Events and Things To Do This Weekend May 12 to 14 in Southwest Florida

Posted at 4:43 PM, May 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-10 16:43:27-04

This will be a weekend of fun activities and things to do for the entire family, specially Mom in Southwest Florida.

The events and attractions range from brunch and celebrations for Mom, fashion, bazaars, art galleries; food festivals and fairs, fishing tournaments, bike nights and many more activities all across Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Bonita Spring, Naples and Punta Gorda. 


A Fashion Night in Black & White

Dress for Success of  SW Florida rolls out the red carpet for its annual signature event; a Fashion Night in Black & White. Wear your finest black & white cocktail attire for an evening of fun and fashion.
Date: Friday 05/12/17 From 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Peter Pan Jr. At The Center for Performing Arts

The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs Youth Players are presenting the play Peter Pan Jr. This is s a modern version of the timeless tale about a boy who wouldn’t grow up...

Dates: From Saturday 05/12/17 to Sunday 05/14/17  See website for show times



Street Food Fest

Scotty's Bierwerks first food truck fest! Join them for amazing craft beer and food provided by Nonnie's Pizza & Spudz, Sweet Cheeus, Weiner Dogs SWFL, and Olde Fish House Marina. There will be live entertainment as well.

Date: Friday 05/12/17 from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm 

10th Annual Bricks and Sticks Fishing Tournament 

Get your team ready to have a weekend of fishing and competition at the Tarpon Point Marina.
Dates: Friday 05/12/17 and Saturday 05/13/17 See website for event hours

Cape Bazaar at Jaycee Park

The Local Ladies Social Network will be hosting The Cape Bazaar at Jaycee Park. There will be local businesses, vendors, food and beverages, and arts and crafts. Spend a beautiful afternoon at the Park while supporting your local businesses. Friendly pets are welcome.
Date: Saturday 05/12/17 

Cape Coral Farmers Market

The Cape Coral Farmers Markets are always overflowing with fresh, local and healthy produce, fruits and foods, along with melt-in-your-mouth baked goods, made-on-site guacamole, salsas, homemade jams & jellies, pickles & olive mixes, cheeses, take home foods and much more.

Date: Saturday 05/13/17 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm



Music, Wine and Bailey's at Edison Ford

Edison & Ford Winter Estates is teaming up with Sanibel Catering Company by Bailey's to host "Music, Wine and Bailey's," a special wine pairing event. The event is part of the Rhythm on the River series and offers live music, a beautiful sunset and river view. 

Date: Friday 05/12/17 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Mother's Day Brunch at Hilton Garden 

Delight your mom on her day with the Hilton Garden Mother's Day Brunch.  This event requires reservations.

Date: Sunday 05/14/17 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Mother's Day Storytime

The Barnes and Noble Store is presenting the Mother's Day Storytime; a hilarious, heartwarming new story about raising how to raise a happy, healthy mom. It is filled with charming role-reversal humor, creative ideas and lots of love! There will be activities to follow.

Date:  Sunday 05/13/17 at 11:00 am 

SoCo Cultural District Arts Event

SoCo Second Saturday is the new arts and cultural monthly event in Fort Myers, FL. held on the second Saturday of the month with an after party at a selected venue. It is a family event with art gallery receptions, vendors, live music, contest and much more.

Date: Saturday 05/13/17 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Mother/Daughter/Granddaughter Look-Alike Contest at Miromar

Mothers, daughters and granddaughters compete together for prizes in this annual family event.

Date: Sunday 05/13/17 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Bike Night  at The River District

Enjoy the sights of hundreds of motorcycles displayed along the downtown streets while listening to live bands, This is a free event to the public with many venues featuring specials.

Date:  Saturday 05/13/17 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm



5th Annual Mother's Day Brunch at 5th Avenue South

The entire family (including grandma grandpa aunts, and uncles) are invited to host Mom to brunch dining al fresco on the timeless and chic Fifth Avenue South. Share homemade gift with Mom, capture a family photo and stroll the Avenue and enjoy shopping for Mom in the stores offering discounts.

Date: Sunday 05/14/17 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival 

Enjoy craft beer, BBQ, blue crabs, kids activities, vendors & more at this Naples' original Festival.

Date: Friday 05/12/17 from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Saturday 05/13/17 from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm

Mental Health Fair and Grand Opening Celebration 

In honor of the National Mental Health Awareness Month, the David Lawrence Center is celebrating the many heroes that support mental health in the community, with an open house and grand opening celebration. Attendees will enjoy health and wellness demonstrations, fun lawn games, contests with great prizes, an art therapy craft station, children’s art therapy showcase, a superhero photo booth, rock climbing wall, fire truck demonstration, food vendors, a therapy horse and pet therapy dog and more!

Date: Friday 05/12/17 from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm 



5th Annual Key Lime Festival

This is a family friendly event packed of everything key lime! Enjoy live music, fun photo booth, face painting, dance team, live demonstrations, photos with pony, and of course key lime pie along with many more key lime products like key lime cheesecakes, key lime yogurt, key lime-a-ritas, key lime infused water, key lime truffles, dressings, dips, gelato, fudge, beers cookies, and much more! This is a free admission event.

Date: Saturday 05/13/17 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm