SWFL celebrates the Fourth of July

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The Fort Myers Miracle, the Class-A Advanced Affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, play home games at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers. Fireworks follow every Friday night home game. MiracleBaseball.com

Southwest Floridian’s kicked off Independence Day with celebrations early Wednesday that will last into the night with fireworks galore.

Cape Coral’s Red White & Boom!

Tens of thousands of people are expected to spend their Fourth of July holiday at Cape Coral’s Red, White and Boom!

Planning for the event has been going on for six months. There are 60 vendors lining Cape Coral Parkway.

“We place the orders, make sure we can get a spot,” said vendor Phil Mangione. “There’s just so much demand for the fourth of July.”

All in anticipation of the big event: fireworks.

“It’s a little hectic people getting out of here at night time, but the fireworks are amazing,” said Cape Coral resident Troy Fortune.

Fort Myers Beach 4th of July Celebrations

Beachgoers are taking the Fourth of July festivities to Fort Myers Beach.

“It’s a beautiful day, the water is gorgeous, people are friendly, everyone is having a great time,” said Florida Gulf Coast University student Jeffrey Arbour.

Others thank those fighting overseas on Independence Day.

“our service people over there fighting for our freedom so I can sit on this beach today, I can’t thank them enough, God bless them,” said North Fort Myers resident Caroline Roth.

WINK News reporter Gina Tomlinson spoke with residents and visitors alike about their holiday experiences. Watch the full segment below:

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