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Red, White and Boom: July 4 Gulfshore Style

Your guide to the Independence Day festivities in Southwest Florida.



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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