Following CDC recommended guidelines and working with the City of Fort Myers the RDA will be announcing events on a month to month basis.
Our shops, bars and restaurants are open for business and we hope you continue to support our local mechants and owners.

Our Members


  • ArtFest Fort Myers
    At ArtFest, you’ll discover high-quality, Made-in-USA original art by more than 200 artists. Whether you’re a new or experienced art lover, you’ll find something wonderful to add to your personal collection. Watching your budget? You’ll find beautiful art in a wide range of prices — truly something for everyone. Avid collector on the hunt for unusual treasures? We’ve got you covered. This is a highly selective juried show. (Browse the online gallery to get a feel for the exceptional quality.) You’ll get to meet the artists, face to face. Refresh yourself with delightful food and music. And have fun with the whole family. (Kids have a blast at ArtFest!)dasddsd

    1375 Jackson St #401, Fort Myers, FL 33901 | 239-768-3602 | Visit website

  • Artisan Events & Entertainment
    A multifaceted company with 30 years of world-class experience in the arts, music, nightlife, live event and wedding industries, Artisan is an innovator in creative entertainment, conceptual events and cultural programs at the nexus of art, science, and the imagination. Artisan Events creates cultural arts programs, productions and promotions blending the arts, education and entertainment, including festivals, conferences, symposiums, salons, multimedia events, and conceptual environments, exhibitions and happenings. Artisan Entertainment is our music-driven division representing South Florida’s finest Disc Jockeys, Emcees and Master of Ceremonies, and other creative talents including Musicians, Models, Magicians, Dancers, Performers, and Speakers.dasddsd

    239-529-8570 | Visit website

  • Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel
    The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau is devoted to maintaining and building year-round tourism in Lee County. To achieve this goal, the VCB works closely with the local industry to increase domestic and international visitation through integrated programs targeting key markets. Local tourism businesses are encouraged to actively participate in all of the programs and grass roots outreach efforts, such as marketing meetings, media initiatives and trade/consumer shows.dasddsd

    2201 Second Street | (239) 338-3500 | Visit website

  • Butterfly Estates
    The Shops at the Butterfly Estates opened in 2009, it was a four year "green friendly" renovation of our shops, cafe and installation of our over 3600 sq,. foot glass butterfly conservatory. This small facility is Home of The Florida Native Butterfly Society (501c3) located in Gardner's Park in the Downtown Fort Myers River District.dasddsd

    1815 Fowler Street | 239-690-2359 | Visit website

  • Edison Festival of Light
    Celebrating 79 years of Light in 2017! Welcome to the Edison Festival of Light. A historic, fun-filled celebration not to be missed, culminating in the much-loved Edison Festival’s “Grand Parade”! Please don’t hesitate to contact us with your comments, questions or suggestions - we love the input!dasddsd

    1524 Jackson Street | 239-334-2999 | Visit website

  • Florida Native Butterfly Society
    The Florida Native Butterfly Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of Florida’s native butterfly species. Our Southwest Florida educational facility is providing the appropriate educational programs and involved research projects that are helping butterfly populations flourish throughout our state!dasddsd

    1815 Fowler Street | 239-690-2359 | Visit website

  • Florida Repertory Theatre
    Celebrating 20 years of Award-Winning Regional Theatre, Florida Repertory Theatre is a fully professional theatre company that The Wall Street Journal called "One of America's Top Repertory Companies!" Performing in the Historic Arcade Theatre, Florida Rep produces a wide variety of comedies, dramas, musicals, new plays, and theatre for young audiences, bringing more than 90,000 people to the Fort Myers River District annually throughout its September to May season. Florida Rep is the only theatre company of its caliber in Southwest Florida, and continues to make national headlines.dasddsd

    2268 Bay Street | 239-332-4488 | Visit website

  • Happenings Magazine
    Serving Southwest Florida for more than 20 years as the Comprehensive Cultural Event Magazine!  Monthly happenings include art, music, theatre, concerts, comedy, dining & more.  For a guide on everything arts and entertainment in SWFL or to place your event, contact Happenings Magazine.dasddsd

    1528 Jackson Street | 239-278-5236 | Visit website

  • J.C. Cruises/ CAPT. J.P.
    J.C. Cruises offers a variety of scenic tours on the Caloosahatchee River via the Capt. J.P.; a 475 passenger paddle-wheel boat.  Lunch and dinner cruises, special group pricing, private party cruises available. Days and Hours of operation:  Office Hours are Monday - Friday, 10am - 3pm.  Cruises vary by day.dasddsd

    1300 Hendry St., Fort Myers, FL 33901 | 239-334-7474 | Visit website

  • On The Water Fort Myers
    Offering Eco/history/dolphin/island/restaurant excursions.  All private tour up to 6 passengers. Offering a white glove service in a swim suit. Days and hours of operation:  7 days day light oursdasddsd

    2324 Atlamont Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33901 | 239-400-9179 | Visit website

  • Pure Fort Myers
    The Julian team came to SW Florida from far off New Zealand bringing with them 40 years of a unique combination of maritime history and tourism along with a well-developed dedication to the preservation and sustainability of nature’s resources.dasddsd

    2360 West First Street | 888-657-3601 | Visit website

  • Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
    The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center's mission is to nurture innovation and excellence in the Arts through exhibitions, performances, education, outreach, and preservation in Southwest Florida. The Art Center is dedicated to bringing world-class arts and entertainment to the Southwest Florida community and presenting their exhibits and performances to the public in a restored state-of-the-art facility. Additionally, we are committed to providing enriching educational arts experiences for children and adults alike, both at the Art Center, and throughout the community.dasddsd

    2301 First Street | 239-333-1933 | Visit website

  • Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida
    The area's only Professional Core Chorus; Resident Chorus of the SWFL Symphony Orchestra, Lee County's only professional orchestra. MISSION:
    To develop and promote public appreciation of choral music through the presentation of concerts of the highest possible artistic standards, to educate its audiences and musician members in choral repertoire of all periods suited for a symphonic chorus, and to provide opportunities for talented area singers to work together through rehearsal and public concerts to develop their singing techniques, their performance skills, and their creative choral artistry in the interpretation of challenging and significant choral literature.

    P.O. Box 07105 Fort Myers, Fl 33919 | 239-560-5695 | Visit website

  • The Laboratory Theater of Florida
    THE LABORATORY THEATER OF FLORIDA is dedicated to the promotion of the performing arts, through live performance, education, community outreach, experimentation and the development of ensemble work.dasddsd

    1634 Woodford Avenue | 239-218-0841 | Visit website

  • True Tours
    Enjoy one of a kind walking tours of downtown Fort Myers and Matlacha Island. Featuring historic and arts & culture related tours. Specialty programs designed for a one of a kind experience can also be found!dasddsd

    2200 First Street | 239-945-0405 | Visit website