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7 Things to do this Weekend, February 15th to 17th in Southwest Florida

Posted at 9:25 AM, Feb 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-15 13:52:19-05

This weekend will be perfect for outdoor activities, and SWFL is offering a lot of options for the entire family! Check out our list of things to do this weekend in Southwest Florida, there will be art fests, celebration parades, music festival, and much more!

Edison Festival of Light Grand Parade
Fort Myers, FL - The Parade Celebration includes all-day entertainment and music and is a prime spot for watching the fireworks that kick off the signature event of the season with a bang! 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. At 7pm, the Grand Parade will begin. This 2 hour extravaganza will feature national participants and local marching bands, floats, local government and law enforcement officials and clowns. The parade brings the entire Southwest Florida community out in celebration of the life and achievements of our local winter resident, Thomas Edison.

Event day and time: Saturday 16th from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
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Fort Myers Craft on the River
Fort Myers, FL - Downtown Fort Myers is transformed into a craft lovers dream with over 100 exhibitors displaying their hand-crafts and gifts during the three-day Edison Festival event. The annual Crafts on the River is a non-juried event open to local and national artisans and crafters. The event delights in old, new and unique items that come from all over the world. Original designs are displayed by nearly 100 artists in an informal atmosphere that encourages visitors to talk with the artists about their work and, in some cases, see them in action. This is a free to attend event.

Event day and time: Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
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Music Walk
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 15th from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
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Coconut Point Art Festival
Estero, FL - 225 exhibitors will occupy the streets of Coconut Point for two fun-filled days during this admission-free event. Stroll amidst life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewels, photography, ceramics, and more. No matter what you’re looking for, you’ll be sure to find it among the participating artists in this highly anticipated art festival.

Event day and time: Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th. From 10:00 am
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Fort Myers Classic Show
Fort Myers, FL - Free to attend! Hundreds of classic vehicles line Edwards Drive for a day of nostalgia and pride. Cruise in with your classic, browse others and meet the owners.

Event day and time: Sunday 17th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
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One Small Step For Prader-Willi Syndrome
Estero, FL - One Small Step is holding its first Estero event to fundraise and advocate for The Foundation for Prader-Willi Research. Over 200 people from all over the state are expected to join together for a family-friendly day of fun. The event is taking place at Estero Community Park on Sunday, February 17, starting at 9:30am. It will feature live entertainment, face painting, kids crafts, food trucks, obstacle course, raffle, silent auction and more! Register today for FREE!

Event day and time: Sunday, February 17th from 9:30 am to 3:30pm
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Big Boy Toyz Expo
Punta Gorda, FL - Our expo has something for everyone!! Boats, RVs, ATVs, Motorcycles, Classic cars, Exotic cars, Scuba diving equipment, Jewelry, Apparel companies,and so much more!! Tickets are 5.00 at the gate, and kids 6 and under are free!

Event day and time: From Friday 15th to Sunday 17th. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
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