4th of July Celebrations in Southwest Florida

Posted at 10:05 AM, Jun 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-29 10:59:15-04

Celebrate Independence Day all over Southwest Florida.   


4th of July Fireworks Celebration

Fireworks and laser light show. Live entertainment by The Marc Vee Band and The Wayward Souls Band. There will be a party in the park with lots of kids activities.

Event Time: Parade starts at 9 a.m, party in the park begins at 4 p.m, fireworks begin at dusk. The Parade runs along Old 41 from Bonita Drive to Riverside Park. The party in the park and fireworks will be at Riverside Park. 

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Red, White and Boom 

The City of Cape Coral Parks and Recreation Department is proud to bring you the largest single day event in Southwest Florida. The event takes place on Cape Coral Parkway at the foot of Cape Coral Bridge. New this year is the VIP Boom Pass; Includes food, drinks, kids ride tickets, and the best seats in the house the Storm Smart Fireworks Spectacular. Only 100 tickets available. Call 239-573-3124 for more information.

Event time: From 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm

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Independence Day 5K

The central location of Germain Arena creates the perfect location for Southwest Florida residents and vacationers to meet up for an Independence Day morning 5k run and walk. 

Located between Fort Myers and Naples, this destination is the perfect race for you to converge with all of your friends and family in Southwest Florida. This family friendly professionally chip timed 5k features dry fit tech shirts, finisher medals, and an atmosphere that will get your 4th of July celebration started off right!

Event time: Race starts at 7:00 am 

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Fort Myers Freedom Fest

The festivities downtown will take place along the riverfront between Bay Street and the River. There will be kid’s games, live bands and various vendors.

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Event Time: 4-10 p.m., with Fireworks starting at 9:30 pm


Forth Myers Beach 4th of July Parade

Come enjoy the annual 4th of July Parade on Fort Myers Beach! The parade will run along Estero Blvd. between School St. and the the Time Square area. The Matanzas Pass bridge will be closed from approximately 9:30am to noon. 

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Event Time: Parade begins at 10:00 am, fireworks at dusk 

Lehigh Acres 

Lazy Springs 4th of July Fireworks

Lazy Springs Recreation Park will be hosting a Fireworks Show. Bring out the grill and do a little mudding, swimming and grilling before the Fireworks. No glass bottles allowed in the park.

Event time: Gates will open at 3:00 pm for Firework show at dark

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4th of July Parade and Fireworks Celebration

Celebrate our nation's independence at the downtown Naples 4th of July Parade. Starting at 10am, the parade will begin on 3rd Street South and head north, turning right on 5th Ave South, then right again onto 8th Street South. The Annual Fireworks display will be set off of a barge 900 - 1000 ft. north of the Naples Pier.

Event time: The parade start at 10:00 am, the firework display will be at 9:00 pm  

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Sugden Park 4th of July Celebrations

Collier County Parks & Recreation hosts an Independence Day party at Sugden Community Park that begins with a free ice cream social, followed by family activities and fireworks. 

Event time: Activities start at 4:00 pm, fireworks at 9:15 pm

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4th Fest in Punta Gorda

4th of July for all ages at Laishley Park in Punta Gorda, the event will have live music, food, beer, vendors, water slides, and of course fireworks!.

Event time: From 11:00 am to 9:30 pm

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Fisherman Village July 4th Celebrations

Fishermen’s Village will host their annual 4th of July Celebration. Admission and parking are free and the public is cordially invited to attend. The always popular Freedom Swim begins at 11 am on the north side of the southbound US 41 bridge and ends at Harpoon Harry’s. The Green Hibiscus Trolley will provide transportation between Fishermen’s Village and the swim. Live Music, and fun family activities throughout the day, annual fireworks display over Charlotte Harbor.

Event time: From 11:00 am to 9:00 pm

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Sanibel Island Independence Day Celebration

Free to attend! Several events are taking place in different locations in Sanibel. 

Event time:

-7:00 am to 9:00 am: Free pancake breakfast at the Sanibel Community Church, 1740 Periwinkle Way.
-8:30 am: Bailey's Celebration, 2477 Periwinkle Way, 
-9:30 am: Parade starts at and begins at Tarpon Bay Road and Periwinkle (Bailey’s Center) ending at Periwinkle and Casa Ybel Road (Jerry’s Center).
-10:30 am: Jerry's Celebration, 1700 Periwinkle Way, 
-12:00 pm: 37th annual Optimists' 4th of July Road Rally. Starts from the Timbers parking lot, 703 Tarpon Bay Road
-9:00 pm: Fireworks, rain or shine, sponsored by the City of Sanibel

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