Summer is finally here and with it all the fun activities for the families of Southwest Florida.
There is a lot of things to do this weekend around Fort Myers, Estero, and Naples. The events include, an aqua park opening, watermelon festival, concerts, art walk, 5k run, restaurant week, summer kick off parties, and much more!
Events in Estero
Celebrate the start of summer with the Chick-Fil-A summer kick off party! There will be a double water slide, a dunk tank, games & prizes. First 50 kids get free sunglasses.
Date: Saturday 06/03/17 from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm
Events in Fort Myers
The first of its kind water park in South West Florida, they call it "the evolution of water play" and the large inflatable park will be coming to Fort Myers. Visitors will be able to run around the park that resembles a huge bounce house, obstacle course and water park wrapped into one. There will be slides, bounce areas where you can jump in the water, and more!
Date: All Summer, starting on Saturday June 02/2017 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Plan to celebrate the summer harvest season at Fleamasters with their Annual Watermelon Festival. This event gets bigger and better each year. Highlights include: Speed Eating and Seed Spitting Competition, Community Showcase Exhibition Area, live entertainment, skill games, stilt walker, balloon animals, delicious locally grown watermelon and much more.
Date: From Friday June 02/17 to Sunday June 04/17 time of the event varies, see website for details.
Make a pit-stop at Hooters of Fort Myers and check out the No. 24 Hooters Chevy and meet Ms. Hooters International! They will also have Chase Elliott merchandise and hero cards available. There will be on-site music and giveaways.
Date: Saturday 06/03/17 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
The Bacon Brothers are anything but a typical rock band. Brothers Michael and Kevin Bacon, each accomplished in their own right, play gritty rock that is unapologetically unique and authentic. Older brother Michael, an acclaimed musician and composer, and younger brother Kevin, an award-winning actor, combine to form The Bacon Brothers.
Date: Saturday 06/03/17 at 8:00 pm
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The Skatium is offering a Learn to Skate Open House this Saturday. This is a free event open to skaters of all ages and abilities including adults and toddlers. Take a skating lesson and meet the coaches of the program. They will be giving away some great door prizes.
Date: Saturday 06/03/17 at 9:30 am
An evening of Visual Arts Gallery Openings & More! On the First Friday of each month fourteen 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.
Date: Friday 06/03/17 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Events in Naples
Get ready to sweat in colors this weekend as The Collier County Parks and Recreation kicks off the summer with a Color Blast Run.
Date: Saturday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Naples Restaurant Week (NRW) is a semiannual, 14-day event that celebrates the best dining out at an affordable price. The goal of Naples Restaurant Week is to encourage increased traffic to the local restaurants and to celebrate the wide array of cuisine available here in Southwest Florida.
Dates: From Thursday 06/01/17 to Wednesday 06/14/17
The directions for this event varies depending on the restaurant that you are visiting.
School is out for summer and what better place to start your summer vacation than at the Summer Vacation Party at Sun-N-Fun Lagoon. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 3, at the water park. There will be a DJ playing music, games and prizes that will be fun for the entire family.
Date: Saturday 06/03/17 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
The 31st annual Fitness Challenge Triathlon is a Reverse Triathlon event that will take place at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Participants will perform a 5K run, 15K bicycle ride and a 1/4 mile swim.
Date: Sunday 06/04/17 from 7;00 am to 10:30 am