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Smoke on the Water: Barbecue competition & music festival May 15-16

May 15, 2015 The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center will host barbecue cook teams from across the South to compete in the Smoke on the Water Barbecue Competition & Music Festival in historic Downtown Fort Myers’... more »»

 
 
 

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Smoke on the Water: Barbecue competition & music festival May 15-16

May 15, 2015 The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center will host barbecue cook teams from across the South to compete in the Smoke on the Water Barbecue Competition & Music Festival in historic Downtown Fort Myers’... more »»

Beer, Blue Jeans & Beethoven

May 15, 2015 Come in your blue jeans, try some craft beers and hear some Beethoven. Join patrons at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall Saturday, May 16, at 7 p.. more »»

A Day in the Park!

May 15, 2015 The City of Fort Myers will host Kids to Parks Day! a nation-wide day of outdoor play organized by National Park Trust (NPT) in cooperation with a host of local and national collaborators. more »»

Orchid Sale & Talk

May 15, 2015 The orchid-loving public is invited to attend this rare “Orchid Double-Hitter” on May 21 at the Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church at 1225 Piper Blvd. more »»

Things to Do:

May 15, 2015 ‘Off the Wall’ discussion at Alliance Alliance for the Arts members will gather in the gallery on Tuesday, May 19 at 6:30 p.m. more »»

Beaches

Sanibel named 'best family destination' in the country

May 8, 2015 We knew it. The rest of America is on a learning curve. more »»

Bonita Beach

March 27, 2015 Lovers Key Fall in love with Lovers Key State Park, which was voted one of the top 10 parks in Florida by the Travel Channe. more »»

Boca Grande

March 27, 2015 The drive along the Boca Grande Causeway features turquoise-blue waters plied by boats ranging from yachts to kayaks. more »»

Beaches at a glance

March 27, 2015 Algiers Beach Gulf Side City Park, Sanibel Parking (Metered), Picnic Area, Refreshments, Restrooms, Shelling Barefoot Beach State Preserve US 41 to Bonita Beach Road and then West, Bonita Beach ... more »»

Cayo Costa

March 27, 2015 Accessible only by private boat or ferry Cayo Costa State Park is one of southwest Florida’s best kept secrets. more »»

Major Attractions

Sun Splash open weekends in advance of 2015 season

March 27, 2015 Afternoon temperatures reaching into the mid-80s and Spring Break looming, Sun Splash Family Waterpark has been gearing up to open the season on weekends. more »»

Entertainment

March 27, 2015 Not only are the island of Sanibel and Captiva known for shelling and wildlife preservation, but also preserves the performing arts. more »»

Koreshan State Historic Site

March 27, 2015 Koreshan State Historic Site 3800 Corkscrew Rd, Estero, FL 33928 Phone: (239) 992-0311 A pristine reserve in Estero, one of the fastest-developing areas of Florida, Koreshan State Historic Site on... more »»

Mound House

March 27, 2015 Experience old Florida at Mound House where Estero Island’s oldest standing structure sits on an ancient Calusa Indian Mound. more »»

Sun Splash kicks off summer hours for 2014

May 30, 2014 The hot Florida summer season has arrived, that means having to find activities for the kids to help them cool down. Fortunately, Cape Coral parents have a place to take the youngsters every da. more »»

Airline and Transportation

Southwest Florida International Airport

May 28, 2009 Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers serves Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties, making it the primary travel-by-flight hub in Southwest Florida. more »»

Area airports

May 28, 2009 Getting in and out of Southwest Florida area is easy. We are centrally located close to regularly scheduled daily jet service at airports in Sarasota/ Bradenton, Fort Myers or Tampa. more »»

Parks

Bowdich Point Park at a glace

March 27, 2015 Bowditch Point Park 50 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 Phone:(239) 765-6794 Bowditch Point Regional Park is 17 acres that is located at the northern tip of Estero Island. more »»

Pine Island: PLaces to play

March 27, 2015 Matlacha: Matlacha Park picnic tables, swings, basketball court, fishing pier and boat launch Matlacha Drawbridge fishing sightseeing, bird, dolphin and manatee watching St. James City: St. more »»

Have a picnic in the park

March 27, 2015 Nothing makes summer more relaxing – and not to mention fun, than taking in an outdoor picnic. Southwest Florida is brimming with great places to chill out and get some tasty grub. more »»

