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85th annual Edison Festival of Lights Grand Parade

Edison Festival of Lights Parade
Posted at 1:13 PM, Feb 17, 2023
and last updated 2024-03-07 16:15:37-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Fox 4 was at the 85th Annual Edison Festival of Light Grand Parade Saturday night.

One of the largest night parades in the Southeast year after year, the Grand Parade features national participants and local marching bands, floats, local government and law enforcement officials, and clowns.

The parade celebrates the life and achievements of Thomas Edison.

The Grand Marshals included Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno and SWFL local meteorologists including Fox 4's meteorologists Trent Aric and Katie Walls.

Fox 4 was part of the annual Edison Festival of Lights Grand Parade in Fort Myers with a float and also as an opportunity to give back to the community.

As part of the Scripps Howard Fund's "If You Give a Child a Book" program, we handed out free children's books during the parade.