Summer has arrived on Sanibel Island! We are just weeks away from one of the biggest island celebrations of the year, The 4th of July on Sanibel! Join us and the entire Sanibel community this Independence Day for a fun-filled day chock full of red white and blue pride, island style.
Sun, sand, shells and fireworks. What more could you ask for?
4th of July Parade
Enjoy the sights and sounds as decorative floats from all of your favorite island businesses travel from corner of Tarpon Bay Road and Periwinkle Way east towards Casa Ybel Road. All the vehicles in the parade, golf carts to antique collectables, will be dressed from head to toe in their best red, white and blue decorations. Arrive early along the parade route to secure a prime viewing location. Don’t be afraid to bring chairs or any other “tailgate” style items to maximize the fun! The parade starts at 9:30 am and Periwinkle Way will be closed from 9:00 am – 11:30 am.
Hop behind the wheel and join the Sanibel-Captiva Optimists for an island-wide scavenger hunt. Celebrating its 37th year, join local teams and families to puzzle out clues while a prescribed driving course around the islands. Prizes will be awarded for correct time and mileage, for the most correct answers to quiz questions about things you will see as you drive around the islands, as well as for the best decorated vehicle.
Enjoy watching a spectacular firework display over the surrounding waters of Sanibel to wrap up the end of an amazing island day. There are number of options for viewing the beautiful show in the sky.
Cruise over to the causeway islands to enjoy the celebration from a prime viewing location. Don’t forget to bring a chair, snacks, and plan to arrive early for the best spot!
Hit the waves with Adventures In Paradise on their annual 4th of July Fireworks Cruise. Depart at 7:30pm and enjoy the sights until approximately 9:30pm. Tickets are $59 per person and require a reservation. If you are interested in the cruise, please contact Adventures In Paradise early, as this cruise is an extremely hot ticket!
Whether you are near or far, the entire team at Gulf Breeze Cottages wish you a joyous 4th of July! If you would like additional advice regarding Sanibel Island’s 4th of July activities, or for any other inquiries, please reach out to our staff at (239) 472-1626.