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Manatee County Celebrates Independence Day


MANATEE COUNTY — Bradenton Alive’s Independence Day Celebration starts at 3 p.m. with live music, food vendors, merchants, and a Jeep meet along the Bradenton Riverwalk. Live music performances by Emmit Stevens, Jr. (country) and 22N (rock and pop) will be staged at the Bradenton Riverwalk Pavilion.

Palmetto’s 13th Annual Fourth Fest, featuring live music by One Night Rodeo (Country), Scarlet Drive (Pop, Rock, and Dance), and Beatdown Band (R&B), will kick off at 5 p.m. in Riverside Park (801 Riverside Drive).

The Manatee River fireworks show will be visible on both sides of the River. Zambelli Fireworks will light up the night sky, beginning around 9 p.m., with a pyrotechnic show lasting approximately 25 minutes and launching from the Green Bridge Fishing Pier.

Nathan Benderson Park will host a live music and fireworks extravaganza on Wednesday, July 3, featuring Twinkle & Rock Soul Radio. Click here for more information.

Manatee County Government offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2024, to commemorate Independence Day.  Manatee County Libraries will be closed on Thursday. All trash, recycling, and yard waste collections will be postponed one day after July 4. Thursday’s collection will be on Friday, July 5, and Friday’s collection will be on Saturday, July 6. The Lena Road Landfill will be closed on Thursday, July 4.  

The Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller will be closed on Thursday, July 4, and Friday, July 5, in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. It will reopen on Monday, July 8, at 8:30 a.m. Customers can access services online on our website 24 hours a day, seven days a week at www.ManateeClerk.com or through the new mobile app, now available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

There will be no Manatee County Area Transit (MCAT) fixed route or Handy Bus service on July 4. The Anna Maria Island Trolley will operate regular daily routes, and the Manatee Avenue Beach Express will operate on a holiday schedule.  

Manatee County parks and beaches will be open to the public. Manatee County and Buffalo Creek Golf Courses will be open. G.T. Bray Recreation Center will be open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Walton Racquet Center will be closed, and all check-ins will occur at the main building. Manatee County’s natural preserves will remain open. 


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