2024 Fort Myers Beach Fourth of July Festivities


July 4, 2024


All Day

COME CELEBRATE THE 4TH OF JULY ON FORT MYERS BEACH

THE FOURTH OF JULY PARADE AND FIREWORKS ARE BACK FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE HURRICANE IAN

Parade

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 Fort Myers Beach tradition! Be aware the Matanzas Pass Bridge will be closed from 9 a.m. until Noon for the Fort Myers Beach Fourth of July Parade

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 enjoy the show as the beautiful fireworks light up the night sky! Closing time for the Matanzas Pass bridge is 9:30pm-11pm to oncoming traffic. So during that time you can get off the island but not on

EAT, DRINK AND BE MERRY

Food and libations are available on Fort Myers Beach throughout the day though some restaurants are still closed. You can see a list of who’s open here. Venues with live music are listed here.

PARKING

  • Consider taking the Beach Trolley to Fort Myers Beach to enjoy Independence Day!
  • Paid parking is available in the Times Square area.
  • You can also park at one of the Town’s beach accesses. The accesses are in various states of repair post Hurricane Ian.

PRIVATE FIREWORKS DISPLAYS ARE PROHIBITED

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.