In order to provide affordable entertainment and honor Thomas Alva Edison, all of the Edison Festival of Light events are FREE and do not require tickets to attend! However, the following ticket choices for attending the Grand Parade have been created for fundraising purposes and we encourage you to check them out! (Again, these tickets are purely optional.)

VIP Tickets

The VIP experience during the Grand Parade is an amazing opportunity to see the parade in a whole new light! Entertainment is provided by Classical South Florida during dinner which features a buffet style meal that also includes Budweiser products, wine, and Pepsi products. Seating is first come, first serve with options available both indoors and outdoors. VIP guests also have access to private restroom facilities during the parade. Tickets sell out every year, so make sure you secure yours today!

2016 Menu:
Chicken dish
Roast Beef carving station
Mashed Potatoes

VIP Carving Stations VIP Band VIP area

Purchase VIP Tickets

All tickets purchased after 2/12/16 will be held at will-call.

Doors open at 5pm
Dinner is served from 5:30pm to 7pm

Harborside Event Center is located at:
1375 Monroe Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901

Parking: If you arrive prior to the street closures (before 3pm), we recommend that you park in the parking garage next to Harborside–the entrance is on Monroe Street.

Street Seats

To create a fund-raising opportunity for local non-profits and charitable groups, the “Street Seat” program was implemented. These local charities or non-profit organizations sell tickets for seats “on the street” at the Grand Parade. Your seats are literally in the street and provide the best view of all the spectacular sites of this year’s Grand Parade!



If your organization is interested in selling Street Seats, please complete this Application

The cost of each “Street Seat” is $10.00 and children under 6, if held on your lap, are free.
If you wish to purchase Street Seats, you may do so by contacting one of the organizations listed below.

Troop 316 (SOLD OUT)
David Stewart
(239) 898-8161

Troop 761 (SOLD OUT)
Gene McMullen
(239) 462-3008

St. Michael Lutheran Church Youth Group (SOLD OUT)
Karen Bottorff
(239) 470-2824

Boy Scouts Troop 4 (SOLD OUT)
Thomas Tomlins
(239) 850-5990

Fort Myers Teen Advisory Council
Gary Bostic
(239) 321-7539

Quality Life Center
3210 Dr. MLK Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 33901
(239) 334-2797 Ext. 111

Boy Scout Troop 193 (SOLD OUT)
Angela Stewart
(239) 896-8348

American Red Cross
Michelle Percello
(239) 682-4262

Zion Lutheran Youth Group
Becky Partipilo
(239) 850-6069

American Cancer Society – Team Hoot
Doreen Van Buskirk
(239) 410-8858

Antioch Baptist Church (SOLD OUT)
Carmin McClary
(239) 823-8841
(239) 368-5051 – evenings

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