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October

Sat – 1
Folded Book Page Art (teen)
Captiva Memorial Library
11560 Chapin Lane, Captiva
Oct. 1-31
Pick up a kit and upcycle a damaged book by folding the pages to create 3D art to display. While supplies last. 239-479-4636

8th Annual Fall Festival & Corn Mazes
Farmer Mikes U-Pick
26031 Morton Ave., Bonita Springs
October 1-30 (Friday-Sunday)
Bounce houses & Bounce Pad, sand & tire pit, fun hay maze, pick your own pumpkins & sunflowers, family friendly and haunted corn mazes. Haunted Corn Maze days are
Oct. 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29 *Tickets are available online only for all attractions this season. www.farmermikesupick.com

Annual Fall Festival
Grace Baptist Temple
19084 N Tamiami Trl, North Fort Myers
Saturday, Oct. 1 • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m
Free food, music, games, hayride and much more! 239-731-6084

Fall Adventure Festival and Haunted Maze
Springtime Farms Adventure Park
10761 Aqua Vista Lane, North Fort Myers
October 1-2, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29
Pumpkin patch, maze, petting farm, hay rides, water slides, vendors & more. 239-309-0630

School of Rock
Cultural Park Theatre
528 Cultural Park Blvd, Cape Coral
Oct. 1- 2
School of Rock is based on the hit movie, and follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn an extra bit of cash by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight–A pupils into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. 239-772-5862

STEAM Storytime
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
Saturday, Oct. 1 • 1 p.m.
Children ages 5-11 are invited to join us for a STEAM Storytime that will feature a story and an activity based on the aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. This is a great opportunity for parents and kids to learn and get creative together. 239-479-4636

Interactive Movie
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
Saturday, Oct. 1 • 10 a.m.
More than just a movie showing, audiences participate in this screening. You can take part in the action with props, sound effects, and a whole lot of fun or just sit back and enjoy the film. Families of all ages are welcome. Call the library for the movie title. Rated PG. 239-479-4636

Annie Jr
Fort Myers Theatre
16120 San Carlos Blvd, Fort Myers
Sat, Oct 1 • 3:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.
www.ftmyerstheatre.com

Frightmare on 78
Gator Mike’s Family Fun Park
35 NE Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral
Oct. 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29
Come experience zombies, killer clowns, aliens, popular horror movie scenes, a pitch-black maze, a spinning tunnel, a terrifying junkyard and more. Not suitable for young children. www.gatormikes.com

WGCU Kids Day
Myra Janco Daniels Public Media Center on the FGCU campus
10501 FGCU Blvd. S., Fort Myers
Saturday, Oct. 1 • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Exhibits, activities, giveaways, and appearances by PBS Kids characters Daniel Tiger and Katerina Kittycat. Free. Rain or shine. 239-425-5124

LIVE! Science Shows
Miromar Outlets
10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero
Saturday & Sunday • 1:30 p.m.
Live Science Shows are 15-20 minutes long and will touch on topics like the principles of flight, Newton’s laws of motion, chemical reactions, density, the fire triangle, and more. Experiments in the shows will change each time & some experiments call for audience participation! 239-948-3766

GreenMarket
Alliance for the Arts,
10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
Every Saturday • 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Fresh air and fresh finds make Saturday mornings worth rising for. Uncover a fresh backyard experience with a locally rooted vibe at our weekly GreenMarket! Our outdoor farmer’s market is loaded with local produce, artisanal foods, edible and landscape plants, yoga on the lawn, live music, art, one-of-a-kind gifts, backyard farming workshops and all the good flavors and good vibes you can fit into your morning. Our weekly market is open every Saturday, rain or shine. 239-939-2787

Fall Festival
Southern Fresh Farms
8500 Penzance Blvd, Fort Myers
Every weekend in October (Saturday & Sunday) Pumpkins, food, vendors, hayrides, spooky walk & more. 239-768-0309

Kids Fishing Event
Bass Pro Shops
10040 Gulf Center Dr Fort Myers
Saturday, Oct. 1 • 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Come out to Bass Pro Shops the first Saturday of every month and fish on the back lake (catch and release)! Earn your First Fish Award if this is your first time fishing with us! Looking forward to having you come out and visit us. Inspiring everyone to enjoy, love and conserve the outdoors! 239-461-7800

Storytime
Barnes & Noble Marketplace SC
13751 Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
Saturday, Oct. 1 • 11 a.m.
Join us as we read stories to your little ones every Saturday
morning! 239-437-0654

In-Store Kids Workshops – Fire Rescue Boat
Home Depot – Local Home Depot locations
Saturday, Oct. 1 • 9 a.m. to noon
Time to pull out your apron! Kids Workshops are back in-store. Join us on the first Saturday of every month for this fun, free event. HomeDepot.com/Workshops.

