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5 Things to do this Weekend, September 13th to 15th in Southwest Florida

Posted at 8:37 AM, Sep 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-13 08:37:44-04

Excellent activities this weekend for the entire family across Southwest Florida.

Downtown Fort Myers Oktoberfest
Fort Myers, Fla. - The Third Annual Oktoberfest in Downtown Fort Myers is back. This year's event is free entry and free parking; also, friendly pets are welcome. We have 6 live music acts lined up over the four day festival along with every single local authentic food vendor in the entire area. Authentic German pretzels all four days! Food truck. The Original Stein Hoisting Competition in Fort Myers with digital timing with live finish timers and scoring, Facebook Live Streaming and tons of prizes and will be held multiple times per day every day of the festival!
Event day and time: From Thursday 09/12 to Sunday 09/15

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22nd Annual Punta Gorda Sullivan Street Craft Festival
Punta Gorda, Fla. - Located along the banks of the Peace River and the Gulf of Mexico in Southwest Florida sits the beautiful city of Punta Gorda, often described as the heartbeat of Charlotte County. You have not experienced a charming downtown location until you've visited this beautiful area on Florida’s West Coast, rich in history and charm. Since it’s inception, the Punta Gorda Craft Fair continues to grow and highlight the talents of many unique crafters, providing the area with one of its most enjoyable summer traditions. Come meet and visit with some of the nation’s best crafters while enjoying the charming streets of Punta Gorda.
Event day and time: Saturday 09/14 and Sunday 09/15 starting at 10:00 am

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Summer Jazz on the Gulf
Naples, Fla. - Summer Jazz is hosted by The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Free concert on the Watkins Lawn featuring "Ari & The Alibis”. 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, 09/14 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm


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SWFL SteamCon 3
Fort Myers, Fla. - Featuring authors, craftmakers, artists & steampunk themed activities like tea duelling, parasol duelling, the splendid teapot race, hamster wars, costume contests & live music! Musical perfrormances by Bernewell & DeGraf, Escape the Clouds, and For Love or Money. Vendors, live music, kids crafts and ativities ($1 suggested donation/craft for materials).
Event day and time: Saturday 09/14 from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm

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Nick's Kids Show and Safety Day
Punta Gorda, Fla. - Nicks Kids Show is a musically entertaining show for the entire family! Nick invites kids from the audience to be in his Rock n Roll Band! Jump on board and be in his locomotion train, then twist your hips in the hula hoop contest. At Nicks Kids Show, everyone is a STAR! Kids and parents will learn about child safety, courtesy of the Punta Gorda Police and Fire Departments! Meet Sparky, the fire pup! Take a tour inside the PG Police Department interactive trailer and meet K9 Officer Irving and Chase! Jeff the Juggler will feature balloon creations and a magic show; face painting by Maryrose, international mermaid Faith Lynn will be available for a meet and greet with photos! Moon Dancer Jessica Howard will perform spirited dancing at various times throughout the day and be available for photos! Florida Skin Center will be offering complimentary vouchers for free skin check ups! Purdy Pooch grooming will be distributing Pet Safety Tips and the Military Heritage Museum will showcase an educational display.
Event day and time: Saturday 09/14 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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