What a combo. Wings, backpacks, Counting Crows: Southwest Florida’s Weekend Vibes are here. What’s Happening in Southwest Florida August 4th-6th. It is time to get ready for going back to school. There are a number of events in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Naples and Port Charlotte to help parents, kids and teachers. We have a few of them listed here. In addition, this is the last weekend to enjoy tax free shopping in Florida. However, only certain supplies are included and there are some price caps. Still, you can save some much needed cash. Click here for more details.

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Crayons are some of many items you can get tax free in Florida this weekend. The savings can add up when getting you ready of back to school

If you have not been to Sanibel or Captiva since Hurricane Ian, ten months ago, this weekend might be a perfect time.

Lee County leaders are lifting the hefty $6 toll to get onto the island this Sunday. Not just this Sunday, but the next SIX Sundays. It’s an effort to encourage locals to return to the barrier island and support the businesses that have reopened following the hurricane.

Finally, on Friday, the National Park Service is offering free admission to parks. They are celebrating the passage of the Great American Outdoors Act. If you can’t make it to your favorite park on August 4th, the next free admission day is September 23rd for National Public Lands Day. The park service wants to encourage you to get outdoors and do some exploring. Just don’t forget the water and the sunscreen. It’s another hot day and weekend in SWFL.

If you have any upcoming events you would like share, please email them here. In the meantime, wings, backpacks, Counting Crows: Southwest Florida’s Weekend Vibes are here.

  • Lipman Family Farms Annual Backpack Giveaway

    This annual event is Saturday from 9am to Noon at Immokalee High School Football Stadium. Pick up backpacks filled with essential school supplies for elementary and middle school-aged children in Immokalee. In addition, there will be free haircuts, food, prizes, entertainment and more.

  • Back To School At Coconut Point

    Coconut Point Mall is hosting several events this weekend beginning Friday with Teacher Appreciation Sip & Shop at Versona.  Teachers are invited to stop by for complimentary food and giveaways. On Saturday, there is the Back to School Bash at Dillard’s with giveaways, music, face painting and a back to school fashion show. Also Saturday is the Back to School Event at Florida Blue with giveaways and educational experiences.


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  • Neapolitan Family Back to School Expo

    This event is at North Collier Regional Park Gym. Need help getting ready for back to school? Here you can also enjoy food trucks and refreshments, entertainment, face painting and more. It is Saturday 10am-2pm

  • Backpack and Blessings School Supply Giveaway

    If you are in Punta Gorda, stop by the Deep Creek Community Church for help with school supplies and the likes. Backpacks will be provided for students K-12th grade. This event is Saturday 9am-12pm
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  • Pizza And Wing Street Festival

    It’s the third annual event hosted by Millennial Brewing in downtown Fort Myers. Both Saturday and Sunday it’s a weekend dedicated to American’s favorite foods, pizza and wings. Yes, there is plenty of beer and other beverages too. There are activities for the entire family, kids and pets included. The party kicks off at 1pm Saturday

  • Counting Crows

    Counting Crows are in concert Saturday at the Suncoast Credit Union Arena at FSW in Fort Myers. Dashboard Confessional is scheduled to open for the band.

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  • Downtown Fort Myers ArtWalk

    The first Friday of the month, downtown Fort Myers comes alive with art. The galleries feature special exhibits, see artists in action and enjoy all kinds of activities. The event runs from 6-10.
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