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Fireworks, barbecues and more

More than 100,000 explosives light up the sky in downtown Detroit’s Hart Plaza over the Detroit River during the 60th annual Detroit Ford Fireworks Monday, June 25, 2018. (Tanya Moutzalias/Ann Arbor News via AP)

One of America’s most important holidays is today, and while packed with fun activities, they’re also a good opportunity for FGCU students taking summer classes to enjoy some time away from campus. If you’re celebrating Independence Day and would like to share with us, send us pictures on social media. We listed the main events in our area for today:
Time: 10 a.m.
Address: Times Square, 1000 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach.
Admission: Pay to Park (parking limited).
Time: 8:45 p.m.
Address: Times Square, 1000 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach.
Admission: Pay to Park (parking limited).
*Bear in mind, the Matanzas Pass Bridge will close 9:30 a.m. to noon and 9:30-11 p.m.
Freedom Fest
Time: 4-10 p.m.
Address: Edwards Drive, Downtown Fort Myers.
Admission: Pay to Park (parking limited).
More info:
Fireworks Cruise
Time: 7:15 – 10:15 p.m.
Address: The Marina at Edison Ford, 2360 W. First St., Fort Myers.
Admission: $75 (includes light food and desserts) and pay to park (parking limited).
More info: 239-263-4949 or
Miracle Fireworks
Time: 7 p.m as soon as the baseball game ends.
Address: Hammond Stadium, 14400 Ben C. Pratt/Six Mile Cypress Parkway, south Fort Myers.
Admission: Tickets are $9.50 or $11.50 in advance, $11 and $13 on game day.
More info: 239-768-4210 or
Fireworks Show
Time: 9 p.m.
Address: Naples City Pier, 12th Avenue South, Naples.
Admission: Free admission.
More info: 239-263-4949 or
Independence Day Party
Time: 9:15 p.m.
Address: Sugden Regional Park, 4284 Avalon Drive, Naples.
Admission: Free admission.
More info: 239-252-4045 or
We at Eagle News hope you have a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July.

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