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
Annual NICU Reunion
at Centennial Park
Invitations coming soon! Join the Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida for the annual NICU Reunion. This year we are excited to collaborate with the March of Dimes 80th Anniversary celebration and will host the reunion at the March for Babies
UZ -The Rebirth Tour w Sumthin Sumthin | 4/28 | Buffalo, NY
UZ is bringing his Rebirth Tour to Buffalo! Support from sumthin sumthin!
Executive Briefing Luncheon
at Fiddlesticks Country Club
C12 Group is the nation’s largest and fastest growing network of peer advisory groups for Christian CEOs and business owners. C12 Southwest Florida is launching a new group in Lee County and invites Christian CEO’s and business owners.
Cinco de Stumble
Artists and community members of all ages and genres come together for an exciting free street celebration and experience located in beautiful historic Downtown Ft.Myers!
Down & Derby
at Hello SWFL Find Tickets
The first of its kind in Fort Myers, this Kentucky Derby-themed party & social event will be just the right mix of fun and flair for those who want to get “Down & Derby”!
Cinco De Mayo Party!
at Millennial Brewing Co.
Get ready for a fiesta of epic proportions. Mexican vegan food, special themed beers, and VEGAN MARGARITAS!
Etiquette at Edison Ford
at Edison & Ford Winter Estates
Historical records in the Edsion archives show Mina Edison, wife of legendary inventor Thomas Edison as a gracious hostess and interested in the well-being of children and the community.
Moms & Mimosas!
at AR Workshop Cape Coral Find Tickets
Join us at AR Workshop on Mother's Day with your Moms, your kids or your tribe of mama friends to make any project in our gallery - especially our new Momma wood picture frames!
Kingfisher 28 years of Charters and Lodge
at Kingfisher 28 years of Charters and Lodge Find Tickets
Seth Bone a life long Sitka, Alaska resident, opened Kingfisher Lodge in 1990. Kingfisher Lodge offers all inclusive top flight lodging on Sitka Sound with its stellar fishing opportunities
Billy Currington - Sam Galloway Ford Concert Series
Tickets go on sale Friday Jan. 26 Don't miss out on this show! Billy and a couple of his closest buddies will be playing his most popular songs in this small intimate setting for his biggest fans. Billy Currington and his guitar cranking out your favorites, one night
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