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What To Do the week of June 19-25, 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, June 19

Shell Crafters, The Community House, Sanibel Island 
The Shell Crafters return to help visitors with their shell creations. supplies costs between $5-10. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday. The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, 239-472-2155,

Tuesday-Wednesday, June 20-21

Summer Movie Express, Regal Belltower and Regal Gulf Coast, Fort Myers 

"Minions: The Rise of Gru" and "The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie" are this week's $2 summer features. 11 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Regal Belltower, 13499 Belltower Drive and Regal Gulf Coast, 10028 Gulf Center Drive, Fort Myers, 844-462-7342,

Wednesday, June 21

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. Wednesday. $20. Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, 239-334-7419,

Thursday, June 22

Rangers Choice, J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel Island 

Learn something new from a rangers choice of topics. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Thursday. J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, 1 Wildlife Drive, Sanibel Island, 239-472-1100,



Friday, June 23

Empanada and Beer Pairing, Coastal Dayz Brewery, Fort Myers 

Enjoy a pairing of four empanadas and with craft beer. Empanada fillings include beef, chicken, pizza and guava and cheese made by The Hummingbird Table. 3-9 p.m. Friday $25. Coastal Dayz Brewery, 2161 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, 239-204-9665,

Saturday, June 24

11th Annual South Red, White & Brew Trolley Event, South Cape Hospitality & Entertainment Association, Cape Coral   

Enjoy a drink and appetizer at various South Cape hot spots with the 11th annual South Red, White & Brew Trolley Event. Check in at Big John's Pizza or Dolphin Key Resort. 7-11 p.m. Saturday, ages 21 and up, $27. Cape Coral Entertainment District, 3816 Del Prado Blvd. South, Cape Coral, 

Sunday, June 25

Koreshan Farmers Market, Koreshan State Park, Estero  

Vendors offer a variety of fresh, local food and produce along with unique arts and crafts. Free with park admission $5 per vehicle, 8 a.m. -1 p.m. Sunday. Koreshan State Park, 3800 Corkscrew Road, Estero, 239-949-2379,

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,

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,

History Tours, Burroughs Home & Gardens, Downtown Fort Myers 
The Burroughs Home & Garden offers decent led and self-guided tours of historic, 1901 Georgian revival mansion. 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, decent guided tour $25, self-guided tour $15, children $8. Burroughs Home & Garden, 2505 First St., Fort Myers, 239-337-9505,

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,

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,

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,

Cool for the summer pool party, Luminary Hotel & Co., Fort Myers
Take a dip, grab a drink, lay out and relax on the forth floor pool deck and lounge of the Luminary Hotel. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Live music from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free and open to the public. Luminary Hotel & Co., 2200 Edwards Drive, Fort Myers,


Pickleball, Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, Sanibel 
Come play pickleball on an award winning  twelve court plexicushion pickleball stadium. Daily, monthly and annual memberships are available. 9-11 a.m. daily, starting at $20. Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, 1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island,,

Tarpon Bay Explores tours, Sanibel Island 
Enjoy a naturalist led eco-tour with "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge's concession Tarpon Bay Explores. Kayak tours are on Wednesday and Saturday at 10 a.m. Tram tours are on Thursday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tarpon Bay Explores, 900 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel, 239-472-8900,

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,

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 on Wednesdays 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,

Performing arts and exhibits

Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers

  • Exhibit: Joan Sonnenberg a Retrospective June 16-July 29

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

Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers

  • "Footloose," through July 1

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

Centers for the Arts, Bonita Springs

  • Exhibit: Elizabeth Williams, through June 24
  • Exhibit: About Texture, through June 24

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

The Laboratory Theater of Florida, Fort Myers

  • "Save Hamlet," through June 24

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

Murder Mystery Dinner Train, Fort Myers

  • "SPY Noir," through Sept. 3

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

Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, downtown Fort Myers

  • Exhibit: The Key to Creativity, through June 29
  • Exhibit : My Family Anti-Autobiography, through June 29

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


Shellcast, the award-winning podcast of the Lee County VCB

Listen in, soak up some virtual sun and hear what makes Southwest Florida so special. Shellcast is available wherever fine podcasts are downloaded and at

The Sanibel Captiva Guide Podcast

Sanibel residents Nick and Lori Adams, and son Max, interview the people who make Sanibel and Captiva special. They celebrate the history and experiences of the islands.

Otocast audio guide features Fort Myers historic sites

Available in the App Store and Google Play, Otocast features a tour of more than 30 historic sites in Fort Myers.

Fort Myers Islands, Beaches & Neighborhoods


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