Fort Myers and Sanibel What to do the week of May 20-26, 2019
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Written by The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel   
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 07:03 PM

Dear Industry Partners -

Each Monday, the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau provides our industry partners with a look at events happening on The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel. Please let your guests know “What to do” to help them enjoy their stay at our destination.

THIS WEEK: Click here to download a printable event listing of this week’s events for your guests. 

OFF THE BEACH: Click here to download a comprehensive list of things do to when it’s not a beach day.

FARM FRESH: Click here to download a listing of farmers markets in Lee County.

DRINK LOCAL: Click here to download a listing of craft breweries and distilleries in Lee County.

You can submit event listings for consideration to Jackie Parker, VCB communications manager. The deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday before the Monday publication. Thank you!

Kayak tour with GAEA Guides, Royal Palm Park, Fort Myers
– Take a guided kayak tour at Royal Palm Park and see birds along the Caloosahatchee River and creeks. Reservations required.
$50, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Royal Palm Park, 300 Royal Palm Park Road, Fort Myers, GAEA Guides, 239-694-5513, 

Nature & sea life cruise, Tarpon Bay Explorers, Sanibel
– Enjoy a naturalist-led excursion through Tarpon Bay, located in the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Look for manatees, dolphins birds and more. 
$23 adults, $15 children, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. daily, reservations recommended, Tarpon Bay Explorers, 900 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel, 239-472-8900,

Everglades ecotour, Everglades Day Safari, from Fort Myers
– Take a naturalist-guided day trip into the Everglades. Enjoy an amazing wildlife adventure aboard an airboat, a wildlife drive through Big Cypress National Preserve, a nature walk through a cypress forest and a boat cruise in the mangrove forest. Lunch included. Reservations required.
$165, 7:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m. from Fort Myers, 239-472-1559,

Cruise to Tarpon Lodge and Calusa Indian Mounds, Pine Island
– Cruise to Pine Island for lunch at the historic Tarpon Lodge, then take a guided walking tour of the Calusa Indian Mound Trail. While on Pine Island Sound, get an up-close look at the fish shacks and observe fish and marine life during the trawling net segment of this cruise experience. Reservations required.
$35 child, $45 adult, lunch is additional, 10 a.m. cruise departs from McCarthy’s Marina, 11401 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva and returns at 3 p.m., 239-472-5300,

Crafts for kids, Miromar Outlets, Estero
– Toddlers to age 12 can participate in fun activities at WINK Playland.
Free, 10 a.m.-noon, Miromar Outlets, 10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero, 239-948-3766,

Haunted History Tour and River District History Tour, downtown Fort Myers
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
– The Haunted History Tour is a paranormal tour of historic downtown Fort Myers. The tour acquaints visitors with the colorful personalities of the founders of Fort Myers. Reservations required.
$14, Haunted History Tour, 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays; $13, River District History Tour, 6 p.m. Thursdays and 10:30 a.m. Saturdays. All True Tours Historical Walking Tours begin and end at the Franklin Shops, 2200 First St., downtown Fort Myers, 239-945-0405,

Fort Myers Miracle baseball, CenturyLink Sports Complex, Fort Myers
May 20-21
– The Fort Myers Miracle play the Bradenton Marauders at CenturyLink Sports Complex.      
Ticket prices vary, 6:30 p.m. start May 20; 11 a.m. start May 20; CenturyLink Sports Complex, 14100 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Fort Myers,

‘Little Shop of Horrors,’ Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers
May 22-26, 29-31, June 1-2, 5-9, 12-15
– Meek floral assistant Seymour stumbles across a new breed of plant that he names Audrey II – after his coworker (and crush). This sassy, R&B-singing plant promises everlasting fame and fortune, as long as Seymour keeps feeding it its special diet.
Ticket prices and times vary, Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, 239-278-4422,

Finally Summer! Summer Teen Glow Party, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, downtown Fort Myers
May 24
– Three teen DJs – DJ Vivyd, DJ Aznoh, and DJ Monarc – get the chance to spin live for their friends and fans. Each student has participated in DJ Tommy Giaime’s Art of DJing courses at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. For ages 14 to 18, school ID required to enter the party; no one over 18 is allowed without a valid student ID. 
7-11 p.m., $10 advance, $15 door, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First St., Fort Myers, 239-333-1933,

Manatee talk, Lovers Key State Park, Fort Myers Beach
May 24
– Meet with a park naturalist for an interesting and informative talk about manatees. Learn what these fascinating creatures are all about and how you can help protect them. Reservations required, regular entrance fees apply ($8 vehicle, two to eight people; $4 vehicle, one person; $2 pedestrian and bicyclists). 
10 a.m., Lovers Key State Park, 8700 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach, 239-463-4588,

Downtown car cruise-in, downtown Fort Myers
May 26
– From classic to cool, downtown streets are lined with show cars on the fourth Sunday of the month.
Free, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.,