5 Things To Do This Weekend in Fort Myers (Oct 18 – 20)

5 Things to do this Weekend in Fort Myers

Fall festival, Halloween, Italian festival, pumpkin patch and more!

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

Lakes Park Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch

Daily: 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.


Fall Festival

Friday: The North Fort Myers Community Park and Recreation Center will be hosting their annual Fall Festival. This FREE festival from 6 – 9 pm will include a costume contest, candy, face painting, games, photo booth, inflatables, Live DJ, prizes! *The first 200 children registered for the costume contest will receive a free candy bag! For more information, please call (239) 533-7200, or email: smilligan@leegov.com.


Bass Pro Shops Halloween

Saturday & Sunday: Bass Pro Shops will be hosting their annual Halloween event! Kids can come in and receive a free photo, treat bag, play games and make crafts. On specific nights, there will also be a Costume Contest, Trick-or-Treating, and a Costume Parade! This event occurs over several days. Bass Pro Shops opens at 9 am. Free 4 x 6 Photo Photo Packages available (* 1 – 6×8 or * 2 – 4×6.) First 75 kids to get their photo taken each day will receive 1 glow in the dark treat bag. Activities ~ Kid’s Halloween Ring Toss game ~ try your aim for a small stress jack-o-latern or spider squishy, plus Owl Mask Craft. The fun continues next weekend, too!


Fall Festival @ The Farm

Saturday & Sunday: Come out to Southern Fresh Farms from 9 am to 4 pm this weekend for their annual FREE Fall Festival. Pumpkins~Hayrides~Farmers Market~Vendors~Food Trucks~Shaved Ice~Kettle Corn~Barnyard Petting Zoo~Fish, Ducks & Turtle Feeding Pond~Chuck It Hatchet Throwing. 🐄🐐 Barnyard animals will be on a feeding schedule. This is for the health and well being of our animals. Times are 9 am- 12 pm then 1 pm-4 pm. Times are subject to change depending on how much they being fed. 🐓🐑 Oct 19~ Faces by Joelle 10-2, Oct 20~ Mercia Face Painting 9-? Live Entertainment Schedule is Oct. 20 Steve Maddis Entertainment 12:30-3:30.


11th Annual Italian Festival

Sunday: The 11h Annual Rotary Club of Fort Myers Italian Fest is back, bigger and better than ever this year! Thousands of people from across Southwest Florida have made their way to Alliance for the Arts in years past for great food from area restaurants as well as wine, beer, and other drinks. This year’s event from 11 am – 5 pm is expected to be even bigger with great entertainment, raffles, games for the kids and adults, and of course, plenty of food and drink. Italian Fest is a fundraising event that benefits Goodwill Industries of SWFL and numerous other local organizations via grants from the Rotary Trust. This event is FREE for all to attend, food purchase tickets are available on site.