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Things to do on Sanibel

Summers on Sanibel can be absolutely dreamy.

Sure, it's hot and humid, but with the Gulf so luminescent and the environment so peaceful, it's easy to relax and feel a million miles away from stress.

To add some excitement, there is Independence Day to add diversity to your Sanibel Holiday.

This Fourth of July, the flags will be raised as will the cheer.

Several Independence Day Celebrations will be held on and off Island.

Event: Parade

This event will take place on Wednesday, July 4th. The parade starts at 9:30am and begins at Tarpon Bay Road and Periwinkle (Bailey’s Center) ending at Periwinkle and Casa Ybel Road (Jerry’s Center).

Event: Sanibel Fireworks

Fire work show begins at 9 p.m. The best viewing is from the Sanibel Causeway.

Event: Road Rally:

The 32nd annual Optimists' 4th of July Road Rally. It starts at Noon from the Timbers parking lot. Registration is $35. Forms are available online here  or at the starting line.

Need a little more sound and light? Then travel off island that night!

Event: Capeboom

An Independence Day Celebration called the Red White and Boom will be held at the foot of the Cape Coral Bridge to Del Prado Boulevard. Please visit their web site here.

Red White & Boom is a day filled with patriotic fun. Throughout the years the Chamber of Commerce of Cape Coral’s Red White & Boom has won the reputation as the best place in Southwest Florida to honor America on the 4th. By land or sea the experience is remarkable as over 30,000 citizens enjoy coming together in the Spirit of America.

At dusk, watch the spangled fireworks over the river from land or boat.

But if you prefer to stay local and stay mellow, just set your sights on Sanibel's Doc Ford's where you can enjoy Yucatan Shrimp and tasty Mojitos. At Doc Ford's, whether it’s a seasonal celebration, the Big Game on their many TVs or a book signing by Randy Wayne White himself, you never know what will be happening!