Charlotte County Children’s Theatre presents a fascinating musical based on the works of the beloved storyteller, Dr. Seuss. Focusing on the story of “Horton Hears a Who” we find jungle creatures and the tiny Whos in an exciting adventure to save their small world in Seussical Jr. Come Join us at 7 PM both Friday and Saturday nights at the Cultural Center Theater in Port Charlotte. Tickets are only $15 for adults and $7 for students and will be available at the door. With a wonderful score, this is a show for young and old!
Children will also have the opportunity to celebrate going back to school through the KidX Club® Back to School Fest on Saturday from 12 pm to 5 pm at Edison Mall. This FREE event will feature hands-on activities, including art, Too Tall Torie, live DJ, fashion show and more. Families are encouraged to attend as the School District of Lee County will be on hand to answer any questions parents may have regarding the start of school. In addition, many nonprofits will be on hand with information and resources for families.
Music Nights at Gulf Coast Town Centerfeatures an array of entertainment every Saturday from7 – 9 PM. Join us this Saturday night for an acoustic performance by Mattlee Crew! This FREEoutdoor event is great for a date night, family fun night, or just a reason to get out of the house! Don’t forget to bring a chair or blanket, as seating is limited.
Friday Night Gazebo Concert proudly presents Indiglow at Centennial Park in Historic Downtown Venice. FREE and open to the public, bring your chairs and enjoy the music. The concert is Friday night from 7 – 9 pm.
Join Cape Coral Parks & Rec on Saturday from 10 am – 1 pm to celebrate national “Parks and Recreation Month” by attending our Family Field Day at the William Austen Youth Center! Families will have the opportunity to compete in field day-related activities such as three-legged races, tug of war, potato sack races, etc. Admission is FREE and the event is open to all ages. For more information, please call (239) 242-3950. Pre-registration is preferred for this event.
Keep your kids engaged and learning this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with Family Days on St. Armands Circle. This FREE event series is focused on kids, parents, and fun. We’re dedicating this month’s Family Day festivities to our furry best friends! So put on your best summer outfit, round up the entire family (dogs included) and stop by St. Armands Circle for a FREE photo session with your pup. Bring out the leash and their tail will be wagging and beaming with excitement. During this special dog day of summer, you’ll hang with other dog lovers, enjoy the outdoor beauty of St. Armands lush tropical landscape and get the perfect professionally taken photo of you and your pup. Arrive early and follow the signs to meet our photographer. St. Armands Family Day creates fun, family-friendly activities and entertainment with unique twists and themes all summer long.
The Center Bar presents Christmas In July on Saturday from 7 – 11 pm. This is a Toys for Tots event and an early fundraiser party for the upcoming Holiday Season. Come join us for a Pre-Holiday Celebration as we raise money and get ready for the 2021 Christmas Holiday Season and gather toys and gifts for the underprivileged kids in Southwest Florida.
Come out Sunday from 9 am – 3 pm for the 5th SWFL Sports Card Show. Amazing variety of vendors, sports cards, Pokemon, and memorabilia from vintage to modern collectibles. As always It will be a great event for the whole family, including food trucks, live raffles and more giveaways!!!! Admission is just $2 per person, kids under 13 are free.
Get ready for the biggest sale weekend of the season with Christmas in July in Venice. Bring on the holiday cheer! The businesses in Historic Downtown and beyond will have Christmas-themed windows, festive music, and a whole lot more both Friday and Saturday from 10 am – 4 pm. FREE to attend!
The Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce MINI MANGOMANIA – Pine Island’s Tropical Fruit Fair. This event celebrates the wonderful bounty of the Pine Island area and this year it is back on the island this Saturday at the Fishers of Men Lutheran Church. Event hours are 9 AM – 4 PM. This fun-filled family event will include tropical fruit sales & tastings, tropical fruit-inspired foods and beverages, island growers, local artisans, kids’ activities, live music, adult beverages, contests and more! Admission is just $5 for adults – Children under 10 are FREE Tickets available at the gate. Enjoy all that MangoMania has to offer.
Celebrate Christmas in July this Saturday from 10 AM – 6 PM! Fun games, LIVE music, and a Christmas cookie bake-off. Live Music sponsored by Ave Maria Development as well as Christmas Karaoke by DJ DiFlo. Contests: Ugliest Christmas Tank Top: just show up dressed in your ugliest and festive tank top between 3-4 PM for a chance to win a prize! The winner will be announced at 4 PM. Christmas Cookie Bake-Off: Bring 1 dozen of your favorite cookies by 5 PM for a chance to win the bake-off! Children are encouraged to bake (with adult supervision). Open to the Public! No tickets necessary! Support local businesses this July at the inaugural Christmas in July event!
