Anna Maria Island is a wonderful place to celebrate any occasion—whether it is a birthday, family reunion or national holiday! Independence Day is a very special time on Anna Maria Island and is celebrated on both July 3rd and the 4th. With spectacular firework displays reflecting in the Gulf waters, a fun for all parade and much more—you can rest assured knowing that every member of your family will get to enjoy themselves!
The festivities kick off on the evening of July 3rd at The BeachHouse Restaurant on Bradenton Beach with their Fireworks Extravaganza. Watch the amazing fireworks light up the night sky with beautiful bursts of colors starting at 8pm. Enjoy this wonderful show at no cost from the white sandy beaches, a boat or even from the restaurant with their VIP packages available (please call the restaurant for more information).
The party starts right back off, bright and early in the morning, with the Privateers’ Island Parade at 10am on July 4th, starting from Coquina Beach. Canons will fire, beads and candies will be flying and a good time will be had by all at the longest parade on an Island! The parade will go through the entire Island and will move on through to the Bayfront Park on the Northern end of the Island.
On the evening of the 4th, you won’t want to miss the Grand Finale at The Sandbar Restaurant, located on the Northern end of Anna Maria Island. Starting at 8pm, with the weather permitting, the sky will be painted with bright bursts of colors to celebrate the founding of our great nation. Both of the firework events are free of cost, family friendly and open to the public—all you need is a blanket, beach towel or beach chairs to enjoy the show.
2014 Independence Day Parade
July 4th from 10am-12pm, 2014
Starting at Coquina Beach, located on South Bradenton Beach
For more information or to book your VIP package please contact the restaurants directly:
The BeachHouse Restaurant:
July 3rd from 8pm-10pm, 2014
200 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
The Sandbar Restaurant:
July 4th from 8pm-10pm, 2014
100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria, FL 34216
***Please keep in mind safety precautions and leave any fireworks at home, as they are not permitted on the beaches.
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