The Edison Festival of Light is a three week celebration that takes place each February to honor the contributions that Thomas Alva Edison made to our Fort Myers community! The history and culture of the SWFL area is celebrated with several events including the hands on STEM focused day where over one hundred different booths are set up that allow kids and their families the opportunity to explore science and innovation by taking part in experiments like snow creation and robotics! The Festival also features a day of Junior festivities like the Fun Run and Parade where marching bands, families and local businesses dress up and entertain the crowd along a one mile route. The Festival concludes with the Grand Parade of Light, our signature event, that attracts international visitors and more than 200,000 participants and attendees. The Grand Parade is one of the largest lighted night parades in the country and features out of town special entertainment in the parade, large floats that have decorative lighting arrangements, imaginative costumes, marching bands and more!