MARCH 2019 Kid events

Southwest Florida and Lee County Fair
Lee Civic Center Grounds,
11831 Bayshore Rd, N. Fort Myers
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

Southwest Florida Reading Fest
2450 First St., Fort Myers
Saturday, March 2 • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Kids will be mesmerized by the storytellers.There’s also an abundance of family fun activities such as crafts, readings, drawings and so much more. 239-533-4826

Budweiser Clydesdales
March 7: Shell Factory, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail., N. Ft Myers
1 – 3 p.m.
March 8: Century Link Stadium, 14100 6 Mile Cypress, Ft. Myers
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
March 9: Shrimp Parade, Ft Myers Beach
10 a.m. – noon
March 10: Bell Tower Shops, Daniels Parkway & US4, Ft. Myers
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The World Renowned Budweiser Clydesdales will once again be visiting the area! Bring out the entire family for this free family day of fun and photos!

Free Movie In The Park – Despicable Me 2
Centennial Park
2000 W. First St. Fort Myers
Friday, March 8 • 7 p.m.

Join us for a FREE “Movie In The Park” featuring a special showing of “Despicable Me 2” on a large inflatable screen. Food trucks with special pricing will be on site. www.cityftmyers.com

Family Movie Night at The Edison
Edison Restaurant
3583 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers
Friday, March 8 • 6 p.m.

Bring your Blankets and Chairs!! We have an amazing night planned to bring all our Allen Park Families together to watch “The Goonies” under the stars. Cost will be $10 per person (children 3 and under are free with a paid adult). Your entry fee will include ALL YOU CAN EAT hot dogs, brats, chicken nuggets and features a FRENCH FRY BAR with all the fixins. We will have live music, cornhole, City of Ft. Myers fire truck, Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary and RAIN Animal Rescue. Also available for purchase will be balloon animals, glow sticks, popcorn, Kona Ice and a drinks and full menu from the restaurant. 239-936-9348

Sun Splash Opens for 2019 Season
Sun Splash Family Waterpark
400 Santa Barbara Blvd, Cape Coral
Saturday, March 9 • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Get ready to splish, splash and slide into another season of aquatic fun at Sun Splash Family Waterpark! The City of Cape Coral’s 14+ acre waterpark will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends only starting Saturday, March 9 and daily for spring break (March 15-24) during the months of March & April. The water park will also be open on Friday, April 19.
www.SunSplashWaterpark.com

Movie in the Park
North Fort Myers Community Park,
2000 North Recreation Park Way,
North Fort Myers
Saturday, March 9, Movie begins at 7 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. 239-533-7200

Disney On Ice presents Frozen
Hertz Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero
March 15 – 17

Disney On Ice Presents Frozen comes to Southwest Florida March 15-17 at the Hertz Arena in Estero. The complete adventure of the Academy Award-winning tale will be told live in this Feld Entertainment, Inc. production, capturing the dynamic of two royal sisters, Anna and Elsa. Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse will take the audience through the magical story based in Arendelle, with special appearances by beloved Disney princesses and favorite characters who come together to prove that true love is the greatest power of all. Tickets are on sale at www.disneyonice.com

Gator Fest 2019
Southern Fresh Farms
8500 Penzance Blvd, Fort Myers
Saturday, March 16 • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

There will be all kinds of animals to see and of course GATOR shows! Face painting, shaved ice and more. 239-768-0309

Lehigh Acres Spring Festival
Veterans Park,
5 Homestead Rd. S., Lehigh Acres
March 22 – 30

Nick Kids Shows, Midway carnival rides and games, pageants, cook-off, idol contest, live music, craft show & more. www.LehighSpringFestival.com

Chick-fil-A Stuffed Animal
Sleepover Event
Chick-fil-A Cypress Lake
13610 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
Friday, March 29 • 6 – 7 p.m.

Chick-fil-A is hosting a sleepover for your kid’s furriest friends! Your family is invited to story time with the Chick-fil-A Cow. Don’t forget to wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal. When story time is over you’ll head home, but your stuffed friends will stay for a slumber party they won’t forget! Meet back here the next morning 3/30 at 9am to see pictures from the slumber party and find out all about their adventures! Only kids that participated in the stuffed animal sleepover will receive a FREE breakfast! 239-433-9030

Be My Neighbor Day
WGCU’s Myra Janco Daniels Public Media Center at FGCU,
10501 S. FGCU Blvd., Fort Myers
Saturday, March 30 • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

At this annual day for kids, families will find games, activities, giveaways and more in three neighborhoods: Meet the Helpers; Science and Environment; and Education and Creativity. Each area will have a PBS VIP. Meeting and greeting the new kids on their blocks that day will be Daniel Tiger, Nature Cat and Princess Presto from “Super Why.” 239-590-2510

Garlic Fest 2019
Centennial Park
2000 W First St, Fort Myers
Saturday, March 30 • 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Come to Centennial Park with the family. Our 20+ vendors all will have a dish prepared with GARLIC! Try some tasty food & enjoy a cold beverage while listening to live music! Kids of all ages will have some fun too, on the climbing wall, in the bounce house or at one of the craft tables. 239-479-5594

— familynews