The Perfect Spot for Feeling Free This 4th of July

Turn on your ‘out of office’ and grab a bottle of sunscreen – it’s nearly time for our favorite holiday! And where better to celebrate than the beautiful Florida Keys? Swap the desk for a lounge chair and your 3pm coffee fix for a frozen daquiri as you unwind and enjoy Independence Day in our sub-tropical paradise. Don’t forget to check out our 4th of July BBQ, right on the beach!

Here’s our guide on the best events, helping you capture every single amazing moment.

Light Up the Sky

Marathon may be famed for its breath-taking sunsets but, come the 4th of July, all focus is on the town’s fireworks display – one of the largest and longest in the Keys. The day-long beach party kicks off with a patriotic parade, making its way from Marathon High School and finishing at Sombrero Beach. The event also features lots of delicious local food, so come hungry!

Key Lime Pie in the Florida Keys

Key Lime Festival

This isn’t strictly an Independence Day celebration, but this year’s Key Lime Festival will take place from July 4-7 in Key West, so it offers something different to do other than fireworks and beach parties. Enjoy a tasting tour, cocktail sipping, a gravity defying “pie drop”—and, of course, a Key lime pie eating contest.

Relax and Unwind

Feel worlds away on Independence Day and sink into serenity right here at Tranquility Bay. Spend the day bathing poolside at one of our three sparkling swimming pools, including a family-friendly lagoon-style pool and one just for the grown-ups, or relax on our long stretch of sandy beach, taking a welcome dip in the crystal-clear Gulf of Mexico waters to cool off.

Lady unwinding on balcony, looking at stunning sea view

Get a Taste for Keys Life

No celebration is complete without a feast. End your day with a delicious dinner at our award-winning Butterfly Café, where you’ll discover a fresh menu full of local seafood and a tasty kids’ menu they are sure to love. Try our tropical crab cakes, the horseradish encrusted Florida grouper, and the TDF ‘To Die For’ sticky toffee pudding!

Feel the Freedom

What better way to feel free than zooming across Marathon’s turquoise waters on a jet ski? Available directly from the resort, make a splash with our huge variety of water-based activities, from snorkeling and diving to paddle boarding.

It’s not too late to book your 4th of July vacation. Check out our special offers or call our friendly reservations team at (877) 209-5774. We can’t wait to welcome you to the Tranquility Bay family!