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July 4 Events and Things to do in Southwest Florida

BY June 26, 2023

Fireworks, live music and fresh barbecue are American staples. Check out these local Independence Day celebrations boasting all that—and more.

Collier County

Everglades City: A July 1 parade at City Hall starts at 10:30 a.m. with fireworks at 9 p.m.


Marco Island: Fireworks display on South Marco Beach begins at 9 p.m.


City of Naples: Annual July 4 parade steps off at 10 a.m.


Paradise Coast Sports Complex: Live music starts at 7 p.m.; fireworks at 9 p.m.


Naples Botanical Garden: Free admission from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Lee County

Bonita Springs: Star Spangled Bonita at Riverside Park runs from 6 to 9 p.m and includes fireworks, a laser light show and celebrity musician Ben Allen. 


Hertz Arena: Hosts an Independence Day 5k in Estero beginning at 7 a.m.


Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center: A rooftop bash runs from 7 to 11 p.m. Tickets start at $99. 


Fort Myers’ River District: Freedom Fest goes from 6 to 10 p.m. with food trucks, vendors and crafts.


The Luminary Hotel: The pool party with food, drinks and live music in downtown Fort Myers starts at $95 per person and runs from 7 to 11 p.m.


Cape Coral: Red, White & BOOM! brings food, live music and fireworks from 5 to 10 p.m.


Charlotte County 

Punta Gorda: Fishermen’s Village caps its weekend of Independence Day festivities with fireworks over the Charlotte Harbor at 9 p.m. 


Military Heritage Museum: Offers its Family Fun Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with lunch, live music and remote-controlled tanks. Admission is $5 for kids up to 14, $12 for veterans, $14 for adults.


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