Here are some events you might enjoy attending this Fourth of July weekend.

Saturday July 1

Bradenton Marauders Independence Day Celebration

Kickoff your Independence Day celebrations with Bradenton Marauders at LECOM Park! They will be having a Patriotic Themed Jersey Auction AND a Free Shirt Giveaway for the first 2,000 fans Fireworks Sponsored by Budweiser will begin right after the game!

‘America The Beautiful:’ A Patriotic Celebration Featuring Brian Gurl

Starring Brian Gurl and featuring Michelle Pruyn & Katherine Alexandra. Celebrate America with the songs of Irving Berlin, Woody Guthrie, Elvis Presley, Lee Greenwood, George M. Cohan, John Philip Sousa and more. Tickets on sale after the worship service at the Welcome Center or at the door on the day of the concert. $15 per person; cash or check only.

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Nathan Benderson Park Fireworks Show

Nathan Benderson Park will host its first annual Fourth of July holiday celebration. The gates open at 4:30 p.m., parking on Regatta Island is $5, and admission is free.
From 5-7 p.m., there will be rentals available for kayaks and paddleboards. You are allowed to bring your own as well.

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Tuesday July 2

Longboat Key Annual Freedom Fest And Hot Diggity Dog! Parade

Dress up your pooch and yourself in your patriotic finest to join the fun at Longboat Key’s Freedom Fest on Bay Isles Road.

The Rotary Club of Longboat Key is sponsoring the 2nd Annual “Hot Diggity Dog! Parade & Contest.”

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Myakka River Kayak Festival – 4th of July Jam Blast

Celebrate the 4th of July with family and friends at Snook Haven at the 4th Annual Myakka River Kayak Festival – 4th of July Jam Blast. Steve Arvey kicks off the live entertainment at 11 a.m. From 12:30 – 4 p.m., George Worthmore will perform his unique and powerful Americana/Bluegrass sound.

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4th of July Fireworks Spectacular 2017 Bayfront Sarasota

Watch the Fireworks and celebrate the 4th of July. There will be viewing all throughout Island Park, Bayfront Park and downtown.

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