Snowbird Company Brings Two Snowbird Fests to South Florida

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Vendors being lined up now for events in West Palm Beach and Fort Myers that are expected to draw thousands

Florida is the number one state for visiting snowbirds, and The Snowbird Company, the nation’s leading snowbird rentals resource, is bringing two of its hit Snowbird Fest events to the state: Snowbird Fest South Florida East Coast is on Tuesday, February 9, in West Palm Beach and Snowbird Fest South Florida West Coast is on Friday, February 12, in Fort Myers, FL.

The February 9 event is from 9am-1pm at the West Palm Beach Event Hall at 2223 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. The February 12 event is from 9am – 1pm at the Crown Plaza Fort Myers, 13051 Bell Tower Drive.

“Our past shows over the last few years have had overwhelming response, with venues filled to capacity, and we knew the time was right to expand to south Florida locations,” said Chris Wright, co-owner of The Snowbird Company.

The Snowbird Company includes both regional and state-specific highly visible websites catering to the snowbird lifestyle that receive more than 100 million hits a year, said Sean Beckham, co-owner. “For over a decade now, we’ve seen tremendous success with Florida snowbirds interacting with property owners and managers on and wanted to expand that relationship to offer face-to-face opportunities combined with a fun festival environment of great food, music, and entertainment. Our Snowbird Fests turn the virtual, online community into a real community, giving Snowbirds a chance to meet each other and learn more about their winter homes in South Florida.

“We have great entertainment lined up for both events, but we’re especially excited about the event on February 9 in West Palm Beach. That is Mardi Gras Day, and we have lots of fun planned with special Mardi Gras food, costumes, decorations, and entertainment.”

The events are an opportunity for visiting snowbirds to network with each other as well as with local businesses and service providers who welcome them every winter. The events feature entertainment, local restaurant food samplings, healthcare screenings, information, and giveaways from area businesses, such as vacation rental companies, restaurants, golf courses, casinos, shops, hotels, retail shops, local attractions, and more.

Vendors and sponsors are now being lined up for all the 2016 events, Beckham said. Companies with national recognition are encouraged to participate as a corporate sponsor for both South Florida events as well as Snowbird Fest Gulf Coast, to be held Saturday, January 23, at the Event Center in Orange Beach, Alabama.

“Businesses in these areas know how valuable the snowbirds are to the local economy, and I encourage them to reach out by taking part in one or all the Snowbird Fest events,” Beckham said. “The event gives visiting snowbirds a chance to learn more about you and your business but it also gives you an opportunity to learn more about the snowbirds. There are myths about our winter visitors that we at The Snowbird Company work to dispel. According to our surveys, we know that Snowbirds spend more time in their winter homes and spend more money than might be commonly believed. The Snowbird Fest is a great chance for your business to fully mine the potential of this growing market.”

For snowbirds, admission to the Snowbird Fest is free but registration is required. Visitors may register at the door but may choose to save time by registering in advance online at

Since 2002, The Snowbird Company has been the top resource for millions of winter travelers from across the U.S. and Canada. The company has regional and state-specific websites that cater to the snowbird lifestyle with rental information and other articles of interest to visiting snowbirds. The sites, such as,, and, receive more than 100 million hits a year, and offer an array of condominiums, homes, villas, and hotel rooms at discounted, offseason, multi-month rates as well as articles and other features geared toward what snowbirds want and need to know about their winter travel.

For more information about any of the Snowbird Fest events in South Florida or Alabama, or to participate as a sponsor or vendor, visit, or call (800) 270-2457. Also, to 'Like' us on Facebook, visit

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