STEAM Saturday
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE, N. Fort Myers
Saturday, Oct. 1 • 1 p.m.
Join us for a family-friendly STEAM exploration. Each month will feature a different activity based on the aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math. This is a great opportunity for parents and kids to build, learn and play together. 239-479-4636

Sun – 2
Young Eagles Rally & Pancake Breakfast
EAA Chapter 66 House at Page Field
5200 Captain Channing Page Dr., Fort Myers
Sunday, Oct. 2 • 8:15 a.m.
The Young Eagles program is designed to introduce youth, ages 11-17 to general aviation. The Young Eagles first flight program is free of charge thanks to the generosity of our pilots and ground crew. The minimum age to fly is 11 years old. A parent or legal guardian must be present to sign the waiver and be on-site during the flight. Children younger than 11 may participate in the instruction class and walk around the aircraft but they cannot fly. A pancake breakfast is also available for $6 per person. Questions, email youngeagles66@gmail.com.

Mon – 3
Chess Anyone?
East County Regional
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
Mondays, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 • 2 p.m.
Rise to the chess challenge and join the fun. Chess enthusiasts of all ages are welcome. Bring your own chess set or use one of ours. 239-479-4636

Tue – 4
PAWS to Read with K-9 Caring Angels Therapy Dogs
Bonita Springs Public Library
10560 Reynolds Street, Bonita Springs
Tuesday, Oct. 4 • 6:30 p.m.
Read with a four-legged friend from K9 Caring Angels. Dogs are the perfect reading companions because they create a relaxed, comfortable and safe environment for sharing books. For ages 5-11. 239-479-4636

Library Teen Talk
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 • 2 p.m.
High school teens are invited to the library for a weekly discussion about current events, everyday life, library resources and more. Teens will be encouraged to post an answer to a weekly question while socializing and making new friends. 239-479-4636

Tuesday Edition: Cardboard Challenge
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
Tuesday, Oct. 4 • 4:30 p.m.
Practice your engineering skills by building things out of cardboard. Come with ideas, or let the creative juices flow when you get here. All supplies provided. For ages 5-11. Registration required. 239-479-4636

Fire Extinguisher Training
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE, N. Fort Myers
Tuesday, Oct. 4 • 5 p.m.
Teens and their families will learn how to use a fire extinguisher and know what to do if a fire starts in their home. This training is provided by the North Fort Myers Fire Department. 239-479-4636

Emerging Inventors
Edison and Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Blvd, Ft. Myers
Tuesday, Oct. 4 • 9 a.m.
Designed for children ages 18 months to 5 years old. These sessions include opportunities to socialize with other children, educational activities, science experiments, and exploration of the property. Edison Ford members: $10; non-members: $15. Advance registration is required. Register online at edisonford.org.

Happy Fall, Y’all
Captiva Memorial Library
11560 Chapin Lane, Captiva
Oct. 4-8
Happy fall, y’all. Visit the library to make your own fall pal. Check out one of our fabulous fall books on display in the children’s room. While supplies last. 239-479-4636

Wed – 5
Crafternoons
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
Wednesdays, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26 • 3:30 p.m.
For ages 6-11. Beat the heat and craft with others at this open-crafting event.
239-479-4636

Pre-K Full STEAM Ahead!
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
Wednesdays, Oct. 5, 12 • 10 a.m.
For ages 3-5. Preschoolers and their families will have the opportunity to explore science, technology, engineering, art and math concepts through activities, stories and crafts. 239-479-4636

Kids Space Party
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
Wednesday, Oct. 5 • 4 p.m.
Celebrate World Space Week with interstellar games, crafts and activities. For ages 6-11. 239-479-4636

