Here are your Weekend Vibes, what’s happening in Southwest Florida April-7-9. It’s Easter weekend and it’s also Passover.  You may be entertaining friends and family from out of town, here to celebrate with you. If that is the case, there are lots of things to do when you want to get everyone out of the house for a bit.

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You’ll be able to see all kinds of motorcycles along the streets of Cape Coral Saturday for the city’s Bike Night.

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United Healthcare is putting on a huge pickleball tournament in advance of the U.S. Open Pickleball Tournament. Yes there is such a thing. In addition, we are still in the art show season although it will be wrapping up soon. There are art shows and also unique art exhibits all over Southwest Florida. In  addition, it’s time once again for the wildly popular Cape Coral Bike Night. It gets quite a turnout. Expect some road closures in the area of 47th Terrace downtown. There will also be some road closures along Dr. MLK Blvd in Fort Myers on Sunday. It’s time for the longstanding,  annual Dunbar Easter Parade.

It’s been more than 6-months since Hurricane 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.

In the meantime, here are your Weekend Vibes, what’s happening in Southwest Florida April-7-9.

  • Hopen It's Open Pickleball Tournament

    It’s this weekend and it’s open to all ages and all skill levels It begins Friday and continues through Sunday. It takes place at Verdana Village in Estero. More info here.

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  • Cape Coral Bike Night

    Roads are shut down and the party takes place along SE 47th Terrace in downtown Cape Coral Saturday. It has become a huge event with live music, food, vendors, and more.

  • Naples ArtCrafters

    Naples ArtCrafters has another big show this weekend. It’s Saturday from 10-4 in Cambier Park. It’s just off of 5th Avenue South in downtown Naples.

  • Shrimp and Music Fest

    It’s the second-annual festival in downtown Bonita Springs. There is a big lineup of bands including, rock blues, country and more. Along with lots of fresh seafood to enjoy.  Gates open at 3 Friday until 10. Saturday is 11-10  and Sunday 11-6, off of Old 41 Road.

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  • Downtown Fort Myers Art Walk

    Art Walk happens the first Friday of every month  in downtown Fort Myers. Check out new exhibits, enjoy live music and more. Most of the events are found on and along First Street. It’s from 6-10 p.m. Free.

  • SWFL Mural Fest

    A new event to coincide with Art Walk, this extends to other areas of Fort Myers such as The Buddha Live plaza and The Alliance for the Arts Campus. SWFL Mural Fest is also a benefit for local artists affected by Hurricane Ian. Mural unveilings are Friday but will be up through the month.

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  • Dunbar Easter Parade

    The festival in the Dunbar community of Fort Myers has been taking place since the 1940’s. It was instituted for people of color who weren’t allowed in the Edison Festival Parade of Light. Today, the celebration encompasses the whole weekend, culminating with a that parade begins at 3pm on Sunday. Many events take place at the Starz Complex.

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