Save the dates


Friday, 3rd:  Art Walk, 6pm

Saturday, 4th:  River District Freedom Fest!  Block party starts at noon, fireworks at 9:30 pm.

Sunday, 5th:  Sunday Funday at the Butterfly Estates, 10 a.m.

Friday, 10th:  Rockin’ the Patio, ‘The Trips’, 6 pm.

Friday, 17th:  Music Walk, 6 pm.

Friday, 24th:  Rockin’ the Patio, ‘High Five Friday’, 6 pm.

Saturday, 25th:  Car Cruise-In, 4 pm.

Saturday, 25th:  Rockin’ the Patio, ‘Memphis 56′, 6 pm.

Friday, 31st:  Rockin’ the Patio, ‘Bad Bandits’, 6 pm.


Thursday’s:  Downtown Farmers Market*:  Centennial Park; 7:00 am

River District Alliance News:  Don’t forget to look through the monthly update on downtown issues to know!  Click on the Information tab above for the full monthly newsletter and other useful River District Information..



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Freedom Fest

Freedom Fest July Fourth Celebration;

Get ready for an amazing Freedom Fest 2015 beginning at noon on July 4th!

The event this year includes four stages of live music and entertainment, a classic car show, free kids zone with bounce houses and slip & slide, first responder demonstrations, raffles, vendors, and the annual fireworks on the river beginning at 9:30 pm!

Merchant specials and activities throughout the River District. For more information, sponsorships, vendors, and event details or specials, please visit or follow us on Facebook.

Butterfly Estates

Sunday Funday at the Butterfly Estates

The first Sunday of every month the Butterfly Estates’ Non Profit Organization, The Florida Native Butterfly Society, opens its doors to the public with free admission. The purpose is to expose as many people as possible to the importance of Florida’s incredible butterflies. The program is intended to inspire guests to plant butterfly gardens to support and increase natural populations. Enjoy many new vendors every month, kids projects and activities. For more information, please visit:

Note: If the Butterfly Estates lot is full there is free extra parking across Fowler Street at The Constitutional Building.

Passport Parking

Passport Parking in the River District

As season begins it’s a good time to review the recently implemented Passport Parking program throughout core downtown at all meters.

Guests to downtown who park at meters can download the Passport Parking app or can call 239-790-4675 to register. With this users can pay for parking with their phone or call from the numbered meter and pay via credit card.
Text messages and alerts can be enabled through this app, receipts sent, and guests will be able to extend their metered time from their phone.

Informational rack cards are available at the CRA (1400 Jackson Street) or at Denison Parking (2123 First Street).


River District Map & Directory

Seasonally updated River District Maps are now available! Map includes general area and merchant locations with contact information. Printed maps are available throughout River District establishments, or from the Community Redevelopment Agency at 1400 Jackson Street.

For a pintable map, please look under “Information.”


2015 Art Walk Collector Image

The 2015 Art Walk series comes with new exhibits and excitement throughout the galleries and River District! The collector image featuring the art of Unit A’s Marcus Jansen is also available.

Look for the Fort Myers Art Walk information table, where you can sign up as a Fort Myers Art Walk Patron and receive the 2015 Art Walk Collector’s button, poster or tee shirt.

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Art Walk Announces 2014/2015 Season Sponsorships & Discount Agreements

Opportunities for sponsorship beginning at only $10.00 and Merchant Member Discount Agreements are now available!

Sponsorship forms and Discount Agreements can be printed under Information.



Mystery Walk Launch!


Historic Fort Myers River District