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August 31, 2022 |

Make the most of September with this list of What’s Happening in Southwest Florida.

Broadway Palm Dinner Theater presents (Buy your ticket here):

  • Broadway Palm Thru The Decades| The Broadway Musical | Now thru October 1st | ​Relive the last three decades of productions that have made Broadway Palm Florida’s premier dinner theater.

Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center:

New art exhibit every month from local to world-renowned artists. Exhibits are open from September 2nd – 28th. Call ahead for gallery hours for other times, 239.333.1933. $1 Donation Entry Fee. This month’s exhibits feature:

  • A Place Beyond the Subconscious | This exhibition showcases art from Julio Figueroa Beltran.
  • Fractasia | Sacred Space in a Sacred Age | This exhibition showcases art from Israel Alpizar.

Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall | Click here for more information & shows

  • Earth, Wind & Fire | September 22  | 7:30 PM | Earth, Wind & Fire is a musical institution; the band has scored eight number one hits!
  • Jim Gaffigan | September 23 – 24| Jim Gaffigan is a six-time Grammy nominated comedian, actor, writer, producer, two-time New York best-selling author & more!


SWFL Recovery Month-Party in the Park| September 3 | 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Honor the memory of those that we have lost to mental health/substance use disorders at Lakes Park. Enjoy a free day of activities, fun, and learning of Recovery Month. For more information, click here. Stop by and meet our team!

Yappy Hour at Bell Tower Shops | September 9 | 6 PM – 8 PM
The area’s largest pet-friendly social hour, providing an evening of fun for pet lovers and their four-legged friends. Yappy Hour runs from 6 – 8 PM the second Friday of every month (weather permitting) in center court of Bell Tower Shops.

Hometown Heroes Housing Program Information Session| September 14 | 5:30 PM – 7 PM
Miloff Aubuchon Realty Group and Mortgage1 join forces to educate first responders and frontline service workers in our community who may qualify for this new housing assistance program. Invite your friends, family, and clients to join us for this informational session where they will learn if they are eligible for this Florida program for first-time, income-qualified homebuyers who want to purchase a primary residence in the community in which they work and serve.

Full List of Eligible Occupations

Downtown Music Walk | September 16
The River District comes alive on the third Friday of every month as local musicians line the streets! Enjoy jazz to rock & roll, many genres can be heard each month. Free to the public!

2022 Fish for Fons Fishing Tournament | September 16-17
The 3rd Annual Fins for Fons Fishing Tournament is back! The event will be located at The Westin Cape Coral at Marina Village. Anglers will have the option of inshore or offshore formats this year. Click here for more information.

Island Hopper Songwriter Fest  | September 16-25
The Island Hopper Songwriter Festival is a 10-day music festival in SW Florida. It features performances by the greatest songwriters from Nashville and nationwide. The festival is broken up into 3 locations: Captiva Island (Sept. 16-18), downtown Fort Myers (Sept. 19-22), and Fort Myers Beach (Sept. 23-25). Click here for more information.


Cape Coral Downtown Farmers’ Market – Open Saturdays from 8 AM – 1 PM in Club Square. One of the largest markets in Southwest Florida!

Mid – Cape Farmers’ Market – Open Sundays from 10 AM – 2 PM at Mercola Market & Café.

Surfside Sunshine Farmers’ Market – Open Tuesdays from 1 PM – 6 PM. Located in the Shops at Surfside, NW corner of Veterans Parkway & Surfside Boulevard.


Sun Splash Family Waterpark-Southwest Florida’s largest waterpark with more than 14 acres of slides, pools, food and fun for all ages. Click here for more information.

Calusa Nature Center is full of events as well. Be sure to check their calendar for their next Nature Hike or Alligator Talk!

FastTrax Entertainment, previously known as Zoomers, is NOW OPEN! Enjoy the all new game zone, duckpin bowling, and go karting! Click here before you go.

Shell Factory Nature Park –  Purchase special fun park packages online. There is so much to do at the Shell Factory – check out their calendar. A month full of live performances and flea markets!

Naples Zoo- On the first Saturday of every month, Collier County residents receive free zoo admission all day long. Plan your visit, click here for more information.

Sky Zone Trampoline Park – The originators of wall-to-wall aerial action! Always working to invent epic new ways to play, gather and compete. Sky Zone is a space to move, create and be yourself. And there’s enough room for everyone, so all kids ~ and kids at heart ~ can play together. Come bounce the day away or schedule that special birthday celebration! Learn more HERE.

Tour Sanibel Island with Tarpon Bay Explorers- Kayak & Standup Paddleboard tours along with Nature & Sealife Cruises have resumed at J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Rentals such as kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddleboards and bikes are on a first come, first serve basis. Reservations are recommended for guided kayak, paddleboard and boat tours.  Call 239.472.8900 and visit them online.