Celebrate the 4th of July in Southwest Florida

Honor the day with dinner cruises, rooftop parties and parades.

BY June 20, 2024
Fourth of July Parade Sanibel
(Sanibel Fireworks_Courtesy of Fort Myers Islands, Beaches and Neighborhoods CVB).

Get ready for Independence Day with fireworks displays lighting up the skies across Southwest Florida. Mark your calendars for the following events. 



The City of Naples’ Fourth of July parade returns, passing through the streets of Fifth Avenue and Third Street South. Later, enjoy a 30-minute fireworks display beginning at 9 p.m., just west of the Naples Pier. Read More

The Ritz-Carlton Naples, Tiburón, puts on a 4th of July celebration from its resort lawn. Order drinks at the cash bar and enjoy games, live music and classic Freedom Day dishes like smoked brisket. Get Tickets

Naples / Marco Island KOA Holiday welcomes you for a patriotic weekend with competitive games and prizes. More information to come as the event date gets closer. Get Tickets

The City of Marco Island encourages visitors to admire the fireworks launched off the coast at 9 p.m., visible from Tigertail Beach to South Beach. Read More

Naples Princess Cruise takes guests out to watch as the sun sets on the Gulf, where folks dine on a three-course meal and get an unobstructed view of the fireworks. Profits from tickets sold support the Pathways Early Education Center of Immokalee. Get Tickets



The City of Bonita Springs ignites its Star-Spangled Bonita 4th of July celebration at Riverside Park from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Ben Allen Band performs to kick off the evening, followed by a golf cart parade and fireworks show at dusk to end the night’s festivities. Food and drinks are available for purchase. Read More

The Cape Coral Parks and Recreation Department presents its yearly Red, White & Boom at 5 p.m. on the foot of Cape Coral Parkway Bridge. Gather for more than 60 vendors offering an array of goods. Country music group Parmalee rocks the stage before the main event, when nearly 4,000 firework shells launch into the sky. Read More

The Capt. JP sets sail on a dinner cruise through the Caloosahatchee River. Watch fireworks from the third-floor deck, enjoy entrees like baked ziti with tomato sauce, and delight in the cash bar. Get Tickets

Sanibel & Captiva Islands observe the holiday with a lively parade along Periwinkle Way. Residents cheer on clubs and local businesses before competing in The Sanibel-Captival Optimist Club Road Rally, a scavenger hunt played in people’s vehicles. As the night wraps, watch the fireworks display over the islands. Read More

Hammond Stadium invites baseball fans to watch the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels’ home game against the Bradenton Marauders. Hang out after for a fireworks show to ring in Independence Day weekend. Get Tickets

Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center throws a rooftop party with an exclusive panoramic view of the Downtown Fort Myers fireworks. Plus, barbecue, desserts and live music by FLORA Top Hits Band. Get Tickets



Fishermen’s Village returns with its Independence Day Celebration, where guests dive into the annual Freedom Swim through Charlotte Harbor, listen to live music on the beach and gaze upon fireworks. Head out to Dry Beach on the west side of the property for the best viewing. Read More

The Laishley Park Freedom Fest debuts Saturday, June 29, with all-day festivities, including waterslides and a Kid’s Fun Zone, live music and cold beverages. At 9 p.m., a stunning fireworks display illuminates the sky over Peace River. Get Tickets

Perch 360° at The Wyvern Hotel hosts a viewing party on the roof on June 29, with a new VIP sky deck to admire the Laishley Park fireworks. Dance to music and enjoy drink specials at this exclusive event. Doors open at 11 a.m., with deck seating from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets have limited availability. Get Tickets

King Fisher Fleet Fireworks Cruise ventures into Charlotte Harbor at 7:30 p.m. Guests choose between viewing the Laishley Park fireworks display on June 29 or the Fishermen’s Village fireworks on July 4. Enjoy cocktails and snacks on this two-hour journey across the water. Get Tickets

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