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Experience Independence Day the Fort Myers Beach Way

July 01, 2019

Each year the community comes together to celebrate America’s patriotic holiday and keep up the summer festivities with loads of events throughout the day and night. Your Independence Day plans all start with some local traditions at the Fourth of July Parade, which makes its way down Estero Boulevard. Starting at 10 a.m., watch as colorful floats and lively parade marchers decked out in their best red, white, and blue dance down the parade route to Times Square. There, the celebrations continue all afternoon as local restaurants and shops offer special promotions and events. By 9 p.m., this beloved holiday wraps up with a show-stopping fireworks display over the pier beyond Times Square. The dazzling show is the perfect ending to a fun, festive Independence Day right here in Fort Myers.