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Decisions, decisions — Where to go for 4th of July fireworks in SW FL


Fireworks display by dantada - morguefile

Tomorrow's the day! Everyone loves fireworks and the 4th of July is a perfect time to kick back and enjoy the festivities.

You don't have to stress over buying and setting them off yourselves, there are plenty of places to celebrate without having to lift a finger.

Bring your lawn chairs, cameras, appetites, and friends, there are so many great places to see the fireworks in SW Florida. The hardest part is deciding where to go. Here are your best bets.

Fourth of July Festivities in S.W. Florida

Light up the sky! photo credit: nasirkhan - morguefile

From 5 - 10 p.m. the Collier County Parks and Recreation Dept. is sponsoring a fireworks show at Sugden Regional Park in East Naples. A Free shuttle will run from 5-10 p.m. from the government complex (3301 U.S. 41 E) to the park.

From 9 - 9:30 p.m. on Sunday fireworks will be displayed on the beach. Come to the Naples Pier, 878 Fifth Ave., So. for a grand spectacle!

From 6 - 9 p.m. at Riverside Park in Bonita Springs, the party in the park is on! Experience live entertainment, kids entertainment, water slide, pie-eating contest, races, a laser light show and fireworks at dusk.  949-6262 for more info.

Red, White & Boom at Cape Coral Bridge starts at 4 p.m. and lasts until 10 p.m. Free event with live music. For the first time ever, 120 lots will be available for rent for the night. Includes complimentary food and drinks. For more info, visit Cape Coral Red White & Boom.

Happy 4th of July! photo credit: kabir - morguefile

From 5 - 6:30 p.m. at Miromar Outlets (10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero) the Geek Squad will be performing live music, fireworks begin at dusk. All festivities are FREE.

Beginning at dusk fireworks will begin on Fort Myers Beach at the Pier and Times Square. Call 454-7500 for details.

Beginning at dusk fireworks can be seen from the bayside of Sanibel Island and all along the Sanibel Island Causeway. Best view in my humble opinion, as the fireworks from both Ft. Myers Beach and Sanibel Island can be seen at the same time from this gorgeous vantage point.

Happy Independence Day, America!


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