Historic Everglades City is always first – the first Collier County seat and now the first in the area to celebrate Independence Day.
The annual family-fun festival to commemorate America’s founding will be on Saturday, June 27, this year.
The OpeningCeremony is at 10:00 a.m. on the steps of City Hall (the former county courthouse). That is followed at 10:30 a.m. by the Patriotic Parade, the theme of which this year is “Stars & Stripes”. 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 11:00 a.m. featuring hotdogs & sodas, bake sale, music, face painting, arts & crafts vendors, raffles, kiddies’ best dressed contest, and playground games.
In the evening the grande finale is the dramatic musical fireworks display at 9:00pm.
For information, phone Elaine at 239-695-2695.