5 Things To Do This Independence Day

Making holiday plans for the 4th of July?  Check out these 5 things to do:

Fourth Of July Indoor Picnic

Join the SWFL Military Museum & Library for this year’s Fourth of July indoor picnic. From 11 am – 1 pm, we will be grilling burgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob and serving watermelon and apple pie for only $8 per person. There will also be Live Entertainment by Jukebox Hero, games, and raffles. Bring the whole family to celebrate.


Red, White & BOOM

The City of Cape Coral Parks and Recreation Department is proud to bring you the largest single-day event in Southwest Florida. Join us from 5 – 10 pm for the FREE 2019 Red, White, and Boom! Over 40,000 people come to the heart of Cape Coral and see Southwest Florida’s best fireworks display. To ensure everyone’s safety, please remember; no pets, no fireworks, and no outside alcohol will be allowed. Several food, beverage, and craft vendors will be at the event. The event takes place on Cape Coral Parkway at the foot of Cape Coral Bridge. KIDS PATRIOT PARK: Due to popularity and space limitations, Patriot Park will have a managed attendance system. Each session is 1 hour and 15 mins. A limited number of wristbands will be for sale for each session. ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE: 5:00 pm – Neon Summer, 6:30 pm – Hailey and Michaels, 8:00 pm – LOCASH, 9:30 pm – Fireworks Spectacular


Backyard 4th of July Fireworks Party

Get your tickets now for the newest, best fireworks watch party in SWFL! From 5 – 10 pm at The Historic Burroughs Home right on the river, there will be BBQ, Burgers, and Hot Dogs, plus tons of kids activities like a bounce house, face painter, and balloon animals, plus exclusive fireworks viewing! Bubba’s Roadhouse and Naples Smoked BBQ are bringing the favorites, PLUS vegan options, too, and Millennial Brewing is bringing light and craft beer! General Admission tickets are $5 per person (feel free to bring a chair) and Front Row View tickets are $20 per person (chairs will be provided directly on the riverfront!) Children under 5 are free! FREE Parking in the lot next to Millennial Brewing! Mention to the attendant that you’re headed to the Burroughs Home Watch Party and show them your ticket confirmation. From there, you can walk, Uber or call The Nickel Ride for a free ride to the Burroughs Home by dialing 1.888.WE.R.FREE.


Freedom Fest 2019

The Fort Myers River District Alliance would like to present Freedom Fest! Come enjoy FREE and family-friendly fun down in front of the waterfront on Edwards Drive from 6-10 pm. Activities and entertainment will include live music, kids’ activities, food trucks, and vendors. Thunder Beach Band will be onstage from 6-9 pm and DJ Tom’s Tunes will be playing some tunes with special games for prizes. Fireworks start at 9:30 pm! There will be a food donation drop off at Hendy and Bay during the event. Proceeds will benefit Community Cooperative. Check out the list of preferred items to bring here!


Fort Myers Beach 4th of July Fireworks & Parade

Come celebrate our great nation and town pride as the Fort Myers Beach 4th of July parade makes it way down Estero Blvd with its colorful floats and costumed participants! The parade starts at Bay Oaks Recreation Center at 10 am and continues down the boulevard to Times Square. FREE to attend! ***The Matanzas Pass Bridge will be closed from 9 am until 12 pm for the parade. After the parade will be the patriotic event at Times Square from 12 pm-2 pm. Activities include patriotic crafts, a watermelon eating contest and a dunk tank. At approximately 8:45 pm, the Fort Myers Beach 4th of July fireworks show is scheduled at Times Square. Please bring a chair or blanket. Closing time for the Matanzas Pass bridge is 9:30 pm-11 pm to oncoming traffic. You’ll be able to get off the island, but not on.