Published: Feb 14, 2013 7:47 AM EST
Updated: Feb 14, 2013 11:02 AM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Edison Festival of Light Grand Parade will celebrate 75 years this Saturday and record-setting participation.

The Festival of Light honors Thomas Alva Edison's contributions to mankind and his connections to Southwest Florida, and seeks to improve the community by education and activities relating to Edison's works and values.

This year, more than 180 groups and 50 floats are expected to march from Fort Myers High School to downtown Fort Myers. The parade starts at 7 p.m., but is preceded that day by a 5K Run at 5:45 and a pre-parade celebration at Centennial Park starting at 11 a.m.

For more information on the Festival of Light schedule click here.