The Sandbar Celebrates 30 Years of Fireworks, Family Fun and Great Food

On Monday, July 4th the Sandbar will once again host its Annual Fireworks Spectacular under their wedding pavilion located next to the restaurant. This year marks the 30th year the iconic restaurant has held the event. The fireworks will begin around 9:30pm.

VIP Party Packages are available with prime seating set up on the beach for the show. Packages are available now and include an array of delicious food prepared by the restaurants culinary team, open bar, party favors, valet parking and a private area to view the fireworks.

The menu will feature delectable appetizers and mouth watering dinner items featuring fresh-from-the-gulf seafood, Florida heritage foods, and farm-to-fork items from the restaurant’s own Gamble Creek farm. Not to mention decadent desserts, beer, wine and specialty cocktails!

Tickets are $140 for adults and $50 for kids. Reservations for the VIP Party are required and seating is limited. Seating in the restaurant is available on a first come, first serve basis. Firework shows are weather permitting. There are no refunds for inclement weather.

Regarding the Beach House fireworks, with the best interest of our community’s environmental protection in mind, we have decided once again to cancel our July 3rd fireworks display to protect the rare and endangered shore birds on the beach nearby.

To purchase a party package ticket, contact Patti McKee, Special Events Director at (941) 778-8709 or Or, for more information call (941) 778-8705 or visit

“Collectively, the Chiles Group has been hosting fireworks shows for 51 years, and we are thrilled to welcome our customers and the community to celebrate on this, our 30th year,” said McKee. “We hope those planning to come out purchase their tickets early, as we are sure to sell out!”

Menu for VIP Party

Appetizers – Shrimp Cocktail, Oysters Rockafeller (black eyed peas & kale version), King Crab Skewers, Deviled Eggs with caviar option

Salads – Roasted Seminole Pumpkin and Pickled peaches, house salad, watermelon and tomato

Sides – Succotash, Coconut Creamed Farm Greens,Blistered heirlooms, Cornbread, Kids Tater Tots

Entrees-Shrimp Boil, Grilled 1/2 Lobster Tail, Smoked Chicken Quarter, Carving Roast Station, Ribs with Sauce Bar, Kids Dog

Desserts – Key Lime Pie Milkshake, Pecan Pie Milkshake, S’mores, Flag Cake

Drinks – Cucumber Water, Lemonade Iced Tea

Sandbar Succotash

July 1, 2016

succotashSandbar Succotash


Corn 1 lb
Cannellini beans: ½ lb
Edamame: ½ lb
Sun dried tomatoes: ¼ lb
Mint (chiffonade) 10 leaves

Lime vinaigrette:
Lime juice 1/3 cup
Dijon 2 tbsp.
Honey 1/3 cup
Olive oil 2/3 cup
Salt 1.5 tsp

Mix lime juice with Dijon, honey, and salt and blend well. Whisk in the olive oil slowly to make an emulsion with the vinaigrette.

Cook the corn, beans, and edamame, or use pre-cooked. Cool. Dice the sun dried tomatoes, chiffonade the mint, and toss all ingredients together. Dress with the lime vinaigrette.


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Simply print and present or show this coupon to receive the offer. Cannot be combined with other offers and gratuity not included. Expires July 31, 2016.

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