Our normal weather for this time of year is coming back, and I couldn’t be more excited. I am so over this sweater, this scarf, and my snow boots. I mean seriously…I felt like it was going to snow any day and I wanted to be prepared! It’s an excellent weekend for drinking, hanging out and arts. Check it out
BEER, MUSIC, FOOD TRUCKS & SWFL WEATHER
Guys, listen. Our sweet SWFL weather is coming back and enjoying the outdoors should be at the top of your list. Could the fact that you’ll be able to find over 80 craft beers in one place, mixed in with food trucks and live music get you outside this weekend? If so, Taps & Tunes is where you should be this weekend! This event is right in the heart of downtown Fort Myers right by the river. You can also enhance your experience by tapping into VIP tickets, too! General Admission $5. Saturday, Jan. 13. Centennial Park. 2100 Edwards Dr. Fort Myers.
It’s like a pub crawl, but with arts. SoCo Second Saturday keeps rallying artists and art lovers alike to its the arts hub located South of Colonial. Rain or shine, this family-friendly event is a masterpiece of art gallery receptions, art supporters, cocktails at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theater, artists, vendors, live music and other entertainment. This Saturday’s event will also feature a Chalk Art display by Union Studios and an after party at Catch 22 Live Music & Sports Bar. This event keeps growing, and I hope you get to experience it this weekend. Free. South of Colonial. 10091 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers.
As events in SWFL start to take over our scene once again, I see art event after art event pop up. It’s pretty exciting to see the high interest our area has in all things art. This, of course, includes crafts. For the 21st year, The Annual Punta Gorda Sullivan Street Craft Fair will showcase the best in crafts from our area and from around the country. Enjoy painted scenes, jewelry and unique finds this weekend! Free. Saturday & Sunday. Jan. 13 -14th. Outdoors on Sullivan Street. 331 Sullivan Street. Punta Gorda.
After this brutal Florida winter (I’m kind of exaggerating, but not really), hearing that there was a pineapple festival this weekend made me feel like we’re getting back to normal over here in the Sunshine State. I guess it makes sense that this festival would take place on Marco Island, which has a rich history of growing, harvesting and shipping pineapples around the country. Check out artwork centered around the fruit, learn about its island history and meet local pineapple vendors.