Southwest Florida will be filled with lots of events and activities on the 4th of July weekend.
This will be a long weekend of fun! There will be live concerts, Independence Day celebrations, animal shows, food events, car shows, comedy shows, and even an encounter with Capitan America and Iron Man! These events, will take place all over SWFL in the areas of Cape Coral, Estero, Everglades City, Fort Myers and Naples.
Events in Cape Coral
Come celebrate the red, white and blue, South Cape style! You’ll ride the trolleys around Cape Coral’s Entertainment District, stopping at various locations to enjoy domestic beer and appetizer samples. This annual event is heavily attended and lots of fun!
Date: Saturday 07/01/17 from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
The Gimme 4 Foundation will be having their annual golf tournament to benefit Tanner McDonald, a 4 year old boy diagnosed with aggressive, stage 4 neuroblastoma. There will be a raffle, auction, 50/50 and lunch.
Date: Friday 06/30/17 from 11:30 am to 4:00 pm
Pianist and songwriter Tom Bennett, put together a piano-driven band with the goal of blending any style, mood or feeling into its compositions. The Tom Bennett Band is a throwback to all of the greatest songwriting of our generation while presenting a unique vision in the modern music world.
Date: Saturday 07/01/17 at 9:00 pm
Events in Estero
Enjoy additional savings on already low factory outlet prices. Miromar Outlets, voted the "Best Shopping Center" in Southwest Florida. Offering a unique array of restaurants in an open-air Mediterranean atmosphere.
Dates: Friday 06/30/17 to Tuesday 07/04/17 from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Events in Everglades City
Historic Everglades City is always first - the first Collier County seat and now the first in the area to celebrate Independence Day, with an opening ceremony and parade at 10 a.m. followed by a festival atmosphere with arts and crafts, vendor booths, and family activities at 11 a.m. The fun continues all day. In the evening, there's a musical fireworks display at 9 p.m.
Date: 07/01/17 from 10:00 am to 9:30 pm
Events in Fort Myers
ReptiDay tours the US to provide a one-day version of the Repticon Reptile and Exotic Animal Convention. The animal expo features exotic animal exhibits and hands-on educational reptile care demonstrations. Breeders from around the world are on hand to make our cold-blooded friends available for purchase. Some additional attractions include workshops for those interested in keeping and caring for reptiles as a hobby as well as a showcase of unusual amphibians.
Date: Saturday 07/01/17 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tracy Lawrence is one of the most recognizable voices in Country music with songs such as “Paint Me A Birmingham,” “Time Marches On,” “Alibis,” and “Find Out Who Your Friends Are.” The entertainer has enjoyed twenty-two songs on the Billboard top ten charts with eighteen number one singles, selling over thirteen million albums. He will be delighting Southwest Florida with his talent this weekend at The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon.
Date: Saturday 07/01/17 from 9:00 pm to 12:00 am
Date: Saturday 07/01/17 from 8:00 pm to 12:00 am
Ken Ryan, award winning specialty grower and business owner will discuss how to grow edible mushrooms indoors as part of our When the Shelves Go Bare urban farming series. Learn how to grow mushrooms and what to do with them after harvest. Indoor farming is a great way to grow your own fresh foods year round!
Date: Saturday 07/01/17 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Old Soul is giving back! free pulled pork, and baked beans From Bobby's Bangin' BOB-B-QUE . First come first serve. Bring your friends and enjoy a fantastic beer with BBQ on them.
Date: Saturday 07/01/17 from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Caloosa Jeepers and The Fort Myers Miracle present 3rd Annual Caloosa Jeepers' Jeep Night at the Ballpark. Join them for a special night of Jeeps and baseball at the Century Link Sports Complex in Fort Myers. Drive your Jeep in a parade on the field before the game, and watch the Fort Myers Miracle take on St. Lucie.
Date: Line up for the parade starts at 5:00 pm, the game starts at 6:05 pm
Everyone's favorite nanny takes the stage in this musical adventure! Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of an irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers and astonishing stagecraft. You'll hear beloved songs such as Chim Chim Cher-ee, A Spoonful of Sugar and Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.
Date: From June 29/17 to August 12/17 see website for show times.
Special 4th of July Celebration at Southern Fresh Farms. There will be food, live entertainment and karaoke.
Date: Saturday 07/01/17 from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm
The Gulf Coast Town Center will host The All American Music Jam at Market Plaza, where families can come listen to blues and rock music, eat food and participate in family friendly activities such as face painting, balloon twisting, and patriotic-themed art and crafts. There will also be store food sampling and services.
Date: Saturday 07/01/17 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Events in Naples
Official Marvel Character Captain America is returning to Naples Zoo, this time with Iron Man!
Dates: Sunday 07/02/17 and Tuesday 07/04/17 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Get ready to laugh with stand-up comedian Carlos Mencia; he was named "International Comedy Grand Champion" He has been featured in the independent films, “Outta Time” and “29 Palms” and starred in guest spots on “The Shield” and “The Bernie Mac Show,” among others. In 2002, he received a CableACE Award nomination for Best Stand-Up Comedy Special for his HBO special.
Dates: From Friday 06/29/17 to Sunday 07/02/17 see website for show times.
The Collier County Sheriff's Office is partnering with Dunkin’ Donuts to offer the community Coffee with a Cop. The event will provide deputies and members of the community with the opportunity to come together to discuss community issues, build relationships and share some coffee. The program aims to advance the practice of community policing by building relationships between police officers and community members one cup of coffee at a time.
Date: Friday 06/30/17 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am