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What To Do the week of April 3-9, 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, April 3

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, Sanibel239-472-8900,

Tuesday, April 4

Sun Harvest Citrus, Fort Myers
Immerse yourself in all things citrus as you delight in freshly squeezed juices, soft-serve ice cream cones, a selection of Florida foods, unique gifts and more. Free juice samples available. Open every day 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun Harvest Citrus, 14601 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy., Fort Myers, 239-768-2686,

Wednesday, April 5

Everblades Hockey, Hertz Arena, Estero
Watch the Florida Everblades take on the Jacksonville Icemen. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Ticket prices vary. Hertz Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy., Estero,

Thursday, April 6

Mighty Mussels opening game, Hammond Stadium, Fort Myers
Watch the Mighty Mussels take on the Dunedin Blue Jays. 7 p.m. Wednesday. $10-$12. Lee County Sports Complex / Hammond Stadium, 14100 Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers,

Friday, April 7

April 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, April 8

Cape Bike Night, SE 47th Terrace, Cape Coral
Enjoy motorcycles, live bands, craft vendors and local food trucks. 5-10p.m. Saturday. SE 47th Terrace between Coronado Parkway and Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral, 239-573-3128,

Saturday, April 8

Places of Wonderment History Walk, Liles Hotel History Center, Bonita Springs
Walk through historic downtown with your local guides and listen to the stories of early Bonita Springs. Sites include the Imperial River, Riverside Park, the Seminole Village and more. Then visit the Everglades Wonder Gardens for a guided VIP tour. Total walk distance is about 1 mile and tour duration is two hours. 10 a.m. Saturday. $35 includes entrance to Wonder Gardens. Meet at the Liles Hotel in Riverside Park, 27300 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs, 239-992-6997,

Sunday, April 9

Easter Bunny Egg Hunt, Springtime Farms, North Fort Myers
Enjoy family fun on the farm all day with Easter egg hunts, hayrides, a petting zoo, an Easter maze, jumping pillow and a visit from the Easter bunny. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. $12. Springtime Farms, 10761 Aqua Vista Lane, North Fort Myers, 239-309-0630,

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. $39-$49, 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 five 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

  • Painting studio, April 4
  • Exhibit: The Future of Art, student exhibit, April 5-29
  • Neurographica, April 6
  • Hula dance, April 7

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

Americana Community Music Association, Fort Myers

  • "Ordinary Elephant," April 8

ACMA at All Faiths Unitarian Church, 2756 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, 239-278-4422,

Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers

  • "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

  • Film for Film Lovers: "The Northman," April 3
  • Performance: Compton & Bennett -  Cracker at the Ritz, April 4
  • OMB! Open Mic Bonita, April 6
  • Double Feature: Animated family classics, April 8

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

Florida Rep, Fort Myers

  • Broadway Cabaret, April 9-22
  • "Ring of Fire," through April 23

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

Gulf Coast Symphony, Fort Myers

  • Jazz at the MACC, April 6

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

Murder Mystery Dinner Train, Fort Myers

  • "Murder Most Elite," through June 4

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

Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center, downtown Fort Myers

  • Lecture & Lunch: Robert Macomber, April 3
  • Latin dance with Angela, April 5
  • Fort Myers High School International Baccalaureate Visual Arts Exhibition, April 7-28
  • Exhibit: Sounds & Color, April 7-28
  • Friday Nights at Sidney's Presents: 3HR Tour, April 7

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

The Belle Theatre, Cape Coral

  • "Bring It On," through April 8

The Belle Theatre, 2708 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral, 239-323-5533, thebelletheatre

The Laboratory Theater of Florida, Fort Myers

  • "Pass Over," through April 16

The Lab Theater, 1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers, 239-218-0458,


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