Funk Fest takes over Punta Gorda, the Reading Festival is back in Downtown Fort Myers, the Vegan Rally is here and we can celebrate the whole weekend … on a boat!
You. read. that. right. Fifteen bands will rock two stages in the downtown district of Punta Gorda, and it’s all about the funk! How fun is that? If you’re looking for a good outdoor concert vibe near the waters of SWFL, this is it! There will be food trucks, beer and wine to keep you company, too. Tickets Starting at $30. FunkFest Punta Gorda 115 N. Tamiami Trail Punta Gorda.
The vegan takeover continues! The Vegan Food Rally at Millennial Brewing promises food, dessert and products exclusive to the vegan community. From donuts, pizza smoothies to falafel wraps, kombucha and raw vegan desserts, you’ll find all the green goodness you’ll need in life – plus beer – at this event. Bring your pets! Free. Saturday, March 3. 5pm – 10pm. Millennial Brewing Co. 1811 Royal Palm Ave. Fort Myers.
The SWFL Reading Festival is all about promoting literacy, reading and all of the services the library has to offer. The festival takes over downtown Fort Myers, where storytellers and authors captivate audiences of children and adults alike! It’s complete with author book signings, activity centers, crafts for the kids, a chalk wall and even a free book to take home! This festival is a good (educational) option to get your kids outside, keep them engaged and encourage them to keep reading! Free. Saturday, March 3. 10a – 4pm. Fort Myers Regional Library Campus. 1651 Lee St. Fort Myers.
Here in SWFL…we love our boats and we also love a good boat show. Whether you’re in the market for a new boat, or just a daydreamer like me, the 25th annual spring boat show made possible by the SWFL Marine Industries Association. They will showcase over 300 boats, along with other marine accessories, fishing seminars and services. $8. March 1st – 4th. Naples Fort Myers Greyhound Track. 10601 Bonita Beach Road SE. Bonita Springs.
JOIN US FOR DOWN AND DERBY
The first of its kind in Fort Myers, this Kentucky Derby-themed party & social event will be just the right mix of fun and flair for those who want to get “Down & Derby”! The Down & Derby Party, hosted by HelloSWFL, will be held on the beautiful back lawn of the historic Heitman House with amazing views along the Caloosahatchee River, just a few blocks east of downtown Fort Myers.
Net proceeds from this year’s Down & Derby Party will benefit Valerie’s House, a loving place for grieving families in Southwest Florida.