I have lived in the US almost my whole life... I am a Cuban refugee who arrived at the age of 9 and became a United
States citizen on my sweet sixteen birthday with my parents. As an event planner, I love celebrating Independence Day with
my family every year, and now that I have grandchildren, nieces and nephews, I try to find the best family spots in Southwest
Florida to enjoy a nice afternoon with safe, beautiful fireworks in the evening. I am extremely proud of my Hispanic heritage,
but have learned to love this country as my own as well; therefore it is with pride that I share some family events that will
be happening in our area this weekend to celebrate the Independence of the country that took a lot of us in.
my years as a party planner, and having raised a family and surviving the struggle of balancing work and play time, I also
share some advice; enjoy your families and your free time with them.. remember life is not all about work, balance the ratio
and your rewards in the future will be inmense. I always remember a wise saying I was once told; "Work to live, not live
to work." Your children and teens will thank you in the future... the latest style of mobile devices, trendy jeans or
computer games will seem less important when they are all grown up and become parents as well.
I thought it was not
so important a long time ago; guess what? I was wrong.... my children taught me so.
out these Cool Events Below:Sanibel IslandRed,
White & Blue Celebration
5:30pm - 9:30pm Music by Small Town Kids Bounce House DUSK:
11th Annual Fourth of July Celebration
July 4th - July 4th 2009
949 Sandcastle Road, Sanibel, FL, 33957Red, White and BoomCape Coral Pkwy, Cape
$1.00 dollar to enter this year!
(239) 549-6900http://www.capecoralchamber.com/chamber/events.asp Independence Day FestivalCentennial Park in downtown Fort Myers
Fourth of July on the Beach
Fort Myers Beach Fishing Pier &
Times Squarehttp://www.centennialpark.com/events/fjuly.htmlIndependence Day Parade and FireworksPeriwinkle
Way and Sanibel Causeway, Sanibel IslandSilver King Celebration
Boca Grande, FL
941-697-2249http://www.bocagrandechamber.comEdison Ford Estates
The Estates will be offering FREE admission on
July 4, 2009,
For Lee County Residents only.
Tickets will be available at the Estates ticket office on July 1, 2009.
Proof of residency is required.www.efwefla.orgFort Myers PrincessSunset /Firework
Music and bar service available.
July 4th Fireworks on the River
Organization: Fort Myers Princess
1300 Hendry St City Pier Location: Downtown Fort Myers
Website: www.fortmyersprincess.comFort Myers Beach Civic Association's Second Annual Fourth of July Parade.Lees Garcia Miss Florida
will be the Grand Marshall of the Parade, followed
by Miss Southwest Florida, Miss Fort Myers, Miss Cape Coral and Miss Naples Teen.
The parade starts at 10 a.m. Saturday,
Starting point at School Street and continues to Estero Boulevard then Times Square.
can be seen off the pier.
Expect the Mantanzas Pass Bridge to be closed from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. that day.
At 2 p.m.,
there will be a "Meet and Greet" with Miss Florida and the other pageant winners at the Pink Shell Resort.
Please be advised that parking will be very, very limited at the resort so make use of the LeeTran trolley system.
Call Lee Melsek at 470-3407 or Dennis Boback at 462-8798
"The Event Lady"