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5 Things to do this Weekend, April 27th to 30th in Southwest Florida

Posted at 9:52 AM, Apr 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-26 09:52:01-04

Ready for another fun weekend in Southwest Florida?

Check out our list of events and happenings in the areas of Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Punta Gorda and Naples. 

Viva Cape Coral Festival

Cape Coral, FL - The Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the annual “Viva Cape Coral!” festival! It is Southwest Florida’s largest and best attended Hispanic event. There will be food, merchandise and business vendors promoting a variety of products and services. There will also be a kid’s area with rides. The stage will be the center of entertainment with live musical performances by international artists Frankie Negrón, Charlie Cruz, Heat Latin Jazz, Orquesta Clássica, Orquesta Tropical Sound, Thaliana and a Zumba performance by Around the Clock Fitness. Viva Cape Coral! is a celebration of Hispanic heritage combining live music, food, arts & crafts and good old fashioned family fun. The event celebrates all countries, cultures and people. So bring the whole family out and have a great “fiesta” time!

Event day and time: Saturday, 28th from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

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Craft Beer Trolley Event

Cape Coral, FL - Don't miss this premiere craft beer event in Cape Coral's Entertainment District! You'll board the exclusive trolleys to travel to 10 locations. At each place, you'll enjoy a craft beer sample and appetizer sample. Win prizes for answering trivia questions on the trolleys and dress your "craft beer" best for the official photo booth to win 4 tickets to the next event! Ticket price includes: A pretzel necklace at check-in, wristband to board the trolleys,  passport of locations (get every stamp & you could win the grand prize – a craft beer themed gift basket), a craft beer sample and appetizer sample at each location. Expect lots of entertainment, including live music, dancing, singing and more! 

Event day and time: Saturday 28th from 7:30 to 10:00 pm

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5th Annual Smoke on the Water Barbecue Competition & Music Festival

Fort Myers, FL -Come hungry to the 5th Annual Florida Bar-B-Que Association sanctioned Smoke on the Water Barbecue Competition and Music Festival! Teams from across the Southeast will prepare their most succulent barbecue in hopes of winning the grand champion prize. Browse local retail vendors, enjoy delicious barbecue, listen to great bands, and watch the young ones have a blast in the Kids Zone!

Event day and time: From Friday 27th to Sunday 28th 

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Punta Gorda Block Party

Punta Gorda, FL -3 Stages of live music, kids show, live entertainment including Cloggers, Zumba dancing and a Martial Arts demonstration by KENGO CMA. Delicious food, fun & games for the whole family. 

Event day and time: Saturday 28th from 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm

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Penguins in Paradise at Naples Zoo

Naples, FL - Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens will be extending the Penguins in Paradise exhibit for two weeks due to popular demand. The exhibit - featuring endangered African penguins - was planned to run through April 15, but will now stay open through April 29, the zoo's marketing director said in a news release. It is included in regular zoo admission.

Event day and time: Sunday 29th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

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