Family Friendly Events for August
August is Back to School! Still there are so many events to choose from this month besides “school” activities!! Below are some of our picks!
Loomis Bros. Circus:2019 ‘Circus Tradition Tour
Charlotte County Fairgrounds
2333 El Jobean Rd, Port Charlotte
Aug. 1 – 3
See a real 3-Ring Circus! Now 3 Days / 6 Performances! Aug., 1 & 2 • 4:30 & 7:30 Aug. 3 • 2 & 7 p.m.
Witness our herd of Mighty Performing Elephants, Acrobats, Siberian and Royal Bengal Tigers, Beautiful White Ponies, Fearless Daredevils and much more! Doors open approximately one hour prior to each scheduled show time. www.loomiscircus.com
Back to School Makeover
Paul Mitchell The School
Fort Myers, 9941 Interstate Commerce Dr, Fort Myers
Aug. 1 • 1 – 6 p.m.
Time to get our kids ready to head back to school! While parents are getting school supplies, clothes and backpacks, Paul Mitchell the School Fort Myers wants to take one thing off your plate and offer all children’s hair cuts free. We are also offering all services at special event prices for Moms and Dads! Come out and throw some water balloons, enter a raffle and have some amazing Ice Cream!!!! RSVP.
Back to School Block Party
Bell Tower Shops
13499 S Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers
Aug. 3 • 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sheriff Carmine Marceno and Dr. Greg Adkins, from the Lee County School District, will speak with parents and guardians about school safety as they prepare for the upcoming school year. K-9 Kylo will be, on hand, participating in a K-9 demonstration. Bloodhound Maggie will be present to say hello! The event will include a bounce house, a photo booth, a bike rodeo and multiple giveaways. There will be face painting and lawn games for the kids! Sheriff Marceno and Deputy Chance are also calling out to Deputy Dogs members! Come out for this call to action! If you haven’t yet registered your furry friend for the Deputy Dogs program…here’s another opportunity! 239-489-1221
Summer Movie Express: Penguins of Madagascar and Boss Baby
Regal Cinemas Bell Tower
and Regal Gulf Coast & IMAX, Fort Myers
Aug. 6 – 7 • 10 a.m.
Admission to the Summer Movie Express is only $1. Tickets available for purchase at the box office.
Each week both movies play on both days.
Wet Walks at the Slough
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, 7751 Penzance Blvd, Fort Myers
August 10 and 24
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve is again hosting off the boardwalk strolls along the wet walk trail usually closed to the public. The invigorating, beautiful path is immersed in the watery heart of the Slough. Group size is limited to 16. All walks are at 10 a.m. and a
second walk at 1 p.m. We’ll be walking in fresh, clean rainwater, usually up to our waists.You will exit wet but not muddy, and we have a rinse off hose. Wet walk donations ($10 suggested) are used to sponsor summer camp scholarships, purchase educational supplies, fund student slough trips, and to support educational programs. You must be at least 10 years old to participate because of the possible water depth. Reservations required. 239-533-7557
Youth Performance-Madagascar Jr
Center for Performing Arts – Hinman Auditorium, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd SE, Bonita Springs
Friday & Saturday, August 16 & 17 • 7 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, August 17 & 18 • 2 p.m.
Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto your stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR. follows all of your favorite crack-alackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. 239-495-8989
Community Helpers: Fort Myers Fire Department
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
Aug. 21 • 10 a.m.
Join us for this special visit with the Fort Myers Fire Department. Firefighters will talk to children about fire safety, their job and their truck. 239-479-4636
Paw Patrol Little Leapers Meet & Greet
Sky Zone Fort Myers
14181 S Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
Aug. 21 at 10 a.m. & Aug. 25 at 9 a.m.
Come jump and meet one of the characters of Paw Patrol! Take photos of your little ones and have them play with your favorite characters! Little Leapers is a great shared experience for any child and parent or grandparent! A time for your little ones to discover the joy of being active, bouncing under the supervision of their parents, and without interference from the big kids. It’s $12.99 per toddler plus one parent plays free; it’s $5.99 for an additional parent to play on the trampolines. Parents & Grandparents are always welcome to watch – it’s free! Ages 7 and under, if they can walk they can jump! 239-313-5448
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
Tuesday, Aug. 27 • 6:15 p.m.
On this starry night bring out your favorite blankie, stuffed animal and of course your
pajamas. Enjoy stories and songs and enjoy and evening with a calm and family fun
Dog Days/Halloween Night
14100 6 Mile Cypress Pkwy, Fort Myers
Sat. Aug. 31 • 6 p.m.
Saturdays mean baseball and fun for the whole family, including your dogs! All dogs get in to each Saturday game for free, courtesy of Lee County Domestic Animal Services. With only two months to go until Halloween why not celebrate! Join the Miracle by wearing your best costume to the game and compete in our costumecontest for great prizes! Miracle vs Clearwater Threshers. www.milb.com