Celebrate the Fourth of July At Selby Gardens

If you're searching for the best place for your Independence Day celebration, Selby Gardens is a great choice. This is a naturally beautiful botanical gardens with a laid-back feel. The gardens is hosting a special event and will allow both members and non-members access to the fun, entertainment and fireworks.

This is the best place to see the fireworks and the pre-bayfront show will provide all types of fun. With plenty of outdoor activities, food, beverages and entertainment for all ages, you can bring the entire family. Tickets went on sale on June 14th and are available at the Welcome Center up until 5pm on July 4th. Members get in for just $17, while non-members get in for $20. Children 11 years of age and under are free.

Other Summer Events at Selby Gardens

Throughout the summer, Sarasota residents can also enjoy many classes, programs and other events at the botanical gardens. One of most popular events throughout the summer is the Instructors' Summer Showcase. This features a number of classes including:

  • Beading
  • Creative Writing
  • Nature Printing
  • Photography
  • Paper-Making
  • Stained Glass
  • Watercolor Painting
  • Tai Chi
  • Yoga
  • Ikebana or Flower Arranging
  • And More!

Not only can you take one of the many summer classes, but you can also enjoy the annual exhibit and the showcases from the many instructors' at the Selby Gardens. You can attend the weekly, "meet the artist" event on Saturday afternoons from 1pm to 3pm if you want more information about the instructor of each class.

Hours and Admission

The regular hours of Selby Gardens are from 10am to 5pm daily. Members get into the gardens free of charge whenever they want, while non-members are $17 for adults and $6 for children ages 6 to 11. Children under five get in free of charge.

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