The wonderfully-named "Myakka Kayaka 4th of July Jam Blast" at Snook Haven promises plenty of family fun highlighted by an eclectic local music lineup of Treble Hooks, Florida Folk and Medicine Show as well as Steve Arvey and Rebecca Bird. In addition to the tunes and Snook Haven's quality food, kayak rentals will be provided by Siesta Key Kayak Company. Never been to Snook Haven? It's an Old Florida gem near the riverbed in a natural cove with indoor and outdoor dining. Ribs, chicken, pulled pork as well as fresh and smoked fish, and shrimp are menu favorites.
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday; Snook Haven, 5000 E. Venice Ave., Venice; no cover charge for entrance; 485-7221; snookhaven.com.