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What To Do the week of Feb. 20-26, 2023

Each Monday, the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB) lets you know What To Do in Fort Myers and surrounding neighborhoods.

Let us know: Events, along with high-res images, can be submitted for consideration by emailing Miriam Dotson, VCB communications manager. Deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday before the week of publication. Thank you!

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Monday, Feb. 20

Yoga by the River, Edison and Ford Winter Estates, Fort Myers
This one-hour yoga class allows you to step away from all the 21st century gadgets and focus on the moment. All skill levels welcome. 10 a.m. Monday. $20. Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, 239-334-7419,

Tuesday, Feb. 21

Exhibit: Inspire, Cape Coral Art Center, Cape Coral
"Inspire" is an annual art exhibit showcasing artwork from Cape Coral Art Center instructors. Stop by to view art from local creatives. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday. Cape Coral Art Center, 4533 Coronado Pkwy., Cape Coral,

Wednesday, Feb. 22

Budweiser Clydesdales, Shell Factory & Nature Park, North Fort Myers
Check out the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales as they make a stop at the Shell Factory & Nature Park. 2-4 p.m. Wednesday. Free. Shell Factory & Nature Park, 16554 N. Cleveland Ave., North Fort Myers, 239-995-2141,

Thursday, Feb. 23

Sips and Bites Tasting Event, Grumpy Goat Coffee, Bonita Springs
Craft spirits experts Alligator Bay Distillers and Chartreuse Craft Cocktail Lounge will collaborate on a creative libation available for sampling. Enjoy a lineup of local food and beverage artisans and meet a local master roaster, sample specialty coffee, cookies, chocolates, cheeses and more. 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday. Free. Grumpy Goat Coffee, Causeway Commerce Park, 28280 Old 41 Road, Unit 11, Bonita Springs,

Friday, Feb. 24

Shipwreck Cocktail Experience, Fort Myers
Shipwreck is an interactive seated show where you will be told the legends of the pirates of the South Seas while drinking their signature cocktails. 7-8:30 p.m. Friday. $45. Shipwreck, 1901 Crystal Drive, Fort Myers,

Saturday, Feb. 25

Movie in the Park, Jim Jeffers Park, Cape Coral
Enjoy a night under the stars for a viewing of the Disney movie "Lightyear" on a giant inflatable screen. Movie starts at dusk. Saturday. Free. Jim Jeffers Park, 2817 SW 3rd Lane, Cape Coral, 239-573-3128,

Saturday, Feb. 25

Health Hustle, Roberto Clemente Park, Fort Myers
This health and wellness festival includes a 5k walk/run, Zumba, yoga, boot camps, wellness vendors and Black History Museum tours. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Roberto Clemente Park, 3265 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Fort Myers,

Saturday, Feb. 25

Burrowing Owl Festival, Rotary Park, Cape Coral
Celebrate the start of the burrowing owl nesting season with a wildlife and environmental expo, crafts, live animals, food, tours and more. $5 donation requested at the gate. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Rotary Park, 5505 Rose Garden Road, Cape Coral,

Sunday, Feb. 26

Kick the Keg Party, Fort Myers Brewing Co., Fort Myers
Celebrate Fort Myers Brewing's 10th anniversary with food trucks, live music and specialty brews. Noon-8 p.m. Sunday. Fort Myers Brewing, 12811 Commerce Lakes Drive, Fort Myers,

Ongoing events

Adventures in Paradise Cruises and Tours, Fort Myers
Enjoy nightly sunset dolphin and wildlife cruises narrated by a marine biologist. Watch dolphins play and spot various species of birds as you cruise the waters of San Carlos Bay. Sunset cruise is 90 minutes, 5 p.m. nightly. Adventures in Paradise, 14341 Port Comfort Road, Fort Myers, 239-472-8443,

Lakes Park Miniature Train, Lakes Regional Park, Fort Myers
Celebrate the reopening of Lakes Regional Park following Hurricane Ian. The park offers biking and walking trails, a children's garden, paddle boats, sand volleyball courts and daily miniature train rides at the Railroad Museum of Southwest Florida. $5 ages 6 and older. Train rides offered 10 a.m.-2 p.m. daily; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends; park hours 7 a.m.-dusk. Lakes Regional Park, 7330 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers, 239-267-1905,

