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Making weekend plans?  Check out these 5 things to do this Independence Day in SWFL:

Star Spangled Bonita

The City of Bonita Springs will be hosting Star Spangled Bonita for their 4th of July Celebration at Riverside Park! There will be live music from 7 pm – 9 pm, food and beverages available for purchase, activities and games for the kids, fireworks and a Laser Light Show! Special event this year is a glow-in-the-dark golf cart parade beginning at 8:30pm. Fireworks will begin approximately at dusk. Event runs from 5 pm – 9 pm and is FREE to attend. For more information regarding Star Spangled Bonita, please call 239-949-6262 or visit www.cityofbonitasprings.org/july4th

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Cape Coral’s Red, White & BOOM!

The City of Cape Coral Parks and Recreation Department is proud to bring back the largest single day event in Southwest Florida! Join us for the 2021 Red, White, and BOOM, which includes the area’s best fireworks display, national entertainment, and fun for the whole family! The event takes place on Cape Coral Parkway at the foot of the Cape Coral Bridge. ​STAGE ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE: 5:30pm – Chris Bandi, 6:45pm – DJ Sinister, 7:50pm – Carly Pearce; 9:30pm – Fireworks Spectacular. The American Fireworks Spectacular is a musically synchronized display. The music can be heard at the stage, on Cat Country 107.1, or on the iHeart Radio App. The fun begins at 5 pm. There will be FREE shuttle buses picking up guests at a few of the downtown parking lots. We will have a bus in the loop that offers handicap accessibility. The trolley service runs from 4:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. For more info on parking + shuttle bus pickups, www.capeboom.com/park

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Fort Myers Beach Fireworks

Fort Myers Beach will be hosting 4th of July fireworks at Times Square. Show begins at 9 pm and is FREE to attend! *Closing time for the Matanzas Pass bridge is 9:30 pm – 11 pm to oncoming traffic. So during that time you can get off the island but not on. The Town Council reminds everyone that fireworks are illegal everywhere and at all times on the beach. NO sparklers! The Beach Trolley will be running, there will be paid parking lots at Lynn Hall Park, on Old San Carlos Blvd, under the Matanzas Pass Bridge, and across & next to the Lani Kai Resort.

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NAPLES CITY FIREWORKS

The Naples City fireworks display will begin at 9PM. The start time may be delayed up to 30 minutes due to weather conditions. The fireworks will be presented from a barge just north of the Naples Pier. The Naples Pier will close at 6PM to permit first responders to establish their posts for the fireworks display. The Naples Pier will reopen at approximately 11PM. PARKING: The city’s two parking garages off Eighth Street South between Fourth Avenue and Sixth Avenue are an eight-block walk from the beach. Public parking also will be available at Lowdermilk Park and at the beach-ends between 20th Avenue South and Eighth Avenue North. The Fourth Avenue South beach end will be a designated disabled parking for those with proper disabled parking permits. Parking lots off Third Street South near the Pier, plus street parking on and around Fifth Avenue South, should also be used. Strict parking enforcement will occur in marked “No Parking” areas, with particular attention given to Gulf Shore Boulevard, intersections, bike lanes and areas adjacent to fire hydrants. Violators will be cited and towed. This is FREE to attend.

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Fourth-Fest & Fireworks in Punta Gorda

Fourth-Fest 2021, Punta Gorda’s Annual Independence Day celebration, is scheduled to take place at Laishley Park. This festival is a celebration of the United States with nonstop entertainment for the entire family. This year’s event features Water-Mania, a group of 12 giant waterslides 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 await as the park will be filled with booths just waiting for attendees to visit. There will also be plenty of fun festival food, cold beer, and beverages. To keep with the festive atmosphere, the event will feature live music throughout the day. Gates open at 2:00 pm. Admission is $5 per person with proceeds helping to offset the expense of the fireworks, which are entirely funded by donations and sponsorships. Wristbands for unlimited use of the waterslides during the event will be available for purchase for only $10.

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ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND!

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