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2023 Grand Parade

Date: Feb 18, 2023
Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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2023 Grand Parade
Feb 18, 2023 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Named as the largest night parade in the Southeast year after year, the Grand Parade is a two-hour extravaganza featuring national participants & local marching bands, floats, local government and law enforcement officials, clowns and much, much more.

The parade brings the entire Southwest Florida community out in celebration of the life and achievements of our local winter resident, Thomas Edison. Spectators come from near and far to enjoy this event and often begin marking their viewing spot weeks in advance!

Although the event is free for spectators there are two ticketing options open to attendees. The first ticketing option is run by local non-profit groups through the Festival that sell reserved seats ("Street Seats") and the second ticketing option is VIP tickets which are sold online and in the Edison Festival of Light office (which include food and beverages).

If you wish to purchase tickets please check back for a link to do so.

2023 Grand Marshall: TBA

Past Grand Marshalls include:
Mickey Mouse
Jamie Denton (Actor, Desperate Housewives)
Sammy Watkins (NFL Player)

Are you interested in being a part of our signature event, the Grand Parade of Light?

Submit your application online with the link below
Or Print and Mail your application!

Questions? Give us a call at 239-334-2999

Option 2: Submit Online:

Grand Parade Application
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