Here are your Weekend Vibes, what’s happening in Southwest Florida May 19-21. Love Bug season has officially begun. While you might spend time this weekend cleaning those stubborn bugs off of your car, there is plenty to do locally, once you are done. It’s going to be a hot one. If you are looking to cool off, more beaches are open in the area following Hurricane Ian. However, remember that not all of them have all of their usual amenities up and running. Pack accordingly.

This weekend in Southwest Florida

One of the biggest events is the Fort Myers Film Festival. If you love movies of all genres, this festival is for you. It opened earlier in the week but the weekend is full of screenings. Most of the films are being shown downtown at the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center. In addition, it’s Music Walk on Friday. So downtown is shaping up to be busy.

Also, there are events featuring two of Floridians favorite sports past times, fishing and golf. Scroll down to get more on those as well as a new beer fest. If you have any upcoming events that you want to share, please email me here.

One more thing, we hare coming up on the 8-mark since Ian hit our coast. Thankfully, many things are slowly getting better. However, there is still so much need in our area. Life is still challenging for many many people. If you feel like getting out and about, we have a few ideas here. But then again, if you are not feeling so great mentally that is OK too. Please take care of yourself. Here are some resources that might help.

Finally, here are your Weekend Vibes, what’s happening in Southwest Florida May 19-21. Get out and have some fun this weekend.

  • Fort Myers Film Festival

    This 13th annual event kicked off Wednesday and runs through Sunday. View more than 70 films from around the world in a host of subjects. While they are shown at a variety of venues around Fort Myers, the majority can be seen at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Click here for a schedule and ticket info. Prices start at $10

  • 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.

  • 4th Annual Shemon & Sheppard Golf Scramble

    The golf scramble is Friday from 7:30 in the morning to 6pm at Stoneybrook Golf Club in Estero. If you weren’t able to get in on registration, you can still stop by and say Hi and help the charity that benefits from the event. Champions 4 Children.

  • Brew Fest Cape Coral

    It’s a new event in the Cape hosted by the Cape Coral Museum of History. Beer is the main event and there will be lots to sample. There will also be food trucks, live music and lots of vendors. The party starts at 2:00 Saturday and goes until 5. It’s a BYOC event, bring your own chair. $40

  • 11th Annual “Ding” Darling and Doc Ford’s Tarpon Tournament

    The 11th Annual “Ding” Darling and Doc Ford’s Tarpon Tournament is underway this weekend. The registration is closed but it is always fun to show up and see what is going on. Especially if you like to fish. The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge is where the first recorded tarpon was caught on a rod and reel. Tournament Details here. 

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