5 Things to do this Weekend September 1st to 3rd in Southwest Florida

Posted at 4:58 PM, Aug 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-01 13:30:22-04

This Labor Day weekend promises to be fun and entertaining for Southwest Florida.

Check the list of our top 5 events for this weekend in the areas of Fort Myers and Naples. There will be comedy shows, art walk in downtown, barbecue festival, labor day weekend celebration and a Gator's tailgate party. Go Gators!

Friday 1st 

Art Walk

FORT MYERS - An evening of Visual Arts Gallery Openings & More. On the First Friday of each month, eleven art galleries invite locals and visitors to a self-guided walking tour throughout the Downtown Fort Myers River District core and the Gardner's Park area. Art enthusiasts can "Meet the Artists" at most of the art galleries and enjoy the live art demonstrations throughout the River District! 

Event time: From 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

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Comedian Preacher Lawson 

NAPLES - Preacher Lawson is the stand out comedian who can be seen on the current season of “AMERICA’S GOT TALENT”. He is one of the most likeable, animated characters you’ll ever see perform; he has been bringing his brand of goofy, high-energy comedy to the stage since he was seventeen years old and you can see him perform this weekend in Off The Hook Comedy Show.

Event time: This is a two day event, see website for details. 

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Saturday 2nd 

Backyard BBQ Festival

FORT MYERS - Join the Bass Pro Shops store in Fort Myers for two days of fun, games, and food. They will have funnel cake samplings, photo downloads, face painting, crafts, games and give always. They will also be hosting 2 free seminars each day "Grills and Accessories: What's New?" and "Backyard Chef: Tips On Grilling, BBQ Sauces, and More". If you attend a seminar, you will receive a free reflective tote to take home.

Event time: This is a two day event, see website for details. 

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Labor Day Weekend Celebration

FORT MYERS - The Gulf Coast Town Center will host a fun, family friendly event featuring live music from Spark Notes. There will be free face painting, balloon twisting, clowns. Foster's Grille will be serving burgers and hot dogs in Market Plaza for only $2. Rocket Fizz will be offering free tasting of their unique sodas. There will be a Hoops Challenge from GameTime. Stop by and visit ProFiles' table during the event for a free temporary hair color strands. 

Event time: From 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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Ultimate Gator Tailgate and Watch Party

FORT MYERS - Our Gators take on the Wolverines for the Season Opener in Arlington, TX. and the Millennial Brewing Company will be hosting a Tailgate and Watch Party. There will be food trucks, 20% off all drinks; flip cup, beer pong and corn hole tournaments all day. 

Event time: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm

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