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What’s Happening Southwest Florida – February 2019

January 30, 2019 |

There’s always something fun going on in paradise.  Here’s What’s Happening in Southwest Florida this month!

Downtown Fort Myers River District Art Walk
February 1st from 6-10pm

A must do in the River District social scene is the monthly Art Walk. Always on the First Friday, visit the many exciting galleries, exhibitions, and performances. Free to the public with many venues featuring additional attractions and specials.

Sunset Celebration at Time Square on Fort Myers Beach
Every Friday and Saturday from 6-10pm

Live Music, Food and Fun at Time Square on Fort Myers Beach. www.fortmyersbeach.org

Downtown Farmer’s Market in Cape Coral at Club Square
Every Saturday Now – May 11th from 8am-1pm

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.

Fort Myers Art Fest in Downtown Fort Myers
February 2nd-3rd 10am-5pm

Art Fest enlivens the Fort Myers waterfront with art, entertainment, vendors and children’s art activities. There will be original art by more than 200 artists which you’ll get to meet the artists, face-to-face. There will also be food and drink vendors with items available for purchase.

Sunset Celebration at the Cape Coral Yacht Club
February 6th and the First Wednesday of Every Month thru May from 3pm-sunset

This family-friendly event features vendors selling unique arts & crafts, jewelry, gift items and more. There will also be food trucks on hand so you can grab a bite to eat and listen to live music on the beach while enjoying a beautiful SW Florida sunset.

Yappy Hour at the Bell Tower Shops
February 8th from 6-8pm

Ditch the bones and toys and bring your pooch to Bell Tower Shops for Yappy Hour, where you can meet adoptable dogs, sip on cold refreshments from the outdoor bar and listen to live music with your four-legged friend. This is a free event open to the public with proceeds from the event to benefit the Gulf Coast Humane Society.

49th Annual Everglades City Seafood Festival
February 8th-10th

This free event features local seafood, live music, carnival rides and over 100 vendor booths selling art, crafts, products, gifts, baked goods, and handmade items. The festival takes place in front of City Hall on the Circle, 102 Copeland Ave. For more information visit www.evergladesseafoodfestival.org.

Naples Cars on 5th
February 9th 10am-4pm

The 15th Annual Cars on 5th Show takes place in Naples on 5th Ave South! The road will be filled with more than 575 cars, including over 125 Ferraris, as well as many other domestic and international exotics, vintage and American muscle cars, Corvettes, and Porsches. Donations to benefit St. Matthews House.  For more information and tickets visit www.carsonfifth.com.

Bike Night in Downtown Cape Coral
February 9th from 5-10pm

The City of Cape Coral Parks and Recreation Department is proud to bring you Cape Bike Night! Motorcycle enthusiasts can get together and listen to live bands, eat great food, and just have fun at this great event!  www.ccbikenight.com

Edison Festival of Light Junior Fun Run & Junior Parade in Downtown Fort Myers
February 10th from 10:30am-4:30pm

The Junior Fun Run is open to children in grades five and below with varying distances based on grade level. At 2:30 pm, Florida’s largest youth parade showcases the creativity and talents of hundreds of Southwest Florida children and their families. Over 100 units including floats, marching bands, dancers, street performers, clowns, and dignitaries parade their way around the Downtown River District.

“Guys and Dolls” at Broadway Palm Dinner Theater in Fort Myers
February 14-March 30

The story of the unlikely romance between Miss Sarah Brown, a pure-at-heart urban missionary, and a slick Broadway gambler, Sky Masterson. The show’s second romantic storyline involves Nathan Detroit, the consummate gambling man, and Miss Adelaide, the main attraction at the Hot Box nightclub, who have been engaged for fourteen years. Features classic songs such as Luck Be a Lady, I’ve Never Been in Love Before, Sue Me, A Bushel and a Peck and the wonderful title song Guys and Dolls. Buy your tickets

Music Walk Downtown Fort Myers River District
February 15th from 6-10pm

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.

Edison Festival of Light 5K Run & Grand Parade in Downtown Fort Myers
February 16th from 5:45pm-10pm

Well over 1,400 participants and thousands of spectators take over the streets of the Downtown River District during the 5K Run.  At 7 pm, join the largest night parade in the Southeast. The Grand Parade is a two-hour extravaganza featuring national participants & local marching bands, floats, local government and law enforcement officials, clowns and much, much more.

Biergarten Fest at the German American Social Club in Cape Coral
February 17th from Noon to 5pm

Come and enjoy a great day with family and friends in the Bavarian Beer Garden!  Free parking!  $3 admission at the gate, kids 12 and under free.  Serving German beers and German food favorites.  Enjoy our “Hafenkapelle” in the Bavarian Garden.

17th Annual Burrowing Owl Festival in Cape Coral
February 23rd from 10am-4pm

Celebrate Cape Coral’s official City bird at Rotary Park.  This is a fun day for the whole family, filled with entertaining and educational programs, hands-on activities for children, live animals, guided nature walks, butterfly house tours, bus tours to active owl burrows, a silent auction, plus tasty treats.  Admission for adults is a $5 requested donation and children age 16 and under are free.

Marco Island Pineapple Day
February 23rd from 11am-2pm

The Marco Island Historical Museum will be hosting their 2nd Annual Pineapple Day! Explore Marco Island’s long, rich history of farming pineapples and shipping them as a nationwide supplier at the turn of the century. Come discover all things pineapple like growing tips and fruit demonstrations, tasty pineapple treats to sample, activities especially for kids and experts on hand to answer your questions about the local history.

25th Annual Storybook Ball at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa
February 23rd from 6-11pm

NBC-2 anchor Kellie Burns will be the honoree at the 25th Annual Storybook Ball benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Southwest Florida. The theme for the evening will be an interpretation of “Coco,” a celebration of family, music and Mexican culture.  For sponsorship, tickets, and donations, please click here!

Get Out & Enjoy Southwest Florida this month!