We sincerely hope this online source of Southwest Florida events helps you maximize your enjoyment of the Naples and Bonita Springs area. Times, cost (if any), and dates subject to change or cancellation.
Named as the largest night parade in the Southeast year after year, the Grand Parade is a two-hour extravaganza featuring national participants & local marching bands, floats, local government and law enforcement officials, clowns and much, much more.
The parade brings the entire Southwest Florida community out in celebration of the life and achievements of our local winter resident, Thomas Edison. Spectators come from near and far to enjoy this event and often begin marking their viewing spot weeks in advance!
Although the event is free for spectators, local non-profit groups sell reserved seats and VIP tickets are sold in the Edison Festival of Light office (which include food and beverages). Visit our Tickets page to find out more!
Parade route: Fort Myers High Edison Stadium to Fort Myers River District Downtown
Parade Party – Centennial Park
One of the best ways to beat the traffic and have a prime spot for the Grand Parade is to come early and enjoy an entire day of festivities. The Parade Party includes all-day entertainment and music and is a prime spot for watching the fireworks that kick off the signature event of the season with a bang! Fun, food, music and crafts make this a family event in the Downtown River District. It’s excitement and amusement right until the arrival of the Grand Parade.
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