Fall Festival
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
Wednesday, Oct. 5 • 10 a.m.
Trees, leaves, pumpkins oh my. Have a ball this fall with autumn themed activities, crafts and more. For children through age 5. 239-479-4636

Preschool Wednesdays-Nocturnal Nature!
Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium
3450 Ortiz Ave. Fort Myers
Wednesday, Oct. 5 • 10 a.m.
Come learn all about nocturnal animals and plants. Include a craft, exploration stations, and a live animal encounter. Ages: 3-5. CNCP Members: $7 | Non-Members: $10. 239-275-3435

Thu – 6
Baby Boo! Bubble Dance Party
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE, N. Fort Myers
Thursday, Oct. 6 • 11 a.m.
For babies up to 18 months. Families are invited to dance, sing and play with bubbles. Costumes are encouraged during this special event. 239-479-4636

Pre-Readers Play Time
Bonita Springs Public Library
10560 Reynolds Street, Bonita Springs
Thursday, Oct. 6 • 10:30 a.m.
Join us for a fun play time for pre-readers. We’ll have a variety of toys and activities that promote gross and fine motor skills, as well as a bubble time. For children through age 5. 239-479-4636

Community Helper Storytime
East County Regional
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
Thursday, Oct. 6 • 10:30 a.m.
For children through age 5. Firefighters with the Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District will read a few of their favorite adventure stories during this special storytime event. Children will be able to meet a firefighter in full bunker gear and explore the fire engine. The firefighters will also have a special gift for each child in attendance. 239-479-4636

Spanish Time
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
Thursdays, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 • 3:30 p.m.
For ages 6-11. Learn how to speak Spanish through games, projects, songs and more. Every week introduces new vocabulary through crafts and games, with an additional activity to take home. 239-479-4636

The Red Knight Theatre Company – Noises Off
North Fort Myers High School
5000 Orange Grove Blvd, North Fort Myers
Oct. 6 – 8 • 7 p.m.
Michael Frayn’s Noises Off takes a fond look at the follies of theatre folk, whose susceptibility to out-of-control egos, memory loss, and passionate affairs turn every performance into a high-risk adventure. This play-within-a-play captures a touring theatre troupe’s production of Nothing On in three stages: dress rehearsal, the opening performance, and a performance towards the end of a
debilitating run. Brimming with slapstick comedy, Noises Off is a delightful backstage farce, complete with slamming doors, falling trousers, and — of course — flying sardines! 239-995-2117

Musical Babies
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
Thursday, Oct. 6 • 10 a.m.
For babies up to 18 months. Join us for a jamming good time as we read books inspired by music. Children will learn about different musical sounds & play with kid-sized instruments. 239-479-4636

Fri – 7
Bubblemania
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
Friday, Oct. 7 • 10:30 a.m.
Join us for an exciting morning of bubble blowing as we listen to our favorite tunes. 239-479-4636

Fall Fest – October Art Walk!
Downtown Fort Myers
Friday, Oct. 7 • 6 – 10 p.m.
Activities include: themed artisan vendors, a photo-booth, fall themed treats, tricks or treats and a
facepainter for the kids! A pet parade and costume contest with a gift basket for the overall winner. Fun for the entire family! Free to attend. www.explorefortmyers.com

High School Game Day
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
Friday, Oct. 7 • 2 p.m.
Play board games, video games, card games and more at the library. High school teens are invited to join us for fun, games and socializing with friends after school. 239-479-4636

CNCP Haunted Walk 2022 (teen)
Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium
3450 Ortiz Ave. Fort Myers
Oct. 7 & 8, 14 & 15, 21 & 22, 28 & 29
Who knows what will be lurking on our pitch-black decorated trails every Friday and Saturday Night in October … 1/3 of a mile is created to bring the scariest haunts & frights in SW Florida. www.calusanature.org/haunted-walk

Newsies Jr
Fort Myers Theatre
16120 San Carlos Blvd, Fort Myers
Oct. 7 – 9
When powerful newspaper publishers raise prices at the newsboys’ expense, the charismatic Jack Kelly rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions. Together, the newsies learn that they are stronger united and create a movement to fight for what’s right.
www.ftmyerstheatre.com

