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What To Do the week of Feb. 27-March 5, 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. 27

Kayak Trail Tour, Tarpon Bay Explorers, Sanibel
Kayak with an experienced naturalist through the mangrove forest along Tarpon Bay's Commodore Creek Trail. 10 a.m. Monday. $40 adults, $35 children. Reservations required. Tarpon Bay Explorers, 900 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel, 239-472-8900,

Tuesday, Feb. 28

Citizen Science: Birds, Koreshan State Park, Estero
Walk with an advanced Florida Master Naturalist as they share information on the birds of Southwest Florida. 10 a.m. Tuesday. Free with paid park entry. Koreshan State Park, 3800 Corkscrew Road, Estero,

Wednesday, March 1

Sanibel Marketplace, Rachel Pierce Gallery, Sanibel
Support local shops impacted by Hurricane Ian. Enjoy art, jewelry and more in this outdoor market. 10 a.m-2 p.m. Wednesday. Rachel Pierce Gallery lot, 1571 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel,

Thursday, March 2-5

Bonita Springs Boat Show, Bonita Springs Poker Room, Bonita Springs
Browse hundreds of boats and accessories from the area's major dealers plus enjoy fishing seminars, services and learn important boating information specific to Southwest Florida. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. $10, free for ages 16 and under. Bonita Springs Boat Show, 28010 Race Track Road, Bonita Springs,

Friday, March 3

Art Walk, Downtown Fort Myers
The River District comes alive on the first Friday of the month. Streets are lined with works by local and regional artists. 6-10 p.m. Friday. River District Alliance, 2247 First St., Fort Myers, 239-313-5129,

Saturday, March 4

PRIDE Cape Coral, Cape Coral
The 5th Annual PRIDE Cape Coral is a family-friendly and free outdoor event that celebrates the LGBTQ community. The event includes a parade, wellness village, live entertainment, food, drinks and more. 3-10 p.m. Saturday. PRIDE Cape Coral, 47th Terrace, South Cape Coral, 239-900-4028,

Saturday, March 4

Southwest Florida Reading Festival, Fort Myers Regional Library, Fort Myers
This outdoor and free event is fun for all ages. Meet a diverse line-up of notable authors including Joseph Finder, Meg Medina and Gregg Hurwitz, among others. Attendees can participate in contests and crafts and every child takes home a free book. Download the Readfest app for more info. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Fort Myers Regional Library, 2450 First St., Fort Myers,

Sunday, March 5

Boston Red Sox Spring Training Game, JetBlue Stadium, Fort Myers
The Boston Red Sox host the Miami Marlins. Ticket prices vary. 1:05 p.m. Sunday. JetBlue Park, 11500 Fenway South Drive, Fort Myers,

Sunday, March 5

Minnesota Twins Spring Training Game, Hammond Stadium, Fort Myers
The Minnesota Twins host the Baltimore Orioles. 1:05 p.m. Sunday. Hammond Stadium at Lee County Sports Complex, 14100 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy., 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,

Yoga at the Westin, The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village, Cape Coral
Release tension, stretch the body and relax the mind with waterfront views. 8-9 a.m. Saturdays. $10, proceeds benefit the Cape Coral Animal Shelter. The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village, 5951 Silver King Blvd., Cape Coral,

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

  • Tierra & Friends-World Music and Movement, Feb. 28
  • Belly Dance Bliss, March 1
  • 37th Annual All Florida Exhibition, March 3-April 1
  • Outdoor Bluegrass Concert, March 5

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

Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers

  • "Celebrating Tom Jones," Feb. 27
  • "Doublewide Texas," through April 9
  • "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: "Tina," Feb. 27
  • Workshop: Abstract & Beyond, Feb. 27
  • Lunch & Lecture: The Impact of Digitization and Artificial Intelligence on the Future of Humanity, March 1
  • OMB! Open Mic Bonita, March 2
  • Bonita Springs National Art Festival, March 4-5

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,

Gulf Coast Symphony, Fort Myers

  • "Forever Plaid," through March 11

Gulf Coast Symphony, 13411 Shire Lane, Fort Myers, 239-277-1700,

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

  • Latin Dance with Angela, March 1
  • Friday Nights at Sidney's Presents: Hot Buttered Nuggets, March 3
  • Exhibit: Her Story, March 3-24
  • Exhibit: Salvaged Sunshine, March 3-24

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

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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