It’s a ‘go’ for the golf cart parade, but no fireworks on the horizon

June 25, 2021
By Marcy Shortuse

STAFF REPORT – While there aren’t any scheduled fireworks displays on Gasparilla Island this year, we will have our annual downtown golf cart parade on Sunday, July 4. Decorate your golf cart, bike, scooter, unicycle, etc. for the holiday and join in the lineup.

The parade starts at 9 a.m. in the parking lot of Scarpa’s Coastal. The route and prime viewing spots will be all throughout downtown Boca Grande.

If you’re looking for fireworks, the Lemon Bay Sunrise Rotary Club has announced they will be putting on a fireworks display on Sunday, July 4 at approximately 9:05 p.m. at Middle Beach (Blind Pass Beach on Manasota Key Road).

To get there, take Placida Road into Englewood. When you reach the big stoplight at McCall Road take a left, then another left at Beach Road (where the McDonalds is). Take that road all the way down to 7770 Manasota Key Road, and you’ll find Blind Pass Beach.