Edison Festival of Light receives Grant from the Southwest Florida Community Foundation

On Friday, November 20th at the Alliance for the Arts, 2015 Festival President Anne Cartier accepted a check on behalf of the Edison Festival of Light from the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. The Arts & Attractions grant is awarded to organizations that strengthen the arts, culture and attractions industry in Lee County. The Edison Festival of Light is proud to present a range of events, most of which are free, to the community through the February celebration that will be celebrating the 77th year of illuminating Southwest Florida in 2015.

Grant from Southwest Florida Community Foundation

Decorating Edison & Ford Winter Estates’ Holiday Nights Tree!

On Thursday, November 13th, Edison Festival of Light Board Members and Volunteers decorated a tree for the Edison & Ford Winter Estates’ Holiday Nights event. The theme of our tree this year was the Edison family and their pets! We had beautiful hand-made decorations that volunteers at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates kindly made, featuring the faces of little dogs and cats fishing–complete with poles! The Edison’s also had peacocks and monkeys! You can find the tree that we decorated illuminating the porch of the main home from November 28th through January 2, 2015. For Holiday Nights details, visit the Edison & Ford Winter Estates website at: http://edisonfordwinterestates.org/


Business Tax Certificate

If you have a LEE COUNTY or CITY OF FORT MYERS business tax certificate, you must provide a copy of it with your application. The vendors not holding a Business Tax in either of those two jurisdictions need to complete the City of Fort Myers Temporary Vendor Tax Receipt Application that is attached in the Festival applications. States sales tax number has nothing to do with “Business Tax.” (Thank you to the City of Fort Myers for helping us clear this up!)

Raffle Tickets

Reminder: This is the last week that you are able to purchase raffle tickets at the Festival office.

$1 per ticket for: Chico’s jewelry, Bert Blyleven signed ball, Ryan Lavarnway signed ball, 4 pack of Tervis Tumblers, Casey Kotchman signed ball, DJ Campbell signed pennant, and Jose Lobaton signed baseball.

$5 per ticket for: round-trip airline ticket.

School Board’s channel

The 2014 Junior Parade will be airing on the School Board’s channel the entire month of July at 7:00 a.m., and 5:00 p.m. (except days of a board meeting airing–July 29th). Check with your service provider for channel information.


June 1st: Look out for the Junior and Grand Parades on a tv near you!

Lee County Channel 97
1pm – Junior Parade

Channel 98
12pm – Grand Parade
2:30pm – Junior Parade

Additional dates and times will be posted once they are confirmed.