There’s so much to do in Ft. Myers! The Local’s Guide to Annual Events

Fort Myers Annual Events Guide

Taking full advantage of the ultimate Florida lifestyle means staying in-the-know on what’s happening near you. And with so many sunshine filled days, the events calendar in Fort Myers is chock full no matter what the season.

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In Time for the Holidays

Don’t feel bad if you missed the celebrated Fort Myers Christmas Boat Parade, there’s plenty of holiday fun left on the agenda and you can plan on catching it next year for the 30th anniversary run.

Here are more festive season thrills you won’t want to miss:

  • Edison & Ford Winter Estates Holiday Nights – A southwest Florida tradition from November 24 – December 31 (closed Christmas Eve and Christmas). Thousands of twinkling lights and a host of special events.
  • River District Holidays – Visit charming downtown Fort Myers as the River District gets into the spirit from December 4 – December 31. Take part in the Holiday Stroll and shop till you drop in the sunshine.
  • Holiday House at the Historic Burroughs Home & Gardens – Built in 1901, Fort Myers’ original luxury mansion converts into a magical winter wonderland from December 8-23.
  • Santa’s Dolphin Cruise – Hop aboard on Christmas Eve for a wildlife watching extravaganza.

The Big Countdown

Fort Myers real estate is counting down to more than just a new year. The highly-anticipated Estero Pointe community is coming soon and interested parties have already signed up for the VIP mailing list to receive news and updates before the general public.

New homes in Lee County, Florida and a fresh start in 2018. Here’s where to celebrate on the last day of the year:

More Wintertime Fun

Welcome to a place where cold weather exists only in the movies. All this good stuff’s happening all winter long.

  • Sunset Celebration at Time Square – Every Friday and Saturday, Fort Myers Beach gets hoppin’ with food, music and great times. 6-10pm.
  • Live Entertainment at Miromar Outlets in Estero
  • Free Movie in the Park – A Cape Coral tradition one Saturday night each month. Bring a blanket, chairs and plenty of snacks to see holiday favorites on their giant inflatable screen.
  • Fort Myers Art Walk – Fourteen galleries host a self-guided tour on the first Friday of each month from 6-10pm and the following Saturday from 11am-4pm.
  • Fort Myers Music Walk – Boogie down in the River District on the third Friday of the month. A free event featuring local and regional musicians across all genres. 6-10pm.
  • Head to Butterfly Estates with your 4-legged friend. The Fort Myers Pet Walk is good exercise for you and great fun for furry family members. Fourth Friday of the month at 6pm.
  • Bike Night and the Car Cruise-In bring hundreds of hot rods, hogs and classic cars to the streets of Fort Myers. Bike Nights for 2018 scheduled for January 13, March 10 and May 12. Car Cruise-In takes place on the fourth Sunday of each month from October through May. Free admission with music, food and fun from 12pm-4pm.

Get Back to Nature

Home buyers interested in Twin Villas at  Lucaya are drawn to the community’s serene natural surroundings and variety of local activities and outdoor attractions – including living close white sand beaches!

With so many parks and nature reserves to explore, there’s never an excuse for staying in on the weekend.

And what’s best…many offer free admission!

Hear the Band Play

Head to the Shell Factory for live entertainment on the Swamp Patio.

Check the Captain Fishbones website for event schedule and details and be sure not to miss the 16th Annual Gumbo Fest on January 28.

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Party Doesn’t Stop

Fort Myers is a city that loves the arts. Get out and show your appreciation for the finer things in life with a broad selection of cultural happenings.

Head to the Beach

From the Sand Sculpting Championship to the Fort Myers Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade, there’s always something happening where the waves hit the shore.

There’s Something Different about Life in Fort Myers

The Florida lifestyle is unique to say the least and Fort Myers has a way of keeping you on your toes. Where else can you find a moonlit ghost walk?

But one thing’s for sure along the Gulf Coast…You’ll never be bored!

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