It’s almost time to come together for peace at the 15th Annual Southwest Florida Peace Day Celebration Sept. 25 in Fort Myers.
The International Day of Peace is celebrated worldwide annually in September.
For the past 14 years, SW Florida has witnessed a Day of Peace expand and extend the spiral and spirit of peace throughout our community, all happening to educate, inspire, and promote peace within our hearts, homes, and community! This annual celebration is held in honor of the International Day of Peace, and it is still growing.
In 2021, Peace Day expanded and moved to beautiful Wa-Ke-Hatchee Park. Surrounded by nature, with grassy areas and wide walkways throughout the park, there’s plenty of room for lots of people to gather and share a day of peace.
Each year, the annual celebration has been supported and attended by thousands of people in our community. Food drives, pet drives and blood drives have helped hundreds of members of the community each year, thanks to the support of people who care about peace.
SWFL Peace Day Celebration continues to be a community favorite event where the community comes together to celebrate all that’s right in the world, experiencing a single day of peace in SW Florida.
Peace Day is at Wa-Ke-Hatchee Park in Fort Myers on Sunday, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“Cultivating Peace, Helping It Grow has been our motto, and the cultivating has taken root, and will continue to grow and produce fruit,” organizers say.
The day will include kids’ activities, rides, local vendors, unique artisans, live art, blood drive and live entertainment.
This year’s entertainment includes David “Bear” Delli Paoli, Family Time Music, Carling Witt, Luna Muni (violin), The Markleys, Jenni B of All Smiles Entertainment, The Calendar Girls, B-Love, Belly & Hula Connection SWFL, Poets Realm, Luna Moonz, mermaids and Violet Midnight.
Other highlights include early morning yoga and qigong (continuing through the day), free introductory acupuncture, free reiki and free crystal bowl therapy and performances happening throughout the day.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket, yoga mat, or chair and enjoy a peace-filled day with friends and family alike.
A food drive is planned to benefit the local ACT Shelter and a pet food and supply drive will benefit the Gulf Coast Humane Society.
“This year’s theme is Transformation! A prophecy long ago foretold that people of many colors would gather to unite and restore balance to the Earth, and that time is now! Peace is transformative and comes with understanding through communication. What unites us is greater than what divides us!,” says Peace Day organizer Zachari VanDyne.
The 15th Annual SWFL Peace Day Celebration on Sunday, Sept. 25 is a pet-friendly event. Wa-Ke-Hatchee Park is located at 16760 Bass Road, Fort Myers. Admission is free.
For information on becoming a vendor or getting involved with Peace Day, contact Zachari VanDyne at SWFL Peace Celebrations by email at [email protected], or call 239-560-5224.
Follow event and mark attending on Facebook at 15th Annual SWFL Peace Day Celebrations page and be sure to invite your family and friends.