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Welcome to Fort Myers
No matter when you plan to visit Ft. Myers, it's likely there'll be something going on. Maybe it's February, when the city holds its annual Edison Festival of Lights to celebrate the inventor's (and Ft. Myers' most famous resident) birthday for the entire month. Or maybe you'll visit in March when Sanibel Island holds its annual Shell Fair & Show, a tradition for more than 70 years now. Also in March is the Ft. Myers Beach Shrimp Festival and Parade, another longtime tradition for residents and visitors.

Other popular events in Ft. Myers include the American Sandsculpting Championship Festival in November and the famous Holiday House in December, a month-long celebration at the mansions of Thomas Edison and Gerald Ford that attracts more than 30,000 visitors per year.

 

Calendar of Events

 
JANUARY

Edison Festival of Light

The Edison Festival of Light is held in February

Annual Medieval Faire (Ye’ Riverdale Kiwanis Medieval Faire)
Lake Regional Park, Fort Myers, Florida
medieval-faire.org

Cape Coral Festival of the Arts
Cape Coral Parkway, Cape Coral, Florida
capecoralonline.com

FEBRUARY

Edison Festival of Light: Light Up the Town
Downtown Fort Myers
Phone: (941) 334-2999
www.edisonfestival.org

Swamp Cabbage Festival
Barron Park, State Road 29 (Bridge Street) & Park Avenue
LaBelle, Florida
(863) 675-2995
oldmanriggs.com/swampcab.html

Grapefruit League
Boston Red Sox, Minnesota Twins vs. Regional Spring Training Teams
Downtown Fort Myers
www.floridaspringtraining.com

Annual Lee County Fair
Lee Civic Center
Fort Myers
(239) 543-8368
www.leeciviccenter.com

Fort Myers Artfest

Artfest packs in the crowds

Artfest Fort Myers
Downtown Fort Myers, Florida
(239) 768-3602
www.artfestfortmyers.com

MARCH

Fort Myers Springs Boat Show
Lee Civic Center, North Fort Myers, Florida
fortmyersboatshow.com

Annual Sanibel Shell Fair and Show
The Sanibel Community Association and
The Sanibel - Captiva Shell Club
Sanibel Shell Fair

Annual All- Florida Championship Rodeo
Arcadia (124 Heard Street, right off of US Highway 17).
arcadiarodeo.com

Major League Baseball Spring Training

Fort Myers spring training

Spring training kicks off in March

Red Sox:
City Of Palms Park, Downtown Fort Myers
Minnesota Twins:
Hammond Field, South Fort Myers
mlb.mlb.com

Fort Myers Shrimp Festival
Fort Myers Beach
(239) 454-7500
www.fl-seafood.com

APRIL

Latin Jazz Festival
Centennial Park, Downtown Fort Myers
(239) 541-7218
www.centennialpark.com

Fort Myers River and Blues Festival
Lee County Alliance for the Arts
(239) 338-3500
riverandbluesfestival.com

Sanibel/ Captiva Taste of the Islands
Sanibel Community Park, Sanibel Island
(239) 472-3644
bestofsanibelcaptiva.com

MAY

Annual Tarpon Fishing Competition
Boca Grande and other locations
tarponwiz.com

JUNE

Annual Hibiscus Show & Plant Sale
Exhibition Hall, Edwards Drive Downtown Fort Myers

JULY

Annual Taste of the Beach
Fort Myers Beach
fmbchamber.com

Red, White and BOOM
Cape Coral Pkwy, Cape Coral
(239) 549-6900
capecoralchamber.com

Independence Day Festival
Centennial Park in downtown Fort Myers
centennialpark.com

Fourth of July on the Beach
Fort Myers Beach Fishing Pier & Times Square, Ft. Myers Beach
(239) 454-7500

SEPTEMBER

The Community Art Showcase, Fall Show
Harborside Event Center, Fort Myers
Harborside upcoming events line at (239) 332-6888
Email: info@artfestfortmyers.com or call 768-3602

OCTOBER

Southwest Florida Folk and Blues Fest
KOA Campgrounds, South Fort Myers
(800) 562-8505
pineislandkoa.com

Annual Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament
Fort Myers Country Club
3591 McGregor Blvd Fort Myers, FL 33901

Annual Oktoberfest
German-American Club
Cape Coral
(239) 283-1400
www.gasc-capecoral.com

NOVEMBER

The Junior League of Fort Myers 25th Annual Taste Of The Town
Centennial Park, Downtown Fort Myers
For more information: juniorleaguefm@embarqmail.com
(239) 277-1197

Fort Myers Beach Sandsculpting Festival
Between Holiday Inn and Outrigger resorts, Ft. Myers Beach
(239) 454-7500
www.sandfestival.com

Fort Myers Boat Show
Harborside Event Center and City Yacht Basin
(239) 337-9210 www.fortmyersboatshow

DECEMBER

Holiday House at the Edison-Ford Winter Estates
Fort Myers
(239) 334-7419
www.edison-ford-estate.com

Annual Holiday Boat Parade
Ft. Myers Beach
(239) 454-7500

The Downtown Countdown, New Year’s Eve
Downtown Fort Myers
(239) 332-6680
www.cityftmyers.com

 
 
 
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