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Many key factors combine to make Fort Myers, Florida, a highly desirable vacation destination. One of the main reasons is its numerous exciting events!  Due to its gorgeous weather year-round, Fort Myers, Florida, can host concerts, festivals, shows, and parties at practically any time during the year, making planning a vacation even easier. There are several events that take place monthly in Fort Myers, such as the Art Walk (occurring every first Friday of the month in downtown Fort Myers) the Music Walk (occurring every third Friday in downtown Fort Myers), and the Caribbean Cruise-In Car Show (occurring every first Monday of the month).  Twilight at the Tower and the River’s District Farmers Market are frequent events as well, happening every Thursday all year.  However, Fort Myers takes special pride in their annual events.  Every month of the year is packed with entertainment ranging from parades to wine tasting.  Here are the top 10 annual Fort Myers events you should attend!

Annual Fort Myers Events

  1. Florida Sportsman Fishing Show: January 30th & 31st, 2016
    See more fish than you ever have before!  This fishing event will include lessons from professionals and even activities for kids.
  1. Southwest Florida and Lee County Fair: February 25th-March 6th, 2016
    Enjoy thrilling rides, chow down on mouth-watering food, and see adorable animals at this county fair in Florida!  Free entertainment and free parking are provided as well.
  1. The Burrowing Owl Festival: February 27th, 2016
    Learn more about nature through this educational and interactive event, featuring lectures, hikes, food and music, and even a butterfly tent!  Proceeds will contribute towards awareness and protection of the threatened burrowing owls.
  1. Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo: March 10th-March 13th, 2016
    Put on your boots and experience this day of rodeo performances, including shootouts, bull riding, and roping!
  1. Balloons Over Paradise Festival: April 11th-12th, 2016
    Watch the sky fill with colors as over 60 balloons arise from the Seminole Immokalee Casino.
  1. Cinco de Mayo Block Party: May 2016
    This family-friendly event celebrates Cinco de Mayo by serving authentic Mexican food that you can enjoy while watching live performances.
  1. Fort Myers Beach Fireworks and Festival: July 2016
    Starting at noon with a parade, this event filled with food and fun runs all day long, ending with fireworks on the beach to celebrate our great nation; this is a can’t-miss on the list of annual Fort Myers events.
  1. Cape Coral Oktoberfest: October 16th, 17th, 18th | October 23rd, 24th, 25th
    Enjoy everything German, including live music and food, at this two-weekend event which includes a carnival area for kids.
  1. Cape Coral CoCoNut Festival: November 12th-15th, 2015
    Don’t miss this weekend carnival, including rides, games, and even fireworks!  Perfect for the whole family!
  1. Annual Holiday Nights: November 27th, 2015- January 3rd, 2016
    This festive event will get you in the holiday spirit with tours, live music, entertainment, and evening river cruises- all held in a lavishly decorated environment complete with millions of lights and countless trees and wreaths.

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Now that you know which annual Fort Myers events you want to attend, stay with us at Sun Palace Vacations!  We offer a wide variety of vacation rentals with accommodations for everyone. Check our availability and book your stay today!


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