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5 Things to do this Weekend, November 2nd to 4th in Southwest Florida

Posted at 9:01 AM, Nov 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-01 09:01:08-04

Food, arts, music, parades, all that and more right here in SWFL.

Here is our list of 5 things to do this weekend in Southwest Florida. Have fun!

36th Annual Taste of the Town

Fort Myers, FL - Taste of the Town is now in its 36th year and is the original taste event! Restaurants from all over Southwest Florida serve "tastes" of their best dishes alongside beer, wine, local bands, and an array of children's entertainment and activities. Giving back never tasted so good, as proceeds from the event support community services program of the Junior League of Fort Myers. General admission tickets are $10 at the event (children under 12 free) VIP tickets are $60 per ticket, or a pair of tickets for $100 (savings of $20). All "tastes" cost between $2 and $5. Children’s activities can be purchased individually. Parking is free and is first come, first serve at surrounding businesses.

Event day and time: Sunday 4th from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

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Art Walk 

Fort Myers, FL - A must do in the River District social scene is the monthly Art Walk. Always on the First Friday, visit the many exciting galleries, exhibitions, and performances. Free to the public with many venues featuring additional attractions and specials. 

Event day and time: Friday 2nd from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

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Autoberfest - SWFL Food Truck, Auto & Music Festival

Naples, FL - Back and bigger than ever - the best food truck, music, and auto festival in Southwest Florida! This unique community celebration features 40 award-winning food trucks, a luxury car show, live music from the Ben Allen Band and SOWFLO, a cornhole tournament, fire truck pull, local craft breweries, and more! Prizes are raffled off and non-stop fun all day! Kids under 16, veterans, and first responders get in free - and did we mention it's dog-friendly! Come on out for one of the most fun and unique events in Southwest Florida - 100% of the proceeds to benefit Collier County charities, including Conservancy of Southwest Florida and The Shelter Naples. All inquiries:

Event day and time: Sunday 4th from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

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Artis-Naples Community Day

Naples, FL - Free admission! The Artis-Naples will be hosting their Free Community Day. There will be activities throughout the facility including live concerts, an instrument petting zoo for kids, face painting and access to all museum exhibitions and galleries. -12pm: Youth Symphonia Chamber Music concert -2pm: Youth Symphonia concert -4pm: Youth Chorus concert

Event day and time: Saturday 3rd from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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Naples Swamp Buggy Races Parade

Naples, FL -  The 70th Anniversary of the Swamp Buggy Races will be celebrated with a parade on US 41 into downtown Naples! For the last 70 years, “Swamp Buggy Days” has been a staple in the community, holding races, pageants and the parade on the opening day of the new race season. This annual SWFL tradition will feature local celebrities and dignitaries, marching and string bands, pageant winners, dance troupes, floats, antique cars, cartoon characters and the famous Swamp Buggies! Swampy, the race mascot, and the Swamp Buggy Queen and the Swamp Buggy Drivers, will be tossing wooden nickels along the parade route that provide a free entry into the races. This is a free to attend event. 

Event day and time: Saturday 3rd from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm 

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