Fourth of July events in Southwest Florida

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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Here’s a list of Fourth of July events happening around Southwest Florida.


  • What: Star Spangled Bonita
  • Where: Riverside Park, 10450 Reynolds St.
  • When: 7 p.m. Fireworks around dusk.
  • Cost: Free

There will be live music from 7-9 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase during the event. At 8:30 pm, the City of Bonita Springs will host a Glow Parade with Golf Carts. The theme for this year’s parade is “Be the Light.” Participants are asked to light up the night by decorating their golf carts with various lighted items. There will be no fee to participate in the parade, but you must pre-register to take part in the event. Please expect road closures during the event. Old 41 Road from Wilson to Ragsdale streets will close at 6:30 p.m. and remain closed until 10 p.m. For more information about the parade, go to The evening’s festivities will conclude with a laser light and firework show beginning around dusk.


  • What: Red White and Boom
  • Where: Cape Coral Pkwy., at foot of Cape Coral Bridge
  • When: 5-10 p.m. Fireworks at approx. 9:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Free (VIP tickets sold out)

“Red White and Boom” returns after taking 2020 off. Cape Coral Pkwy. will be closed between Del Prado Blvd. and the Cape Coral Bridge for festivities that include vendors and food trucks. Live music begins at 5:30 with fireworks at 9:30. Bring your own chairs. No pets (service animals OK) or outside alcohol allowed. Non-alcoholic beverages in coolers are OK. There will be a free Boom bus with handicap accessibility picking up at all the downtown parking lots. The trolley service runs from 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The Cape Coral Bridge will shut down for 24 hours, from 3 a.m. Sunday to 3 a.m. Monday. The Freedom 5K begins at 7 a.m. on the Parkway and will cross the bridge and back. For more information, go to


  • What: Fourth Fest
  • Where: Laishley Park, 150 Laishley Court, Punta Gorda
  • When: Gates open at 2 p.m.; fireworks at 9 p.m.
  • Cost: $5 per person. Wristbands for unlimited use of waterslides are $10.

This year’s event features Water-Mania, a group of 12 giant waterslides which will be located in Laishley Park. There will be slides of all types and sizes for all ages. In addition to the Water-Mania water slides, there will be a large Kid’s Fun Zone with plenty to keep the young ones excited throughout the day and evening. Vendors, displays, and unique shopping opportunities will be on hand, as will plenty of fun festival food, cold beer, and beverages with live music throughout the day. Fireworks are set for 9 p.m., and organizers say it will be the most spectacular display yet. For more information, visit


  • What: Freedom Fest
  • Where: Downtown Fort Myers
  • When: 6-10 p.m. Fireworks at approx. 9 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Live music from Thunder Beach Band, food trucks, vendors, and fireworks.

  • What: Mighty Mussels Independence Day Weekend Fireworks
  • Where: Hammond Stadium, 14400 Ben C. Pratt/Six Mile Cypress Pkwy.
  • When: Gametime 7 p.m. Fireworks after.
  • Cost: Tickets $9-$12.

Organizers call the Fourth of July show “the biggest fireworks show in Hammond Stadium history.”  For tickets and more information, go to


  • What: Fourth of July fireworks
  • Where: Times Square, Estero Blvd.
  • When: Approx. 9 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Bring a beach chair and enjoy the show. Restaurants are nearby for food and drink. You can catch the fireworks from any of the Town’s 26 beach access points along Estero Boulevard. Consider using the Beach Trolley to make getting there easier. It will run from 3-11 p.m. Click here for routes and more information. Paid parking lots are located at Lynn Hall Park, on Old San Carlos Blvd., under the Matanzas Pass Bridge, and across and next to the Lani Kai Resort. Click here for more information on parking. Closing time for the Matanzas Pass bridge is 9-11:30 p.m. Big Carlos Pass Bridge on the south end of the Island will remain open. As a reminder, fireworks are always illegal everywhere on Fort Myers Beach and throughout the town.


  • What: Red, White & Tunes 4th of July Celebration
  • Where: Barron Park, 1559 De Soto Avenue
  • When: 4-9 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Fireworks, vendors, contests, water slides, live music and more at this Fourth fundraiser hosted by the LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corporation. Go to for more information.


  • What: Fourth of July Fireworks Show
  • Where: Victory Church, 1201 Taylor Lane
  • When: 7-9 p.m.
  • Cost: Free.

Bring your lawn chair to enjoy a 20-minute professional fireworks show, live bands, food trucks, and vendors.


  • What: Fireworks display
  • Where: Between Tigertail and South beaches
  • When: 9 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

As a reminder, fireworks are not permitted within the City limits.


  • What: 4th of July Fireworks Celebration
  • Where: Sugden Regional Park, 4284 Avalon Drive
  • When: 4-10 p.m. Fireworks at 9.
  • Cost: Free

Bring lawn chairs and blankets for a night of good old-fashioned fun. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.

  • What: Naples Pier July 4th Fireworks
  • Where: Naples Pier, 25 12th Ave. S.
  • When: 9 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Personal use of sparklers or any fireworks is prohibited per City ordinance. There will be no parking allowed on either side of Gulf Shore Blvd. between 20th Ave. S. and 8th Ave. N. (Golf Dr.) Vehicles will be towed. Public parking is available in the downtown area. Fourth Ave. S. will be a designated disabled parking beach end for those with proper disabled parking permits. Parking meters are enforced daily between the hours of 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. and no parking after 11 p.m. is allowed at the beach ends. Parking is limited and first-come first-serve. Parking allowed in designated parking spaces only. There will be no parking allowed on either side of Gulf Shore Boulevard between 20th Avenue South and 8th Avenue North / South Golf Drive. Violators will be cited and towed.


  • What: Red, White & BBQ & Country Jam
  • Where: Shell Factory, 16554 N. Cleveland Ave.
  • When: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Live music from 2-5. A $5,000 Reverse Raffle also will be offered – $100 for two tickets with free entry to the VIP area with free food and drinks.

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