A Tropical 4th of July Celebration at Selby Gardens


CONTACT:  Debby Steele
Marketing and Communications Director
(941) 366-5731 Extension 225
Email:  dsteele@selby.org

(Sarasota, FL, June 13, 2009):  Live Zydeco music by the Gumbo Boogie Band will highlight Marie Selby Botanical Gardens’ popular Tropical Fourth of July Celebration, Saturday evening, July 4th on the Gardens’ beautiful bayfront grounds. 

Festivities start at 6:00 p.m.  Children’s games will take place on the south lawn along with face painting.  Prizes will be awarded for the best patriotic attire.  The evening will culminate at nightfall in a spectacular community fireworks display along the bayfront.

All-American cookout fare, beer, wine, soda and water will also be available for purchase.  No food, beverages or coolers are allowed into the Gardens for this special holiday event. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets.  Budweiser is a sponsor for this event.

Tickets are $15.00 for Selby Gardens’ members, $18.00 for non-members and children 12 and under are admitted free. Purchase tickets online at www.selby.org or visit the Selby Gardens’ Welcome Center at 900 South Palm Avenue, Sarasota, Florida from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.   Proceeds from this event help to further the mission of the Gardens.  For further information contact 366.5731, extension 241.