selby Gardens Offers Family-Friendly Fun for Fourth of July

Selby Gardens offers food and fun for the whole family this Fourth of July.

06/29/2015 By Bobbilynn Hollifield


Where and What to Eat for the Fourth of July

Chef Judi's picks for exactly where and what to eat on the Fourth of July in Sarasota, plus a recipe for corn with cilantro-lime butter.

07/01/2014 By Judi Gallagher


Your Guide to the Fourth of July in Sarasota

What to eat, drink, watch and do.

06/26/2014 By Chelsey Lucas


Where to Watch Fireworks on the Fourth of July in Sarasota

A short list of hot spots.

06/26/2014 By Chelsey Lucas


Photo of the Week: Fireworks on the Fourth

This week: Fireworks explode over the beach on the fourth of July.

07/04/2013 By saraf


Where to Watch Fourth of July Fireworks in Sarasota

We pick the top spots to watch Fourth of July fireworks in Sarasota.

07/01/2013 By none