Naples, Florida, is the perfect place to get together with friends and family to celebrate freedom on the Fourth of July. If you’re in Southwest Florida, you’re in for a fantastic celebration. Our beautiful coastal region offers a plethora of activities, from parades to Fourth of July fireworks, making it the perfect spot for a memorable holiday. Here’s how you can enjoy July 4th in different locations in and around Naples.

I’ve set up this post by region so you can figure out how to celebrate July 4th in your favorite parts of SWFL surrounding Naples. 

Sparklers over the beach

Naples, FL Fourth of July Festivities

Firecracker 5K with Gulf Coast Runners

7 a.m. July 4th
Fleischmann Park

Kick off your July 4th with the Gulf Coast Runners Naples Fourth of July Firecracker 5K at Fleischmann Park. This run winds through scenic routes and attracts participants of all ages, often in patriotic costumes. It’s a fun way to start the day with some exercise. Register in advance here.

Naples 4th of July Parade

10 a.m. July 4th
Downtown Naples

Start your day with the City of Naples 4th of July Parade, a beloved event beginning at 10:00 AM on Broad Avenue South and traveling down 3rd Street South and 5th Avenue South. This annual parade is a spectacle of colorful floats, live bands, and community spirit. Bring your lawn chairs for a comfortable viewing experience along the parade route.

Naples Fourth of July Fireworks

9 p.m. July 4th
All along Naples’ beaches

Experience the spectacular Naples Fourth of July fireworks display from any of Naples’ beautiful beaches. The fireworks are launched from a barge off the coast, making it easy to see the show along Naples’ Paradise Coast. While the Naples Pier is a popular spot, any beach will offer a great view. Don’t forget to bring your beach chairs and pack some food for a relaxing day by the water.

Pro Tip: Parking fills up quickly at public beaches. Consider using an Uber or arriving early to secure a spot. Free parking can be scarce, so plan accordingly. For a quieter experience, check out Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park.

Free Concert at Mercato Naples

6:30 p.m. July 4th
Mercato Naples

Head to Mercato in North Naples for a concert on the lawn featuring Kaila Love and The ANTHEM Band! Enjoy cocktails and refreshments from the event bar provided by The Pub. Treat yourself to frozen yogurt from Yogurbella’s cart. Be one of the first 100 guests and receive a free Mercato lawn chair. Plus, enter to win a $250 Mercato Experience Package by scanning the QR code at the Mercato tent.

Enjoy the other fun things going on in Mercato too:

4th of July Social Night – Join us at Old Vines for live music, decadent food, and delicious cocktails from 4-9pm. All inclusive. Unlimited cocktails, wine, and beer. Call 239-591-5351 to reserve your spot.

Rocco’s Tacos – Sip on $5 Red, White, and Blue Margaritas and $25 Margaliters all day long. PLUS enjoy $2 off American Mules.

Naples Botanical Garden

FREE Admission from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 4th
4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples, FL 34112

If the beach isn’t your scene, enjoy the peaceful beauty of the Naples Botanical Gardens with free admission. This is a perfect escape from the crowds and a chance to explore the lush, tropical gardens.

Pro Tip: This is info that I found in The Naples Press. I haven’t seen it posted anywhere else. I love love love finding gems of information like this in my favorite local paper. Support local journalism! You can subscribe here.

Take a Fireworks Cruise with Pure Florida

7:15 p.m. departure on July 4th
Departing from Tin City
Price: $145 per person
Private charters available

For a unique perspective, book a fireworks cruise with Pure Florida. These cruises offer a front-row seat to the fireworks display from the water, creating an unforgettable experience. Tickets include a boxed dinner and drinks are available for purchase on board. For a more exclusive experience, consider a private charter. Book your tickets here.

Fireworks Cruise with Naples Princess to Benefit Pathways

7:30 p.m. departure on July 4th
Departing from 550 Port O Call Way
Price: $160-250 per person

Board the Naples Princess for a fireworks shows along coast that will light up the sky and leave you in awe. Limited tickets are available, so act fast to secure your spot on board! Don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience that supports Pathways Early Education Center of Immokalee.

For those interested, Naples Princess is offering VIP packages that include three hours of a Premium open bar and reserved seating. Purchase tickets here.

