Events in Fort Myers, Sanibel Island, & Captiva Island

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A complete list of upcoming events. We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

Rejoice in the holidays at the Edison & Ford Holiday Nights. Thousands of lights, hundreds of historic decorations, and one unique holiday experience await you nightly from 5:30 – 9 p.m. Enjoy exciting new lighting displays, visits with Santa, carolers and musicians, refreshments, family science shows, and more on select [...]   Read More


Downtown Fort Myers River District Festival of Trees featuring live music, wreath lighting, Santa’s Block Party, Memphis Motown Experience, and tree raffle drawing. Proceeds benefit The Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation and the Sidney & Bernie Davis Art Center. $2 donation entry. Visit website for complete schedule and additional information.   Read More


Join The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum’s Marine Biologist for a beach walk on the sand near Island Inn on Sanibel Island. This guided beach walk leaves from Island Inn EVERY day at 9 a.m. (except on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day). Learn [...]   Read More


Enjoy over one million lights and themed decorations throughout Fishermen's Village from November 14 - December 31, 2021. Holiday music is featured each day and Santa also makes frequent appearances! Open to the public during all regular and extended hours of operation. Call or visit website for additional information.   Read More


From 5:30pm – 6:30pm SWFL Symphony will be playing holiday favorites outside the Sidney Berne Davis Art Center to get everyone in the holiday spirit. Annual tree lighting takes place at 7pm. with the help of Santa and the Mayor. Immediately following, Sidney Berne Davis Art Center presents The Voice [...]   Read More


Rejoice in the holidays at the Edison & Ford Holiday Nights. Thousands of lights, hundreds of historic decorations, and one unique holiday experience await you nightly from 5:30 – 9 p.m. Enjoy exciting new lighting displays, visits with Santa, carolers and musicians, refreshments, family science shows, and more on select [...]   Read More


Annual holiday event when more than 3 miles of luminary candles line the main roads, live music, holiday decorations, sidewalk sales and retail deals, free refreshments, and activities for the entire family. December 3 on Sanibel Island and December 4 on Captiva Island. For additional information call or visit website.   Read More


Family-friendly one-hour cruises to view Christmas lights are offered by King Fisher Fleet Cruises. Departing three times nightly (6 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.) from Fishermen's Village. Masks required. Advanced reservations required. Call or visit website for additional information.   Read More


Art Walk features local and national artwork in the downtown Fort Myers art galleries and several art stops in the Fort Myers River District. The evening culminates with an after party at 10 p.m. The seasonal Saturday Art Fair has expanded to nearby Dean Street (between First and Bay). The [...]   Read More


Live music, food, and fun every Friday & Saturday at Time Square on Fort Myers Beach. Sunset Celebration is a pet and kid-friendly event. Sunset Celebrations are sponsored by The Times Square Merchant & Event Association, The Town of Fort Myers Beach, and The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel.   Read More


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