Sarasota - Manatee
Freedom Fest

Freedom Fest Parade of Longboat

  • When: Wednesday, July 4, 2018,  9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Bicentennial Park: 501 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key, FL
  • Cost: Free

It could be the world’s shortest parade route at about a quarter-mile from start to finish, but it’s a steadfast island tradition, and it’s coming back for the 16th year.

This year’s Freedom Fest will kick off with the parade at 9 a.m. on Bay Isles Road followed by a celebration in Bicentennial Park that will go until 11 a.m. Face painting, balloon art and games will be available at the celebration, too, and Loefgren is working on securing a photo booth. As always, Uncle Sam will make an appearance and join the fun. Kids can decorate their bikes, strollers or wagons and walk in the parade along with the dogs.

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