If you were hoping for a break in temperatures this weekend, think again. It’s not going to happen. But we do have some ways to keep you cool and entertained. Here are your Weekend Vibes, what’s happening in Southwest Florida July 21-23. In fact, Charlotte County is offering free parking at pools, beaches and boat ramps this weekend to help get you in the water in hopes of cooling off and having a little summer fun.

Also happening in Southwest Florida

It’s Christmas in July. It’s not just a sales gimmick for retailers. There are real events locally, marking the half-way point to one of the biggest holidays of the year. It is also supposed to trick us mentally into thinking about all things cool rather than the oppressive heat we are facing. Fort Myers Brewing is holding their annual Christmas in July event on Saturday. They are even serving up Christmas inspired brews such as Keg Nog Imperial Stout which is inspired by eggnog. In addition, there is a Hazelnut Porter and a spiced ale, along with their traditional offerings.

You’ve likely done or at least heard of a pub crawl. How about  Bloody Mary crawl? It’s happening in downtown Fort Myers on Saturday. It’s the third Friday of the month so it’s also Music Walk in downtown Fort Myers.

Two glasses of Bloody Mary's

If you like Bloody Mary’s there is a crawl and a cocktail contest in downtown Fort Myers this weekend that has your name written all over it.

If you have any upcoming events you want us to know about, please send them here. Finally, here are your Weekend Vibes, what’s happening in Southwest Florida July 21-23

  • Downtown Fort Myers Music Walk

    This happens the third Friday of every month, mostly along First Street in downtown Fort Myers. There is live music almost everywhere, from the galleries and shops, the restaurants and bars. Even on the streets.

  • Christmas In July Artisan Market

    This Saturday at Hand & Harvest Artisan Market at Mercato in Naples. Get your photo taken with a “coastal Santa,” shop and enjoy the works of more than 25 local artisans. Empty Bowls Naples bar has Prosecco & mimosas while you shop. Proceeds help fight hunger. 12-4.


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  • Christmas in July Brewfest

    Fort Myers Brewing Company is celebrating Christmas in July on Saturday from noon to 11 p.m. with special, holiday brews, food trucks, live music and lots of cool holiday cheer. The local brewery is also offering the “10 Beers of Christmas” with a build-your-own 10-beer flight board. In addition, they are collecting back-to-school supplies to support local students through the Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit.

    The Grinch with a dog on his lap

  • Christmas in July Artisan Fair

    Shop in the cool temperatures of Port Charlotte Mall and find treasures from local vendors, artisans and businesses. The free, family event is Saturday 11-6.
    Artisan Mall flyer

  • Bloody Mary Walk

    Hosted by Mis Mary’s Mix there are two flights in this pub crawl. Participants have 2 1/2 hours to stop by all four locations to sample and vote on the Bloody Marys. Locations include 10 Twenty Five, Hideaway, Lucky Screw, and The Standard. Check in is inside the Post Office Arcade Building, next to the Standard Restaurant.
    Flight is 11am to 1pm
    Flight #2 is 2pm to 4pm

    Bloody Mary Walk Flyer

  • Wheels and Espresso

    Wheels and Espresso is at a new location at The Shoppes at Vanderbilt in Naples. It happens the fourth Sunday of every month and this weekend  features a Street Concours show for Porsches. Only the exterior of the car will be judged. Lots of cars and lots of fun for the car buff from 8 to 10:30 in the morning.

  • Mango Morning

    Enjoy learning about and tasting all things mango at tis event by the UF/IFAS Extension Collier Grove with Clark Ryals, Senior Forester with the Florida Forest Service. There are demos on planting and caring for mango and other tropical fruit trees. The best part….sampling. For more details, call (239) 252-4800. It’s from 9-11 Saturday.

    pile of mangoes. Southwest Florida July 14-16

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