Art, beach party, music, parks, seafood, and more.

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

Music Walk

The Fort Myers River District comes alive with Music Walk on the third Friday of the month, from 6 – 10 pm, as local and regional musicians line the streets. From jazz and blues to rock & roll, many genres can be heard and vary each month. Free to the public.


Sarasota Shrimp & Music Festival

Calling All Seafood Lovers! The 3-Day Sarasota Shrimp & Music Festival kicks off FRIDAY at 4 PM at JD Hamel Park. Admission is free! SATURDAY (11 AM-10 PM) and SUNDAY (11 AM-6 PM). There are plenty of chairs provided, or you can bring your own if you prefer. They also offer seating under the large festival tent. This event is FREE and open to the public. Enjoy fresh seafood, iive music and fun!


Charlotte County Kids to Parks Day

Come and join Charlotte County Parks and Recreation on Saturday morning from 9 am – 12 noon as we roll out all of the fun activities kids can find throughout our parks during the Kids To Parks Day, part of our REC2U Mobile Program! There will be outdoor games and activities. Recreation Specialists will be there to help facilitate them all. Come out and enjoy the outdoors, music and games. Free to the public.


Family Art Labs

Make creativity part of your family routine on the 3rd Saturday of each month during Family Art Lab! Drop in at Alliance for the Arts for free, hands-on family fun from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Explore something new every month like art making, gallery activities, games and more – all inspired by artworks on view in the gallery, famous artists, national holidays and artistic traditions around the world. Come ready to imagine and create! Details for each program will be posted as soon as they are available. Recommended for ages five and older, but all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate. Family Art Labs are free and open to the public, but a $10 suggested family donation keeps programming affordable and accessible.


Venice Beach Party

Join us at Venice Beach on Saturday from 3 – 8 pm for this FREE event, the 2022 Venice Beach Party and enjoy food and drink trucks from a variety of establishments. Beer and wine will be available. Gulf Shores Realty will be giving away free custom t-shirts to the first 1,500 people in line at its booth starting at 3 pm. Dance in the sand to live music by Sarasota Steel Pan Band at 3 pm and Karate in the Garage at 6 pm. Park downtown and ride the free trolley from Centennial Park. Chairs and blankets are welcome. No coolers and no pets, please. Rain or shine!



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