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
Limited Edition at Coconut Falls
at Coconut Falls Tiki Bar and Grill
Limited Edition at Coconut Falls
Sunset Sunday - Memorial Day Weekend - May 26th
at Society Restaurant & Lounge
Bringing you the best in House & Techno from artists all over the dance industry. Host: Richard Rena Resident DJs : Crowd Controlol, Gerardo Aragon, and Svvish
Pre-Memorial Day Concert and Picnic
at McGregor Baptist Church
Join us in the Grace Building as we enjoy live music and indoor recreation.
Memorial Day Skate
at Spinz Skating & Entertainment
Closed on Memorial Day
at Little Saints at Saint Michael Lutheran School
We offer early learning and care for God's littlest saints! -Ages 6 weeks - 3 years. -Full time care Monday through Friday, 7:00am - 5:30pm -Individualized care -Competitive rates -Loving, Christ-centered environment -Accredited by SACS and NLSA -Creativ
Memorial Day Events at the Club
at Gulf Harbour Yacht and Country Club
The Gulf Harbour Golf & Country Club, a unique equity member-owned private Club, is located in the gated community of Gulf Harbour Yacht & Country Club.
Memorial Day Golf Event
at The Plantation Golf & Country Club
Celebrate Memorial Day on the Golf Course!
Open Memorial Day with Free Admission for Veterans
at Edison and Ford Winter Estates
Visitors to Thomas Edison and Henry Ford's Winter Estates in Fort Myers will enjoy touring 20+ acres of historic homes, artifacts, autos and gardens, the Edison Botanic Research Laboratory and the Edison Ford Museum.
Military Eats Free on Memorial Day
at Hooters (Ft. Myers Beach)
In reverence of Memorial Day, all active duty military and veterans are invited to eat a complimentary meal!
Florida Memorial Service
at Fort Myers Evangelical Free Church
A place for people to share stories and photos about the life and legacy of Dr. Joseph A. Iriana and Laura Patricia "Pat" Iriana.
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