FORT MYERS BEACH PIRATE FEST October 10-12 Pirates invade again at the annual Pirate Fest on Fort Myers Beach! Dress in your best pirate garb for a chance to win your share of treasure, dance at the Pirates Ball or meet up with your mates at the Pub and Grub Pirate Stroll. Recruit your family to join in a weekend-long scavenger hunt. Enjoy shows on two stages and take in a sea battle with cannon laden ships. No charge for this frolic!

Oct 10- 12

Oct 17

FORT MYERS MUSIC WALK Oct. 17 + Nov. 21 The River District comes alive every month during South Florida’s largest monthly free music event. More than a dozen participating venues feature local and regional talent, and restaurants, bars, art galleries and shops showcase a wide range of musical stylings.

“DING” DARLING DAYS October 19-25 Family Fun Day on Sunday, October 19th kicks off a week of eco-activities with free tram tours, live wildlife presentations, hot dogs, kids crafts and more at J.R. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island. All week, you be treated to birding, boating, tram and kayaking tours, with environmental activities for all ages. The 25th annual event ends Saturday with Conservation Art Day, where Federal Duck Stamp winners and other artists highlight a day devoted to “Ding” Darling’s legacy as the first duck stamp artist and Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist. Oct 19- 25 BUTTERFLY GARDEN DESIGN October 22 Learn about the beautiful butterflies found in Southwest Florida and what plants and flowers attract them best at this hands-on class at Rotary Park in Cape Coral. You can bring photos or drawings of your yard so the butterfly expert can help you design a custom butterfly-friendly landscape right where you live. You’ll also tour the butterfly house and gardens. Class runs 1 - 3 PM. Class is appropriate for ages 12 and up. Advance registration is required. Oct 22

Oct 25

DOWNTOWN CAR CRUISE IN October 25 Classic cars and show cars shine from 4 - 8 PM at this free event in the Fort Myers River District. DJ spins your favorite classic rock tunes with trivia. All makes of classic cars are

welcome. Take part or just take a look at the Cruise In.


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