Cayo Costa

March 27, 2015 Accessible only by private boat or ferry Cayo Costa State Park is one of southwest Florida’s best kept secrets. more »»

Mound Key

May 28, 2014 In the middle of Estero Bay nestled between the Estero River and Big Carlos Pass is an archaeological wonderland called Mound Key. more »»

Introduction to SW FLorida

Sanibel named 'best family destination' in the country

May 8, 2015 We knew it. The rest of America is on a learning curve. more »»

Saltwater Fishing Regs: 2014

May 28, 2014 Basic recreational saltwater fishing regulations for state waters of Florida This brief summary of regulations governs the taking of saltwater species in Florida state waters for personal use. more »»

Fort Myers, City of Palms

October 11, 2013 Fort Myers is known as the City of Palms, but the majestic array of palm trees that line city streets only tells a piece of the overall story; Fort Myers has a unique vantage as the commercial and... more »»

Cape Coral - waterfront wonderland

October 11, 2013 The city of Cape Coral is adjacent to Fort Myers on a large peninsula bordered by the Caloosahatchee River to the east and Matlacha Pass to the west. more »»

Fort Myers Beach - Beaches, preserves, parks - and more!

October 11, 2013 Fort Myers Beach has plenty to offer those who live here, visit or plan a vacation. more »»

Theatre, Galleries & Museums

Entertainment

March 27, 2015 Not only are the island of Sanibel and Captiva known for shelling and wildlife preservation, but also preserves the performing arts. more »»

Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre: 2014

May 28, 2014 The Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre is now celebrating its 21st thrilling season, entertaining more than 170,000 guests annually. The facility at 1380 Colonial Blvd. more »»

The Edison Festival of Light

May 28, 2014 In 1885, Thomas Alva Edison built his winter home in Fort Myers, Florida on the Caloosahatchee River. more »»

Edison & Ford Winter Estates

May 28, 2014 The Edison and Ford Winter estates, 2350 McGregor Blv. more »»

Places to Browse on Pine Island: Galleries, gifts and more

April 19, 2011 Matlacha: Lovegrove Gallery and Gardens 4637 Pine Island Road (239) 283- 4753 Pine Bay Gallery and Gifts 4332... more »»

Sporting Events

Fort Myers Miracle season schedule - May - Aug. 2014

May 28, 2014 Remaining Regular Season Games May 19 — vs. Daytona, 10:35 a.m. May 20 — at Dunedin, 6:30 p.m. May 21 — at Dunedin, 6:30 p.m. May 22 — at Dunedin, 6:30 p.m. May 23 — at Dunedin, 6:30 p.m. more »»

Southwest Florida offers a sport for every enthusiast

December 9, 2009 Southwest Florida offers a variety of sporting events and activities to suit many taste. more »»

Recreation Highlights for Fort Myers

December 9, 2009 The city of Fort Myers has a number of recreational facilities - everything from parks and community centers to skate facilities and pools. more »»

Major League Baseball: Spring Training

May 29, 2009 Southwest Florida has been a hotbed for Major League Baseball spring training for decades. more »»

Ice Hockey: Florida Everblades

May 29, 2009 The Florida Everblades have reached the playoffs in all 11 seasons since joining the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) in 2009. more »»

Local News

Former county commissioner Hall pleads guilty

October 4, 2013 A recently resigned Lee County commissioner entered a plea of guilty Thursday to federal charges. Tammara “Tammy” Ann Hall, 53, of Cape Coral, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud before U.S. more »»

SW Neighborhood Association to hold candidates forum on Wednesday

October 4, 2013 The Southwest Cape Coral Neighborhood Association will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. in the Oasis Charter Elementary School Cafeteria. more »»

Bond validation hearing set for Monday

October 3, 2013 The bond validation hearing for the City of Cape Coral’s controversial fire service assessment is scheduled for Monday at 3:30 p.m. at the Lee County Courthouse in Judge Keith R. more »»

Cayo Costa hearing packs house

October 3, 2013 The public let the Florida Department of Environmental Protection know what it thought, Thursday night and soon the ball will be in the state’s court. more »»

239 Fest: All-original bands to perform on two stages in two-day concert at Rack ‘Em Billiards

October 3, 2013 Perfectly coinciding with the next Cape Coral Bike Night, the third annual 239 Punk Ska Reggae Fest is will be hitting the streets of downtown Cape Coral for two days of non-stop original music,... more »»

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