Fireworks, hot dogs, swimming, family time: all elements create the perfect Independence Day. Fishermen’s Village’s Fourth of July Celebration offers all elements for the ideal Independence Day celebration. The patriotic holiday starts at 9am with a Punta Gorda tradition, the Freedom Swim. Athletes and loungers alike unite to swim or float across Charlotte Harbor. The brigade ends at a local hot spot Harpoon Harry’s.
Harpoon Harry’s is celebrating their 17th year this July 2-4th. Within the small time frame of 3 days, Harpoon Harry’s accomplishes the unthinkable; non-stop, back to back events providing the community with a guaranteed good time. Join Fishermen’s Village and Harpoon Harry’s in their Fourth of July Celebration, NOON-9pm. Bring your family and spend the day having fun at Fishermen’s Village! Live music featuring “Cheeky Monkey” & “Sounds of the Virgin Islands Band” begins at 12 Noon and continues until 9 pm. Make the most of this family day with fun and games throughout the Village for kids! The family can eat at Fish Ville’s restaurants offering Fourth of July food specials. After the meal, let the kids meet Stoney, the beloved mascot of the local baseball team, The Stone Crabs.
Harpoon Harry’s annual July 4th Celebration caters to an older demographic but will not disappoint. The Freedom Swim, ending at Harpoon Harry’s late morning kicks off the rolling festivities for the rest of the day. Continuous live music by Slick Willy begins at 12pm and rolls into the night ending at 10pm. Entertaining events like Mr. and Mrs. Smuggler’s Bathing Suit contest, American History Trivia, and Bikini Contest start at 2pm and continue for the rest of the day. Weather old or young, end the perfect Independence Day at Fishermen’s Village with a great view of the Fireworks display over Charlotte Harbor at 9 pm. Hope to see you there!