Published: Jul 04, 2013 11:36 AM EDT
Updated: Jul 04, 2013 4:52 PM EDT

SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla.,- Islanders are celebrating this all American day island style. The parade route was lined with American flags and of course, America's favorite colors, red, white and blue.

This year, the Sanibel parade took a different twist.

The chief of police made a surprising announcement saying, he has banned all sorts of water guns from the parade route.

That means no squirt guns, no super soakers and no water hoses.

He said it's a decision he made so everyone stays safe this Fourth of July.

The end to that 22 year tradition hasn't stopped people from coming out and celebrating our country's freedom.  

The Sanibel fireworks begin at 8:45 p.m.