There is so much going on this weekend in SWFL!
The list of events and things to do in Southwest Florida is longer this weekend! There is plenty for everyone in the family to enjoy in the areas of Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Estero, Fort Myers, Fort Myers, Beach and Lehigh Acres.
Cape Coral, FL - Slide into the 2018 season with some fun in the sun. Enjoy 14-acres of water slides, pools and fun at Southwest Florida’s largest waterpark. Relax on the gently drifting Main Stream River Tube Ride. Thrill at the high-speed excitement of such scream-worthy slides as the Cape Fear, Fun-L-Tunnel, Zoom Flume and 457-foot Electric Slide & Power Surge. Free fall 5 1/2 stories down three distinctly different speed slides – the Thunder Bump, Terror Tube, and X-celerator. Let the little ones frolic at our Pirate’s Cove, grab a summertime snack or simply soak up the sun in a lounge chair poolside—there’s fun for everyone! No matter what kind of water activities you enjoy, Sun Splash Family Waterpark is the perfect place to splash all summer-long.
Event day and time: See website for details
Fort Myers, FL - The Fort Myers Beach Lions Club Shrimp is the major event of the year for Fort Myers Beach. The local Lions Club heads the individual events of the festival such as the parade, exhibition, Queens Pageant and the newly incorporated shrimp-eating contest! Drawing thousands of visitors from almost every state and many countries, the Lions Club Shrimp Festival is an event that locals count on year after year to put a smile on their faces, delicious “Pink Gold” shrimp dinners in their bellies and all the while, funds what serves to provide those less fortunate with opportunities they would otherwise not have.
Event day and time: Saturday 10th see website for schedules
Lehigh Acres, FL - A tradition since 1975, the Lehigh Acres Spring Festival will be returning to Veterans Park. This festival will feature carnival rides and games, craft fair, vendors, car show, chili cook-off, horseshoe tournament, Got Talent event, Idol contests for adults and juniors, pageants and a wide variety of foods! The Grand Parade is scheduled for Saturday, March 10th at 11am. This family festival is designed to benefit local clubs, schools and organizations.
Event day and time: This is a 9 day event, from Friday 9th to Saturday 17th see website for details
Cape Coral, FL ReggaeFest - Bigger and better than ever! 20+ Reggae bands and DJ's on 4 outside stages and in 2 clubs! That's almost twice as big as last year's show - but the ticket prices are still the same. Reggae Jam (after the outside concert) inside Rockade, and at Rack 'Em Billiards (Next door to the event). There will be two big stages outside, plus bands playing continuously on the smaller stages. 9 Hours of non-stop music outside! Plus 3 hours of Reggae Jam inside! All ages welcome - Kid's section with activities and events for children. Bring the family! Plus many Island Food, Local Food, Themed Merchandise, and Clothing Vendors. This will truly be a "Cultural Festival" so get ready to get your island vibes on.
Event day and time: Saturday 10th to Sunday 11th From 10 pm to 3:00 am
Bonita Springs, FL - The 12th annual Bonita Blues Festival will be held in Bonita Springs most admired live musical and event venue; Riverside Park! The 2 day event will feature over 10 local, regional, and international blues bands so bring your blankets, sunscreen and chairs. Pets and coolers are not allowed. There will also be food vendors as well as beer, wine, and crafts.
Event day and time: Friday 9th from 1:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Estero, FL - Free to attend! Miromar Outlets will be celebrating Estero with games, activities, demonstrations, displays, and raffle drawings for the entire family near the Restaurant Piazza.
Event day and time: Saturday 10th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Fort Myers, FL - Jazz on the Green at Six Bends brings more than music. Guests will enjoy gourmet food, drinks, giveaways and dancing on the lawn for this all-white-attire event. The fundraising goal for this concert is to enable one wish each to be granted through the Make-A-Wish Southern Florida to two local children with critical illnesses.
Event day and time: Saturday 10th from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm