Tuesday Tips: July 4th Visit
Wow, July 4th is next week already. Fort Myers Beach is a great place to spend it. What is better than fireworks over the gulf and there is so much going on!
Saturday June 30th from 9:00am to noon, Ostego Bay Marine Science Center is holding the 4th annual 4th of July Kids Fishing Tournament at Bonita Bill’s Waterfront Café at 702 Fisherman’s Warf (that is under the bridge on San Carlos Island). This is a free event or the kids. Registration starts at 8:30. More than 120 kids between 3 and 15 participated last year. Prizes are awarded for most fish, heaviest fish, and longest fish. A free lunch is provided for everyone.
On July 4th the Matanzas Pass Bridge will be closed from 9 to noon for the July 4th Parade. The bridge will also be closed to traffic coming onto the beach between 9:30 pm and 11 pm, both lanes will be used for traffic leaving the beach.
The Annual Fort Myers Beach 4th of July Parade starts at 10 am at Bay Oaks Recreation Center and continue down Estero Blvd. to Time Square. Its always a great parade as all the floats and walkers go all out with their red, white and blue pride!
During the day, of course there is the beach but if you are looking for a more patriotic experience, join the Fort Myers Beach Parks & Rec Department in time square. They will be hosting patriotic crafts, watermelon eating contest and a really fun dunk tank. They will be there from 12 pm to 2 pm.
And of course, the FIREWORKS! The perfect ending to the day. The amazing Fort Myers Beach Fourth of July Fireworks begins at approximately 8:45 pm.
Remember, there are a lot of people at the beach so pick you spot and settle in early. Do be careful. Many people bring their own fireworks that also get set off during the evening. Be safe and have an amazing July 4th!