In celebration of “July is Park & Recreation Month,” join us for a FREE Family Fun Open Houseon Saturday from 10 am – 12 pm. This event will include a spray art activity center, crafts, seasonal events, informational area, VPK/Preschool tours, a child yoga demo, photo booth, snow cones, popcorn, glow sticks, and more! For details, call 239-574-0804.
Saturday from 10 am – 2 pm, the Performing Arts Center campus on Bonita Beach Road will be open for their FREE Family Day! This is a full-on, playful experience the whole family can enjoy! There will be fun, free activities centered around the theme of TOYS and art-inspired games with prizes. Plus, don’t miss your opportunity to view the traveling exhibition “Florida Girls & Boys & Their Toys.” Packaged snacks and beverages will be available.
Join the Cultural Center of Charlotte County, Inc. for the 51st Annual Christmas in July Bazaar at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County. The 3-DAY event is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Over 80 vendors will be onsite with an array of great handmade crafts and more. Join Santa each day in Centennial Hall from noon to 2 p.m. for free pictures as well as complimentary cookies. In addition to vendors and activities, you won’t want to miss all of our delicious food choices including bake sale items, , our “World Famous Strawberry Shortcake,” and a variety of treats from our concession stand. We will have live music on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as well as special deals in our Thrift Shops and Centennial Hall.
You’re invited to bring your friends and canine companions to Bell Tower Shops for the monthly Yappy Hour. The fun is on Friday night from 6 pm – 8 pm in Center Court. Mingle with fellow dog lovers at this exclusive FUNdraising event benefiting Gulf Coast Humane Society. Sip, snack, and stroll our beautiful shops. Many of our retailers will also have special Yappy Hour surprises for both you and your furry friends. We can’t wait to see you and your fur babies for a fantastic evening of fun, friendship, and giving back to our local community. It’s time to get unleashed and pawty!
Sidney’s Friday Nights Live Music Series is FREE every Friday night from 7 pm – 12 am. Sidney’s Rooftop Bar will be open to the public. Come check out some awesome art, beautiful sunsets, and enjoy Sidney’s Signature drinks with us! There is no cover to enter the bar and each Friday we will also be presenting live music to be enjoyed! Sometimes it will be a live musical act sometimes it will be a DJ. Enjoy live music with an amazing view from the rooftop.
Saturday Nights at Gulf Coast Town Centerwill feature an array of entertainment and musicevery Saturday night in the courtyard from 7 – 9 PM. Richie C will be bringing it back to a simpler time with classics from Sinatra, Dean Martin, Elvis and more! This FREE outdoor event is great for a date night, family fun night or just a reason to get out of the house! Don’t forget to bring a chair or blanket to sit on, as seating is limited.
July is Parks & Rec month and to show our appreciation to the community, the Cape Coral Yacht Club will be hosting a free fishing tournament for kids. Meet us in the Yacht Club Ballroom on Sunday morning at 10 am for registration before we head out for a kids fishing tournament on the Yacht Club Pier. Our pier is home to many species including: sheepshead, mangrove snapper, catfish, pinfish, Spanish mackerel, spadefish and more! We will provide the bait, just bring a pole and don’t forget your sunscreen. We can provide a limited number of poles if requested ahead of time. Divisions are: 16 & under, 11 & under and 7 & under. We will have trophies for the winners. Register by calling 239-574-0806 or at webtrac.capecoral.net by searching “Free Kid’s Fishing Tournament”
The City of Bonita Springs will be hosting Star Spangled Bonita for their 4th of July Celebration at Riverside Park! There will be live music from 7 pm – 9 pm, food and beverages available for purchase, activities and games for the kids, fireworks and a Laser Light Show! Special event this year is a glow-in-the-dark golf cart parade beginning at 8:30pm. Fireworks will begin approximately at dusk. Event runs from 5 pm – 9 pm and is FREE to attend. For more information regarding Star Spangled Bonita, please call 239-949-6262 or visit www.cityofbonitasprings.org/july4th
The City of Cape Coral Parks and Recreation Department is proud to bring back the largest single day event in Southwest Florida! Join us for the 2021 Red, White, and BOOM, which includes the area’s best fireworks display, national entertainment, and fun for the whole family! The event takes place on Cape Coral Parkway at the foot of the Cape Coral Bridge. STAGE ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE: 5:30pm – Chris Bandi, 6:45pm – DJ Sinister, 7:50pm – Carly Pearce; 9:30pm – Fireworks Spectacular. The American Fireworks Spectacular is a musically synchronized display. The music can be heard at the stage, on Cat Country 107.1, or on the iHeart Radio App. The fun begins at 5 pm. There will be FREE shuttle buses picking up guests at a few of the downtown parking lots. We will have a bus in the loop that offers handicap accessibility. The trolley service runs from 4:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. For more info on parking + shuttle bus pickups, www.capeboom.com/park
Fort Myers Beach will be hosting 4th of July fireworksat Times Square. Show begins at 9 pm and is FREE to attend! *Closing time for the Matanzas Pass bridge is 9:30 pm – 11 pm to oncoming traffic. So during that time you can get off the island but not on. The Town Council reminds everyone that fireworks are illegal everywhere and at all times on the beach. NO sparklers! The Beach Trolley will be running, there will be paid parking lots at Lynn Hall Park, on Old San Carlos Blvd, under the Matanzas Pass Bridge, and across & next to the Lani Kai Resort.
