Press Release: Edison Festival of Light Announces Parades Broadcast Schedule

FORT MYERS, FL (March 1, 2016) Designed to “Illuminate.  Innovate.  Celebrate.” The Edison Festival of Light, Southwest Florida’s largest and longest running festival announces its broadcast schedule for their recent parades.


“The Edison Festival parades are great community events designed to involve various organizations and nonprofits and bring out the citizens of Southwest Florida to enjoy and commemorate the works of Thomas Edison,” said Kevin Anderson Board President. “This year’s parades had something for everyone and included new balloons and even traditional ones as Chico’s brought back their shopping bag balloon which was created for this event and not seen in over ten years.”


The Junior Parade will be broadcast on Sunday, March 5 from 7pm – 8pm and the Grand Parade of Light will be broadcast on Sunday, March 12 from 7pm – 9pm.  All broadcasts will be on MeTV, which can be found over the air on 26.2, on Comcast Cable 208, Century Link 8, and Marco Island Cable 7.


Designed to “Illuminate. Innovate. Celebrate.”, the Edison Festival of Light, Inc. honors Thomas Alva Edison’s contributions to mankind including Southwest Florida, and seeks to improve the community by education and activities relating to Edison’s works and values.  Sponsors include the City of Fort Myers, Florida Power and Light, Budweiser, Southwest Florida Community Foundation, Lee County Visitors and Convention Bureau, Chico’s FAS Inc., Family Thrift Center, LCEC, MedExpress Urgent Care, Morgan & Morgan, Downtown Property Owner’s Association, Florida Lottery, Fort Myers Pest Control, Wells Fargo, Applebee’s, Pepsi, Lipman Produce, Liberty Tax Service, Rasmussen College, B&I Contractors, and Florida Vacation Auction.  Media Partners include Beasley Radio, Happenings and Family News, iHeartMedia, Lamar, The News-Press, Parent and Child magazine, TOTI publications, and ValPak.


For more information, visit or call 239-334-2999. Become a fan by following us on Facebook ( and Twitter and Instagram (@EdisonFestival).  The Edison Festival of Light is a member of the Florida Festivals and Events Association and the International Festivals and Events Association.