Sat – 8
All-Abilities Kids Storytime
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
Saturday, Oct. 8 • 10 a.m.
For ages 3-12 and caregivers. This storytime emphasizes books, music and sensory experiences designed for children with adaptive needs and their families. Using visual schedule boards, stories are told through multiple modalities. This creates a positive storytime experience in a quieter environment with reduced sensory stimuli. Class size is limited to 10 children, plus their
parents or caregivers. 239-479-4636

8th Annual Pumpkin Patch
31 Produce & Mining Co., 18672 State Rd 31, Alva
October 8-9, 15-16, 22-23 • 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
It’s Pumpkin Patch time! We ship the best pumpkins in and place them in our field to give the best Florida rendition of a pumpkin patch. Vendors, bounce house, petting zoo, pumpkin patch, photo area, food & more. Free Admission. Free Parking. Tractor rides 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. 239-313-8213

Birthday Club
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
Saturday, Oct. 8 • 10 a.m.
Is it your child’s birthday month? Come celebrate it with us at our monthly birthday bash! All supplies and light refreshments provided. For ages 1-5. Registration for birthday child is required and is guaranteed only until the start of the program.
239-479-4636

Teen Frankentoys
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
Saturday, Oct. 8 • 2 p.m.
Teens, indulge your destructive impulses by pulling apart old toys, then create a toy version of Frankenstein’s monster to take home. For ages 12-18. 239-479-4636

Pumpkin Palooza
Fleamasters Flea Market
4135 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Fort Myers
Saturday, Oct. 8 • 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Check out our pumpkin patch, do some pumpkin painting, enjoy balloon twisters, face painting, live music, and much more. 239-334-7001

Read to Dogs
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE, N. Fort Myers
Saturday, Oct. 8 • 2 p.m.
Join us at the library to read to dogs. The dogs are registered therapy animals who volunteer with their owner/handlers as a team to help improve the literacy skills of children. You can read down fines or just encourage a love of reading in your children with reading to dogs. 239-479-4636

Build It: Cardboard
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero
Saturday, Oct. 8 • 2 p.m.
Drop-in for building challenges the whole family will enjoy. All materials are provided; just bring your creativity. 239-479-4636

Fall Festival
Farmer Joe’s Fresh Market
1401 SW Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral
Saturday, Oct. 8 • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Join us for a family fun event with concession stands, hayrides, pumpkin patch, face painting, free games and so much more! www.farmerjoes.com

Storytime
Barnes & Noble Marketplace SC
13751 Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
Saturday, Oct. 8 • 11 a.m.
Join us as we read stories to your little ones every Saturday morning! 239-437-0654

Sun – 9
Family Fun Day
Luxe 8 Flix Cinema
2235 Winkler Ave, Fort Myers
Sunday, Oct. 9 • noon-4 p.m.
Plan on an afternoon of Fun for the whole Family! Bounce House, crafts, food trucks, 50/50 Raffle plus more! Admission: one can good. www.luxe8flix.com

SKD Fall Festival
St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church
1922 SW 20th Ave., Cape Coral
Sunday, Oct. 9 • 5 – 8 p.m.
Join us for our Fall Festival & Ministry Fair! Trunk or Treat, games, cake walk, crafts, root beer floats, live music, face painting, Chili Cook-off & more! 239-283-9501

Mon – 10
Preschool Not-So-Scary Campfire Tales
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
Monday, Oct. 10 • 10:30 a.m.
Preschoolers, gather around for a not-so-scary story, along with special fall-themed games & crafts. For children through age 5. 239-479-4636

Kindness Club
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero
Monday, Oct. 10 • 3:30 p.m.
Join us at the library to create kindness in our community. Kids can participate in fun activities designed to encourage kindness and help make the world a better place. For ages 7-11. Registration is required and guarantees your spot until the start of the program. 239-479-4636

Tue – 11
Artify: What Glows in the Dark
Bonita Springs Public Library
10560 Reynolds Street, Bonita Springs
Tuesday, Oct. 11 • 6 p.m.
Join us for fun with glow-in-the-dark paint. Each child will get to make a glow-in-the-dark creation to take home and light up the night. Dress for a mess. Registration is required. For ages 6-11. 239-479-4636

Kindness Club
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
Tuesday, Oct. 11 • 4:30 p.m.
Join us at the library to create kindness in our community. Kids can participate in fun activities designed to encourage kindness and help make the world a better place. For ages 5-11. Registration begins Sept. 6 and is guaranteed only until the start of the program. 239-479-4636