TheNaples City fireworks display will begin at 9PM. The start time may be delayed up to 30 minutes due to weather conditions. The fireworks will be presented from a barge just north of the Naples Pier. The Naples Pier will close at 6PM to permit first responders to establish their posts for the fireworks display. The Naples Pier will reopen at approximately 11PM. PARKING: The city’s two parking garages off Eighth Street South between Fourth Avenue and Sixth Avenue are an eight-block walk from the beach. Public parking also will be available at Lowdermilk Park and at the beach-ends between 20th Avenue South and Eighth Avenue North. The Fourth Avenue South beach end will be a designated disabled parking for those with proper disabled parking permits. Parking lots off Third Street South near the Pier, plus street parking on and around Fifth Avenue South, should also be used. Strict parking enforcement will occur in marked “No Parking” areas, with particular attention given to Gulf Shore Boulevard, intersections, bike lanes and areas adjacent to fire hydrants. Violators will be cited and towed. This is FREE to attend.
Fourth-Fest 2021, Punta Gorda’s Annual Independence Day celebration, is scheduled to take place at Laishley Park. This festival is a celebration of the United States with nonstop entertainment for the entire family. This year’s event features Water-Mania, a group of 12 giant waterslides in Laishley Park. There will be slides of all types and sizes for all ages. In addition to the Water-Mania water slides, there will be a large Kid’s Fun Zone with plenty to keep the young ones excited throughout the day and evening. Vendors, displays, and unique shopping opportunities await as the park will be filled with booths just waiting for attendees to visit. There will also be plenty of fun festival food, cold beer, and beverages. To keep with the festive atmosphere, the event will feature live music throughout the day. Gates open at 2:00 pm. Admission is $5 per person with proceeds helping to offset the expense of the fireworks, which are entirely funded by donations and sponsorships. Wristbands for unlimited use of the waterslides during the event will be available for purchase for only $10.
Legends Concert SeriesSeason 1- on The First Friday Of Each Month. The “Legends” of music meet the “Legends” of our First Responders, Healthcare Workers and Law Enforcement! These legends took care of during the Pandemic and we will honor them each First Friday. Jason Aldean, Toby Keith and Garth Brooks! These are 3 full shows! These are the #1 Tributes and you wont be able to tell the difference. Country Boots and Badges at Sugden Park! These tickets are to support The Fallen Officers Foundation. You must have a ticket to enter the park. Tickets begin at $20. Bring your own chair. There are tickets that include your chair so YOU DON’T have to bring yours! There will be food trucks and bars on site and NO COOLERS will be allowed. Three full concerts begin at 5 pm!
Every Friday night from 7 pm – 12 am, Sidney’s Rooftop Bar will be open to the public for Sidney’s Friday Nights Live Music Series! Come check out some awesome art, beautiful sunsets, and enjoy Sidney’s Signature drinks with us! There is no cover to enter the bar and each Friday we will have live music to be enjoyed! Every Friday night at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center.
The Naples 4th of July Parade on Saturday will feature floats, fire engines, school groups, bands, dance troupes, boy and girl scouts, civic groups and organizations who will be making their way up 3rd Street and down 5th Ave South! Wear red, white and blue and other festive attire and be prepared to catch candy, beads and other goodies from parade participants! This is always a VERY popular event and parking/space for seating along the street, goes very quickly. Everything is first come, first serve. No saving and no reservations. Saturday from 10 am – 12 pm. Free to attend! The parade travels north on 3rd Street South and then east on 5th Avenue, then concludes traveling south on 8th Street South. Free parking will be at the 2 parking garages or along the streets surrounding 5th Ave South.
Join THE ZYDEGATORZ for this awesome two-day Independence Day event for the entire family at Fisherman’s Village with An American Holiday: Stars, Stripes and Fireworks. The fun starts at 12 noon each day. There’ll be all kinds of activities, too. Bounce House/Playland and Jungle Run, Food trucks, Mermaid Meet and Greet, Military Display, Juggling Acts/Tattoo Artist/ Balloon Creations, Specialty Vendors, Shopping and Dining, Fireworks at 9PM.