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Celebrating the 4th of July on Anna Maria Island

We can’t think a better way to celebrate the 4th of July than spending a day on an Anna Maria Island beach with your friends and family. So here’s our exclusive AMI Locals insider guide to the what-where-and-when!

Get an Early Start

First off, and this is important… if you plan on a beach day, get here early! Of course, parking can be tricky, and traffic tends to back up easily on Anna Maria Island, with only a few main roads to get around with. And this is just one reason why we recommend staying with us at an AMI Locals luxury vacation rental home. Perhaps a home with a rooftop deck for prime fireworks views? Such as Seaside Escape, or Ocean Breeze.

Cheer on the Parade! Celebrate America!

The Anna Maria Island Privateers Annual 4th of July Parade kicks off at 10am at Coquina Beach Park! The parade runs the length of the Island, all the way to City Pier Park. And remember to bring your sunscreen, beach chairs, drinks and snacks.

Next, get yourself to the 4th of July Celebration at City Pier Park! It starts at 12pm. The City of Anna Maria invites all to celebrate America on July 4th, 2019. With free hot dogs, chips and patriotic music… So you’ll be feeling red, white, and blue in no time!

Relax on the Beach

Baby-powder soft sand, crystal clear water… we LOVE our beaches!

Then, spend a little time at one of Anna Maria Island’s famous beaches. Bayfront Park, Bean Point, Manatee Public Beach, Coquina Beach or any one of the beautiful stretches of sand on our amazing 7-mile paradise. Grab your friends and go get some sunshine.

Enjoy the show!

Finally, end the evening with a bang! Fireworks happen at 9pm over the water by the Sandbar Restaurant. In addition, they host a fabulous Dinner & Fireworks evening every year beginning at 6pm. Visit SandBarDining.com/fireworks for reservations and more info!

Usually you can also see the fireworks from just about any spot on Anna Maria Island! So grab a sparkler and celebrate America’s Independence!

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