Give your Independence Day an oldies soundtrack--for free
Memorial Day came and went. That means July 4th will be here before you know it. What better way to celebrate summer's biggest holiday than by packing your bags for vacation and attending the Bradenton area's most rocking holiday celebration: The Palmetto 4th of July Festival.
The festival is perfect ending to a day spent grilling out or swimming at the beach. This year's free weekend festival will take place in the newly renovated Sutton Park and feature music from two of the 1960s and 1970s big bands: The Guess Who and the Village People.
Canadian rockers The Guess Who will open the Festival around 5:00 pm with #1 hit songs such as "American Woman" and "No Sugar Tonight" and top 10 hits like "Laughing", "These Eyes", "No Time", "Share The Land" and "Clap For The Wolfman" span decades of rock and roll and can be found on the radio where they are heard day in and day out, in TV commercials and in major motion pictures.
The Village People will take the stage at around 7 p.m. to perform the glitzy disco hits like "YMCA" and "Macho Man" that have made the band a household name for over 30 years.
The festival will wrap up with a bang, namely some Fourth of July fireworks. The fireworks, sponsored by the City of Palmetto, Manatee County, and the City of Bradenton, will start at 9:30 p.m.
- June 8 - 3rd Annual Ultimate Kentucky Derby Bash at the Polo Grill
- June 15 - Bradentucky Bombers Women's Roller Derby
- June 21-23 - Onshore Offshore Boat Show
- June 22 - Mixon's Antiques, Arts and Crafts Fairs
- June 29 - 6th Annual Fish Fry and Shrimp Boil
- July 4 - Palmetto Fourth of July Festival