Art, boats, cars, home show, seafood and more.

Making weekend plans?  Check out these 5 things to do this weekend in SWFL:

Seafood & Music Festival

The 3rd Annual Fort Myers Seafood & Music Festival is being held on the waterfront in historic downtown Fort Myers. Festivities begin Friday evening 4pm-10pm and continue Saturday 11am-10pm and Sunday 11am-6pm. General admission is FREE. Enjoy foods cooked fresh on-site (seafood, meat, vegetarian) with a variety of side dishes and of course – desserts! Seafood is from Florida’s coastal waters, a sustainable and renewable resource. For drinks, choose from alcoholic, non-alcoholic, and fruit drinks. The event is produced by Paragon Festivals in partnership with the Fort Myers River District Alliance.


Charlotte County Boat Show

The premier boat show in Charlotte County at the Charlotte County Fair Grounds features hundreds of boats from all the major dealers, plus loads of marine accessories and services. Boats are spread outdoors throughout the fairgrounds with accessory booths inside the exhibition hall. Visit the new Be In The Know Zone, where you can get lots of valuable boating info and learn fishing tips and tricks from local charter captain Fishin’ Frank. Admission: $5 Adults / Kids 15 and under FREE. Parking: FREE. Friday, 10 AM – 5 PM, Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM, Sunday, 10 AM – 5 PM.


Sarasota Winter Fine Art Festival

Whether you are an art collector, need artwork for your home or office, or merely wish to support the arts, join us for the 8th Annual Sarasota Winter Fine Art Festival. Watch as the artwork brought to Sarasota by the local, regional and national artisans transforms JD Hamel Park into an extraordinary, unique outdoor gallery of original handmade art. This palette of spectacular creations includes works in painting, sculpture, jewelry, photography, glass, ceramics, fiber and wearable art, mixed-media, woodworking and more. Discuss with the artists the option of commissioning a unique piece of art made specifically for you or your company! Open Saturday and Sunday 10 am-5 pm. Admission is FREE.


Home and Garden Show

The Ft Myers Home and Garden Show at the Caloosa Sound Convention Center is a wonderful way to spend a Saturday or Sunday. Whether buying a new home or remodeling your current one, there are great reasons to visit our show. Both Saturday and Sunday from 10 am – 4 pm each day. Admission is just $5!


Open Vette, Car, Truck & MC Show

This car and truck show is located in the heart of diverse shopping and restaurants in the Gulf Coast Town Center making it a fun day for the whole family. 2 Best of Shows in 56 Classes, Plus 26 Overall Best of Show Trophies
& 2 Club Participations. This show is on Saturday from 8 am – 4 pm. Vehicle registration time 8 A.M. to 11 A.M. Awards presented at 3 P.M. A portion of proceeds will be donated to local charities. REGISTRATION DETAILS: $25 Pre-Registration, $30 Day of Show (cash only). To register your vehicle, visit



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