Tropical July 4th Celebration 2011

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media contact: Diane Creasy

dcreasy@selby.org / 941.366-5731 ext. 225

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Presents A Star Spangled Tropical July 4th Celebration 2011 -  6:00 p.m. until Fireworks Ends

[Sarasota, FL,  April 18, 2011]:  Marie Selby Botanical Gardens presents a star spangled tropical July 4th celebration commencing at 6:00 p.m. until the fireworks end.  The Gardens’ breathtaking Bayfront location and live music by “Impulse” will ignite the Monday evening celebration.  Impulse’s musical style ranges from Reggae to Soca to R&B classics with a few surprises along the way. 

Children’s activities and lawn games for the entire family will take place on the Great Lawn.  An all American BBQ and Cook-out as well as beer, wine, soda, and other beverages will be available for purchase.  Bring your blankets or chairs to appreciate the spectacular community fireworks along the Bayfront.

Tickets are $20 for adults; $17 for members; children 11 and under enter free.  Purchase tickets on our website or at the Welcome Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 900 South Palm Avenue (tickets go on sale June 15).  Please no reciprocals or guest passes.  Please do not bring personal fireworks, sparklers, food, beverages, or coolers into the Gardens. 

Thank you to our Sponsors: 

SNN6 - SRQ Media Group – Paid for in part by Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax revenue

About Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is a leader in the display and study of orchids, bromeliads, gesneriads, epiphytes and tropical plants with a focus on botany, horticulture and environmental education. For more information please visit our website.

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 900 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota, open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Christmas, regular admission adults $17; children 6 – 11 are $6; children 5 and under enter free.  For special event pricing varies call (941) 366-5731 or see details at www.selby.org.  Get social at www.facebook.com/selbygardens or www.twitter.com/selbygardens