Independence Day 2018

Looking for something to do this fourth of July? We got you covered! Check out what is happening in your area!


Tampa Red, White and Blue Festival: Celebrate Independence Day with live music on the Riverwalk, Uncle Sam on stilts, face painting, stuffed animal rides, patriotic greyhound petting, most patriotic dressed competition, watermelon eating contest, photo booth, food court, arts and crafts exhibits and fireworks from Channelside. 5 p.m., Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park, 601 Old Water St., Tampa. Free admission.


Fireworks at the Fountain: Celebrate United States' independence at the free fireworks display and laser show around Lake Eola in downtown Orlando. Pack picnic baskets and comfy blankets for an old-fashioned summertime picnic at downtown Orlando's take Eola from 4 - 10 p.m. Free admission.

Fort Myers

Fort Myers Beach Independence Day Parade & Fireworks Display: Festivities kick off with a 10 a.m. parade up Estero Blvd. Then, 15 minutes after sunset, one of the region’s most spectacular fireworks shows shoots off from the Fort Myers Beach Fishing Pier. That’s the main event, but restaurants, lounges, and others step up the festivities with music and activity in the Times Square area and the length of the beach. All-day fun with free admission!

Cape Coral

Cape Coral 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 for the 2018 Red, White, and Boom. Over 30,000 people come to the heart of Cape Coral and see Southwest Florida's best fireworks display. The event takes place on Cape Coral Parkway at the foot of Cape Coral Bridge. “Boom Pass” Includes food, drinks, kids ride tickets, and the best seats in the house the City of Cape Coral Fireworks Spectacular! The location is on the right side of the stage in a special family area. So have your spot reserved and enjoy the show from the best seats in the house. Only 500 tickets are available. Call 239-573-3124 for more information.

Port Charlotte

Annual 4th of July Celebration at Fishermen's Village: Celebration kicks off with annual Freedom Swim on Charlotte Harbor which begins at 11 a.m. from the Northbound end of the Peace River Bridge. Festivities will include live music and dancing, Harpoon Harry’s will offer kids' crafts, treats and face painting, bathing suit and Hula Hoop contests. Viewing of the fireworks display over Charlotte Harbor begins at 9:00 pm. Admission and parking are free!


Naples 4th of July Parade: Bring the family and enjoy the annual Naples 4th of July parade. The parade route goes from Broad Avenue South to Third Street South, up to 5th Avenue South, then east on 5th Avenue South, turning South on 8th Street South past City Hall, ending at 8th Avenue South and 8th Street South. Free admission! Naples Pier 4th of July Fireworks: 9:00 pm-9:45 pm Spectacular fireworks display over the Gulf of Mexico. Watch from the beach near the Naples Pier. Call 239-213-7120 for additional information. 25 12th Avenue South Naples, FL 3410.

Follow the link below for the fourth of July safety tips offered by the Red Cross: