Weekend Vibes, What’s Happening In Southwest Florida April 21-23.  Earth Day is Saturday April 22. Earth Day activities and recognitions are being held around the country, including locally. One of the biggest is at Lakes Park in Fort Myers. It’s ‘Ding’ Darling Day and carnival. Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge only recently reopened on Sanibel Island following Hurricane Ian. Also, just in time for earth day, it will be peak time to view the Lyrid meteor shower. Get to a dark spot, away from street lights, and look into the northeast sky. Details are here.

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Fort Myers Beach pre Hurricane Ian

By the way, just in time for Earth Day, most of Southwest Florida beaches are reporting low levels of red tide, so visiting them should be much more pleasant.

One alert to kick off the weekend

Friday night is going to be a little crazy in downtown Fort Myers and includes lots of road closures. First of all, it is the annual Music Walk. Scroll down for more details. In addition, former President Donald Trump will be attending an event at the Caloosa Sound Amphitheater. The event is sold out but still expected to draw crowds. Numerous roads will be closed, beginning in the afternoon hours.

It’s been nearly 7-months since Ian hit. Some days it’s still so hard to imagine. While things slowly get better, there is still so much need in our area. We understand things are still challenging for many many people. If you feel like getting out and about, we have a few ideas here. But then again, if you are not feeling so great mentally that is OK. Please take care of yourself. Here are some resources that might help.

Here are your Weekend Vibes, what’s happening in Southwest Florida April 21-23

  • Downtown Fort Myers Music Walk

    It happens every month. The streets of downtown Fort Myers come alive with live music. Restaurants, bars, galleries all have special music and you’ll also find musicians on the streets, many of which are shut down for the event. More here.
    weekend music walk

  • 'DIng" Darling Day Conservation Carnival

    It’s the 34th annual celebration with crafts, carnival games, music, food, nature exhibits and lots more. There is something here for every member of the family. The event is at Lakes Park on Gladiolus Drive in Fort Myers, and also features special Earth Day activities.  It’s Saturday from 10- 2.

  • Cirque Goes To The Movies

    Put on by Gulf Coast Symphony the show is full of aerialists, contortionists, and circus acts all preforming to music from some of the best film scores. The show is Sunday at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, in Fort Myers. Tickets start at $39.
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  • Mighty Mussels

    Spring training is over but the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels are just getting started. They are playing a three game series this weekend with the Jupiter Hammer Heads at Stadium. Friday night’s theme is pirates and princess. Feel free to wear costumes. The games are at Hammond Stadium, CenturyLink Sports Complex on Six Mile Cypress.

  • Mega Sports Card Show

    Also at Hammond Stadium buy/or trade your collectible cards and  comics before the baseball game on Sunday. Mark “Super” Duper from the Miami Dolphins is scheduled to make an appearance and greet fans. The card show is free if you buy tickets to the baseball game which starts at noon. The show is 9-3 p.m.

  • Craft Beer Fest

    Sample more than 30 craft brews Saturday at Fisherman’s Village in Punta Gorda from noon to 4. The event is also a benefit Charlotte County ProStart Culinary schools. Advanced tickets are $40 weekend beer fest

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