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.
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
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