5 Things to do This Weekend in Fort Myers

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Art, crafts, music, food and even more food.  

Making weekend plans?  Check out these 5 things to do this weekend in Fort Myers:

Grand Re-Opening ~ 130 Years of Electric Light in Fort Myers

Friday:  Thomas Edison first lit his Fort Myers winter home with electric lights 130 years ago. On that night, the entire town of 349 residents lined the sidewalk to see the lights. To celebrate this milestone, the site is hosting a special grand re-opening evening event. 
Activities include: 5:30 pm Guided tour of historic homes; 6:00 pm Special Edison generator presentation in museum; 6:45 pm Mayor Randy Henderson, Edison Ford Board of Trustees Chair Lee Golden, and Fort Myers Councilman Mike Flanders will speak; 7:15 pm – Special Edison generator presentation in museum.  Admission is free to Edison Ford members, and refreshments will be available. (Additional cost applies for historic homes tour.) Living history characters will be on hand. Lee County residents receive $5 off admission with valid photo ID. Edison & Ford Winter Estates is located at 2350 McGregor Blvd.  

Art Walk

Friday:  Enjoy the art galleries and sights of the downtown River District every first Friday. Great galleries, vendors, and always a good time in the River District! From 6 – 10 pm each month.  

WINK Taste of Lee

Saturday:  Come out to see and sample a variety of dishes from Lee County’s top restaurants during the 4th Annual WINK Taste of Lee at Centennial Park from 11 am to sunset.   ROCKER takes the stage at 11:30 am.

Community Downtown Street Bazaar

Saturday:  Come on out and see us for our second Seasonal Street Bazaar in downtown Fort Myers. We will have over 40 vendors participating. Come join us for a day of shopping from 10 am – 4 pm. Thank you for shopping local. We appreciate each and every one of our customers. Vendor space available. Call or come by The Open Door Shoppes on Hendry Street, Inc.to register. Or call 239-226-1220.

Taste of the Town 2017

Sunday:  Taste of the Town is the signature fundraiser of the Junior League of Fort Myers to be held from 11a-5p at Alliance for the Arts. Run entirely by the volunteer members of the League, Taste of the Town is now in its 35th year and is the original taste event! Restaurants from all over Southwest Florida serve “tastes” of their best dishes alongside beer, wine, local bands, and an array of children’s entertainment and activities. Proceeds from the event support community services program of the Junior League of Fort Myers. From work with at-risk youth to programs in literacy, we work hard to serve the community and your attendance at Taste matters! General admission tickets are just $10 at the door! Parking is free this year and is first come, first serve at surrounding business. Signs will designate available parking areas. We encourage guests to utilize Lyft! If riders use code JLFM2017 with Lyft, a portion of the proceeds will go to the Junior League! For more information, visit jlfmtaste.com!

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