The 4th of July is one of the best times to visit Sanibel Island and Captiva Island. In southwest Florida you can spend your 4th of July 2019 on the beach, watching a festive parade, taking in the fireworks from the water, or catching a baseball game. Book your Sanibel Island vacation rental today for the 4th of July and get ready for a holiday the entire family will love.
Annual Independence Day Parade
Sanibel Island has hosted an annual Independence Day Parade down Periwinkle Way for nearly three decades. This local favorite event starts at 9:30 a.m. at the corner of Tarpon Bay Road and Periwinkle Way. The road will be blocked off to cars by 9 a.m., so arrive early via walking or biking and claim your spot along the route.
Red, White & Boom
Located along the Cape Coral Parkway at the base of the Cape Coral Bridge, Red, White & Boom is the largest single-day event in southwest Florida. More than 30,000 people join together for the event, which includes live music, food, rides, local vendors, and more. The event kicks off at 7 a.m. with the Freedom 5K.
The Fort Myers River District Alliance hosts the Fort Myers Freedom Fest on Thursday, July 4th along the waterfront on Edwards Drive. The event takes place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and is free for all attendees. Grab the kids and head down for live music, kid’s activities, food, and local vendors. Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m.
There’s really no better place to catch the fireworks than aboard an evening cruise. Join Adventures in Paradise for a 4th of July cruise you’ll never forget. The July 4th Fireworks Cruise sets sail at 7:30 p.m. and return at 10 p.m. Tickets start at $65 per person, and the cruise is expected to sell out.
Catch the Fort Myers Miracle take on the Palm Beach Cardinals on July 4th at 7 p.m. in the first game of the series. The whole family will love catching a baseball game to celebrate Independence Day, and the game ends with a massive fireworks display.
Book Your 4th of July Sanibel Island Vacation Rental
There's still time to plan your Sanibel Island vacation for the 4th of July. Browse our selection of Sanibel Island vacation rentals to find the perfect one for you and your group. There are so many reasons to visit Sanibel Island this summer, so don't want any longer to plan your stay with us.