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Howdy!  The April edition of Family News is now out!  Check out the fun in the SUNshiny Lee County, Florida!  (not every fun event is included).

Farmer’s Markets every Saturday – South Cape Coral, off of Cape Coral Parkway and Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers…good stuff at both!  Must go and see!  9:00 – 1:00

3/31 – 4/15 – Easter Bunny Pot Experience, Edison Mall, Fort Myers                                                      239-939-5464

1 Musical Discovery Zone at the Cape Coral Library…interact with musicians from the Gulf            Coast Symphony, hear and play a variety of instruments.  11:00 a.m.  Very cool!                               921 S.W. 39th Terrace                                                                                                                                        239-479-4636

Home Depot Kids Workshop: Build a Bunny Basket   9:00 a.m – noon                                                  designed for kids ages 5-12; free and walk away with not only a personally-made Easter              basket, but, your child will also get a FREE kids apron, pin and certificate for doing an                  awesome job on the project.  🙂                                                                                                            

2 – EAA 66 Young Eagle Rally and Pancake Breakfast, Page Field Airport, Fort Myers 8-10 a.m.          welcome, kids ages 11-17; gain first-hand knowledge about aviation, see a flight in action            and receive a certificate, flight log book and a code to go online and take ground school.              ( needed to become a pilot).    And!  For just $6.00, enjoy an ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT pancake                breakfast.  We would go, but, we don’t fit in the age range…maybe in 6 years!  😛                              If you want to attend, please go to their Facebook page and leave a message.                          

8 – Miracle Opening Night and Fireworks, Hammond Stadium    6:05 p.m.                                              Miracle vs. Jupiter Hammerheads; fireworks after the game.  Most spectacular!                              14100 Six Mile Cypress Rd., Fort Myers                                                                                                        239-768-4210                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Kidapalooza, Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples   9:00 – 1 p.m.                                                       The parking lot will become a giant playground!  All kinds of things!                                       

9 –  BBQ, Bands and Brew, Lee County Alliance for the Arts    11a.m – 6:30 p.m.                                        Barnyard Theme!  $10 admission; children 12 and under are free.  🙂                                                  10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers                                                                                                                 239-939-2787

13Stars on Ice, Germain Arena    7 p.m.                                                                                                            Emmy-Award-winning production will preview the U.S. Figure Skating team that will                  compete in Pyeongchang, South Korea                                                                                                        11000 Everblades, Pkwy., Estero                                                                                                                    239-948-7825

1416  Easter Bunny Express, Lakes Regional Park   10 a.m. – 4 p.m.                                                           Be greeted by the Easter bunny and ride the train!                                                                                   7330 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers                                                                                                                   239-533-7575

15Viva Cape Coral! Festival   5 – 10 p.m.                                                                                                             Live music, food, arts and crafts and family fun.                                                                                       47th  Terrace between 10th Place and Coronado                                                                                       239-418-1441,,

22Movie Under the Stars – Trolls, Coconut Point   7 p.m.                                                                               Bring your own comfy stuff and come support their food and beverage retailers (please               leave coolers at home.  Pets are welcome!                                                                                         

Astronomy Night at Seaside Park   8:30 – 10:30 p.m.                                                                                 Join the S.W. Florida Astronomical Society for a chance to look up at the stars!  This is a               free event and all equipment will be provided.                                                                                         Please email Brian Risley at or visit

Colors of the Rainbow, Miromar Design Center, Estero   4 p.m.                                                             Finalists from the Dancing Classrooms Exhibitions are competing!                                                     239-948-3766

Touch-a-Truck, Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers   11 a.m. – 2 p.m.                                                           A great interactive experience for kids to learn more about their favorite trucks, climb                 inside them and chit-chat with the professionals.  Great time!                                                                                                                                                                                            239-482-2722

28 –  29 Smoke on the Water Barbecue & Music Festival                                                                                  There is a kid zone with arts and activities.  Performances by the Nowhere Band, Sheena             Brook, Strange Arrangement, Electric Mud, Blu-Tones & Memphis Motown Experience.                                                                                                                                                        239-333-1933

*These are just some personal favorites from Lee County Family News magazine.  All of the summer camps and Easter egg hunt locations are included in this one.

Please, let the community know about your experience(s) at any of these so, we can get a first-hand inside scoop on the event.  Thanks a bunch!



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