4th Fest at Laishley Park, a community event managed by Smugglers Event Management of Punta Gorda, FL is pleased to announce, Southwest Florida storm protection manufacturer and installer Storm Smart has agreed to become a presenting sponsor of the 2019 Fireworks.

In business since 1996, Storm Smart has grown to become the largest manufacturer of storm protection products in the United States with over 200 employees and 80,000 customers and recently opened a North Port location to accompany its existing showrooms/manufacturing facilities in Fort Myers and Naples.

“We are extremely excited to be part of the Charlotte and Sarasota County communities. We couldn’t be happier about being part of such a wonderful Fourth of July tradition right here on the Peace River,” says Storm Smart Executive Chairman Brian Rist.

4th-Fest 2019, Punta Gorda’s Annual Independence Day celebration, is scheduled to take place July 4th at Laishley Park, Punta Gorda.  his one- day festival is a celebration of the United States with nonstop entertainment for the entire family. 

This year’s event features Water-Mania, a group of 12 giant waterslides which will be located in Laishley Park. There will be slides of all types and sizes for all ages.

In addition to the Water-Mania water slides, there will be a large Kid’s Fun Zone with plenty to keep the young ones excited throughout the day and evening.

Vendors, displays, and unique shopping opportunities await as the park will be filled with booths just waiting for attendees to visit. There will also be plenty of fun festival food, cold beer, and beverages.

To keep with the festive atmosphere, the event will feature live music throughout the day. This year’s live music will start at 3:30pm.

At 5:00pm, the Charlotte High School NJROTC will present the colors with the National Anthem. 

This year’s featured musical performances include:

  • 3:30pm- Kool Knights
  • 5:30pm- The Boogiemen Rock n’ Soul Revue
  • 7:30pm- Nashville recording artist and Punta Gorda native Jack-Michael

The Smuggler’s Community Foundation will present the annual Riley Community Service Award onstage at 7:00pm.

What would the Fourth of July be without fireworks? This year’s fireworks display is sure not to disappoint with what organizers are calling the most spectacular fireworks display in the event’s history scheduled to kick off at 9:00pm lighting up the sky over the Peace River.

In all, it is sure to be a day to remember and enjoy for the entire family.

Gates open for the 4th Fest 2019 at 11:00am on July 4th. Admission is $3 per person with proceeds helping to offset the expense of the fireworks, which are entirely funded by donations and sponsorships. Wristbands for unlimited use of the waterslides during the event will be available for purchase for only $10. For more information about 4th Fest 2019, visit www.puntagordafireworks.com.