Special Events

Farmers Market

Join us every Thursday year-round in Centennial Park west of the Caloosahatchee Bridge for the River District Farmers' Market! This lively green market offers a variety of local produce, seafood, baked goods, honey, nuts, cheese, flowers, plants & more for the discerning shopper.


Art Walk

The River District showcases art with exciting galleries, exhibitions, and performances every first Friday of the month from 6-10 p.m. in downtown Fort Myers. Free to the public with many venues featuring additional attractions and specials. 


Music Walk

The River District comes alive with live music every third Friday of the month from 6-10 p.m. in downtown Fort Myers. Free to the public with over a dozen participating venues featuring music by local and regional talent. 


Celtic Festival

Always the fourth Saturday in January this festival includes Celtic music, Celtic food and drink, Celtic vendors, much more! Families welcome. 



On the first weekend in February, ArtFest enlivens the Fort Myers waterfront with exceptional art, entertainment and children’s art activities. At ArtFest, you’ll discover high-quality, Made-in-USA original art by more than 200 artists. Whether you’re a new or experienced art lover, you’ll find something wonderful to add to your personal collection.


Edison Festival of Light

Named the largest night parade in the Southeast, hosted annually in February. The Grand Parade is a two-hour extravaganza featuring national participants & local marching bands, floats, local government and law enforcement officials, and more. 


Taste of Lee

A fun filled day for the whole family by the Caloosahatchee River in Centennial Park. This event highlights the great restaurants of Lee County. The day will include entertainment with a kids’ area, music, and featured businesses throughout the park. This annual event is typically held in the beginning of November. 


Fort Myers Boat Show

With displays in the water, throughout Centennial Park, and on the Streets  hosted annually in November - This is the biggest showing of boats, boating products and all things marine in Southwest Florida. Attendees will find hundreds of boats, more than 130 boat lines, expanded in-water displays, and a huge display of boating accessories and fishing tackle.