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5 Things to do this Weekend, February 16th to 18th in Southwest Florida

5 Things to do this Weekend in SWFL
Posted at 4:29 PM, Feb 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-13 16:29:21-05

Paradise coast will never disappoint you! There is always something fun to do in SWFL.

Take your pick from our list of events and attractions throughout the Southwest Florida area, which include: Festival of Lights, Music Festivals, Arts and Crafts, Cultural Celebrations, and Brewing Festivals.

Edison Festival of Lights

Fort Myers, FL- Designed to “Illuminate. Innovate. Celebrate.” , the Edison Festival of Light, honors Thomas Alva Edison’s contributions to mankind including Southwest Florida, and seeks to improve the community by education and activities relating to Edison’s works and values.

The Edison Festival of Light's Grand Parade will dazzle downtown Fort Myers and has many new and exciting participants.The Parade Celebration includes all-day entertainment and music and is a prime spot for watching the parade! Fun, food, music and crafts make this a family event in the Downtown River District. It’s excitement and amusement right until the arrival of the Grand Parade.

Event day and time: See website for event's schedule

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Music Walk at River District 

Fort Myers, FL - The River District comes alive on the third Friday of the month as local and regional musicians line the streets. From jazz and blues to rock & roll, many genres can be heard and vary each month. Free to the public with many venues featuring additional attractions and specials.

Event day and time: Friday 16th from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

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AsiaFest Celebration

Fort Myers, FL - NAPA (Naples Asian Professionals Association) presents the 14th Annual SWFL AsiaFest Chinese New "Year of the Dog" Celebration. The Festival will showcase diverse cultures of countries and ethnic regions from all over Asia. Featuring Asian cuisine, enticing specialty vendors,  cultural dances, Japanese taiko drummers, Chinese lion dance, martial arts, yoga, featured guest speakers, vocal artists, comedians & more; plus, a fashion show of costume pageantry by our lovely local Asian beauties. One of whom will be crowned "Ms. AsiaFest 2018". As well as games, demonstrations, educational activities & special treats for kids of all ages.

Event day and time: Saturday 17th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

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12th Annual Coconut Point Art Festival

Bonita Springs, FL - Coconut Point will be hosting their 12th annual Art Festival. Hundreds of participating artists will be displaying their fine art, life-size sculptures, paintings, jewelry, photography and ceramics. Live music will also occupy the streets and parking lot for two fun-filled days during this admission-free event.

Event day and time: Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

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Bonita BrewFest

Bonita Springs, FL - The most comprehensive beer festival in Southwest Florida returns to Riverside Park in Bonita Springs! The Bonita Brew Fest offers the perfect environment to explore new styles and find your next favorite brew. Bonita Brew Fest is a benefit for the Southwest Florida Brew Crafters, a non-profit organization of homebrewers who are on a mission to help local charities, local families, and local organizations in need. 100% of our proceeds are going to be benefiting the local community and families in Southwest Florida.

Event day and time: Saturday 17th from 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm 

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