Bicyclette Cookshop X Chartrueuse Craft Cocktail Lounge

4 p.m. July 4th
Dinner & Cocktail + Fireworks Show

Start your celebration with a Hawaiian-style suckling pig cookout at Bicyclette Cookshop in Naples, paired with cocktails from Chartreuse Craft Cocktail Lounge. Afterward, head to Bonita Springs for the fireworks show and more cocktails at Chartreuse. This collaboration supports The Conservancy of SWFL and includes dinner, two cocktails, and great fun! Call to make reservations or book through Instagram & Facebook.

Ritz Carlton Tiburon Independence Day Fireworks

5 p.m. July 4th with Fireworks at 9
The Ritz-Carlton Naples, Tiburón at the Fairways Lawn

Price includes buffet dinner: $75 for adults, $45 for kids 2-12 

Celebrate Independence Day with exclusive festivities and classic 4th of July dishes on the resort lawn. Enjoy live music, family games, and face painting while staying refreshed at our cash bar, where a wide selection of beverage specials awaits to keep you cool under the summer sun. Learn more here. 

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Bonita Springs Fourth of July Festivities

Bonita Springs Annual Parade

9 a.m. July 4th
Old 41 between Kentucky St. and Rosemary Drive

Kick off your July 4th celebrations with the City of Bonita Springs Annual Parade along Old 41 Road. This family-friendly annual parade features floats and local organizations, making it a perfect start to the day.

Bonita Springs Fireworks & Ben Allen Concert

6 p.m. July 4th (fireworks to start after dark)
Riverside Park, Downtown Bonita Springs

Enjoy live music by Ben Allen followed by a stunning fireworks and drone show at Riverside Park. Set up your own chairs and enjoy the festivities, including great food options in Downtown Bonita Springs.

Live Entertainment All Day at Rooftop at Riverside

Festivities start at 8:30 a.m. and go on all day

The Rooftop at Riverside will host an all-day celebration with live music, face painting, crafts, and food trucks. Purchase VIP tickets for special access to the parade route and fireworks viewing. Buy VIP tickets for breakfast and parade viewing here. Buy VIP tickets for dinner and fireworks viewing here.

Check out my full review of Rooftop at Riverside here!

Celebrate July 4th in Everglades City

Everglades City Parade

10 a.m. June 29th at McLeod Park Circle

Celebrate early in Everglades City with a parade starting at McLeod Park Circle. This quaint celebration offers a charming, small-town Independence Day celebration.

Everglades City Fireworks

9 p.m. June 29th
Collier Avenue across from Island Cafe

Wrap up your night with a fireworks show in Everglades City on June 29th, extending your holiday celebrations.

Celebrate July 4th on Marco Island

Marco Island Fireworks

9 p.m. July 4th* not confirmed from the city yet, but I’ve seen multiple news outlets report this so here it is just in case

All along the coast near Resident’s Beach from South Beach to Tigertail Beach

Marco Island is a fantastic place to celebrate July 4th, with its beautiful beaches and relaxed atmosphere. This picturesque location offers a serene setting for a memorable Independence Day celebration. The fireworks are launched from a barge off the coast near Resident’s Beach, making them visible from South Beach to Tigertail Beach. This professional fireworks show is free to the public. 

Drones In Paradise – A Special Independence Day Celebration

Date: Saturday, July 6, 2024
Time: 6 pm to 11 pm (Drone Show starts promptly at 9 pm)
Location: Paradise Coast Sports Complex
Cost: FREE (Food, beverages, and merchandise available for purchase)

Extend your Independence Day celebration with Drones In Paradise at the Paradise Coast Sports Complex. This family-friendly event is packed with activities and a spectacular drone show that you won’t want to miss. Learn more about it here.

Drones in Paradise banner for celebrating the fourth of july in Naples FL at Paradise Coast Sports Complex 2024

Enjoy Your Fourth of July in Naples, FL!

No matter where you celebrate, Southwest Florida’s Fourth of July festivities promise a great time. From the beautiful beaches of Naples to the family-friendly events in Bonita Springs, the region offers an array of activities for a great Fourth of July. Don’t forget to explore the surrounding areas like Collier County Parks for more fun activities and family games.

Happy Fourth of July!

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