Published: Jun 16, 2010 2:06 PM EDT
Updated: Jun 16, 2010 11:06 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla- Red, White & Boom is only 17 days away. This year, Cape Coral's Fourth of July celebration is going to be free again.  Some of the other highliights include a bigger and better fireworks show, three bands starting earlier than years past and the closing of the Cape Coral Bridge at 9am instead of 11am.  Volunteers and vendors are still needed.  There is also going to be a ticketed seating area for a close up view of the fireworks show.