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Independence Celebration in Historic Everglades City

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Join us for this year’s Independence Day celebration and parade in Everglades City!

Our theme, “Flying the Flag,” promises a patriotic extravaganza. Starting with a “Bang” at 10 am, everyone is invited to decorate their vehicles and join the fun. Trophies await the most creative entries. From the Collier County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard to hot-rods and antique cars, there’s something for everyone.

To enter the parade, call Karen at (239) 695-4299 or email

After the parade join us for an action-packed day at McLeod Park. Kids can bounce in the Bounce House, strike poses in the Photo Booth, get their faces painted, and compete in fun costume contests with great prizes.

Independence Day Celebration in Historic Everglades City 2024

Plus, the Everglades Lions Club will be serving up delicious hot dogs, chips, and beverages. Don’t forget to browse through the unique artworks at the vendor booths.

10:00 am Opening Ceremony
10:30 am Parade – Best Entry Wins
11:00 am Booths, Food, Contests
11:30 am Parade & Kiddie’s Contest
Winners Announced
12:30 pm Raffle Winners Announced

Every year, we rely on donations from local businesses or individuals like you to fund the fireworks for our celebration. Unfortunately, the cost for fireworks has risen significantly. We need your support!

If you’d like to contribute, you can drop your donation in a collection box placed in local businesses around town or send a check to the City of Everglades City. Just remember to write “fireworks” in the memo section and mail it to PO Box 110, Everglades City, 34139.

2024-05-29T11:43:05-04:00May 29, 2024|Community|

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