Thursday, July 03, 2014

Fireworks By The Boatload In SW Florida

Where To See The Best Fireworks Displays On July 4th

LABELLE, FL. -- Here's a listing of events scheduled for the 4th of July in Southwest Florida on the waterways and riverfronts:

LaBelle -- Annual fireworks on the Caloosahatchee River at Barron Park in LaBelle at dusk.

Moore Haven -- Alvin Ward Boat Ramp at dark.

Cape Coral -- Red, White and Boom

The Storm Smart Red, White & Boom will be Friday, July 4 from 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. at the foot of the Cape Coral Bridge on Cape Coral Parkway. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. For more than 20 years, the best of Cape Coral's business community have come together to celebrate the 4th of July with a day of patriotic fun, entertainment and a spectacular fireworks show. This event is free and has won the reputation as the best place to honor America in Southwest Florida. By land or by sea, the experience is remarkable as more than 30,000 people come together in the spirit of Independence Day.

This year's event will feature the Sky Zone "Patriot Kids Fun Zone" with games, face painting, climbing walls and obstacle courses. There will be more than 100 vendors offering food, drinks, novelty items, jewelry, arts & crafts, and free giveaways and drawings throughout the day. Cat Country 107.1 has lined up a great live show on the City's stage. The celebration will wrap up with the largest fireworks display in Southwest Florida.

Fort Myers -- Freedom Fest

Block Party 2pm 'til Midnight - Fireworks start at 9:30pm, Contact: 1-855-732-3836 Huge fireworks display! Over the Caloosahatchee River, Food, Live music & kids activities.

Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda

Fishermen’s Village Annual July 4th Celebration: Independence Day festivities begin at 11 a.m. with Fishermen’s Village Annual July 4th Celebration with live entertainment, children’s activities and a fireworks display over Charlotte Harbor.

Smuggler's 4th of July Festival: Join the festivities on July 4th at Laishley Park from noon - 10 pm.  $2 donation at the gate (or for $6 a 4th of July Blow-out t-shirt). Please don't bring a cooler (they have lots of great food and drink) but do bring your lawn chair, sun screen and your patriotic spirit.

- Some event information courtesy Florida By Water
(photo: 'Garden Fireworks' by Barbara Whelan)

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