Here are your Weekend Vibes, what’s happening in Southwest Florida March 31-April-2. It’s  April Fool’s weekend. Do you like to pull pranks? Or perhaps you are always the one that gets duped. Either way, don’t take everything at face value this weekend, just in case. We promise, no pranks here. All of these events really are happening.


This weekend

Yes even the reptile convention listed below is real. Hope snakes don’t make you squeamish. If they don’t, this is where you need to be. Some people and places are also breaking the seal on Easter activities. Easter isn’t until the 9th but we certainly don’t  have to wait until then to look for eggs and eat our chocolate bunnies.

Sadly, for some, Baseball’s Spring Training is officially over. The regular season kicked off Thursday. You may already be seeing a difference in traffic in some areas. Finally, it’s a big weekend for Big Arts on Sanibel Island. The theater and event space opens for the fist time since Hurricane Ian. The show features a Queen tribute band. More below.

Speaking of the storm, it’s been 6-months since Hurricane Ian hit. Hard to imagine. 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 March 31-April-2.

  • Rockin' On The River-Starship

    Starship featuring Mickey Thomas performs Sunday at the Caloosa Sound Amphitheater in downtown Fort Myers. The show kicks off at 7, gates open at 6. Tickets range from $20 to $150 for VIP packages.

  • Cape Business District East Egg Hunt

    The Easter Bunny arrives in Cape Coral this weekend. It’s the 3rd annual event downtown that features an Easter egg hunt free goodies and of course everyone’s favorite bunny rabbit who will pose for pics. The event is Noon to 4 and is free.

    Easter bunny

  • Ian Recovery Prayer Service

    Saturday from 9am-12, the public is invited for a prayer service at the Caloosa Sound Amphitheater in downtown Fort Myers. It’s for recovery and healing, 6 months after Hurricane Ian hit Southwest Florida

  • Big Green EGG-Fest

    At Riverside Park in Bonita Springs, this food event is all about grilling and the Big Green Egg cooker. See below for a visual. There is food, beer, music and Chefs competing for the title of EGGhead Grill Master of the Years. It’s Saturday from 11-3. $20.

  • Estero Farmer's Market

    A Saturday tradition at Miramar Outlets. Beginning Saturday at 9am get your fill of fresh produce, seafood, crafts, music and more.

    Farmer's Market

  • Southwest Florida WingFest & Craft Beer Festival

    Pack your appetite and show up Saturday from 12-7 at Laishley Park in Punta Gorda. The event features lots of wings and more than 50 craft beers to wash them down with. There will also be art vendors and live music from bands such as The Black Honkeys, seen below.

  • ReptiCon

    Reptiday is 10-4 Saturday, at the Crown Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower Shops. Tickets start at $5 for kids. According to the website, the show is sold out but you can get on a wait list for tickets if you are interested.snakes



  • Absolute Queen

    At BIG ARTS on Sanibel, it’s the first show here since Hurricane Ian. Absolute Queen is a tribute band. The show is Saturday at 8pm.



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