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SW FLORIDA’S COASTAL EXPO
February 4 - February 6$12,
The 2022 Coastal Expo at Lee Civic Center will use the facility’s entire 52,000 square foot air conditioned building plus several acres outdoors around lakes which will be lined with coastal exhibitors who come from all over Florida to display art, clothing, and coastal gadgets. This year’s Expo will also be the host of SW Florida’s first $10,000 “Winner-Take-All” Food Truck Showdown where attendees can vote for their favorite food vendor. Show-goers will have the opportunity to meet world famous nautical artists including Steve Whitlock and Douglas Snidely, plus watch fly-tying demonstrations, experience a wildlife exhibit up close including an indoor alligator pit, fishing seminars on the hour, a live swimming mermaid in a 16’ glass tank who retrieves shells for children, axe throwing, a national K9 dock-jumping competition, and even a sexy-guy beard contest. Show visitors can also play Knockerball, browse exotic art and woodwork, nautical jewelry, furniture and outdoor sportswear.
Expo proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida with 25% of event sponsorships and 100% of an impressive prize raffle onsite during the 3-day Expo.
Show hours are Friday 9-5, Saturday from 9-5, and Sunday from 9-4. General admission is $12, re-entry is free all weekend. To encourage SW Florida’s coastal environment in our youth, kids under eighteen attend for free. Active police officers are also invited to attend as a guest of the show.
The Lee Civic Center is located at 11831 Bayshore Rd, North Fort Myers, FL 33917.
For more information about 2022’s Coastal Expo visit: www.NauticalMileMagazine.com