Weekend Vibes, What’s Happening in Southwest Florida March 24-26. Sadly, for some, this is the last weekend for Baseball Spring Training in Southwest Florida. Our area is very unique in the fact that we have three teams in Lee and Charlotte Counties. In Fort Myers you can see the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins. In Port Charlotte it is the Tampa Bay Rays. March 30th is the opening day of the regular, major league baseball season. If you have not been to a game yet, time is ticking.

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Cameron Maybin #24 of the Florida Marlins pauses before taking on the Boston Red Sox during a Spring Training.

Also happening this weekend

Baseball is not just for the major leaguers. The Edison and Ford Winter Estates is holding a vintage game in which teams play by rules of league from the 1860’s. They wear vintage uniforms and swing wooden bats,. They hit lemon-peel baseballs and don’t wear gloves. More details are below. And perhaps one of the biggest signs of hope following Hurricane Ian, Pine Island is going forward with it’s annual Island Fest and infamous mullet toss. 

Speaking of Pine Island, there is still a lot of hurricane recovery under way all over Southwest Florida.  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. We want to offer some resources that might help.  Click here to find a few.

Here are your Weekend Vibes, what’s happening in Southwest Florida March 24-26. Enjoy the weekend.

  • Pine Island's Island Fest and Mullet Toss

    This long standing tradition continues inspite of Hurricane Ian damage. There is a mermaid contest, parade, food, live music, and the famous mullet toss. Saturday from 10am-6pm at Calusa Cay Shops, Publix Parking Lot

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  • Vintage Base Ball

    Watch some old school baseball Sunday at Terry Park in east Fort Myers. The teams revert to the rules and uniforms of the 1860’s. Games begin at 10am, gates open at 9:30.  $5 for over 18, under 18 free. EdisonFord.org

  • Naples Fine Art Show

    This free event is at a new location, Paradise Coast Sports Complex. It features one-of-a-kind work from artists around the country. The show is Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5pm and admission is free.

  • The Flavors Of Coconut Point

    This week-long celebration showcasing the flavors that the mall kicks off on Sunday. The 15 participating restaurants are all offering coconut inspired dishes to celebrate. Coconut Point Mall is on US41 in  Estero

  • Sounds Of The Sands

    This music event has activities for the entire family. It’s to raise money for for Hurricane Ian recovery at J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel. The party is in the parking lot of The Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers Saturday from 1-7 p.m. It’s free

  • Fort Myers River District Music Festival

    This outdoor music festival opens Friday at 4 and runs through 6pm Sunday. It’s free and there will be lots of food on site. Or you can wander into downtown and support local restaurants as well.

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