Lee County

Lee County is located in Southwest Florida bordering the Gulf of Mexico, Charlotte Harbor and Charlotte, Hendry and Collier Counties. 

Lee County was established from Monroe County in 1823 and named for General Robert E. Lee. 

 

Lee County Florida Image Map
Population - 2000
440,888
Population - 2010
618,754
Population - 2015 Est
665,845
Land Area (sq mi)
785
Water Area (sq mi)
428
Total Area (sq mi)
1,212
Average Rainfall
52
Temperature - Average High
82
Temperature - Average Low
64

February 1 - 3, 2019

Location: Downtown Fort Myers, Florida

Head to Fort Myers for the biggest art festival in Southwest Florida! This waterfront festival offers amazing art of all kinds from artists all over the country. You'll also find great food, fun activities for the whole family, and plenty of opportunities to meet the artists.

April 8, 2018

Location: Centennial Park, Fort Myers, Florida

Live music, delicious barbecue, and beers come together for a family friendly event that has something for everyone. Sample all kinds of barbecue and vote for your favorite to win the People's Choice Award.

January 12 - 13, 2019

Location: Cape Coral, Florida

This festival has been serving as the top cultural festival for Lee county since its conception in 1985. Here you can listen to music to music from all different genres and be immersed in a world of art.

Starting after Thanksgiving, Captiva Island lights up with holiday spirit and cheer. Enjoy fireworks, tree lighting shows, a boat parade, golf cart parade, and much much more!

January, 27th & 28th, 2018

Location: German-American Social Club

This is event is a celebration for the entire family. Enjoy delicious seafood as well as other local foods, arts and craft vendors, and live music.

April 25 - 29, 2018

Location: Fort Myers Beach, Florida

Independent film fans, filmmakers, and distributors come together for this fun five day film event. 

March 10 - 11, 2018

Location: Fort Myers Beach, Florida

This festival celebrates delicious local shrimp! It will also include a parade, an exhibition, a Queens Pageant and a shrimp-eating contest!

February 22 - 24, 2019

Location: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Fort Myers, Florida

Love Greek food? This is the best place to get the most authentic Greek food in town! In addition to delicious homemade food, you will also find carnival rides and games for the kids, dance performances, live music, raffles, and much more!

Lee County School District oversees the education of approximately 80,000 students at over 60 public schools in Lee County, Florida. Unlike many other school districts in Florida, Lee County School District’s choice system for student enrollment is open-enrollment and goes through the Student Assignment Office whereby a lottery process is used to assign students to schools.

February 17 - 18

Location: Sanibel Island

This festival brings together amazing artists from all over the country. Bid on amazing one-of-a-kind art works as you walk through the tree lined art show. All proceeds go to support the arts in the local community and beyond. 

March 3 - 27, 2018

Location: Sanibel, Florida

Attend one the area's best events for classical music to support local musicians and all kinds of classical music throughout the month of March!

March 1 - 3, 2018

Location: Sanibel Community House, Sanibel, Florida

This is one of the most popular events for shell collectors in the country! Here you will find tons of shell art, shell craft demonstrations, and shells for sale! 

March 3, 2018

Location: Fort Myers Regional Library Campus, Fort Myers, Florida

Meet lots of famous authors of both adult and children's literature and attend talks to learn about their process here at Florida's largest reading festival! You will also find plenty of activities for readers of all ages!

Website Listings

The Big Arts Center is a center for both visual and performing arts on Sanibel Island. It puts on shows and exhibits to help local artists showcase their arts and audiences enjoy arts of all kinds.

The Braille and Talking Book Library is a library dedicated to providing reading materials to blind and visually impaired residents. Its headquarters is located in Daytona and it has nine subregional locations in Coca, Ft. Myers, Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Clearwater, Miami, Orlando, Pensacola, and Lake Worth to serve residents throughout the state.

Canterbury School, the only true independent, college-preparatory school in Fort Myers, is where students are immersed in strong academics and co-curriculars, all within a safe and welcoming environment. Canterbury School provides a rigorous college preparatory curriculum dedicated to academic excellence within an atmosphere emphasizing character, leadership and service. We strive to prepare students for success in the most demanding post secondary institutions and professions.

Florida Gulf Coast University opened it's doors in 1998 in Fort Myers to offer innovative programs and degrees to a growing Southwest Florida region. 

Today over 10,000 students attend FGCU. 

Services 321 specializes in toxic black mold remediation and removal caused by flooding or other related water damage. We used specialized electronic equipment to detect the moisture behind your walls and other services that cannot be seen. Once mold or moisture has been detected, we provide complete restoration and removal services to get your home back to a normal and healthy environment. Services 321 serves all of the Florida Gulf Coast.

The Fort Myers Beach Public Library is a library in Fort Myers. It is separate from the Lee County Library System, but any resident of Lee County is eligible for a Fort Myers Beach Public library card.

K3 – 8th grade Christian School, a ministry of First Assembly of God. FMCS works with the home and the church to academically train and spiritually nurture students to become productive citizens in society and impact others for Jesus Christ.

The Historic Arcade Theatre is a restored movie theater first built in 1915. Today it is home to the Florida Repertory Theatre, and performances of plays and musicals are put on 6 days a week.

Heart and Home Homeschoolers is a Christian, cooperative support group of homeschooling families in Lee County, Florida. We welcome homeschool families of all faiths and educational philosophies. Our purposes are to support homeschooling parents, to share homeschooling resources and ideas, and to encourage families in the planning of social and educational activities for their children. We also provide a network for keeping homeschoolers aware of political issues affecting the rights of homeschoolers.