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Red, White and Boom: July 4 Gulfshore Style

Red, White and Boom: July 4 Gulfshore Style

The Naples Pier is just one of many places to see fireworks this weekend.

Thursday

Independence Day Celebration Miromar Outlets’ 15th annual oommemoration begins at 5:30 p.m., with kids’ activities and more continuing until after the 9:30 p.m. lakeside fireworks. Free. 948-3766. miromaroutlets.com

Friday

Fort Myers Beach Fourth of July A parade up Estero Boulevard begins at 10 a.m., followed by festivities in Times Square and postsunset fireworks off the fishing pier. Free. 454-7500. fortmyersbeach.org

Fourth of July Fireworks The famous Naples Pier fireworks can be seen from 9-9:30 p.m. Free. 213-7120. naplesgov.com

Fourth of July Freedom Fest Enjoy free music, food and children’s activities starting at 6 p.m. in Fort Myers’ Historic River District, concluding with a fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. Free. (855) 732-3836. riverdistrictevents.com

Fourth of July Parade From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Naples’ Third Street South, Fifth Avenue South (which also will be hosting a sidewalk sale) and Eighth Street South will be alive with a patriotic parade. Free. 213-7120. naplesgov.com

Independence Day Celebration on Sanibel The old-fashioned Periwinkle Way parade begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by community picnics, a scavenger hunt and, of course, fireworks. Free. 472-1080. sanibelcaptiva.org

Red, White and Boom Cape Coral celebrations begin at 6:30 a.m. with a 5K race across the Cape Coral bridge, followed by a kids’ carnival, food and beer vendors, live entertainment and fireworks over the river. Free. 549- 6900. capecoral.com

Star-Spangled Bonita Fourth of July Celebration The 54th annual parade along Old U.S. 41 begins at 9 a.m., followed by food, entertainment and competitions at the 4 p.m. Party in the Park at Riverside Park. Free. local3444.org

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