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Ink Life Tour

Come get tattooed on the spot by over 150 of the world’s top tattoo artists like Amy Nicoletto from LA Ink! These artists will be tattooing starting Friday and will continue all the way through Sunday. Now is your chance to get amazing work at great prices. While you’re getting tattooed check out the amazing entertainment all weekend like face melting performances from the best local and national bands, jaw dropping suspension shows, insane pole dancing competition and the country’s hottest in

Fire Dance in Centennial Park

The City of Fort Myers began the installation of "Fire Dance," a large-scale sculpture in Centennial Park, on January 24, 2012. This installation is the first that the City of Fort Myers' Public Art Committee commissioned after an extensive process of reviewing 162 applicants. The funds for the purchase of the sculpture were obtained from private developers, and David Black is the artist who created this piece. The public artwork, a 25-foot tall by 22-foot wide all red aluminum modern scu

25 Miles Per Hour Speed Limit on all Local Streets

(Fort Myers, FL: March 2, 2012) - On December 5, 2011, City Council approved ordinance No. 3609 regarding reducing City-wide speed limits on all local streets from 30 miles per hour to 25 miles per hour unless otherwise posted. Effective March 12, 2012, the City will be enforcing the 25 miles per hour speed limit on all local streets. City ordinance No. 3609 established an enforcement date for the speed limit change to be March 1, 2012. Speed limit signs will be installed on all collector and ar


~ Give emergency workers room to work ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –More than 170 law enforcement officers in the United States have died after being struck by motor vehicles since 1999. Thousands have been injured. To make the roadways safer for everyone, to include law enforcement officers and emergency workers who often work roadside, the Director of the Florida Highway Patrol, Col. David Brierton, today announced that FHP is teaming up with two other states to protect emergency workers on roadwa

Lovegrove's Art fills the lobby of Hotel Indigo

Lovegrove's Art fills the lobby of Hotel Indigo in Downtown Ft. Myers River District. Ceiling Art, a new art exhibiion by Matlacha artist Leoma Lovegrove, features her Van Gogh series. Lovegrove will give a gallery talk about her work on March 2, 2012, from 7:30 to 8:00 p.m. during a wine reception in the hotel lobby Ft. Myers, Florida Feb 1, 2012 -- For artist Leoma Lovegrove, a visit to Auvers in France proved a turning point in developing her technique. In the wheatfield where Vincent

Coast Guard responds to vessel taking on water near Fort Myers Beach

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. – The Coast Guard responded to a vessel with seven people on board that ran aground and began taking on water near Estero Island, 1 mile from Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach, Saturday. At 5:04 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Fla., were notified of a 38-foot Sport Fisher charter vessel named Fishin’ Fever III, that had ran aground and began taking on water. At 5:07 a.m., a Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft, Law Enforcement boat w

Sobriety Checkpoint Planned

A DUI sobriety checkpoint is scheduled for this weekend, beginning Friday, January 20, 2012. The operation will take place at an undisclosed location in Lee County as the Sheriff's Office continues its commitment to getting impaired drivers off our roadways and in support of education efforts such as the national "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign. Checkpoint emphasis is placed on the following: 1. Remove impaired drivers from the roadway. 2. Reduce the likelihood impaired drivers will op

9th Annual Caloosahatchee Celtic Festival

Fort Myers Recreation Division and Celtic Heritage Productions invite you to “don your tartan” and bring your family and friends to enjoy the 9th Annual Caloosahatchee Celtic Festival, on Saturday January 28. 2012. Beginning on Friday evening January 27th at the Clarion Fort Myers Tiki Bar, enjoy performances by West of Galway, Marcille Wallis & Friends, Rathkeltair and Albannach. Celebrate Celtic culture along the banks of the Caloosahatchee River with music, food, beverage, and craft ven

Markets on Main

Visit the Market on Main in downtown Fort Myers on the second Saturdays through April 9am-3pm. Antique and Retro Market. Handmade GoodsGreen Market. And more!