ECHO Global Farm Tours, North Fort Myers
Experience farming and gardening at its most creative, with unique demonstrations, plants and techniques being used to help farming families around the world. ECHO is also home to one of the largest collections of tropical food plants in the U.S. Guided walking tours are 90 minutes, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday-Saturday. ECHO Global Farm, 17391 Durrance Road, North Fort Myers, 239-543-3246,

Butterfly House tours, Monday, Friday and Saturday, Cape Coral
The Tom Allen Memorial Butterfly House is home to many native Florida butterfly species, including the zebra longwing, the state butterfly. Guides explain the different butterflies, their caterpillars and host plants. Donations are accepted. 10:30 a.m. Monday, Friday and Saturday. Rotary Park, 1340-1372 Rose Garden Road, Cape Coral, 239-549-4606,

Guided Walks, Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, Fort Myers
This preserve is over 3,500 acres of wetland ecosystem with a boardwalk trail, butterfly garden and interpretive center. The fully accessible boardwalk is elevated and 1.2 miles long with 5 observation decks. Guided walks along the boardwalk are offered daily at 9:30 a.m.; 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. Total guided walk is 3/4 of a mile and takes about 45 minutes. Registration opens 30 minutes prior to the walk at the boardwalk entrance. Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve7751 Penzance Blvd., Fort Myers, 239-533-7555,

True Tours, River District History Tours, Fort Myers
This Fort Myers walking tour educates and entertains with narratives of local history and acquaints you with the colorful personalities of founders of Fort Myers. Tour at 10:30 a.m. each first and third Saturday of the month. Haunted History tour available Wednesday and Saturday at 8 p.m. True Tours, 2200 First St., Fort Myers, 239-945-0405,

Performing arts and exhibits

Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers

  • Ceramic Art: Bunnies!, Feb. 22
  • Art Play: Pottery, Feb. 23
  • Disco Karaoke, Feb. 25
  • Exhibit: Unearthed, through Feb. 25
  • "The Last Show," through Feb. 26

Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, 239-939-2787,

Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers

  • "Doublewide Texas," Feb. 23-April 9
  • "Celebrating Tom Jones," Feb. 26-27
  • "Jersey Boys," through April 9

Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, 239-278-4422, 

Centers for the Arts, Bonita Springs

  • Films for Film Lovers: "Summer of Soul," Feb. 20
  • Janet Rogers Workshop: Expressive Watercolors, Feb. 21
  • The Weight Band, Feb. 24
  • One Night in Memphis, Feb. 25

Center for Performing Arts, 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs, 239-495-8989,

Florida Rep, downtown Fort Myers

  • "On Golden Pond," through March 5
  • "The Importance of Being Earnest," through March 11

Florida Repertory Theatre, 2268 Bay St., Fort Myers, 239-332-4488,

IMAG History & Science Center, Fort Myers

  • King Tut Exhibit, through March 31

IMAG History & Science Center, 2000 Cranford Ave., Fort Myers, 239-243-0043,

Murder Mystery Dinner Train, Fort Myers

  • "Two for Flinchin', " through March 26

Murder Mystery Dinner Train, 2805 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, 239-275-8487,

Players Circle Theater, North Fort Myers

  • "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change," through Feb. 26

Players Circle Theater at the Shell Factory, 16554 N. Cleveland Ave., North Fort Myers, 239-800-3292,

Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center, downtown Fort Myers

  • Rooftop Karaoke, Feb. 22
  • Gunhild Carling, Feb. 24
  • Little Eddie and the Fat Fingers, Feb. 24
  • Exhibit: Antibodies, through Feb. 24
  • Exhibit: Meraki, through Feb. 24
  • American Virtuosi, Feb. 25

Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First St., Fort Myers, 239-333-1933,

The Belle Theatre, Cape Coral

  • "The Swearing Jar," through Feb. 26

The Belle Theatre, 2708 Santa Barbara Blvd., Suite 135, Cape Coral, 239-218-0481,

The Laboratory Theater of Florida, downtown Fort Myers

  • "Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street," through March 5

The Laboratory Theater of Florida, 1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers, 239-218-0481,


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