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What To Do the week of July 31-Aug. 6, 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, July 31

Paint & Pint Night, Fort Myers Brewing Company, Fort Myers
When: 6 p.m.
Cost: $35
Where: Fort Myers Brewing Company, 12811 Commerce Lake Drive, Fort Myers
Phone: 239-313-6576
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Tuesday-Wednesday, Aug.1-2

Summer Movie Express Showing of The Boss Baby: Family Business and Dolittle, Regal Belltower and Regal Gulf Coast, Fort Myers 
When: 11 a.m.
Cost: $2
Where: Regal Belltower, 13499 Bell tower Drive and Regal Gulf Coast, 10028 Gulf Center Drive, Fort Myers
Phone: 844-462-7342
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Wednesday, Aug. 2

Wildlife Drive with a Ranger, J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel Island 
When: 9-11 a.m.
Cost: Free 
Where: J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, 1 Wildlife Drive, Sanibel Island 
Phone: 239-472-1100
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Thursday, Aug. 3

CROW Campus Tour, Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Sanibel Island
When: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Cost: $25
Where: Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel Island 
Phone: 239-472-3644
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Friday, Aug. 4

Art Walk, downtown Fort Myers 
When: 6-10 p.m.
Where: Downtown Fort Myers
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Saturday, Aug. 5

Tropical Floral Arrangement Workshop, Edison and Ford Winter Estates, Fort Myers
When: 10-11:30 a.m.
Cost: $85
Where: Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
Phone: 239-334-7419
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Sunday, Aug. 6

3rd Annual Pizza & Wing Street Festival, Millennial Brewing Company, Downtown Fort Myers
When: noon-6 p.m.
Where: Millennial Brewing Company, 1811 Royal Palm Avenue, Fort Myers
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Ongoing events

Adventures in Paradise Cruises and Tours, Fort Myers
When: 5 p.m. nightly
Cost: $39-49
Where: Adventures in Paradise, 14341 Port Comfort Road, Fort Myers
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Butterfly House tours, Cape Coral
When: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Friday, Saturday
Cost: Donations accepted
Where: Rotary Park, 1340-1372 Rose Garden Road, Cape Coral
Phone: 239-549-4606
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History tours, Burroughs Home & Gardens, downtown Fort Myers 
When: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 
Cost: Docent guided tour $25, self-guided tour $15, children $8
Where: Burroughs Home & Garden,
2505 First St., Fort Myers 
Phone: 239-337-9505
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ECHO Global Farm Tours, North Fort Myers
When: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday-Saturday 
Cost: Adults $12.50, seniors $10.50, youth $8
Where: ECHO Global Farm, 17391 Durrance Road
, North Fort Myers 
Phone: 239-543-3246
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Yoga by the River, Edison and Ford Winter Estates, Fort Myers
When: 10 a.m. Monday and Wednesday
Cost: $15
Where: Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd.
, Fort Myers 
Phone: 239-334-7419
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Guided beach walk, Island Inn, Sanibel
When: 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesday
Cost: $20
Where: Island Inn, 3111 West Gulf Drive
, Sanibel Island
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Lakes Park Miniature Train, Lakes Regional Park, Fort Myers
When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. weekends 
Cost: $5
Where: Lakes Regional Park, 7330 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers 
Phone: 239-267-1950
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Lovers Key State Park, Fort Myers
When: 8 a.m.-sundown daily
Cost: $8 per vehicle
Where: Lovers Key State Park, 8700 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach
Phone: 239-707-6328
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Pickleball, Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, Sanibel 
When: 9-11 a.m. daily
Cost: starting at $20
Where: Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, 1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island
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Tarpon Bay Explorers tours, Sanibel Island 
When: Kayak tours Wednesday and Saturday 10 a.m., Tram tours 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Cost: $8 per vehicle
Where: Tarpon Bay Explorers, 900 Tarpon Bay Road., Sanibel
Phone: 239-472-8900
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True Tours, River District History Tours, Fort Myers
When: History tour 10:30 a.m. first and third Saturday of the month, Haunted History tour Wednesday and Saturday 8 p.m.
Cost: $20
Where: True Tours, 2200 First St., Fort Myers
Phone: 239-945-0405
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Shell Crafters, The Community House, Sanibel Island 
When: 10 a.m. -1 p.m. Mondays
Cost: $5-10
Where: The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way., Sanibel Island
Phone: 239-472-2155
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Guided Walks, Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, Fort Myers
When: 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays
Cost: $5-10
Where: Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, 7751 Penzance Blvd., Fort Myers
Phone: 239-533-7555
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Performing arts and exhibits

Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers

  • Exhibit: Into The Green: Botanical Insights, Aug. 4-26

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

Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers

  • "The Little Mermaid,"  through Aug.12

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

Centers for the Arts, Bonita Springs

  • Exhibit: Views: Land, Sea, and Mind, Aug. 4- 24 
  • Exhibit: Jacke McCurdy Safari Photography, through Aug. 24

Two locations, both in Bonita Springs: Center for Performing Arts, 10150 Bonita Beach Road and Visual Arts Center, 26100 Old 41 Road, 239-495-8989,

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 :A New Beginning, Aug. 4-24
  • Exhibit: On Board, Aug. 4-24
  • Latin Dance with Angela, Aug. 2
  • Friday Nights at Sidney's Presents: Chris Bepko, Aug. 4
  • Luminance, Aug. 5 

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


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