February Kid-Friendly Events

So many family friendly events in February!!! Something for everyone! Parades, Festivals & Fairs!

Free Movie in the Park – Smallfoot
Wa-Ke Hatchee Community Park, 16760 Bass Road, Fort Myers
Saturday, Feb. 9 • Movie begins at 6:30 p.m.

The PG-rated animated comedy adventure “Smallfoot” will be the main feature. The animated movie offers a spin on the Bigfoot phenomenon. “Smallfoot” focuses on a yeti who is convinced that the elusive creatures called “smallfoot” that inhabit the world actually do exist and aren’t myths passed down through the generations. Popcorn and snow cones from Southern Snoballs will be available for purchase. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs. 239-533-7275

Bestie Bash
Edison Mall, 4125 Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers
Saturday, Feb. 9 • Noon – 2 p.m.

Have fun with friends! Crafts, music, games, and more in the Dillard’s Court! Free. 239-939-5464

STEMtastic Day of Discovery
Lee County Public Education Center, 2588 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers.
Saturday, Feb. 9 • 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Children and adults have fun building, experimenting and exploring at over 100 interactive stations focused on Science, Technology, Engineering & Math. Come launch marshmallows, use the sun for cooking or experience drone aviation. Free admission, food available for purchase. www.leeschoolfoundation.org

Junior Parade
Downtown River District
Sunday, February 10 • 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Over 100 units including floats, marching bands, dancers, street performers, clowns and dignitaries parade their way around the Downtown River District. www.edisonfestival.org

Mother & Son Star Wars Breakfast
Chick-fil-A Cypress Lake, 13610 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
Saturday, Feb. 16 • 8 a.m. & 9:15 a.m.

Join us for a morning of breakfast, characters, and crafts. RSVP for the 8 a.m. seating or the 9:15 a.m. seating. 239-433-9030

Grand Parade
Fort Myers High to Downtown Fort Myers
Saturday, Feb. 16 • 7 – 10 p.m.

Named as the largest night parade in the Southeast year after year, the Grand Parade brings the entire community out in celebration of the life and achievements of Thomas Edison. www.edisonfestival.org

CenturyLink Sports Complex Open House
CenturyLink Sports Complex, 14100 6 Mile Cypress Pkwy, Fort Myers
Monday, February 18 • 1 p.m.

The Twins will host the annual CenturyLink Sports Complex Open House on Monday, Feb. 18 in conjunction with the first full squad workout. All fans are welcome to this free event that will include a health fair, inflatable activities for kids and a free youth clinic. Fans are encouraged to come watch the Twins in their first workout of the 2019 spring season at Hammond Stadium. 239-533-7695

44th Annual Greek Festival
Annunciation Cathedral in Ft. Myers, 8210 Cypress Lake Drive
February 22 – 24

There will be a carnival for children, complete with rides and games as well as Greek food, vendors selling Greek specialties, clothing, jewelry and gifts. Church tours will introduce you to the ancient beauty of this Byzantine faith. Curbside Carryout is available from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Friday if you want to take some Greek meals home for dinner after a long work week. Hours run from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday. 239-481-2099

Fossil Fest
Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail, N. Fort Myers
Saturday, February 23 • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Games, prizes, kids dig, vendors, live entertainment, museum and exhibits and more! Free admission. 239-995-2141

Horse Interaction Day –Tasha’s 32nd Birthday!
Saddlewood Horse Club, 16111 Saddlewood Ln., Cape Coral
Saturday, February 23 • 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Share some Birthday Cake ! Come out to a fun-filled day this month for our Horse Interaction Day! Kids from 2 – 15 will be able to enjoy pony /horse riding, brush horses, pet, feed horses, hop in the bounce house, munch lunch, and have a blast with the live horse painting! $20 /child, lunch and all activities included, treat bag for every reg. child. Pre-register by phone or online to reserve your spot – limited spots. Pre-pay by credit card. 239-738-9300

Southwest Florida and Lee County Fair
Lee Civic Center Grounds, 11831 Bayshore Rd, North Fort Myers
February 28 through March 10

The Southwest Florida and Lee County Fair is Back with Food, Fun and Rides for the whole Family! Nothing better than being at the Fair! Free Shows include: Eudora Farms Petting Zoo, Sea Lions Splash, Ron Diamond Hypnosis Magic, Matt’s Family Jam, Billy Elvis Lindsey, Conjurer, Marc Dobson: One Man Band, Lady Houdini, The Moogician and Tadpole the Clown! Don’t miss out on the 4H competitions, the livestock in the barns, creative living inside the Civic Center and much more. Vendors will also be in the Civic Center along with the School Booths. Kids 5 and under are FREE! 239-543-8368

— familynews