Celebrate the Fourth of July on Florida’s Gulf Coast. With fireworks, boat races and block parties all week long, you’ll want to be sure to check out our guide to this Fourth of July and other surrounding events, such as the Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix:
A Week Long Celebration
Celebrations kick off a week before the Fourth of July with the Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix, formerly known as the Suncoast Grand Prix. The week long festival revs up with the Aqua Plumbing and Air Grand Prix Golf Classic 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 27, at The Meadows Country Club, 3101 Longmeadow. Tickets are $130 per person or $500 for a foursome. The following day, check out a car show 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lakewood Ranch Main Street for $15 in advance or $20 at the gate. Other events that day include the boat and personal watercraft “fun run” on Sarasota Bay and the “Finz Finds” Motorcycle Freedom ride. Check out details here.