What does Thomas Edison, mid-February and a 2 week party all have in common? The Edison Festival of Light, of course. Each February the City of Ft Myers recognizes its most famous winter resident, Thomas Alva Edison. He built a sprawling home and laboratory along McGregor Boulevard in 1885. Over the years he also encouraged a number of his friends to make the move south. Henry Ford was his most famous friend who shared the property on McGregor Boulevard known as the Edison Ford Estate.
November 18-27, 2016
Fort Myers Beach hosts the largest sand sculpting event in the state. Considered a "Must See" event and one of the TOP TEN best sand sculpting competitions in the world by USA Today and CNN Travel.
This 10 day free event features the unique opportunity to experience the voices, back stories, and personalities of some of the most influential and internationally-recognized singer-songwriters at some of the most famous venues accross Captiva, Historic Downtown Fort Myers and Fort Myers Beach!