The warmth and sun of Florida is an attraction any time of year, and the fun of a beach vacation is irresistible. Pack your bags and prepare for fun, sun, sand, and water – and even land activities, as you check out patriotic events including patriotic celebrations in addition to many year-round exciting activities the area has to offer to keep you busy during the 4th of July in Cape Coral. Please keep in mind that some places are still recovering from Hurricane Ian and have limited festivities and hours of operation.
Red, White & Boom!
The City of Cape Coral Parks and Recreation Department is presenting what aims to be the best fireworks display and 4th of July party in Southwest Florida. There will be food trucks, a “Freedom 5K” race, nationally acclaimed entertainment, and more. The Red, White, and Boom fireworks and activities take place on Cape Coral Parkway at the foot of Cape Coral Bridge, and the bridge will be closed from 3 a.m. to prepare for the party. The light show begins at 9:30 p.m. Please no pets, personal fireworks, or outside alcohol.
You’ll want to make sure a visit to the beach is on your daily itinerary. Start your day with a walk or run on the beach or spread your beach blanket and plant your umbrella for a day of relaxation by the water. Splash around in the waves for a swim, or go on a snorkel, stand up paddleboard, or kayak adventure. Get your adrenaline pumping with water adventures like parasailing, jet skiing, or tubing, then wind up the day with a sunset walk on the beach.
Gator Mike’s Family Fun Park
Enjoy family fun on your Southwest Florida 4th of July getaway. Spend time at outdoor attractions like mini golf, go-karts, a rope and zipline course, batting cages, and more. Escape the heat and cool down with a visit to the arcade, or zombie-themed escape room, or fuel up at the snack bar or bar & grill restaurant.
Anglers of the group will want to take time to slow down and relax with their favorite activity during a Cape Coral 4th of July escape. Many companies in the area charter fishing adventures inshore, near shore, and out to the deep sea! Some may even navigate the boat toward the calmer waters of bays, inlets, and even feeder streams or creeks for some fly fishing. If you’d rather go it alone, rent some gear and ask the locals about the best places to cast a line. No matter how you catch your next meal, make sure you secure the right Florida fishing license first.
Ford & Edison Winter Estates
Many famous people in history have called the Sunshine State home during the winter months. Car magnet Henry Ford and famed inventor Thomas Edison were friends and spent their winters a stone’s throw away from one another in Southwest Florida. The 20-acre Edison estate features a main house, guest house, caretaker’s house, and more. The Ford estate boasts a main home and caretaker’s cottage. Get lost in the properties’ lush gardens, or step into the Edison Botanic Research Laboratory, where Edison, Ford, and tire manufacturer Harvey Firestone worked to reduce the country’s dependence on foreign rubber sources. End your tour in the 15,000-square-foot museum featuring exhibits and memorabilia from Ford’s and Edison’s lives, including a 1916 Model T!
The Butterfly Estates
The Butterfly Estates in nearby Fort Myers specialize in keeping Florida’s ecosystem and all its parts clean and protected. The butterfly house is a 3,600-square-foot glass conservatory that releases butterflies weekly. You can even take a gardening class, and learn tips and tricks for your own garden, including the best plants and flowers to plant to attract butterflies.
Southwest Florida Museum of History
A 1929 private Pullman rail car outside greets you at the entrance. Located inside the former Atlantic Coastline Railroad depot, the museum boasts a number of exhibits dedicated to the state’s and region’s past. You’ll learn about the Seminoles and other Native American tribes of the area, turn-of-the 20th century Florida, and the many industries in the area including agriculture, boating, fishing, and military influences.
Fun 4th of July in Cape Coral
From a cozy studio for a small family to enjoy a 4th of July getaway, to a spacious four-bedroom for a patriotic family or group reunion, Cape Coral 4 Vacation has a vacation rental home that’s perfect for you! Step in and feel your stresses and worries melt away, knowing all your needs will be met. Enjoy preparing a meal or ingredients for the 4th of July cookout in the fully equipped kitchen, then stretch out with some popcorn and your favorite show or movie after the meal. There are multiple private spaces like patios, balconies, and even your own bedroom. Choose a premium unit for flat-screen TVs, stainless steel appliances, a wet bar, plush furnishings, and more.
Call us today to start planning your Cape Coral 4th of July adventure!