There are many festivals in Southwest Florida during Fire Season, Honorable Shamans and Fellow Pagans, but the “granddady” of them all — the biggest display of lights, is the Edison Festival of Light Parade, which honors Thomas Edison and his many inventions, and it comes to Fort Myers, February 20th.
One way you can tell it is getting to be time for the Parade is to go downtown Fort Myers this time of year, and inspect the sidewalks. Chances are, you’ll see duct tape on the sidewalks, like this:
That’s right. This time of year, people put tape of different colors on the sidewalks along the Parade Route, to reserve “their spot,” and as far as I know, this system works. As it gets closer to the actual Parade Day, people will put out yard chairs. This has been going on for over 30 years.
Southwest Florida has over 1.5 million people in six counties.