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GOT PLANS? | 4th of July events across Southwest Florida

From fireworks to parades and family friendly festivals, there's something for everyone this Independence Day
Posted at 11:04 AM, Jul 01, 2024

Get your red, white and blue ready! It’s time to celebrate our country’s independence. Southwest Florida is gearing up for a slew of celebrations. Whether you’re looking for fireworks, parades, or family-friendly fun, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Here’s a look of some of the events happening!

Cape Coral

Red, White, and Boom
Date: Thursday, July 4, 2024
Time: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Cape Coral Parkway at the foot of Cape Coral Bridge
Details: Celebrate with SWFL's largest single-day event featuring fireworks, entertainment, food and all kinds of family fun. It's free to attend.

Downtown Fort Myers

 Downtown 4th of July Celebration
Date: Thursday, July 4, 2024
Time: Concert starts at 8:00 pm, fireworks at 9:45 pm
Location: Caloosa Sound Amphitheater
Details: Head to downtown Fort Myers to celebrate the 4th. There will be a tribute to our veterans, fireworks, food and fun. It's free to attend and VIP tickets are available.

5th annual Hot Dogs for Heroes at City Tavern
Date: Thursday, July 4, 2024
Time: 6 pm
Location: City Tavern
Details: Benefits local American Legion Post #38, Free to get in.

    4th of July Rooftop Bash at Sidney Berne Davis Art Center
    Date: Thursday, July 4
    Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Location: Sidney’s Rooftop
    Details: Enjoy an exclusive rooftop celebration featuring unlimited beer & wine, food, swag gifts, and live entertainment. $99 for general admission

    Fort Myers Beach

    Fort Myers Beach Fireworks
    Date: Thursday, July 4, 2024
    Time: Fireworks begin at approximately 9:00 pm
    Location: Times Square
    Details: Bring a beach chair and enjoy the display. It’s the first fireworks display since Hurricane Ian. Matanzas Pass Bridge will be closed from 8:30 pm to11:00 pm.

so plan accordingly.

    Sanibel Island

    July 4th Parade
    Date: Thursday, July 4, 2024
    Time: 9:30 am
    Location: Starts at Tarpon Bay Road and Periwinkle Way
    Details: The annual parade is coming back with the theme, "Stronger Together"! Keep in mind there will be road closures from 9:00 am to noon.

    Sanibel Recreation Center 4th of July Celebration
    Date: Thursday, July 4, 2024
    Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Location: Sanibel Recreation Center
    Details: Family-friendly activities including crafts, games, bounce houses and swimming. It’s free to get in, too. 

    Bonita Springs

    Star Spangled Bonita
    Date: Thursday, July 4, 2024
    Time: Starts at 6:00 pm
    Location: Riverside Park
    Details: Music by The Ben Allen Band, a drone show, fireworks and more! It’s free to attend.


    Fisherman's Village
    Independence Day Holiday Celebration
    Date: Thursday, July 4, 2024
    Time: Throughout the day, fireworks at 9:00 pm
    Location: Fishermen’s Village
    Details: Live music, waterfront festivities, and a spectacular fireworks display. Free admission and parking.

    Babcock Ranch

    Fourth of July Celebration
    Date: Thursday, July 4, 2024
    Time: Fourth of July 5K – 7:30 AM, Golf Cart Parade (After 5k), Drone show to wrap up the festivities at 9pm
    Location: Babcock Ranch



    Fourth of July Fireworks
    Date: Thursday, July 4, 2024
    Time: Dusk
    Location: Naples Pier
    Details: Fireworks show by the Naples Pier.

    Golden Gate

    Drones In Paradise
    Date: Saturday July 6th, 2024
    Time: 6 -11pm
    Location: Paradise Coast Sports Complex, Collier County
    Details: Bounce houses, remote control cars, laser tag, face painting, and more. At 7 pm, settle in on the field with your lawn chair or blanket for a movie on the big screen. They're showing "Night At The Museum". At 9 pm, don't miss the highlight, a spectacular drone show.



    July 4th Fireworks Show
    Date: Thursday, July 4, 2024
    Time: 6:30 pm - dusk
    Location: Sugarland Park Complex
    Details: Food trucks, music, and fireworks at dusk. Free admission.


    Community Celebration
    Date: Thursday, July 4, 2024
    Time: Starts at Noon
    Location: Barron Park
    Details: Parade, live music, vendors, and a fireworks display. Free admission. 

    Whatever you do this 4th of July, I hope you have a great time and celebrate safely! Have fun!