Annual Events

For more information on annual events at the Estates or to schedule a site walk contact the Estates Event Coordinator at 239-334-7419 or complete the Event Inquiry Form.

  • Edison Ford Antique Car Exhibition

    Edison Ford Antique Car Exhibition

    FEBRUARY

    Over 100 antique cars on exhibit from local Car Clubs and other classic car owners showcase their cars on the Ford lawn in tribute to the legacy of Henry Ford. 

  • Happy Birthday Thomas Edison

    Happy Birthday Thomas Edison

    FEBRUARY

    Join us for the our annual Birthday Party for Thomas Edison at the Estates.  Staff, distinguished guests and Edison Park Elementary School students perform music from the Edison era.  FREE to public.

  • Edison Garden Festival

    Edison Garden Festival

    FEBRUARY

    Join us for the our annual garden festival as part of the Thomas Edison birthday celebration. Garden market with music, food and fun! FREE to public.

  • Art in the Gardens

    Art in the Gardens

    MARCH-APRIL

    In the heritage gardens at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, Lee county students create an environmentally interactive artwork exhibit using recycled materials to make life-like garden art.

  • Mother's Day at Edison Ford

    Mother's Day at Edison Ford

    FREE admission for Moms on Mother's Day!

    FREE Admission for Moms on Mother’s Day
    FREE Admission for Moms on Mother’s Day
    FREE Admission for Moms on Mother’s Day
  • Happy Birthday Henry Ford

    Happy Birthday Henry Ford

    JULY

    The Estates will be celebrating the birthday of Henry Ford with programs and activities. 

  • Edison Ford Clothesline Quilt Show

    Edison Ford Clothesline Quilt Show

    OCTOBER

    The Edison & Ford Winter Estates and the Southwest Florida Quilter’s Guild will be “airing quilts” on the traditional clotheslines. There will be dozens of quilts on display on clotheslines alongside Orchid Lane and the Edison Home.  Antique quilts belonging to Guild members will also be on display.  

  • Edison Garden Market

    Edison Garden Market

    NOVEMBER

    Unique heritage plants and trees, several dozen local vendors.  One stop shopping for unique garden items.  Event is FREE to public.

  • Edison & Ford Holiday Nights

    Edison & Ford Holiday Nights

    The annual Edison Ford Holiday Nights at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates is a “must see” holiday tradition in Southwest Florida. During the holidays the homes and gardens of Thomas and Mina Edison and Henry and Clara Ford are seasonally decorated.