6/20/2024  FortMyersKids.com

Top 4th of July Events in Fort Myers and Lee County

1. Fort Myers Beach Independence Day Parade and Fireworks

Join the lively festivities at Fort Myers Beach with a spectacular Independence Day parade starting at 10 AM. Watch as decorated floats, marching bands, and local organizations make their way down Estero Boulevard. After a day of beach fun, stick around for the grand fireworks display at 9 PM, lighting up the night sky over the Gulf of Mexico.

2. Downtown Fort Myers Freedom Fest

Head to downtown Fort Myers for the annual Freedom Fest, a family-friendly event featuring live music, food vendors, and activities for all ages. The celebration kicks off at 6 PM and culminates with a dazzling fireworks show at 9 PM, viewed from the banks of the Caloosahatchee River.

3. Cape Coral Red, White, and Boom

Cape Coral’s Red, White, and Boom is one of the most popular 4th of July events in Lee County. Starting at 5 PM on Cape Coral Parkway, enjoy a variety of food trucks, live entertainment, and a Kids’ Zone with inflatable slides and games. The highlight of the evening is the spectacular fireworks display at 9:30 PM, which you won’t want to miss.

4. Sanibel Island Independence Day Celebration

For a more relaxed celebration, head to Sanibel Island. Begin the day with a patriotic parade at 9:30 AM, followed by a variety of family-friendly activities at Jerry’s Shopping Center. As the sun sets, gather at the beach for a beautiful fireworks display, starting at 8:45 PM, offering a perfect end to a festive day.

5. Star-Spangled Bonita in Bonita Springs

Celebrate Independence Day in Bonita Springs with the annual Star-Spangled Bonita event. Held at Riverside Park, the festivities begin at 5 PM with live music, food vendors, and a kids’ amusement area. The night ends with a fantastic fireworks show at 9 PM, lighting up the park and creating a memorable experience for the entire family.

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