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What To Do the week of April 24-30, 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 24

Yoga by the River, Edison and Ford Winter Estates, Fort Myers
Step away from the gadgets and enjoy the moment in this all-levels yoga class. 10 a.m. Monday. $20. Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, 239-334-7419,

Tuesday, April 25

Wild Wonders Animal Encounters, Wonder Gardens, Bonita Springs
Join the animal care and education staff for a fun adventure throughout the Wonder Gardens. Meet and feed juvenile alligators, tortoises and lorikeets. 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. $40. Ticket does not include admission to the park. Ages 5 and up. Wonder Gardens, 27180 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs, 239-992-2591,

Wednesday, April 26

Guided beach walk, Island Inn, Sanibel
Discover world-class beachcombing, birding and wildlife-watching with a marine science educator in this guided beach walk. 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. $20. Island Inn, 3111 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel, register at

Thursday, April 27

Art Exhibit, Florida Gulf Coast University, Estero
"Everything Becomes Nothing" is an outdoor art installation on the campus of FGCU. This latest exhibit explores the experience of traveling through a lifetime of imagery, absorbing the visual information we encounter along the way. Closes at dusk. Free and open to the public. FGCU Arts Complex, 10501 FGCU Blvd. S., Estero,

Friday, April 28

Wildland Fire: Shaping Florida's Landscape, Koreshan State Park, Estero
Join a Koreshan State Park ranger to discover the origins of prescribed fire and the role in plays in shaping Florida's landscape. 9 a.m. Friday. Free with paid park entry. Koreshan State Park, 3800 Corkscrew Road, Estero,

Saturday, April 29

Celebrate Bonita 2023, Riverside Park, Bonita Springs
Celebrate the incorporation of the city of Bonita Springs with live music, food and drinks. 6-9 p.m. Saturday. Free. Riverside Park, 10450 Reynolds St., Bonita Springs,

Sunday, April 30

Blueberry picking, Blueberry Bunch Farm, LaBelle
Bring your friends and family to the farm for blueberry picking. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. Blueberry Bunch Farm, 2754 Howard Road, LaBelle,

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
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. 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

  • Classical painting, April 25
  • Belly dance bliss, April 26
  • Performance: "The Piano Lesson," April 27-30
  • Hula dance, April 28
  • Exhibit: The Future of Art, student exhibit, through April 29

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

Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers

  • Children's Theatre: "Three Little Birds," through May 19
  • "Always a Bridesmaid," through May 20
  • "Sister Act," through May 20

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

Centers for the Arts, Bonita Springs

  • Creative Collage, April 25
  • Mosaics Tonight, April 27
  • Performance: Doug Cameron & Sons, April 28
  • Appalachian Road Show, April 29

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

Florida Rep, Fort Myers

  • "Lobby Hero," through May 21

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

Gulf Coast Symphony, Fort Myers

  • "Nunsense," through April 29
  • Sunday Night Chamber Music: Stamps Strings, April 30

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,

Players Circle Theater, North Fort Myers

  • "The Foreigner," through May 7

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, April 26
  • Ehnes String Quartet, April 27
  • Caribbean Chillers-Jimmy Buffett tribute, April 28
  • Fort Myers High School International Baccalaureate Visual Arts Exhibition, through April 28
  • Exhibit: Sounds & Color, through April 28

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

The Belle Theatre, Cape Coral

  • "Cinderella," through April 30

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


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