Siesta Key Fireworks

Posted by Adam Robinson on Saturday, July 3rd, 2010 at 4:50pm.

Looking for something to do with you Fourth of July? You could always check out the Siesta Key Fireworks Display. This year will mark the 21st annual celebration of Independence Day on Siesta Key, and the spectacular show of lights begins around 9pm. The show takes place over Sarasota Bay, and tickets are currently being sold for those wishing to attend the main event. These VIP packages require a $150 donation, which is the only form of funding for the event. Those who purchase the VIP tickets receive a picnic dinner for two, on-site parking, beverages, live music, preferred seating, and advertising acknowledgement. Find our more at Flag Fest Sarasota.

However, if you just want to watch the show, don’t worry; the fireworks really are bright enough to see from miles away. Free viewing occurs anywhere downtown including Bayfront Park and Island Park. Although payment is not required, this is a charity focused event. The Florida Center for Child and Family Development will accept donations of cash, books, toys, diapers, and wipes for newborns through eight years old. Donations will be accepted at Island Park, Marina Jack, and the Municipal Auditorium.

This event will takes place rain or shine, so remember to dress accordingly and bring an umbrella if you plan on attending the 30-minute event. The fireworks will be set off just north of the volleyball courts on Siesta Key Beach, so the best vantage point would be from the south, along Crescent Beach, on the Gulf, or on the Intracoastal Waterway. This event is an important part of the Siesta Key culture, and also nets a good amount of money for charity.

Always remember to be safe during the Fourth of July weekend; there is no reason for reckless behavior. Most importantly, have fun and enjoy the beautiful show of lights, whether on the Beach or in your own backyard.

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