Here are your Weekend Vibes, what’s happening in Southwest Florida Feb 24-26. The last weekend in February is full of fun and adventure. Perhaps the biggest news is that baseball spring training games are officially underway. The first pitches thrown Friday and continue for a few weeks. In Fort Myers you can see the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins. In addition, the Tampa Bay Rays are in Port Charlotte.

Weekend Southwest Florida

Hurricane Ian may’ve canceled Octoberfest locally, but this weekend, the German American Social Club is making up for lost time.

Also happening in Southwest Florida

Last week’s Weekend Vibes made mention of Fort Myers Brewing Company’s (FMB) big 10 year anniversary bash. It is actually THIS weekend. FMB is Southwest Florida’s first big craft brewery and they like to party at their off the beaten path location east of I-75 on Daniels Parkway. Beer lovers will also be happy to know that the German American Social Club in Cape Coral is holding their first outdoor event since Hurricane Ian. The club is known to host the biggest Octoberfest celebration in the state. However, last year it was canceled. Now the club is hosting some smaller events to make up for it.

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Much of Southwest Florida is still in hurricane recovery mode.  Many local businesses 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 too. We want to offer you some resources that might help. Click here and scroll down to find a few.

In the meantime, here are your Weekend Vibes, what’s happening in Southwest Florida Feb 24-26.

  • Southwest Florida & Lee County Fair

    This fair has been in existence since 1924 and it has all the fun you might expect. Rides, food, strange exhibits, games and more. Prices and events vary widely so check out the website for the best information. There are bag policies so be sure to check that as well. At the Lee County Civic Center through March 5th.

  • Swamp Cabbage Festival

    This annual event in Labelle kicks off with a parade Saturday morning at 10am. The weekend events include car shows and rodeos, food and music and even The Budweiser Clydesdales.

  • Biergarten Fest

    At the German American Social Club on Pine Island Road in Cape Coral, the weekend party is a kind of Oktoberfest “do-over” with music, food and lots of fun.
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  • Burrowing Owl Festival

    Burrowing Owls could be considered Cape Coral’s  most famous residents and they will be celebrated Saturday at Rotary Park. Check out the exhibits, including animals, kids activities and torus of the burrows. It’s 10am-4pm, cost is $5

  • Bonita Fest

    This is the first annual event in Riverside Park from 10am-4. The event benefits Hurricane Ian recovery. Enjoy food, vendors, craft beer and enjoy entertainment in the part. Family friendly.

  • Fort Myers PRCA Pro Rodeo

    See bull riding, barrel racing and more at this weekend’s rodeo. The events are held in North Fort Myers,  at 17401 Palm Creek Dr. Adults $30, $15 kids.

  • AirPower History Tour

    In Punta Gorda, this is a national tour of historic military aircraft. Touch, feel, climb in, take pictures and even book flights in the B-24 Liberator. The planes are at Punta Gorda Airport.

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