January 20th 2012 Music Walk

Fort Myers Music Walk returns Friday, January 20th 2012 for a new year of live music in downtown Fort Myers. Music Walk begain in August of 2010 and has continued each month since then, bringing all ages and new enthusiasm to downtown Fort Myers. Starting this month Music Walk now happens on 3rd Fridays from 7pm til close. Over a dozen bars, restaurants and retail shops feature local musicians inside their establishments and on downtown streets. Experience historic Fort Myers and modern gra

ArtFest Fort Myers Named in Top Twenty

ArtFest Fort Myers, the city’s premier juried fine art festival, was honored to receive an award from the Southeast Tourism Society. In competition with festivals and events throughout the southeastern U.S., ArtFest Fort Myers was recognized as one of the “Top Twenty” this season. “ArtFest Fort Myers draws artists from across the country,” said Sharon McAllister, ArtFest Executive Director, “and it is thrilling to be acknowledged as an event with regional impact! Our reputation brings patron

McGregor Boulevard Resurfacing Project

The Florida Department of Transportation’s contractor, Better Roads, Inc., starts a resurfacing project on McGregor Boulevard (State Road 867) from south of College Parkway to Keenan Avenue on Tuesday, January 17, 2012. Crews will begin work with installation of construction signs and silt fence used for erosion control during the job. The contractor estimates paving will be done at the end of February, and variable message signs will inform drivers before it begins. Paving operations will occur

Special Events Help Support New & Existing Businesses

by Don Paight A new season of special events has begun in the River District. The events—which bring crowds that support the local, small restaurants, shops and services—are popular with area residents as well as visitors from across the country and overseas. New events have been added to the schedule, including the Wine Trail; Markets on Main; block parties for St. Patrick’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, and Labor Day; and the Downtown Halloween Party. Established favorites such as Art Walk,

Downtown Fort Myers New Years Eve Celebration

December 31st, 8pm-2am Free. All ages. Ball drop and Fireworks at Midnight! Live bands on 6 stages! Ring in the New Year in the downtown Fort Myers River District - THE place to see & be seen! The festivities begin at 8:00 pm. Six stages featuring DJ Gentry Thomas, BeetleManiax, Geek Sqwad, Memphis 56, Drunk Monkeys, No Way Jose, Ben Hammond, and Brad Connor Longshot Band. Drink & food specials all night. Ball drop with Fireworks at Midnight. Brought to you by the River D

Final Saturday Music Walk!

MUSIC WALK THIS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17TH DON'T MISS THE FINAL SATURDAY MUSIC WALK! - MOVES TO 3RD FRIDAYS IN JANUARY! The monthly music event features live bands at over a dozen venues, including restaurants, galleries, and bars, plus street performers all over the beautiful downtown streets. Music Walk venues showcase a variety of music, from punk, rockabilly, indie, reggae, and folk, to piano, steel drums, and more. The event is the largest of its kind regionally. Music Walk is an all a

Red tide spurs shellfish warning

Fort Myers, FL— Lee County Health Department is issuing an advisory against harvesting and eating shellfish due to poisoning from red tide toxins in local waters. Shellfish sold in stores or restaurants are safe to eat. This week the concentration reached the moderate to high levels in some local waters prompting the shellfishing warning. The Lee County Health Department has been monitoring local outbreaks of red tide alongside regional authorities for two months. “This is a good time to r
Fort Myers Facts:

Welcome to Fort Myers FloridaFort Myers is located Lee County Florida on the Gulf of Mexico and nestled along the scenic shoreline of the Caloosahatchee River. Fort Myers is the historical and governmental hub of Lee County. Fort Myers is the gateway to the Southwest Florida region, which is a major tourist destination in Florida.  The City of Fort Myers is also home to the historic winter residences of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. You can view Fort Myers  attractions, events and marinas that attract people every year.  More information coming soon. 

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Fort Myers Miracle
Welcome to Hammond Stadium

Class A affililiate of the Minnesota Twins. The Miracle play at Hammond Stadium at the Lee County Sports Complex, April to September. Majority of all games are at 7pm with Sunday games at 1pm. See the stars of tomorrow, play today. Great minor league baseball along with action packed fun!


Longhorn Steakhouse
Welcome to the West

Our gift cards are valid at over 300 locations and available in any denomination from $5 to $250. For Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, graduations, holidays, birthdays, anniversaries or any special occasion, LongHorn Gift Cards make the perfect gift for all the steak cravers you know!


Edison and Ford Winter Estates
Award wWnning Moonlight Garden

Visitors to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers will enjoy 20 acres of historical buildings, historic gardens, the Edison Botanic Research Lab and the Estates Museum.




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