Edison Parade of Light wraps up 3-week celebration
By Colleen Hogan. CREATED Feb 19, 2012
FT. MYERS, Fla. - It's one of the most popular events of the year in Southwest Florida!
It's the Edison Festival of Light Grand Parade but if you missed it, don't worry.
Four In Your Corner's Colleen Hogan joins us from the River District with the highlights.
Thomas Edison; he's Ft. Myers most famous snowbird.
Even though he hasn't summered in Southwest Florida in some time, his life and achievements are still celebrated in Ft. Myers every year.
A street party in Edison's honor, starts the day off right with live music and vendors selling just about everything you can fit under a tent.
"We're buying neclaces, eating food, watching fireworks, parade stuff," Adam Carr, said, who attended the parade with his kids.
Once the sun sets, fireworks light up the sky, signaling the grand parade is about to begin.
Local law enforcement, lighted floats, and marching band wind through the streets of the River District.
For more than two hours, the parade went on, for what some call the largest night parade in the South.
A celebration for a man who changed the world, with a lightbulb.
Colleen Hogan, reporter