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4th of July Traditions in SW Florida

See the sun sink into the sparkling water and then watch the sky light up in a brilliant fireworks show. Enjoy the best Fourth of July festivities and events, where you can check out live music, food trucks and kid-friendly activities. Plus, read on to learn where to watch a spectacular fireworks display even from the comfort of your home!


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4th of July Traditions in Fort Myers

See the sun sink into the sparkling water and then watch the sky light up in a brilliant fireworks show. Enjoy the best Fourth of July festivities and events, where you can check out live music, food trucks and kid-friendly activities. Plus, read on to learn where to watch a spectacular fireworks display even from the comfort of your home!

The Fort Myers Beach Fourth of July festivities kicks off from the Bay Oaks Recreation Center at 10 a.m. and continues down Estero Boulevard. This event is free, and you’re welcome to spend the whole day at the celebration in Times Square and all along the beach, and stay until dark to watch fireworks bursting over the Gulf of Mexico.

The Star Spangled Bonita celebration starts in the evening at Riverside Park in Bonita Springs. Festivities include music from the Ben Allen Band, an after-dark drone and laser light show, and a fireworks extravaganza.


Get ready for the biggest single-day event in Southwest Florida! Cape Coral celebrates its free Red, White & Boom at the foot of the Cape Coral Bridge and along Cape Coral Parkway. Be amazed by the largest fireworks display in Southwest Florida and live performances from national headliner Parmalee.


In downtown Fort Myers, head to the top of the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center for the 4th of July Rooftop Bash. This ticketed event takes place at Sidney’s Rooftop Sculpture Garden for a fun and fabulous event with unlimited beer and wine, food, gifts, and live entertainment from FLORA Top Hits Band.


Be a part of the Star-Spangled Salute with The Venice Symphony in the Caloosa Sound Amphitheater. This downtown Fort Myers' 4th of July Celebration starts with a moving tribute to Southwest Florida Veterans followed by the main event featuring a 17-piece orchestra.


Now in its 31st year, the Independence Day Parade returns to Sanibel Island. Follow from the corner of Tarpon Bay Road and Periwinkle Way and head east to Casa Ybel Road. The festivities continue after the parade with free games and more family fun at the Sanibel Recreation Center.


For a different point of view, take a July 4th Firework Cruise with Adventures in Paradise. Surrounded by the sounds of tropical music, watch the sunset and then cheer on the fireworks that burst onto the horizon.


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4th of July Traditions in Fort Myers

See the sun sink into the sparkling water and then watch the sky light up in a brilliant fireworks show. Enjoy the best Fourth of July festivities and events, where you can check out live music, food trucks and kid-friendly activities. Plus, read on to learn where to watch a spectacular fireworks display even from the comfort of your home!


The Fort Myers Beach Fourth of July festivities kicks off from the Bay Oaks Recreation Center at 10 a.m. and continues down Estero Boulevard. This event is free, and you’re welcome to spend the whole day at the celebration in Times Square and all along the beach, and stay until dark to watch fireworks bursting over the Gulf of Mexico.


The Star Spangled Bonita celebration starts in the evening at Riverside Park in Bonita Springs. Festivities include music from the Ben Allen Band, an after-dark drone and laser light show, and a fireworks extravaganza.


Get ready for the biggest single-day event in Southwest Florida! Cape Coral celebrates its free Red, White & Boom at the foot of the Cape Coral Bridge and along Cape Coral Parkway. Be amazed by the largest fireworks display in Southwest Florida and live performances from national headliner Parmalee.






In downtown Fort Myers, head to the top of the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center for the 4th of July Rooftop Bash. This ticketed event takes place at Sidney’s Rooftop Sculpture Garden for a fun and fabulous event with unlimited beer and wine, food, gifts, and live entertainment from FLORA Top Hits Band.


Be a part of the Star-Spangled Salute with The Venice Symphony in the Caloosa Sound Amphitheater. This downtown Fort Myers' 4th of July Celebration starts with a moving tribute to Southwest Florida Veterans followed by the main event featuring a 17-piece orchestra.

Now in its 31st year, the Independence Day Parade returns to Sanibel Island. Follow from the corner of Tarpon Bay Road and Periwinkle Way and head east to Casa Ybel Road. The festivities continue after the parade with free games and more family fun at the Sanibel Recreation Center.



For a different point of view, take a July 4th Firework Cruise with Adventures in Paradise. Surrounded by the sounds of tropical music, watch the sunset and then cheer on the fireworks that burst onto the horizon.

Celebrate the big moments and cherish the smaller ones this summer. The Fourth of July is a dazzling time to enjoy all that there is to do alongside your loved ones throughout Fort Myers’ islands, beaches and neighborhoods.



Live Fireworks Event

Not going to be in town? You can still catch the show! Check out our webcams broadcasting from Fort Myers and North Fort Myers to see the downtown Fort Myers fireworks display.

Discover more about the Downtown July 4th Celebration in the Fort Myers River District.

Click on either webcam below and tune in virtually at appx. 9:45 p.m. ET on July 4 as we bring the dazzling celebration right to your screen.


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Don't miss a dazzling 4th of July fireworks performance live from the River District. The display is set to take place at appx. 9:45 p.m. ET, weather pending.


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