Fourth of July falls right in the middle of the week this year. So, instead of claiming it as part of a long weekend, let’s just declare the whole week a holiday. With that in mind, here’s how to spend your entire holiday week in Naples.
Sunday: The Naples Players are still going strong in the summer with a run of Chicago. If you miss out this week, don’t worry. The show runs through July 29.
Monday: Today’s the last day for the kids to hang out with Spiderman and the Black Panther at Naples Zoo’s annual Meet Marvel Super Heroes weekend.
Tuesday: Head up to Momentum Brewhouse for a Third of July party with craft beer, Up North Doggs and music. Think of it as pre-game for the Fourth.
Wednesday: It’s July 4! The Naples parade starts downtown at 10 a.m. Sugden Regional Park hosts an ice cream social starting at 4 p.m. Fireworks start at the Naples Pier around 9 p.m. If you’re looking for a unique view, maybe head out on the Gulf with Pure Florida’s fireworks cruise.
Thursday: Do your patriotic duty—and clean up the beach. Old Naples Surf Shop and Keep Collier Beautiful are organizing a volunteer-lead beach cleanup just south of the Naples Pier at the 13th Avenue South beach.
Friday: Check out Mike Epps at The Off The Hook Comedy Club through Sunday.
Saturday: Test your cornhole skills at the Beach Box Cafe near Vanderbilt Beach. The winners of the tournament get a $500 cash prize.