Celebrate the 4th of July on Sanibel Island

Celebrate the 4th of July on Sanibel Island

It’s hard to believe that the 4th of July will be here in just a few short days. For many families, spending the holiday weekend at the beach is a tradition. Staying in one of our Blind Pass Condominiums, you will be close to where the relaxation and fun will happen. This year will be one of the best 4th of July’s that you can have because you will be on island time. Let’s look at some of the fun activities that are happening for July 4th, 2019 below.

Independence Day Parade

Celebrate the 4th of July on Sanibel Island

One thing that makes every holiday the best are the parades that families can sit and enjoy. Don’t miss our Independence Day Parade on Sanibel Island as this year’s theme is “Seas the Day”. Starting at 9:30 am, your family can grab a spot along the parade route which begins at Island Inn Road and ends on Casa Ybel Road. What a way to start off the holiday weekend by attending this fun parade for everyone of all ages to enjoy!

July 4th Celebration at Jerry’s

After the parade, your family won’t want to miss the 4th of July Celebration going on over at Jerry’s Shopping Center. From 10:30 am to 2:30 pm, your family can enjoy the activities that will be set up fun for everyone. There will be a water slide, dunk tank, inflatable bounce house for the kids, a slip n’ slide and more. What a great way to come and enjoy the day spending time together which is what a family vacation is all about.

40th Annual Road Rally

Head over to Timbers Restaurant on Tarpon Bay Road from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm for the San-Cap Optimist Club’s 40th Annual Road Rally. This has been one of the longest-running 4th of July events on the island and is fun for everyone. For more than 40 years, families and teams have to figure out clues while following a road course around the island. There will be prizes for the correct time and mileage and for the most correct answers to the quiz. Plus, some of the other prizes will be given for best decorated cars and the team who is coming from the farthest location. All proceeds from the rally helps fund the local Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club’s 6 college scholarships.

4th of July Fireworks Display

Celebrate the 4th of July on Sanibel Island

This year the city of Sanibel will be sponsoring the fireworks display for the 4th of July. After you have spent the day at the beach or at one of the events listed above, come enjoy our fireworks display. To see the display the best, head over to the Sanibel Causeway Islands and the bayside of Sanibel Island. Celebrate with a bang this year and see the lights in the sky. Don’t miss this as it’s fun for the whole family!

If you don’t feel like spending the day at any of these events listed above, then spend the day sitting on the beach and soaking up the rays. If you still haven’t made your reservations for your 4th of July getaway or vacation, now is the time. We can’t wait to see you and your family as you join us for this festive holiday!

Spend the Day Exploring Clam Bayou in Our Free Kayaks

Kayakers and other small boat enthusiasts are sure to appreciate our close proximity to Clam Bayou and the free use of kayaks we provide to guests of Blind Pass Condominiums. Book your stay now and let us know in advance, if you can, that you’ll be using the kayaks.

Spend the Day Exploring Clam Bayou in Our Free KayaksClam Bayou – which is very old inlet – is a part of the Dinkens Bayou area just south of Blind Pass. The entire area is dynamic and always changing. Clam Bayou has been open to the Gulf off and on through the years. In 2016, Hermine, which was a Tropical Depression when it came by here and later became a hurricane, sent sufficient wind and waves to make a small pass to the Gulf of Mexico.

“This is reminiscent of the old days when both sides of Silver Key were open to the Gulf,” said nearby resident Doris Hardy, president of the ‘Ding’ Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge. “Fishing boats would enter Clam Bayou. We saw sting rays and there were more blue crabs and Gulf critters, for lack of a better word.”

Spend the Day Exploring Clam Bayou in Our Free Kayaks
“This has resulting benefits,” Evans said. “The opening brings in Gulf water and allows some flushing within the bayou. This removes some organic matter in the bayou and allows for an influx of creatures. This influx will provide some additional food in the bayou and will allow for marine life to pass freely between the bayou and the Gulf.”

Maps also note the presence of Old Blind Pass next to Clam Bayou. That, Evans said, is indicative of how things change along the shore. The present Blind Pass where Sanibel meets Captiva has been open and closed through the years. It is in its present spot today only because of human efforts to keep it there.

This entire area provides for a wonderful day of exploration by kayak, canoe and other small vessels that should not be missed no matter what time of the year you visit!