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Artfest Fort Myers
ArtFest Fort Myers ArtFest Fort Myers

Festive Celebrations and Must-Attend Events

This season, escape to a place where the sun is shining and there’s always something to celebrate.

ArtFest Fort Myers, February 5–6, 2022

A vibrant art scene is an essential part of our community, and celebrated artists come together every year for ArtFest Fort Myers. Bring the whole family to meet local, regional and national artists and see award-winning works over this festive two-day event. 

Edison Festival of Light, February 19, 2022

Fort Myers became the treasured winter retreat of inventor Thomas Edison, and his influence remains to this day. Now the longest-running festival in all of Southwest Florida, The Edison Festival of Light honors his contributions and innovations, from crafts on the river to a grand-scale nighttime float parade. 

Sanibel Shell Festival, March 3–5, 2022

In the heart of the “seashell capital of the world”, the 85th annual Sanibel Shell Festival is the world’s longest-running festival of its kind. Browse beautiful shell jewelry and other crafts, observe live mollusks and view extensive collections in the iconic Sanibel Shell Show.

PRIDE Cape Coral, March 5–6, 2022

All are welcome to attend this annual LGBTQ Pride celebration. PRIDE Cape Coral includes a parade, free live entertainment and drag performances, and a Sunday drag brunch. 

ECHO Global Food and Farm Festival, March 9–12, 2022

Empowering local farmers with sustainable techniques and innovative technologies, ECHO has a long history in Southwest Florida. Join the ECHO Global Food and Farm Festival for a hands-on, behind-the-scenes experience in a tropical community garden, learn how to create your own edible backyard and spend a day at ECHO’s own 57-acre farm.

Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival, March 12, 2022

Savor the flavors of plump and succulent shrimp sourced from the Gulf of Mexico, known far and wide as “pink gold.” Raising money for local charities, the annual Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival serves up delicious food outdoors at Lynn Hall Memorial Park alongside regional artists and artisans from around the region. Watch the Queens Pageant, a longtime local tradition, and cheer on participants at the beloved shrimp-eating championship.