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Spectacular Sky Celebration: Nathan Benderson Park Independence Day Extravaganza

| Suncoast Post Staff |

Prepare for an explosive evening of family-friendly festivities at the annual Spectacular Sky Celebration: NBP Independence Day Extravaganza, set to dazzle Nathan Benderson Park on July 3.

For the second consecutive year, Lamborghini Sarasota leads the charge as the presenting sponsor, promising a night of patriotic revelry. The event will feature live performances by Twinkle & Rock Soul Radio, the engaging Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium Kid Zone, delectable culinary offerings, local vendors, and a breathtaking 15-minute fireworks display illuminating the skies over Nathan Benderson Park Lake around 9:00 p.m.

Can’t make it to the park? Tune in to WWSB ABC 7 on Thursday, July 4, for a televised Independence Day special starting at 9 p.m.

Bruce C. Patneaude, Chief Operating Officer of Nathan Benderson Park Conservancy, exclaimed, “Spectacular Sky Celebration returns with unparalleled excitement! Nestled along the serene Nathan Benderson Park Lake, this year’s event, once again powered by Lamborghini Sarasota, promises entertainment for all ages, mouthwatering treats, and a jaw-dropping fireworks spectacle. We invite everyone across the Suncoast to join us in commemorating Independence Day in grand style.”

From 5:30 to 9:00 p.m., guests can groove to the tunes of regional sensation Twinkle & Rock Soul Radio on the main stage at Regatta Island. Renowned for their electrifying performances, this band is a staple of Southwest Florida’s music scene.

Throughout the evening, families can explore the Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium Kid Zone, offering inflatable attractions, face painting, crafts, and more. Capture cherished moments at various photo wall art stations sponsored by Oh What Fun! Party Co. Additional support comes from WWSB ABC7, Oak & Stone, Gold Coast Eagle Distributing, Observer Media Group, Visit Sarasota, Bradenton Anna Maria Island and Long Boat Key Visitor’s Bureau, Detwiler’s, Hamilton’s Concessions, and iHeart Radio.

Gates open at 5 p.m., with the fireworks extravaganza commencing just after 9 p.m. Admission is free, with paid parking available. Parking tickets are priced at $35 per car on Regatta Island, $25 per car in the south lot, and $55 for recreational vehicles. Limited VIP tickets are available for an exclusive viewing experience at the Finish Tower for $100 per person, offering premium amenities and prime viewing spots. VIP ticket prices increase after June 20th. Tickets for all areas are now on sale at

About Nathan Benderson Park Conservancy Nathan Benderson Park Conservancy, a non-profit 501c3 organization, oversees the management of Nathan Benderson Park (NBP), a premier multi-use sports venue and community asset. Dedicated to enhancing the region’s quality of life and driving economic growth, the Conservancy promotes NBP as a top-tier event destination, team training facility, and Sarasota County park. Through recreational programs, safety training, education, and volunteer initiatives, the Conservancy serves as a vital resource for the community. For more information, visit Nathan Benderson Park.

Photo from Nathan Benderson Park

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