Fireworks, food and fun fuel Cape Coral's 'Red, White & Boom'

Posted at 7:24 AM, Jul 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-05 07:24:17-04

CAPE CORAL, Fla. – Fireworks, food and live entertainment brought tens of thousands of people to the foot of the Cape Coral Bridge to celebrate the Fourth of July and our nation's independence.

An estimated 30,000 people filled the streets, Tuesday night.

For one family it's a ritual. "The atmosphere, the people, the great food! It's just an awesome time and we wouldn't be anywhere else but here," said Mike Murphy.

Live performers kept the night going, games kept the kids busy, and if you're a foodie there were many tempting options.

Some had their favorites, of course.  "I would definitely say deep fried Oreos," said Charity Murphy.

“Lemonade and lots of other stuff…I can't name others," said Kayden Walsh.

So what made lemonade a top choice?  "Everything we have is freshly made; we buy it fresh, everything is all fresh," said the lemonade guy.  "We just know how to make it right."

But not everyone was willing to let us in on their recipe. "It's because of our secret recipe. I can't tell you what it is, because it's secret, but it is delicious," said Bayou Billy Sweet Dixie Tea’s owner.