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The Festival attendance
is FREE to the public!
Each year the Southwest Florida Reading Festival gets better and
better and this year promises to be the best one yet! There is
something for everyone.
Day and Time
Saturday, March 19, 2016
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
RAIN OR SHINE
Harborside Event Center & Centennial Park
The Southwest Florida Festival offers plenty of menu items from
approximately ten different vendors!
For more details on who will be coming and what’s
happening on each of our multiple stages please click on the
schedule to the left.
Explore all the pages of our web site and be sure to tell all your
family and friends to come and experience a remarkable day in Lee
County. We look forward to seeing you and your family in at the
Adjacent to The Harborside
Event Center there are 300 uncovered metered
parking spaces as well as a five story parking
garage, which is subject to availability.
Metered spaces cost $0.25 per hour on week days
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Special event parking is
$3 upon entry at the garage.
What to do at the
Southwest Florida Reading Festival?
There really is something for all ages 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! You’ll find our numerous book and educational vendors
offering the latest in services and new ideas. Kids will be
mesmerized by the storytellers. There will be absolutely something
for everyone! Want more? Sure!
A favorite year after year is the FREE Book for Every Child
and Teen where they can pick out a book to take and keep!
The Children’s Craft & Activities Tent is so fun because kids make
all kinds of cool stuff that the can take home!
An exciting teen event is the one-of-a-kind
local Reading Rocks! Teen Battle of the Bands
final competition. The top three bands perform
live, onstage in front of hundreds of
spectators, family and friends in a final battle
for first place!
There’s also an abundance family fun activities such as face
painting, readings, drawings and so much more. It’ll be a day you
will thoroughly enjoy and one you will want to repeat every year!
Help the Festival!
Festival T-shirt Sales
Artwork courtesy of
- Festival T-shirts for sale can be found:
Inside E on map; Outside #15 on map
- Children’s t-shirts $15
- Adult Prices - $15; $17 for 2-3xl or larger
- Cash or check; NO debit or credit card