Published: Jul 04, 2013 1:01 PM EDT

NAPLES, Fla.- Naples kicked off its Annual Fourth of July parade in the downtown area.

Collier County residents showed off their patriotism, and after a rainy week, there wasn't a drop of rain in downtown Naples during the parade.

Hundreds of participants took part in the parade fun, including local and state representatives.

The day started with the 5k Firecracker Race. Several other events are scheduled for the remainder of the day. The big finale will be fireworks from the Naples Pier, beginning at 9:00 p.m.