4th of July Fireworks & Events in Southwest Florida

There are a lot of fun fourth of July events going on in southwest Florida so if you looking for the best place to see fireworks on the 4th of July in the area you have come to the right place! Whether you are looking for fireworks or just a fun way to celebrate Independence Day with kids, we’ve found an event for you! This list includes fireworks, free concerts, parades, and more for the entire southwest Florida area.

Disclaimer: Please check original sources (click each title link) for current information and weather updates.

Check out this list of events and fireworks that are happening by city/county:

Charlotte County

There are a lot of fun ways to celebrate 4th of July in Port Charlotte at the Stone Crabs game on July 3rd. Or if you are looking for fireworks in Punta Gorda this list will definitely help you! There are also some fun 4th of July events happening on Boca Grande that you won’t want to miss! Check out this list of 4th of July events in Port Charlotte, Englewood, Punta Gorda and Boca Grande!

Fourth Fest at Laishley Park

July 4th from 11AM to 9:30PM. There will be waterslides, live music, food, fireworks and more! The fireworks will begin at 9PM. $3 admission but kids 12 and under are free! Get more information about the Fourth Fest at Laishley Park here.

Independence Day Celebration at the Stone Crabs Game

July 3rd celebrate with the Stone Crabs. There will be a candy drop for kids ages 14 and under before the game (starting at 5:30) and the game begins at 6:30PM . Following the game will be a fireworks show! Get more information about the Stone Crabs Independence Day Celebration here.

Fishermen’s Village July 4th Celebration

Thursday, July 4th, 2019, Fishermen’s Village will host their annual 4th of July Celebration. Admission and parking are free and the public is cordially invited to attend. There will be live music from 12 noon-4 pm near Good ‘Ole Days Coffee. Viewing of annual fireworks display over Charlotte Harbor begins at 9:00 pm. King Fisher Fleet will be offering a Fireworks Cruise, departing at 7:30 pm and returning to Fishermen’s Village at 9:30 p.m.

Freedom Swim

The Annual Freedom Swim will begin at 2pm at Gilchrist Park on July 4th and ends at Harpoon Harry’s.  (call 941 661-5622 for more Freedom Swim details) The Green Hibiscus Trolley will provide transportation between Fishermen’s Village and the swim starting point from 1-4 pm (no kayaks, and inflatables must be deflated). The trolley ride is free (tips are appreciated!)

Boca Grande’s Fourth of July Golf Cart Parade

Join us for a short jaunt around the town on the morning of July 4th. Bring your decorated golf cart to the side parking lot between Englewood Bank and the Old Theater Building at 9AM parade will start around 9:20AM

Fort Myers

There are a lot of fun 4th of July events happening in Fort Myers! Check out this list and see where you can celebrate at festivals and see fireworks in Fort Myers.

Independence Fireworks at Hammond Stadium

Fireworks at Hammond Stadium after the Miracle game on July 4th at 7PM. The stadium is located at 14100 Ben C. Pratt Six Mile Cypress Pkwy. Get more information about fireworks at Hammond Stadium here.

Star Spangled Bonita

Come out for 4th of July fun at 5PM at Riverside Park. There will be a party in the park for the whole family! There will be lots of fun activities for the whole family such as face painting and games for the kids, live music, food and drinks, and Fireworks and a laser display at the end of the night! Get more information about Star Spangled Bonita here.

Annual Fort Myers Beach Fourth of July Parade

Come celebrate at the Fort Myers Beach Fourth of July parade makes it way down Estero Blvd. The parade starts at Bay Oaks Recreation Center at 10AM and continues down the boulevard to Times Square. Anyone interested in participating in the parade should call the Bay Oaks Rec Center at 239-765-4222.

Fourth of July Fireworks at the Fort Myers Beach

The Fort Myers Beach Fourth of July fireworks show begins at approximately 9PM at Times Square. Bring a beach chair and and enjoy!

Freedom Fest

Enjoy free fun for the whole family in front of the waterfront on Edwards drive from 6-10pm. Activities and entertainment will include live music, kids’ activities, food and vendors. Fireworks start at 9:30!

Red, White, and Boom!

There will be so many fun activities at the Red, White, and Boom event on Cape Coral Parkway at the foot of Cape Coral Bridge. This event begins at 5PM. Live music and a fireworks spectacular.


Naples is such a fun place for people of all ages. They will be having a 4th of July parade in Naples and also find out on this list where you can see fireworks in Naples, Florida!

Naples Parade

This is a two hour parade that begins at 10AM and travels along Broad Ave. South, Third Street South and Fifth Street South. Admission is free! Get more information about the Naples Parade here.

Naples Fireworks

This fireworks show will be seen along the Naples Beach at 9PM. Get more information about Naples Fireworks on the beach here.

Sarasota County

Sarasota is the place to be for families. There are so many fun things to do with kids in Sarasota. And this time of year doesn’t disappoint! There are lots of 4th of July events in Sarasota. You can see 4th of July parades in Sarasota, check out family fun 4th of July festivals in Sarasota, and there are several spots to view fireworks in Sarasota!

Fourth of July Fireworks Show on the South Jetty in Venice

On July 4th at 9PM (or shortly after) the jetty will be closed for safety but the fireworks can be viewed on area beaches from Caspersen to Nokomis as well as from other places around Venice. Get more information about fireworks on Venice Island here.

Sarasota Bay Fireworks

The Sarasota show starts at dusk or around 9PM on July 4th. You can view it for free anywhere downtown including Bayfront Park & Island Park. Get more information about fireworks over Sarasota Bay here.

All American BBQ & Independence Day Celebration at Selby Gardens

This even takes place on July 4th from 6-9:30PM. Food and drink are available for purchase. $25 for members, $35 for non-members. Kids 4-12 are $10. Click here for more information about Selby Gardens 4th of July celebration.

Siesta Key Fireworks Display

Viewing area opens at 6:00 pm and fireworks start at dusk. The fireworks will go off just north of the volleyball courts, so viewing is good from anywhere south and along Crescent Beach (south of Siesta Public Beach), out on the Gulf, or from the Intercoastal waterway.

Annual Freedom Fest and Hot Diggity Dog Parade in Longboat Key

Start your 4th of July out with a parade at 9AM. The parade lineup begins at  8:30 a.m. on Bay Isles Rd. Activities, food and drinks, children’s games all in Bicentennial Park, next to Town Hall, after the parade. 9AM-11AM.

Anna Maria Island 4th of July Parade

The parade is from 10:00AM until 1PM on July 4th. There will also be an after Parade Party at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe located on Manatee Public Beach. The parade will go the entire length of Anna Maria Island which is 7 mile parade route. Get more information about Anna Maria Island 4th of July parade here.

Freedom Festival in North Port

This year the event will be held at a new location! It will be at the CoolToday Park. Gates will be open to the Public at 4:00 PM. Seating will be available both inside the stadium or outside on the Event Lawn. If watching the Fireworks Show from the Event Lawn, the public is welcome to bring blankets or chairs to enjoy the show. Available on the front event lawn of the stadium will be a children’s section which will include a variety of free activities and much more.  Get more information about the Freedom Festival in North Port here.

Annual Firecracker 5K Run in North Port

This will take place at the Morgan Family Community Center (6207 West Price Blvd. in North Port). The race begins at 7:30AM on July 4th. Registration is $25 at begins the morning of the race at 6:15AM. Get details about the Firecracker race here.


Happy Fourth of July!



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