South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island is offering numerous special events for guests this Fourth of July weekend, with activities taking place from Friday, July 1, though Monday, July 4. The main event is the Star Spangled Celebration on Sunday, July 3, from 6 pm to 10 pm. The party will start off with the arrival of the Patriotic Golf Cart Parade featuring decorated golf carts and will continue with live musical entertainment, children’s activities and special food & beverage items. A must-see fireworks display and dance party end the night. Guests may also opt to enjoy the fireworks show by boat aboard a fireworks cruise with on-site Captiva Cruises. The next day, Monday, July 4, brings a “Red, White, & Boom Party” from 12 pm to 2 pm at the Resort Pool Complex with music, children’s activities, family style games and poolside competitions. Additional special holiday weekend events include the 8th Annual Hot Dog Eating Competition, a Go! Fish Tournament, seaside cinema & s’mores, and a complimentary sitting session with on-site Sebrie Images for Fourth of July pictures, among other activities. The resort also invites those who are staying with them over Fourth of July to enter to win a two-night return stay by posting a picture on social media using the hashtag #SSIRJuly42016.
*While the South Seas Island Resort has an exclusive celebration for its guests, it will be shooting off fireworks over the Gulf, and if people are out on Captiva, they may be able to see them from Alison Hagerup Beach at the end of Sanibel-Captiva Road.