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July 4th, 2016 on Anna Maria Island

July 4th Anna Maria Island Beach Life Blog Photo

Parade Photo credit: The Islander

Anna Maria Island July 4th, 2016 Parade

Don't forget the July 4th Parade on Anna Maria Island. It's time to decorate your golf cart and join the fun! The Parade starts at the southern end at Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach and heads up the length of the island to Bayfront Park, Anna Maria.

Last year, the parade attracted 20,000 spectators along the 7 mile parade route, had 115 parade entries and over 850 participants in the entire parade! The parade is put on by the AMI Privateers, a non-profit organization.

There will be a Parade Party with live music and yummy food offerings at The Ugly Grouper Restaurant located at 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach Florida where the Privateers will announce the Scholarship recipients of over eleven thousand dollars!

Independence Day Parade

Monday July 4, 2016

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Anna Maria Island July 4th Fireworks

There is nothing like enjoying a gorgeous fireworks presentation on the beach. A warm summer night, your family and friends close by to celebrate this national event, no other location can beat it. Bring beach chairs and find a nice spot on the beach to enjoy them!

The Beachhouse Restaurant will not host any fireworks again this year due to the endangered nesting shorebirds that are calling the dunes next to the restaurant home. We love that Anna Maria Island is invested in protecting it's treasured ecosystem.

Matthew Paulson Photography

The Sandbar Restaurant will be hosting the July 4th, 2016 Fireworks this year.

July 4th Fireworks

Monday July 4, 2016

The Sandbar Restaurant

100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria

A VIP PARTY is offered at The Sandbar Event Pavilion. The event includes delicious appetizers, entrees, side dishes and desserts, and open bar, party favours, valet parking and prime seating for the Fireworks. The Sandbar restaurant boasts 'fresh from the gulf seafood, heritage foods and farm to fork items from their own Gamble Creek Farm. Enjoy Independence Day in style.

The Sandbar Pavilion July 4th VIP Party

Photo Credit: The Sandbar Restaurant


Monday July 4, 2016

Adult tickets $140.00

Kids tickets $50.00

The Sandbar Restaurant Pavilion

100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria

Reservations are required for the VIP Party under the pavilion. Seating in the restaurant is available on a first come - first served basis. The purchase tickets contact Patti McKee, Special Events Director at 941-778-8709 or email

Contact us for luxury accommodations on beautiful Anna Maria Island, Florida for next July 4th!

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