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5 Things to do this Weekend, August 16 to 18 in Southwest Florida

Posted at 3:36 PM, Aug 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-13 15:36:07-04

It is time to start planning your weekend's fun activities!
Here are some suggestions for things to do this weekend in Southwest Florida

2nd Annual Rally for Clean Water Fundraiser
Fort Myers, Fla. - Come to Millennial Brewing this Saturday for the 2nd Annual Rally for Clean Water. The public health impact of the water quality issues in SWFL are just now being uncovered and researched. There is more to do than ever and organizations like Calusa Waterkeeper are leading this charge. For this years rally here is what we have lined up: Mermaid Tales Experience w/Photo Ops * Live Music * Four Food Truck Rally * Silent Auction with Tons of Amazing Items * Bring your dog and get a free CW Bandana * First Ever FREE Screening of the CW Public Health Documentary “Troubled Waters” at 8:20p * There will be donation jars and all donations, a portion of beer sales, food sales, vendor proceeds and raffle funds will benefit Calusa Waterkeeper and all the amazing work they do!
Event day and time: Saturday 08.17 from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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Music Walk
Fort Myers, Fla. - The River District comes alive on the third Friday of the month as local and regional musicians line the streets. From jazz and blues to rock & roll, many genres can be heard and vary each month. Free to the public with many venues featuring additional attractions and specials.
Event day and time: Friday 08.16 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

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Songwriters for Vets
Fort Myers, Fla. - Join us for a country concert for a cause! Seven Nashville Country Songwriters, alongside Southwest Florida musician Ben Allen, will perform and share the stories behind their hit songs to honor and benefit local and national veterans. 100% of the fundraising proceeds will be donated to the Kevin Popke Foundation to support the Other Side of the Dunes, The Stano Foundation and Task Force Dagger Foundation charities. LINEUP: Chicken Fried, Keep Me In Mind, Colder Weather, Texas On My Mind, Just Got Started Lovin’ You, Something Bout a Boat, Train Wreck, She Got The Best Of Me and others. The Nashville Songwriters include James Otto, Wyatt Durrette, Patrick Davis, Channing Wilson, Django Walker, Levi Lowery and Tyler Reeve. Plus, Southwest Florida’s own American Country music artist, Ben Allen, will take the stage. TICKETS: Options include single ticket, four, six and ten seat tables or four and six seat VIP tables. You will also be able to purchase VIP addon tickets (for non-VIP Tables). The VIP ticket options include access into the VIP Meet & Greet with the artists, food, and an open bar. There will also be a cash bar located for general ticket seats. This event benefits several charities - YOUR ticket will help wounded, ill or injured US Special Operations Command Personnel. Plus, we are donating a beach wheelchair to a local Veteran at the event!
Event day and time: Saturday 08.17 from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm

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Paws 4 Kids
Naples, Fla. - It's official - we're hosting our first awareness event featuring our wonderful therapy dogs, Champ and Houston! This is going to be a great Saturday with a variety of fun family activities, including: animal-related vendors; a red-carpet fashion show complete with a nominated King & Queen; local celebrity judges and more!
Event day and time: Saturday 08.17 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

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SummerJazz Concert "Pocket Change"
Naples, Fla. - SummerJazz is hosted by The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Free concert on the Watkins Lawn featuring "Pocket Change” from 6:30pm-9:30pm. This will mark the 34th consecutive year of the fun, free concert series which combines an appealing and diverse selection of Jazz entertainment with picturesque views of the Gulf of Mexico, gorgeous sunsets, refreshing breezes and a relaxing atmosphere. Please no coolers- food and beverage available for purchase. No tickets, just come! Lawn chairs or blankets suggested. Free trolley from Lowdermilk Park.
Event day and time: Saturday 08.17 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm


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