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February 2024

3 – Antique Car Show 9AM – 2PM
Location: Edison & Ford Winter Estates

Each year, classic car owners and club members exhibit more than 100 cars on the Ford Lawn along the Caloosahatchee River as a tribute to Henry Ford, the pioneer of the automobile industry.  For more information on this event or to register please reach out to John with Hot Chili Rods via email

6 – Mrs. Edison’s Hymn Sing 1PM & 4PM
Location: First Presbyterian Church – Downtown Fort Myers

Celebrate the Edison Festival of Light at the annual Mrs. Edison’s Hymn Sing. Sponsored by the Galloway Family of Dealerships & Susan Bennett Marketing and Media. Presented by First Presbyterian Church. Canned goods and cash donations appreciated for The Soup Kitchen at Community Cooperative.

7 – Thomas Edison’s Birthday Celebration 10AM – 11AM
Location: Edison & Ford Winter Estates

Celebrate the birthday of Thomas Edison with cake, special guests and a musical and dance performance by the students of Edison Park Elementary.

10 – STEMtastic Day of Discovery 10AM – 2PM
Location: Caloosa Sound Convention Center

STEMtastic Day of Discovery is an award-winning STEM event that provides an exciting atmosphere for children and families to experience Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and the Arts.



10 – Mutt Strutt 11AM – 3PM
Location: Centennial Park & Hendry Street

Dog lovers, families, vendors and pet agencies gather for fun, food and mutt strutt! Pooches and owners in costumes or their finest bling–even a few doggie floats mixed in! We will have wiener dog races and the Pet Parade. Click to download the Mutt Strutt info & application here.

10-11 – Edison Garden Festival 9AM – 4PM
Location: Edison & Ford Winter Estates

Dozens of garden vendors from around the state are on hand for your shopping pleasure, as well as music, food and activities for the kids.

11 – Junior Fun Run 12PM – 1PM
Location: First Street in Downtown River District

Hundreds of young participants turn out to show their determination and pride. The Junior Fun Run is open to children in grades five and below. Click here to sign up!

11 – Junior Parade 1:30PM – 3:30PM
Location: Downtown River District

Florida’s largest youth parade showcases the talents of hundreds of Southwest Florida children and their families. Over 100 units including floats, marching bands, street performers, clowns and dignitaries parade their way around. Click here for the application.

11 – Junior Coronation & Awards After Junior Parade
Location: Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center

Immediately following the Junior Parade, participants and family members gather at the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center for awards and the highly anticipated crowning of the Junior King and Queen.

16-17 – Thomas Alva Edison Kiwanis Science & Engineering Fair 10AM – 3PM
Location: Alico Arena

Our Regional Science & Engineering Fair (RSEF) program challenges thousands of students from across Southwest Florida to go beyond their classroom studies and pursue independent project-based research.

17 – 5K Run 5:15PM START
Location: Downtown River District/Edwards Drive/US 41

Well over 1,400 participants and thousands of spectators take over the streets of the Downtown River District. Click here for info & to sign up!

17 – Grand Parade of Light 7PM – 10PM
Location: Downtown River District/Edwards Drive

Named as the largest night parade in the Southeast, the Grand Parade is a two-hour extravaganza featuring national participants & local marching bands, floats, local government and law enforcement officials, clowns and much more. Click here for the application.





17 – Grand Parade of Light VIP Tent 5:30PM – Until End of Parade
Location: Downtown River District/Edwards Drive

Step into the VIP tent for an exclusive experience at the 86th annual Edison Festival of Light parade. Indulge in a delectable array of fabulous food and drinks, meticulously crafted to tantalize your taste buds. As you savor each bite, a talented DJ keeps the atmosphere alive with toe-tapping beats and infectious tunes. With VIP parade seating, you’ll have the best view on the parade route, allowing you to immerse yourself in the spectacular sights and sounds of this grand celebration. Join us in this unforgettable VIP tent experience and elevate your parade experience to a whole new level of extravagance. CLICK HERE FOR VIP TICKETS

17-18 –
Crafts on the River

Location: Caloosa Sound Amphitheater

Downtown Fort Myers is transformed into a craft lovers dream with exhibitors displaying their hand-crafts during the three-day Edison Festival event. Click here for info & to sign up!

Location: Downtown River District

Hundreds of classic vehicles line Edwards Drive for a day of nostalgia and pride. Cruise in with your classic, browse others and meet the owners. At the same time, enjoy food, beverages, and Crafts on the River.