2022 Fort Myers Beach Fourth of July Festivities
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COME CELEBRATE THE 4TH OF JULY ON FORT MYERS BEACH
Come celebrate our great nation and town pride as the Fort Myers Beach Fourth of July parade makes it way down Estero Blvd. with its colorful floats and costumed participants! The parade starts at Bay Oaks Recreation Center at 10 a.m. and continues down the boulevard to Times Square. Don’t miss this beach tradition! The roads and the Matanzas Pass Bridge will be closed from about 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Public parking at Bay Oaks and the Library is not permitted from 7:30 a.m. until noon due to the streets being used for parade staging.
Anyone interested in participating in the parade should contact the Bay Oaks Rec Center at 239-765-4222.
FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS
The Fort Myers Beach Fourth of July fireworks show begins at approximately 9 P.M. at Times Square. You can bring a beach chair and and enjoy the show as the beautiful fireworks light up the night sky!
Closing time for the Matanzas Pass bridge is 9pm-11:30pm to oncoming traffic.
Big Carlos Pass Bridge on the south end of the Island will remain open.
Watch the Town’s social media outlets for updates due to weather or other factors.
EAT, DRINK AND BE MERRY
There are plenty of great restaurants where you can eat and drink throughout the day. Find information on Happy Hours and check out our live music page to see who has entertainment. You might also enjoy taking a boat cruise to enjoy the local wildlife or you may want to visit one of our local parks.
- Consider taking the Beach Trolley to Fort Myers Beach to enjoy Independence Day!
- Paid parking lots are located at Lynn Hall Park, on Old San Carlos Blvd., under the Matanzas Pass Bridge, and across & next to the Lani Kai Resort. Please click here for more information on parking.
- You might also like watching the fireworks from one of the Town’s 29 beach accesses that are spread along Estero Boulevard toward the South end of the Island.
EXTENDED TROLLEY SERVICE
LeeTran holiday service to and on Fort Myers Beach will run from 3 p.m. to midnight on July fourth. During the bridge closure, route 490 will run from the Park and Ride (next to Walmart) to the main street lot at the foot of the Matanzas Pass bridge. Route 410 will continue its normal course from Bowditch Point to Lovers Key State Park. Route 490 will resume its normal route from the Park and Ride to Times Square until midnight once the bridge opens back up. Learn more about the trolley here.
The Town Council reminds everyone that fireworks are illegal everywhere and at all times on the beach and throughout the Town even though the state of Florida’s rules are more lax. Read the Town’s ordinance about fireworks. Fireworks are harmful to the large variety of natural resources in the beach environment in addition to being fire hazards.