Where to Celebrate July 4 in Southwest Florida

Fireworks and other Fourth festivities along the Gulfshore

BY June 27, 2018


Everglades City Parade and Fireworks
Opening ceremony is at 10 a.m. with the parade starting at 10:45 a.m. Booths open at 11 a.m. in McLeod Park. Fireworks starts at 9 p.m.

Fort Myers Beach Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks
Take the family to Fort Myers Beach for a full day of activities. The parade starts at 10 a.m., followed by festivities in Times Square. Fireworks go off at about 8:45 p.m.

Moe’s Firecracker 5K
Gulf Coast Runners hosts the annual tradition at Fleischmann Park.

Naples Fourth of July Parade
See the merriment down Fifth Avenue South and Eighth Street South near Cambier Park. Parade starts at 10 a.m.

Naples Pier Fireworks
7/4 The fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Make sure to bring blankets and chairs to sit on at the beach. Park in the public spots downtown and walk.

Freedom Fest
Live music, food and kids’ activities in downtown Fort Myers from 4-10 p.m. Fireworks start at 9 p.m.

USA Independence Day 5K
7/4 Germain Arena hosts the Elite Events race.

Naples Fourth of July at Sugden Regional Park
7/4 Come for the ice cream social from 4-6 p.m., then stay for the festivities leading up to the fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

Star Spangled Bonita
Parade starts at 9 a.m. Children’s activities with food vendors and more from 4-9 p.m. in Riverside Park. Admission is free.

Red, White and Boom Cape Coral
Festivities start at 5 p.m., culminating in fireworks at the base of the Cape Coral Bridge. 




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