3 Fantastic Events to Experience Every February in Fort Myers

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Fort Myers Beach is the perfect vacation destination if you’re looking to get away this winter. You can escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life on the shores of Fort Myers Beach, and even in the wintertime, there are plenty of events and attractions for you to enjoy. The weather is great year-round, so you can take advantage of all the outdoor activities like heading to the beach, renting a jet ski, taking an eco-tour, or simply strolling along and enjoying the beauty surrounding you.

February is a particularly exciting time with so much to see and do. Bring your sweetheart for a romantic getaway or bring the whole family along to experience these three February events near Fort Myers Beach, all located just a short drive away from our condos for rent in Fort Myers Beach, FL!

3 Fantastic events to experience in Fort Myers in February

Edison Festival of Light

As Southwest Florida’s largest and longest running festival, the Edison Festival of Light has been drawing tourists and locals alike for more than 80 years. Bring the whole family out to experience the fun events during this celebration of Thomas Edison’s birthday. STEMtastic Day of Discovery at the Lee County Public Education Center is the perfect way for kids to get involved in science, technology, engineering, math, and the arts. You can also take advantage of the food trucks and craft beer throughout the festival, and be sure to bring the family out to the parades, including the incredible Parade of Light!

Other fun activities during the festival include the classic car show, gala ball, Crafts on the River, Mutt Strut, and the 5K Fun Run. The Edison Festival of Light will take place over two weekends, February 8th through 9th and February 15th through 16th. For more information, visit their website at edisonfestival.org.

LaBelle Swamp Cabbage Festival

Come out to celebrate the traditions and food of Old Florida at the LaBelle Swamp Cabbage Festival.

For 2020, the 54th year of the festival will have a Roarin’ 20’s theme, perfect for heading back in time and enjoying all the entertainment, food, and fun. Of course, there are tons of swamp cabbage dishes to sample from local restaurants, and you also won’t want to miss out on events like the Swamp Cabbage Pageant, Swamp Stomp 5K, Bass Tournament, Cattlemen’s Rodeo, or entertainment at Barron Park.

The LaBelle Swamp Cabbage Festival will take place February 23rd and 24th in downtown LaBelle, about an hour’s drive away from our oceanfront Fort Myers vacation rentals. Visit labelleswampcabbagefestival.org for a full schedule of events.

Everglades Seafood Festival

Seafood Festival in Fort Myers

You can’t have a Florida vacation without experiencing some fresh seafood, and the Everglades Seafood Festival is the perfect place to do just that. This is one of the most popular Fort Myers Beach winter events that has been drawing crowds for years. Head into historic Everglades City to learn more about the rich story of the area and enjoy the mouth-watering seafood that Florida is known for. Between meals, come enjoy the fair, listen to live country music, and browse the arts and crafts booths boasting wares from local artisans. The whole family will have an incredible time making memories together at this world-famous festival!

Everglades Seafood Festival is located in historic Everglades City, about an hour and a half drive from Fort Myers. The 2020 festival will take place on February 7th, 8th, and 9th. This is a great budget-friendly option for your vacation, as there is no entry charge!

Plan Your Visit

There are countless things to do near Fort Myers, but if you’re vacationing in February, you simply can’t miss out on these fun festivals. Best of all, they’re all easy-to-reach from our Fort Myers bayfront vacation rentals, so you can get out the door in a hurry and experience the fun for yourself! Contact us today for more information about our lodging.