Head to Downtown Fort Myers for its Annual New Years Eve Downtown Countdown
Dec 30, 2017 01:39PM ● Published by Kevin
Each year, the River District Alliance helps residents celebrate the New Year with a ball drop, live music, vendors and family fun. There will be live music all night. Bands include Electric Mudd, Iconic, Marty Stokes Band and SmackDaddy. A live DJ will spin throughout the night, and Half Step Down will play in the Patio de Leon. There is also a "Junior Ball Drop" at 9 p.m. located at First and Hendry Streets with giveaways for kids.
The celebration is the culmination of the River District Alliance's annual "RDA Holidays" experience. The entire month of December, residents have enjoyed the magic of the season in Southwest Florida during the River District’s annual downtown holiday celebration.
The River District transformed into a Floridian winter wonderland for five festive weekends of shopping, entertainment and exploration, which included family fun at events all across downtown Fort Myers.
In the second week, folks had the opportunity to tour the historic Murphy-Burroughs House and Langford-Kingston Home of Fort Myers homes decorated for the holidays and spent Christmas at Centennial Park, which included bounce houses, an inflatable obstacle course, and giant slide. Santa Claus paid a visit by firetruck, and the Southwest Florida Symphony performed. The city's Christmas tree was lit, as well.
The New Year's Eve celebration finishes off the 2017 season of holiday fun.
The River District Alliance was formed by a group of downtown property owners, business owners and residents whose purpose was to assist in the revitalization of the historic downtown district. It works to be a common voice to our elected officials and local decision makers. Members of the nonprofit continue to be locally based merchants, residents and property owners within the boundaries of the River District (Downtown Fort Myers Redevelopment District). For more information, visit fortmyersriverdistrictalliance.com.
The Fort Myer's Downtown New Year's Eve Midnight Fireworks in 2012