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Offshore Grand Prix Racing Festival

Saturday, June 27, 11 a.m. - Sunday, July 5, 4 p.m.

June 27 - July 5, 2015 Sarasota Offshore Boat Racing Schedule: Sunday July 5, 2015 Off Lido Key Beach: 2 Heats: 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. (* Event schedules subject to change without prior notice due to event planners, weather, etc.) The first Sarasota Boat Races, called the Suncoast Offshore Racing Grand Prix, took place in 1984 and have become an annual event for thrill seekers and offshore boat racing enthusiasts. Here are a few of the more popular events during the festival: June 28, 2015: Suncoast Grand Prix Car Show:10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Main Street in Lakewood Ranch June 30, 2015: Grand Prix Festival Nautical Night of Giving Fundraiser takes place at Sarasota Yacht Club. There'll be live music, food stations, open bar, valet parking. Cocktail casual attire- no jeans or shorts. Tickets are $100 each. Doors open at 5 p.m. - 10 p.m., 1100 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota. July 3, 2015: Grand Prix Festival Downtown Block Party from 4 p.m. - midnight (Between Orange & Palm Avenues. Lemon Avenue between First St. & State St) July 3, 2015: Festival Parade of Boats along Main Street in downtown Sarasota at 6 p.m. July 4, 2015: Powerboats by the Bay where you can see the Powerboats up close on display, food and vendors, too. Free Admission. 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Centennial Park - 10th St. & U.S. 41, Sarasota July 4, 2015: Fireworks over Sarasota Bay. There's even a "Miss Super Boat Grand Prix” Bikini Contest on Friday July 3, 2015 which is being renamed the Miss Hooters Swimsuit Pageant. 2015 details tba. (More details, registration and info at offshorebikinicontest@gmail.com). And, of course, the Super Boat race day is Sunday July 5, 2015 off Lido Beach on Lido Key. The Sarasota Boat Races and Offshore Racing Festival is one of the biggest and most high profile annual occasions on my Sarasota Events Calendar.

Location: Off Lido Key Beach, Sarasota, FL
Sponsored By: Sarasota

The 4th of July Declaration

Friday, July 3, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

THE 4th of JULY DECLARATION Celebrate America's Birthday! Sign the Declaration of Independence Friday, July 3 at 10:00a Patriots gather near the "Kissing Statue" at the Sarasota bayfront Bring: - the kids - a flag and wear your red/white/blue - sunscreen and bottled water

Location: Sarasota Bayfront, Sarasota, FL
Sponsored By: Sarasota Patriots