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Saturday, July 2

EsteroHistorical Society Museum traditional reading of the Declaration of Independence at 10 a.m.. at Estero Park on Corkscrew Palms Blvd. A local historian dressed in authentic 18th-century period costume, reads the declaration, the Estero Fire Rescue team will raise the flag. Watermelon will be served picnic-style after the ceremony.

 Everglades City – Independence Day Celebration: begins at 10 a.m. with an opening ceremony. Parade follows. Dress in patriotic garb, with contests, food, shopping and more through the morning and afternoon. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.

Sunday, July 3

Punta Gorda – Freedom-Fest: 1-10 p.m. at Laishley Park includes fireworks, live music, a kids fun zone, vendors, festival food, beer and a collection of 12 giant water slides.  Fireworks start at 9 p.m. over the Peace River. $5 admission. Wristbands for unlimited use of the water slides are $10. puntagordafireworks.com

Sunday & Monday, July 3-4

Punta Gorda – Sunday and Monday Independence Holiday Celebration at Fishermen’s Village:  live music, food and fireworks. Festivities start at noon. Free. It includes fireworks at 9 p.m. Monday. Fisherman’s Village.  fishville.com

Monday July 4

City of LaBelle –  Fireworks:  starts after dark at Barron Park.

Cape Coral – Red, White & Boom: 5-10 p.m. with  Live entertainment, food, vendors and fireworks at 9:30 p.m.,. Takes place in downtown Cape Coral near the Cape Coral Bridge.

Fort Myers – Freedom Fest:  6-10 p.m. includes food trucks, vendors and live entertainment. The fireworks will be launched off of Lofton Island in the Caloosahatchee River at about 9 p.m.. Free. Edwards Drive between Jackson and Hendry streets, Downtown Fort Myers.

Fort Myers Beach –  Fireworks and parade: The annual Fourth of July festivities start at 10 a.m. with a parade on Estero Boulevard. Matanzas Pass Bridge will be closed from 9 a.m. to noon for the parade…… Fireworks will be launched at Times Square at 9 p.m. bring beach chairs. fortmyersbeach.org

San Carlos Park –  4th of July parade:  It begins at 8:30 a.m. at Sunshine Ace Hardware plaza at the corner of Sanibel Boulevard and U.S. 41.

Bonita Springs Fourth of July Parade:  starts at 9 a.m. on Old 41 Road. It includes bands, fife-and-drum corps, floats, military units and more. Free.

Bonita Springs – Star Spangled Bonita: 6-9 p.m. at Riverside Park with fireworks, a laser-light show, food and live music by the Ben Allen Band. Free.

Sanibel Island – Independence Day Celebration: The all-day Fourth of July celebration starts with a parade at 9:30 a.m. on Periwinkle Way from Tarpon Bay Road to Casa Ybel Road. Then from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Jerry’s Shopping Center  there’ll be water slides, hot dogs, karaoke, snow cones, a dunk tank and a bounce house.

Naples –  Fourth of July Parade: downtown Naples from 10 a.m. to noon.

Naples – Fireworks at Naples Pier: Bring chairs and blankets to watch the fireworks launch from a barge north of Naples Pier. The fireworks can be seen from all along the Naples beach. Fireworks launch at about 9 p.m.

Naples – Collier County Parks & Recreation: at  Sugden Regional Park from 3-10 p.m. with bounce houses, live entertainment, and food trucks. Fireworks at 9 p.m. Free. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Parking is limited.

Marco Island – fireworks:  at about 9 p.m. launched off the coast of Residents’ Beach. The fireworks can be seen along Collier Boulevard and Marco’s beach front.

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