It’s the last weekend in August and we are going out with a bang. Literally. Fireworks, 5Ks and $4 movies; Southwest Florida Weekend Vibes are here for August 25-27.

We are days away from the 11 month anniversary date of Hurricane Ian. The process began this week of replenishing sand on Sanibel Island that was washed away by the storm. The beaches are open and Lee County officials are lifting the $6 toll on the causeway this Sunday and also for numerous Sundays to follow. They want to encourage locals to rediscover the island post Hurricane Ian. Businesses are reopening and are needing additional support to stay open in this traditionally slow summer season.

Man eating popcorn from a bucket in a movie theater

There are some great deals on movies this weekend in honor of National Cinema Day. Scroll down to find what Southwest Florida theaters are participating in the fun. $4 movies; Southwest Florida Weekend Vibes

However, if you prefer to say inside in the air conditioning Sunday is going to be a good day for you. It is National Cinema Day. Theaters all over Southwest Florida are offering movies for $4, even on the weekend’s new releases and block busters such as Barbie. Find out more here  or scroll down to see which local theaters are participating in the party.

Also inside and under AC is a big Home and Garden Show in downtown Fort Myers. This event always draws a crowd and there is something for almost every one under this exhibition roof. Perhaps you will get inspired to remodel or improve your living space while walking the aisles and watching the demonstrations taking place here Saturday and Sunday.

If you have any upcoming events you would like to share, please send them here. Fireworks, 5Ks and $4 movies; Southwest Florida Weekend Vibes are here for August 25-27.  Get out and have some fun this weekend.

  • Fort Myers Mighty Mussels

    After Friday’s baseball game with the Daytona Tortuga’s fireworks light up the sky at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers. Saturday, if the Mussels lose, fans in attendance get a free ticket to the next day’s game. It’s also bark in the park where dogs are welcomed. Sunday is kids day.

  • Run 4 Our Furry Friends 5K Run and 2K Honor Walk

    This race is Saturday in Punta Gorda to help raise funds for Peace River K9 Search & Rescue. It also commemorates National Dog Day. The event is at South County Regional Park on Cooper Street in Punta Gorda. If you love animals and love to exercise, this event is for the entire family.
    feet running in a race

  • Home and Garden Show

    Hundreds of national and local vendors will be available this weekend to help you with all of your home and garden needs at this big expo. The event is Saturday and Sunday from 10-4 at the Caloosa Sound Convention Center in downtown Fort Myers. Free admission

    Flier for Home and Garden Show

  • International Culture Fest

    Enjoy cultures and cuisine from around the world at this 5th annual event at Fisherman’s Village in Punta Gorda. Besides food, enjoy crafts, live performances, educational activities and more. The event is Saturday from noon to 6pm.
    Middle Eastern meze platter with green falafel, pita, sun dried tomatoes, pumpkin and beet hummus, olives, stuffed peppers, tabbouleh, figs. Mediterranean appetizer party idea

  • National Cinema Day

    It’s an end of summer bonus for movie lovers and it’s in honor of National Cinema Day. Movies are only $4 on Sunday in numerous Southwest Florida theaters. This includes new releases. Here are the local theaters participating.

    • Regal Belltower Cinema on US41 in Fort Myers
    • Regal Gulf Coast & IMAX at Gulf Coast Town Center in Fort Myers
    • AMC Merchant’s Crossing 16 on US41 in Cape Coral
    • Prado Stadium 12, just off of US41 on Chamber of Commerce Dr in Bonita Springs
    • Regal Naples 40X & IMAX on Hollywood Drive, Naples

    An empty movie theater

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