Read to Dogs
Pine Island Public Library
10701 Russell Road, Bokeelia
Tuesdays, Oct. 4, 11 • 10:30 a.m.
Join us at the library to read to dogs. The dogs are registered therapy animals who volunteer with their owner/handlers as a team to help improve the literacy skills of children. Encourage a love of reading
with your children by reading to dogs. 239-479-4636

Magic with Joey Evans
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
Tuesday, Oct. 11 • 4:45 p.m.
Join magician Joey Evans and explore the mystery and fun of magic. For grades 6-12. Tickets available at the teen desk. 239-479-4636

Teen Movie Night
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE, N. Fort Myers
Tuesday, Oct. 11 • 5 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of spooky monsters and ghouls amid Christmas festivities at this special movie showing. Call the library for the movie title. Rated PG. 239-479-4636

Teen Advisory Group
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
Tuesdays, Oct. 11, 18, 25 • 6:30 p.m.
Be the change you want to see in the world. Learn about issues that affect our community and inspire change through monthly community service projects at the library. Guest speakers, materials for the service projects and snacks provided. For teens in grades 6-12. 239-479-4636

Teen Read Celebration
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
Tuesday, Oct. 11 • 3 p.m.
Bring in a review of your favorite book and enter to win a prize. Snacks provided. 239-479-4636

Toddler Little Racers
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
Tuesday, Oct. 11 • 10 a.m.
For ages 18-36 months. Get ready to roll with Little Racers. Enjoy free time to play with cars, farms and city toys while socializing with other families. 239-479-4636

Wed – 12
Anime Club
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
Wednesday, Oct. 12 • 4 p.m.
For ages 12-18. Show off your anime skills by working on your own project or help us design a teen library display. All supplies will be provided. 239-479-4636

Costume Bubble Dance Party
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
Wednesday, Oct. 12 • 10:30 a.m.
Join us for a special morning of dancing and bubble blowing as we listen to our favorite tunes. Dressing up in costume is encouraged. 239-479-4636

Narwhal and Jelly Party
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
Wednesday, Oct. 12 • 4:30 p.m.
Join us at the library to celebrate the newest Narwhal and Jelly book with fin-tastic crafts and activities. For ages 5-11. Registration begins Sept. 14 and is guaranteed only until the start of the program. 239-479-4636

Tabletop Games
The Alva Community Center
21471 N. River Road, Alva
Wednesdays, Oct. 12, 26 • 1 p.m.
Enjoy an afternoon of cards or board games for all ages. Try something new from the library’s game collection or bring your favorite game to share. Children under 13 must be accompanied by a participating adult. 239-479-4636

Preschool Not So Scary Halloween Party
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero
Wednesday, Oct. 12 • 10:30 a.m.
Join us for spooktacular stories, songs and crafts. Wear your costume as we parade inside the library. For ages 3-5. Pick up a ticket at the Youth Services desk to hold your spot. Space and supplies are limited. 239-479-4636

Monster Mash Preschool Party
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE, N. Fort Myers
Wednesday, Oct. 12 • 10:30 a.m.
For families with children ages 3-5. Join us for a not-so-scary monster party. Come in costume and meet new friends while developing early literacy skills through free play with games, toys and music. 239-479-4636

Thu – 13
Family Storytime Featuring Smokey Bear
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE, N. Fort Myer
Thursday, Oct. 13 • 10 a.m.
For children through age 5. Florida Forest Service will be joining us to tell the story of Smokey Bear. Meet Smokey Bear & learn about fire safety during this special storytime event. 239-479-4636

Tech Thursdays: One-on-One Help
Pine Island Public Library
10701 Russell Road, Bokeelia
Thursday, Oct. 13 • 3:30 p.m.
Do you need help with a laptop, tablet or e-reader? Are you looking to gain basic computer skills? We can help. Bring your fully charged device and any passwords for a 15-minute, one-on-one technology session. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Pre-Readers Spooky Dance Party
Bonita Springs Public Library
10560 Reynolds Street, Bonita Springs
Thursday, Oct. 13 • 10:30 a.m.
Celebrate the season with a Spooky Dance Party. We’ll sing, dance and bop till we drop. After, cool off with bubble time. For ages 2-5. 239-479-4636

