5 Things To Do This Weekend in Fort Myers (Oct 11 – 13)

5 Things to do this Weekend in Fort Myers

Boat races, costume contests, festivals, home show, yappy hour, and more!

Making weekend plans?  Check out these 5 things to do this weekend in Fort Myers:

Roar Offshore OPA National Championship

Thursday through Saturday: Get ready to celebrate the return of Offshore Powerboat Racing to Fort Myers Beach with Roar Offshore! The entire race will be visible anywhere on the beach from the pier and on the water in the spectator anchoring area. The party will kick off on Thursday with a parade of race boats over the bridge and onto Old San Carlos Blvd for a street party. Boats will be on display in the streets with live music, food and a chance to see the awesome race boats up close and to meet the teams that make it happen. The Race Village opens Friday at 9 am at Salty Sam’s Complex with race teams and boats available for viewing and interaction and vendor displays. Teams will be on the racecourse Friday, so there will be plenty of action on the water as well. Saturday brings three races to our beautiful beachfront with more viewing options than other races this season. You can choose to watch the races with unobstructed viewing from one of our host waterfront restaurants, a VIP, aboard a boat in the spectator anchoring area, in a beach chair, or even from your raft floating in the water.


Fort Myers Home & Remodeling Show

Friday through Sunday: Come out to the Lee Civic Center for the annual Home & Remodeling Show. For three days, talk to professionals about your home needs, from windows to doors, floors to ceilings, inside and outside. Show opens Friday at noon, closes Sunday at 4 pm. Tickets are $6 for adults, kids and parking are free.


Lakes Park Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch

Friday through Sunday: Come out to Lakes Regional Park for their annual fall festival and pumpkin patch! Tons of Pumpkins, Incredible Inflatables, Halloween Express Train Ride, Hayrides, Scarecrow Contest Displays, and much much more! Admission to the patch is FREE, but there is a charge for parking. The cost of various activities ranges from $2 to $9. Hours of Operation: Weekends 10:00 am to 9:00 pm, Weekdays 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Howl-o-ween Yappy Hour

Friday: Join Bell Tower Shops for the annual HOWL-O-WEEN Yappy Hour from 6 to 8 pm featuring a costume contest with local celebrity judges, prizes and more. Grimaldi’s will feature their beer and wine bar with a portion of proceeds benefitting the Gulf Coast Humane Society, PLUS have your opportunity to meet Deputy Chance from the Lee County Sheriff’s Department! This is a FREE, family and pet-friendly event!



Sunday: The Shell Factory & Nature Park will host its Third Annual Nam-Jam from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The veterans-oriented event features live music and entertainment, food for purchase, specials for veterans and a tribute to our military. Admission is FREE to all attendees, and veterans who present a military ID receive free admission to the nature park, a free round of mini-golf for four, hot dog and chips, tickets for two draft beers or one well drink. Additionally, there will be a 50/50 raffle, with half of the proceeds benefitting the Southwest Florida Military Museum.