4TH OF JULY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN NAPLES

Independence Day is celebrated throughout the country, but if you haven't celebrated Naples' style that needs to change. Neopolitians know how to commemorate the birth of America in noteworthy style. This is what a traditional 4th of July looks like in Naples, Florida:

7 A.M. - Mo's Firecracker 5K

Beginning at Fleischmann Park, adjacent to the Coastland Center Mall and Naples Zoo, and continuing through the popular Naples' neighborhood of Lake Park, this 5K is one of the most favored of the year. Following the race, attendees can typically be found participating in the "Freedom Swim" at 11 A.M. at the iconic Naples Beach Club, while taking in the vastness of the Gulf of Mexico and the pure sugar-white sand.

10 A.M. - 11 A.M. Parade

The downtown Naples' 4th of July Parade never disappoints. Beginning on Broad Street South, working its way past City Hall, and ending at 8th Avenue South and 8th Street South, the parade zigzags through historic Old Naples while celebrating Veterans, showcasing local businesses and organizations, and exhibiting floats and local bands. Attendees often line the streets with beach chairs which they eventually take to the next celebratory event.

9 P.M. - 10 P.M. Fireworks

Celebrations continue throughout the day, and eventually conclude near the Naples Pier, where a 25-minute firework display mesmerizes an awestruck, beachfront crowd. Sunset cruises can be seen in the distance, as the Gulf of Mexico is also a popular location from which to celebrate. From Lowdermilk Beach to south of the iconic Naples Pier, residents and tourists can be found relaxing in traditional Naples' Fourth of July style.


Between events, restaurants are bustling and sidewalk sales are abundant. Whether one chooses to stay in Old Naples between events or head home or to a hotel to relax, there is no end in sight to forms of entertainment.

If you are considering a move to Naples, and want to partake in the various beachfront celebrations and festivities throughout the year, please contact Gulf Coast International Properties today. It would be a joy to participate in your real estate journey.