Here are your Weekend Vibes, what’s happening in Southwest Florida Feb 17-19. A cool front is going to help make the weather near perfect for the many outdoor festivities in the area this weekend. It’s still art show season in the region. In addition, many of the food and music festivals include arts and crafts. It’s a good time to do some early Christmas and birthday shopping.

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If you love seafood, you are in for a treat. There are festivals celebrating Florida’s bounty from the sea in both Port Charlotte and Everglades City. It’s a big weekend for beer lovers as well. There are not only festivals featuring brews, there is a big party at Fort Myers Brewing. The first big craft brewery in Southwest Florida (my how things have changed) they are celebrating 10 years with special events all weekend long.

However, the biggest event in Fort Myers surrounds Thomas Edison, the city’s most famous winter resident. This weekend wraps up the three week Edison Festival of Light.  Festivities culminate Saturday night with a two hour parade. Take note that U.S. 41 leading into downtown will be closed for a several hours. There is a 5k run prior to the parade as well.

Perhaps you have some weekend events to share. If so, send them to me here.

One more thing, we get it when it comes to hurricane recovery.  Many businesses in Southwest Florida are still closed and many people still without a place to live. However, more places are opening and more residents are finding relief. If you feel like getting out and about, we have a few ideas here. But then again, if you are still not feeling so great mentally that is OK. We want to offer you some resources so click here to find some that might be of benefit.

In the meantime, here are your Weekend Vibes, what’s happening in Southwest Florida Feb 17-19.

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