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.

https://www.myriverdistrict.com/business/river-district-farmers-market(3) 

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. 

https://www.myriverdistrict.com/events/2019/art-walk22 

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. 

https://www.myriverdistrict.com/events/2019/music-walk22 

Celtic Festival

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

http://www.celticheritageproductions.com/caloosahatchee.htm 

ArtFest

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.

https://www.myriverdistrict.com/business/artfest-fort-myers-inc 

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. 

https://www.edisonfestival.org/ 

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. 

www.bscevent.com/tasteoflee 

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. 

https://swfmia.com/fort-myers-boat-show/