What Fort Myers, Naples events are canceled? New Year’s Eve fireworks, Edison parade, etc.

Many events have been canceled due to COVID-19 in Southwest Florida. Here’s an updated…

What Fort Myers, Naples events are canceled? New Year’s Eve fireworks, Edison parade, etc.
What Fort Myers, Naples events are canceled? New Year's Eve fireworks, Edison parade, etc. 1

Charles Runnells
 
| Fort Myers News-Press

Many events have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Southwest Florida, including New Year’s Eve fireworks, Broadway musicals and the ever-popular Edison Festival of Light Grand Parade.

Here’s a list of major cancellations, postponed events and closed venues in Fort Myers, Naples, Estero and the rest of Southwest Florida. We’ll update as more are announced.

ONGOING

MAY

JULY

  • Chris Stapleton, July 16 at Hertz Arena in Estero. Postponed until Nov. 11, 2021. Tickets for the July show will be honored, or ticket holders can request a refund. facebook.com/HertzArena

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AUGUST

  • Tedeschi Trucks Band, Aug. 17 at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in south Fort Myers. Postponed until Aug. 20, 2021. bbmannpah.com
  • Alabama, Aug. 22 at Hertz Arena in Estero. The country band has postponed its concert until June 11, 2021. hertzarena.com
  • Craig Morgan, Aug,. 29 at The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon in Fort Myers. Postponed until April 10, 2021. facebook.com/theranchfortmyers

SEPTEMBER

  • Island Hopper Songwriter Fest, Sept. 18-27 in Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach and Captiva Island. Postponed until Sept. 17-26, 2021. The festival’s Songs from the Sofa virtual concert series continues monthly on Instagram Live. island-hopper.fortmyers-sanibel.com
  • Slaughter and L.A. Guns, Sept. 26 at The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon in Fort Myers. The rock concert has been postponed until March 6, 2021. theranchfortmyers.com

OCTOBER

  • Collie Buddz, Oct. 1 at The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon in Fort Myers. Postponed until March 18, 2021. theranchfortmyers.com
  • Toby Keith, Oct. 2 at Hertz Arena. Postponed until April 30, 2021. This is the second time the show has been postponed. It was originally scheduled for May 1. hertzarena.com
  • Roar Offshore Fort Myers Beach Powerboat Races, Oct. 8-10 on Fort Myers Beach. Postponed until Oct. 7-9, 2021. roaroffshore.com
  • Comedian Jo Koy, Oct. 8  at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in south Fort Myers. Postponed to June 25, 2021. bbmannpah.com/update
  • Casting Crowns, Oct. 29 at Hertz Arena. Postponed to March 25, 2021. hertzarena.com

NOVEMBER

  • American Sand Sculpting Championship, Nov. 22-Dec. 1 on Fort Myers Beach. Canceled, although organizers say they might do a virtual event at some point, instead. Read more: facebook.com/AmericanSandSculpting

DECEMBER

JANUARY

  • Fort Myers Seafood & Music Festival, Jan. 8-10 in downtown Fort Myers. Canceled. seafoodfestivals.com
  • Cape Coral Arts & Music Festival, Jan. 9-10 in downtown Cape Coral. Canceled. The festival instead will hold a virtual market Jan. 4-31. capecoralfestival.com
  • “Lifespan of a Fact,” Jan. 13-30 at Players Circle Theater, North Fort Myers. The Broadway comedy has been postponed until Oct. 27-Nov. 14. playerscircletheater.com

FEBRUARY

Connect with this reporter: Charles Runnells (Facebook), @charlesrunnells (Twitter), @crunnells1 (Instagram)

Read more: Southwest Florida Event Center closes permanently in Bonita Springs over coronavirus, industry concerns

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