Baby Playtime
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
Thursday, Oct. 13 • 10 a.m.
For babies up to 18 months. Meet new friends at Baby Playtime. Children and families are welcome to explore and develop early literacy skills through free play, games and toys. Space is limited. Arrive early & check in at the Youth Services desk. 239-479-4636

Fri – 14
Bricks 4 Kids
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
Friday, Oct. 14 • 10:30 a.m.
Kids learn best through activities that engage their curiosity and creativity. Join us and build fun stuff out of Lego bricks while creating a positive association that science is fun. 239-479-4636

Fall Festival with Scarecrows in the Park and the Pumpkin Patch
Lakes Park
7330 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers
Oct. 14 – 30
Movie character scarecrows will fill the Children’s Garden Oct. 14 – 30. Halloween Express Train Friday, October 14 ending Monday, October 31. Hours Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 6 – 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Bounce houses, hayrides, pumpkin patch, the concessions, express train ride and the scarecrows. www.lakespark.org/scarecrows

HOWL-O-WEEN Yappy Hour
Bell Tower Shops
13499 S Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers
Friday, Oct. 14 • 6 to 8 p.m.
All guests are encouraged to dress their pup in their best costumes for an epic celebration & costume contest and join us at center court for live entertainment from DJ Robert McDonald, raffles, and of course, a costume contest! www.belltowerfl.com

Elementary Homeschool Connection
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
Friday, Oct. 14 • 11 a.m.
Homeschoolers ages 5-11 and their caregivers are welcome to join us for a fun and educational activity. We will engage in science experiments, technology, building, crafting and making of all types. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Cursive Writing
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
Friday, Oct. 14 • 1 p.m. & Monday, Oct. 17 • 11 a.m.
Have you ever struggled with reading or writing cursive? Our class will help you improve your handwriting with a focus on creating your own signature. Take-home sheets will be provided to encourage the practice of this useful skill. 239-479-4636

Carnival Day
The Alva Community Center, 21471 N. River Road, Alva
Friday, Oct. 14 • 1 p.m.
Step right up to the library and join us for an afternoon of carnival activities, games and prizes. 239-479-4636

Barktober Fest & Pet Costume Contest
Gulf Coast Town Center
9903 Gulf Coast Main St., Fort Myers
Friday, Oct. 14 • 6 – 9 p.m.
This FREE event will feature a pet costume contest, stilt walker/balloon artist, pet
‘Kissing Booth’ and more. www.gulfcoasttowncenter.com

Youth Theatre’s Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical
Center for Performing Arts,
Hinman Auditorium
10150 Bonita Beach Rd., Bonita Spring
Friday, Oct. 14 • 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 15 • 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 16 • 2 p.m.
Jekyll & Hyde is the gripping tale of a brilliant mind gone horrifically awry, set to a powerful pop-rock score! 239-495-8989

Sat – 15
Family Movie Matinee
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
Saturday, Oct. 15 • 2 p.m.
Children ages 6-11 and their caregivers are invited to a family-friendly movie matinee. You bring the snacks and we will provide the movie. Call the library for the movie title. 239-479-4636

Grace for President
Broadway Palm Children’s Theatre
1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers
Stunned to discover that all U.S. Presidents have been men, Grace decides to kick off her own political career by running for class president. Based on the popular children’s book, join Grace and her classmates on a musical journey through the throes of campaigning and pep rallies, service projects and posters, as they discover what it takes to be the best candidate. Includes lunch and show.
239-278-4422

12th Annual Walk For Wishes SW Florida 5K & Family Fun Day
JetBlue Park
11500 Fenway South Drive, Fort Myers
Saturday, Oct. 15 • 7 a.m.
Registration begins at 7 a.m. with the walk beginning at 8:30 a.m. Afterward, participants will enjoy a Family Fun Day with games, food, music and more. All proceeds go to Make-A-Wish Southern Florida. Cost to participate is $20 per adult and $10 per child (12 and under). Register at https://wish.org/sfla/walk-wishes-southwest-florida

Storytime
Barnes & Noble Marketplace SC
13751 Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
Saturday, Oct. 15 • 11 a.m.
Join us as we read stories to your little ones every Saturday morning! 239-437-0654

