About Fort Myers
The Gateway to Southwest Florida, Ft. Myers, is located where the Caloosahatchee River flows into the Gulf of Mexico. A metropolitan area of more than 600,000, the city is the capitol and business center of Lee County. A community of modest homes, many of which are backed up to canals, offering boating access to the river and the Gulf, Ft. Myers was also the summer home of both Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, whose homes are now a local tourist attraction.
The Southwest Florida Regional Airport, just southeast of Ft. Myers, serves that city, Naples and the remainder of Southwest Florida as well. US Interstate 75 passes just to the east of the metropolitan area, carrying heavy motor traffic south for a few more miles before jogging eastwards to Miami.
The mild winter climate in Ft. Myers has long attracted Major League Baseball clubs for their Spring Training. Five clubs who have trained there have gone on to win the World Series. Currently there are training camps for both the Minnesota Twins and Boston Redsox.
The adjacent Caloosahatchee River and Gulf of Mexico are a big attraction to sports fishermen, drawn there by the abundance of sea life. Numerous boat launching ramps for private fishing vessels, as well as a number of commercial sports fishing ventures, offer access to great fishing.
Events in Fort Myers
Watercolor Painting for Everyone @LCPEC
at Lee County Public Education Center (LCPEC) Find Tickets
Learn the skill and art of watercolor painting! This course is designed for those with some basic skills, but the instructor can do a refresher if necessary. Class meets on these days: January 17, 24, 31; February 7, 21, 28 NO CLASS: February 14 Class meets at these t
Clay Walker at The Ranch
Friday, January 18, 2019 at 7 PM – 10 PM
at LYNQ Find Tickets
Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 9 AM
Florida Water Policy Summit (FWPS) - Jan 21
clock Monday, January 21, 2019 at 6 PM – 8 PM
LOT Tour: Eight-Foot Brewing
at Eight-Foot Brewing Find Tickets
Welcome to the Laughs on Tap Comedy Tour! Atlanta standup comics invade Eight-Foot Brewing for a night of fun! Comes grab a drink, kick back, and be entertained when these hilarious guys hit the stage. Smart, irreverent, and funny these comics are guaranteed to make yo
1ra Feria Cultural Venezuela-USA
at Southern Fresh Farm Find Tickets
Mostraremos lo maravilloso de la cultura venezolana y su gente
Purple Heart Exhibit Grand Opening
at 4820 Leonard St Find Tickets
We cordially invite you to the Grand Opening of the Purple Heart Exhibit at the Southwest Florida Military Museum and Library. The exhibit features all of Florida's 360 Purple Heart recipients who were Killed in Action since 9/11/2001. Cocktail Hour starts at 5:30 pm.
Bikers For Veterans
Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Girl's Night Out Networking Social at Society in Fort Myers
Join us at Society for the SWFL Housewives In The City Monthly Girl's Night Out Networking Social! This Happy Hour + Networking event is FREE to attend, but please register your ticket via Eventbrite. The first 50 ladies get a Swag Bag! What to expect: --->The f
Girl's Night Out New Year Soirée at Society -Networking Social
at Society Restaurant & Lounge Find Tickets
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Fort Myers Updates
Tomorrow at 19:00 – 10:00 pm
Today at 07:00 PM - 10:00 pm
The Shell Factory and Nature Park
Today at 06:30 PM - 09:30 pm
The Benita Model at Miromar Lakes