Join Edison Mall on Saturday from 3 PM-8 PM as we host our inaugural Freedom Fest event, an outdoor patriotic and military appreciation celebration outside in the Food Court Parking Lot at 4125 Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers.
We are thrilled to offer a free community event the whole family can enjoy. An animal shelter supply drive and fundraiser for our veterans will also be taking place at the event. The Edison Mall will also purchase a meal for the first 50 veterans/first responders who join us for Freedom Fest! To get a food voucher, just head to the Edison Mall tent at the front of the event.
Freedom Fest has something for everyone. We have a petting zoo and KidX Craft Zone for the little ones, and live music and beer garden for the adults. Guests can also enjoy yard games, grab a bite to eat from one of our fabulous food trucks, and grab a swag bag from our participating vendors. Freedom Fest will also host a Touch-a-Truck component, featuring a Lee County School Bus, Fort Myers firetruck, Fort Myers Police squad vehicles, and a helicopter from the Sheriff’s Department.
“We are extremely excited and proud to be hosting our inaugural Freedom Fest, which is a family-friendly, patriotic celebration and military appreciation event! The Edison Mall continues to focus on being a Community Partner. Offering outstanding, free events, such as Freedom Fest, help us work toward delivering on that focus,” said Brad Lunn, General Manager.
To continue being a strong community partner, proceeds from the Freedom Fest beer garden will be given to American Legion Rabe O. Wilkinson Post 38, located in Downtown Fort Myers to support our veterans.
Edison Mall has also partnered with the Gulf Coast Humane Society to host a supply drive for their shelter, those who donate receive a free Touch-a-Truck inspired t-shirt.
In addition, the Edison Mall will be purchasing a meal for the first 50 veterans/first responders who join us for Freedom Fest! To get a food voucher, just head to the Edison Mall tent at the front of the event.
The Cape Coral Police Department, Cape Coral Fire Department, Cape Coral Yacht Club Pool and Parks and Recreation will be coordinating the Water Safety Day Event on Saturday, June 5th 2021 from 10 am – 1 pm at the Cape Coral Yacht Club Ballroom.
This will be the 8th Annual event which promotes all aspects of water safety in our community. We are reaching out to children and their parents in an effort to educate them in a fun and interesting way.
Sadly, the impetus for this event was the many drownings of toddlers in pools in Cape Coral. We hope by holding such an event raises awareness in our community of the dangers that go along with recreational water use, in a way that makes for a really fun day for the kids!
Some of the day’s events will be:
Paddling Safety Demo
Safety Precautions Around the Pool
Life Jacket Fittings (waiting on this)
Rescue Dive Gear
“Passport Cards” to be completed at each table where kids learn a water safety lesson
Prizes and Giveaways (Poster Contest/Passport Card Winners/Raffles)
In partnership with American Legion Rabe O. Wilkinson Post 38, Edison Mallwill host a canned food drive to help combat hunger in the community.
The canned food drive will take place from May 15-31.
“We at the Edison Mall will always strive to be a community partner. We will help, support and give back to the community in any way we can,” said Brad Lunn, General Manager.
“The American Legion provides free food to our veterans through their food pantry. As we have watched COVID affect our community, our veterans have been hard hit. Partnering with the American Legion Post 38 is another fantastic opportunity and we are happy to host the food drive.”
Edison Mall and the American Legion challenge the community to help them fill all 1,591 square feet of Suite 1480 with canned goods and other nonperishables.
Participants may bring a canned good or nonperishable item to Suite 1480, located at Entrance C, right across from JCPenney, during mall hours.
Edison Mall shopping hours are Monday – Saturday 11AM – 7PM and Sunday 12PM – 6PM. For more info, please visit shopedisonmall.com or call 239-939-1933.
The City is partnering with Lee County’s Solid Waste Division to offer Cape Coral residents a safe and responsible way to dispose of household chemical waste (HCW).
This event will be on Saturday, May 1 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 1015 Cultural Park Boulevard (City Hall parking lot).
The event will be held in conjunction with Waste Pro’s collection of trash, horticulture, and bulk items at the same location.
Items that will be accepted for disposal include:
Liquid paint and thinners
Polishes and strippers
Car and boat batteries
Gas propane tanks
Lee County’s Solid Waste Division offers household chemical waste collection in Cape Coral every quarter. The County’s HCW and electronics recycling facility is located in Fort Myers (6441 Topaz Court) and is open Mondays through Fridays, and the first Saturday of each month.
All visitors are encouraged to wear facemasks and remain in their vehicles at all times to comply with social distancing requirements.
Materials for drop-off will be collected from trunks of vehicles and the beds of trucks.
Proof of residency is required to drop off items. Proof of residency may include photo identification with a Cape Coral address or photo identification and a utility bill, with an active Cape Coral utility account.
The City of Cape Coral is inviting the public to participate in a community forum on Thursday, April 29 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Cape Coral Yacht Club Community Park ballroom (5819 Driftwood Parkway).
The forum will include discussions and activities that aim to facilitate open conversation and sharing of ideas with meeting facilitators.
The City is in the process of developing a vision for Cape Coral and a strategic plan to make that vision a reality, and community input is an important part of this process. Community surveys recently concluded and the results were presented to Council.
The City of Cape Coral has hired the Florida Institute of Government to facilitate this project and to develop an updated strategic plan that will be presented to the City Council. The project is expected to wrap up in August.
Attendees are asked to wear a mask at the Community Forum.