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5 Things to do this Weekend, August 23rd to 25th in Southwest Florida

Posted at 10:21 AM, Aug 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-22 10:21:32-04

The weekend is almost here!
See what is happening around SWFL for fun activities.

Art in August at Fishermen's Village
Punta Gorda, Fla. - Arts in August is the Visual Arts Center's bi-annual art festival at Fisherman’s Village, right across the street from the VAC, on the water. Stroll the promenade and discover original works of art by local artists. Enjoy art demonstrations, shopping, dining and entertainment! Free parking/free admission!
Event day and time: Saturday, 08.24 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm


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Italian Food Festival at Millennial
Fort Myers, Fla. - Celebrate Italian food the way it should be celebrated. Delicious home made Italian noodle dishes and pasta, pizzas, Italian desserts and everything in between; special beer release!
Event day and time: Friday 08.23 from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm


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Singer - Songwriter Competition
Fort Myers, Fla. - The Third Annual Summer Singer-Songwriter Competition closes out the series on August 23rd. Experience an evening of original music from local and national competitors. See performers play for a chance to win prizes and a spot at the Island Hopper Songwriter Fest! The competition focuses on original musicians in the singer-songwriter genre. Each year, SBDAC offers singer-songwriters the opportunity to perform an original song live, and win great prizes! Join us for the final performance of the Summer series, and support local, original music! College students get 2 for 1 tickets with a valid student ID. Present your student ID at the box office.
Event day and time: Friday 08.23 from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm


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SWFL Blues Society Regional International Blues Challenge
Fort Myers, Fla. -SWFBS regional IBC “Road to Memphis” Challenge. Hosted by; DJ’s Rhythm House. General Admission: $12 SWFBS members $5 (with valid membership card). Join/ Renew at the door. Raffles; 50/50, Blues fest tickets & more.
Event day and time: Sunday 08.25 from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm


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Love that Dress Collier
Naples, Fla. - Love That Dress! Collier is the largest fund-raising event benefiting the Pace Center for Girls, Collier at Immokalee. Love That Dress! is the ultimate feel-good shopping spree of the year, where more than 500 fashionistas will enjoy an amazing inventory of dresses, a fabulous silent auction area with over $50,000 worth of items and packages, raffle prizes, vendors music and fun. Buy a VIP ticket for $150 and you will receive early entrance into the ballroom at 5pm. Enjoy the VIP lounge area with appetizers, two free drink tickets, and private dressing rooms. General admission tickets are $35 and the doors open at 6pm. Shop dance and have fun until 9pm.
Event day and time: Friday 08.23 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm


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