Fourth of July on Sanibel Island
LAST UPDATED: 04 July 2014

If you are looking for a small-town old-fashioned celebration with a parade, float judges, free hot dogs, boy scouts, fireworks and road rally, then mark your calendar and plan to be on Sanibel Island for the annual 4th of July Celebration. You won't be disappointed.

The parade route begins across the street from Bailey's General Store on Tarpon Bay Road, then comes down Periwinkle Way to the intersection at Casa Ybel Road at Jerry's Plaza. Bring a cooler, folding chair, and a bag for the kids to catch candy as it is tossed from the parade route.

Following the parade, be sure to stop by Jerry's for free hot dogs and snow cones provided by the local Boy Scout Troup. Donations are appreciated.

The afternoon events include the Road Rally scavenger hunt that benefits the Sanibel Optimists Club. If you plan to attend this event be sure to register your team, pick a driver and a navigator and good luck. This scavenger hunt is much harder than it sounds. Beware.

The fireworks display on Sanibel occurs off of the causeway in San Carlos Bay. Beginning at sundown, the sparks fly. Popular spots to watch the fireworks include the Sanibel Dunes Golf Club, The Sanibel Causeway Islands Park, or bring a boat out and anchor just offshore in the bay and enjoy.

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