July 4th Events:
Sanibel / Captiva:
Place: Departs from “G” dock at Port Sanibel Marina
Date/Time: Saturday, July 4th, 2020 / 7:30pm – 10:00pm EDT
Short Description: Adventures in Paradise presents the Sanibel Fireworks Cruise! Enjoy the Sanibel Island fireworks from the water on our Fireworks Cruise!
Complimentary soft drinks, bottle water and snacks! Feel free to B.Y.O.B! Listening to tropical music, we will cruise the tranquil waters of San Carlos Bay, by “Bird Island”. Watch the Sunset and then catch a great view of the Sanibel Fireworks! Fee: $59 per passenger
Or call 239-472-8443 for reservations!
Guided Tours at Edison and Ford Winter Estates
Place: Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33901
Date/Time: Saturday, July 4th, 2020 / 10:30am – 2:30pm EDT
Short Description: Tours will be led by an experienced and knowledge Site Historian and visitors will learn about Thomas Edison and Henry Ford’s life in Fort Myers as well as the history of the site. Tours will be limited to groups of 10 people to ensure that everyone can adequately practice social distancing and visitors going on this tour are required to wear a mask, so please make sure you have a mask with you upon arrival. Prices for the Guided Tours are as follows: $30 for Adults, teens: $25, children: $18. Please refer to our website for any additional details!
Link to Website: https://www.edisonfordwinterestates.org
WW2 Plane Flyover
Location: Downtown Fort Myers, The River District
Time & Date: July 4th, 2020, TIME TBD
Description: Instead of fireworks this year, the Fort Myers River District has announced an exciting alternative… A flyover! This flyover will include the Aeroshell Aerobatic Team, which feature WW2-era planes. “All you have to do is look up!’ says Lisa Sbuttoni, the alliance president and CEO. Enjoy!
Bonita Springs Drive-In July 4th Fireworks
Location: Naples-Fort Myers Greyhound Racing Facility, 10601 Bonita Beach Road SE, Bonita Springs, FL
Date & Time: July 4th, 2020, 8pm
Description: Spectators in up to 700 cars which will be separated by empty parking spaces, can watch a 30-minute fireworks and laser show. Gates open at 8 p.m. fireworks show begins at 9 p.m. Music will be broadcast over FM radio to accompany the fireworks show. The show will also be live-streamed on the city of Bonita Springs website www.cityofbonitasprings.org and on cable TV. Due to COVID-19, attendees are asked to stay in their vehicles. No tailgating, personal fireworks, or alcohol allowed. Visit website for additional information.
Beaches that are open:
- Fort Myers Beach (no toll, paid parking)
- ALL Sanibel Beaches ($6 toll, paid parking)
- Sanibel Causeway Beaches ($6 toll, free parking)
Information contributed by: Heather Arden and Jill Richter