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Edison Festival of Light Grand Parade is back in action after being canceled last year

FORT MYERS

This year, the Edison Light Festival is back after being interrupted due to COVID-19. And, this year, the Grand Parade is the highlight.

A Fort Myers family favorite is back now. The Edison Light Festival disappeared in 2021 due to the pandemic.

Ted Fitzgeorge is a board member of the Edison Festival of Light. “It’s one of those weird small-town traditions,” says Fitzgeorge.

“We are delighted to be back. Last year we did a little thing over a weekend, and it went very well. But we missed our parades,” said Fitzgeorge.

Downtown Fort Myers will come to life with the Grand Parade, 5K runs, vintage cars and crafts along the river.

The festival begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, and some streets in downtown Fort Myers are closed. So organizers say it’s essential to plan ahead.

“Get off early, get a parking spot. The garage is open. There are still VIP seats. There are seats outside. VIP seats for an extra $20 fee come with private parking,” says Fitzgeorge.

And many people come to the Festival of Lights as a family tradition and ready to create lasting memories.

“People come, tape it up, put their names on the tape… And you’ll see people here soon with their flat trucks, and they’ll grill and line up. It’s a great family atmosphere,” says Fitzgeorge.

For more information on closed roads and maps, you can follow this section link.

Edison Festival of Light Grand Parade route and road closed

This event is free and open to the public.

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