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What To Do the week of June 26- July 2, 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 26

Automotive Tour, Edison and Ford Winter Estates, Fort Myers
When: 10:30 a.m. 
Cost: Adults $40, teens $30, children $16
Where: Edison and Ford Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
Phone: 239-334-7419
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Tuesday, June 27

Organic Garden Tour, Shangri-La Springs Hotel, Bonita Springs 
When: 10 a.m. 
Cost: $15
Where: Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs 
Phone: 239-949-0749
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Wednesday, June 28

Rooftop Karaoke, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Fort Myers
When: 8-11 p.m.
Cost: Donations
Where: Sidney's Rooftop Sculpture Garden, 2301 First St., Fort Myers
Phone: 239-333-1933
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Thursday, June 29

Sheena Brook, Cabanas, Fort Myers Beach
When: 5-8 p.m.
Where: Cabanas Beach Bar & Grille, 2000 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach 
Phone: 239-765-0595
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Friday, June 30

Lakes Park Exploration, Fort Myers 
When: 8-9 a.m.
Where: Lakes Regional Park, 7330 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers 
Phone: 239-472-1100, event is organized by J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge
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Saturday, July 1

Kids Fishing Tournament, Ostego Bay Foundation, Fort Myers Beach
When: 9 a.m.-noon 
Cost: Free
Where: Moss Marine, 450 Harbor Court, Fort Myers Beach 
Phone: 239-470-0993
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Sunday, July 2

Lakeland Flying Tigers vs. Mighty Mussels with post-game fireworks, Hammond Stadium, Fort Myers
When: Game starts at 6 p.m.
Cost: $10-$12
Where: Lee County Sports Complex/ Hammond Stadium, 14100 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy., Fort Myers 
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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 Explorers tours, Sanibel Island 
Enjoy a naturalist led eco-tour with "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge's concession Tarpon Bay Explorers. 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 Explorers, 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,

Shell Crafters, The Community House, Sanibel Island 
The Shell Crafters 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,

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, through 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, 

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,


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