Float Building 101

Over the years we have talked with many community members that want to build a float but do not know where to start. To assist you, we put together a resource page to help guide you through the process so you too can bring your ideas to fruition for one of the greatest traditions in Southwest Florida.

There is a wide variety of ways that you can put together your masterpiece and below are just some of the methods to do this. Do not forget to include a decorative army of lights on your entry if your goal is to be in the Grand Parade (it’s a requirement).

Float Supplies:

Video Resources:

Text Resources:
1. University of Maryland
2. Valley Decorating
3. WikiHow

The Edison Festival of Light, Inc. is no way involved with any of the mentioned organizations or individuals.

Feel free to comment below and share your float building experiences and recommendations with the community. We cannot wait to see your creative ideas brought to life in the streets of Fort Myers come February!