It is a truth universally acknowledged that the best fireworks viewing is from the comfort of your own boat. So after a day spent celebrating the Fourth of July, drop anchor, sit back and enjoy the waterfront fireworks displays that take place throughout Sarasota-Manatee—from the Venice Jetty to the Manatee River.
9 p.m. Monday, July 4, 5 Bayfront Drive, Sarasota
Siesta Key’s 31st Annual Community Fireworks
8 p.m. Monday, July 4, 948 Beach Road, Siesta Key, Sarasota
South Jetty at Venice Beach
9 p.m. Monday, July 4, 2000 Tarpon Center Drive, Venice (plan to anchor by 8:15; the inlet will be closed for the duration of the show)
9:30 p.m. Monday, July 4, 1200 First Ave. W., Bradenton