Things To Do In The Fort Myers Area
There are always great things to do in the Fort Myers Area. Festivals, Art Walks, and something called Bacon Jam are some of the things you can do in the Fort Myers area over the next couple of weeks.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 19
Bacon Jam: The annual food fest features live local bands and lots of bacon-based food from more than 20 local restaurants and food trucks. 11:30 a.m. to sunset. $10. Food costs extra. Centennial Park, 2000 W. First St., downtown Fort Myers.
ArtFest Naples: Annual art fest with 140 juried artists. This year’s event benefits the Meals on Wheels program at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Naples. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 19-20. $5 donation. Fleischmann Park, 1600 Fleischmann Blvd., Naples (across from Coastland Center mall on the south side).
SUNDAY, JANUARY 20
“Bond & More”: Broadway singer Chloe Lowery (Trans-Siberian Orchestra, “Rocktopia”) joins Gulf Coast Symphony for this night of music from the James Bond movies and other action movies. 7 p.m. $29-$69. Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Parkway, south Fort Myer
MONDAY, JANUARY 21
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day March and Celebration: The annual march starts at the Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Library and travels along High Street, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Monroe Street and Edwards Drive before ending at Centennial Park. The celebration continues at the park with a festival that takes place until 6 p.m., including music, food, vendors and entertainment. Coolers, food, grills, alcohol or pets aren’t allowed. The parade starts at 11 a.m. Fort Myers police will start shutting down roads along the march route at 10:30 a.m. Downtown Fort Myers.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 25
Pink Martini: The eclectic, cult-favorite band calls itself a “little orchestra” and plays a quirky mix of classical, Latin, jazz, classic pop, cabaret, swing, world music, lounge, and other musical genres. 8 p.m. $55-$85. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples.
Caloosahatchee Celtic Festival: The annual fest features food, vendors and lots of Irish and Celtic music. The bands include “bare-knuckle pipe and drum” act Albannach, Rathkeltair, The Screaming Orphans, House of Hamill and West of Galway. 5-10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $5 on Friday, $12 on Saturday, or $15 for both days. Free for ages 12 and younger with a paying adult. Centennial Park in downtown Fort Myers.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 26
Cape Coral Bluegrass Jamboree: Emceed by bluegrass writer and radio host Dick Spottswood, this annual bluegrass concert features performances by Swinging Bridge, Blu-Ridge and nationally known headliner Nu-Blu. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entertainment starts at 12:15 p.m. $15-$20 for lawn seating. $40-$50 for VIP, including seating at tables and chairs under a large tent, drinks, and food from Currie’s Smokin Hot BBQ. No coolers or pets allowed. Cape Coral Historical Museum, 544 Cultural Park Blvd., Cape Coral.
ClamJam of Southwest Florida Seafood & Music Festival: Celebrate the delicious clam with more than 190 arts-and-crafts vendors, locally caught seafood (including clam chowder and other clam dishes), live music, contests, games, rides and more. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. $9 in advance, $10 at the gate (free for ages 12 and younger). No coolers or pets. German American Social Club, 2101 S.W. Pine Island Road, Cape Coral.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 27
The Shell Factory Gumbo Fest: Celebrate gumbo with food, live music and more at this 17th annual event. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free admission. The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers.
If you are looking for things to do in the Fort Myers area try some of those ideas. If you do, let us know what you thought by commenting down below.