2018 Reading Festival Details

What Is There to Do At The Reading Festival?

There is something for children and adults to experience at the Southwest Florida Reading Festival. Everyone enjoys the multiple stages with the celebrity authors who share ‘inside scoop’ about their latest books or what makes a story idea click for them. You will be able to buy books and have the authors personalize and sign them too! Kids will be mesmerized by the storytellers. There’s also an abundance of family fun activities such as crafts, readings, drawings and so much more. It’ll be a day you will thoroughly enjoy and one you will want to repeat every year! Event Map

Festival Parking

You can park along downtown streets for free on the weekends. The two City of Fort Myers downtown parking garages will have a Special Event Garage Parking flat rate fee of $5 that you pay on entry into the garage. They will accept cash or credit cards. The Main Street Garage is located at 2286 Main Street, with entrances at Main and Second streets. Disability parking is provided in the Fort Myers Regional Library Meeting Room parking lot at 1651 Lee Street in Fort Myers. Enter from Second Street. A standard disability parking pass is required. Parking disability drop off is R2 on attached map.

Food & Drink

The Southwest Florida Reading Festival offers plenty of menu items for you to enjoy! Jason's Deli will be on site with their popular box lunches. Little Joe's Special Events will offer a variety of delicious items including chicken and lamb gyros, kabobs, Greek salads, corn dogs, hot dogs, sausage sandwiches, Philly cheese steak sandwiches, french fries, fresh fruit smoothies, frozen coffee drinks, ice cream, shaved and Italian ice, funnel cakes, kettle corn, roasted nuts, soft drinks, bottled water and fresh squeezed lemonade.
Be sure to check the author signing times and have your book autographed! Learn More

Festival T-Shirts & Totes For Sale

Adults = $15 or $17 for 2-3xl or larger Cash or check only Look for the t-shirt booth.

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