Get a jump on Independence Day with Everglades City’s annual fireworks celebration. Fireworks blast off at 9 p.m. The opening ceremony is at 10 a.m. on the steps of City Hall, followed at 10:30 a.m. by the Patriotic Parade with the theme “Star-Spangled Banner”. There are prizes for the best floats which may be anything from golf carts to swamp buggies. The fun continues in McLeod Park when booths open at 11 a.m. for food, music, kiddie contests, arts and crafts, face painting, raffles and playground games. Call for additional information.
DIRECTIONS TO THE EVENT: From I-75 take Exit-80 south on SR-29 for about 20 miles. Cross US-41 (Tamiami Trail) and continue south on SR-29 for another 4 miles. Everglades City Hall will be on your right as you approach the Circle. McLeod Park, with its playground and tennis courts, is in the next lot. From Naples, Marco, or Miami on US-41 travel to SR-29. Turn south on SR-29 until you get to Everglades City Hall (see above).