Magic with Joey Evans: Halloween Special
Pine Island Public Library
10701 Russell Road, Bokeelia
Saturday, Oct. 15 • 2 p.m.
This master magician is back to tickle our funny bones with magic, mystery and fun. Prepare to be amazed and inspired by his illusions, puppets and tricks. It’s a show you don’t want to miss. Space is limited. For ages 6-17. 239-479-4636

Keep Calm & Color On: Creativi-Tea (teen)
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE, N. Fort Myers
Saturday, Oct. 15 • 10 a.m.
Do you like coloring? Do you like destressing? Then Keep Calm & Color On is perfect for you to destress by coloring pages and listening to music. Tea and coffee will be available. 239-479-4636

Halloween Magic with Joey Evans
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero
Saturday, Oct. 15 • 10 a.m.
This master magician is back to chill your bones with spooky magic, mystery and fun. Prepare to be amazed and inspired by his illusions, puppets and tricks. For ages 6-11. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Craft Saturday
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE, N. Fort Myer
Saturday, Oct. 15 • 11 a.m.
Children and their families are invited to join us for a crafty Saturday. All supplies will be provided, just bring your creativity. No registration required. 239-479-4636

Fire Fest
Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Boulevard, Estero
Saturday, Oct. 15 • 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Meet local wildland firefighters and see the vehicles that are used when they encounter fire out in the Florida brush. In addition to the vehicles there will be gear and other pieces of equipment that they use to complete their important tasks. Food vendors will be available on site as well as fun activities for adults and little ones alike. Park Entry Fee Required. 239-992-0311 or visit www.floridastateparks.org/koreshan

4th Annual International CultureFest
Fishermen’s Village
1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Saturday, Oct. 15 • Noon-6 p.m.
Enjoy a family fun journey of international food & live performances, culturally oriented vendors, educational activities & more. Free event and free parking. 239-771-9911

Free Family ArtLab
Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
Saturday, Oct. 15 • 10 a.m – Noon
Make creativity part of your family routine the 3rd Saturday of each month during Family Art Lab! Drop in for free, hands-on family fun from 10 a.m. to noon. Explore something new every month like art making, gallery activities, games and more – all inspired by artworks on view in the gallery, famous artists, national holidays and artistic traditions around the world. 239-939-2787

Fire Rescuer Kit
Fort Myers Lowe’s
14960 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
Saturday, Oct. 15 • 9 a.m. – noon
Be a hero to your mini DIYer when you build this month’s Fire Rescuer Kit together. You’ll leave with a hand-made toy that’s as fun to play with as it is to create! 239-433-9255

Sun – 16
5th Annual Fall Fun Fest
Coast Elite Gymnastics Academy
6360 Arc Way, Fort Myers
Sunday, Oct. 16, Ages 5 and under • Noon – 1:30 p.m. and
Ages 5-12 • 1:30 – 3 p.m.
Ages 1 – 12. Come in Costumes! Games, prizes, trampolines & more! 239-936-8467

Mon – 17
Middle School Homeschool Connection
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
Monday, Oct. 17 • 2 p.m.
For ages 12-18. How can alcohol affect your health? The Hanley Foundation will be answering all of your questions about everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask. 239-479-4636

Tue 18
Gelatinous Jellyfish
Lovers Key State Park
8700 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach
Tuesday, Oct. 18 • 10:30 a.m.
Join a park ranger to discover the fascinating world of jellyfish. Learn which jellies live in SW Florida, what to do if you get stung, and some helpful tips on how to avoid stings altogether! Program is free with paid park entry. Reservations are required. To register, visit www.LoversKey.Eventbrite.com.

Down the Rabbit Hole Party
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE, N. Fort Myer
Tuesday, Oct. 18 • 5:30 p.m.
Alice in Wonderland fans of all ages are cordially invited to a very important date and will not want to be late. Dress up in either tea party attire or costumes and join us for a mad tea party and other Wonderland inspired activities and games. Light refreshments will be provided while supplies last. Space is limited. 239-479-4636

Whooooo’s There? Fall Craft
Captiva Memorial Library
11560 Chapin Lane, Captiva
Oct. 18-22
Join us at the library where you’ll have a hoot making this adorable wise old owl craft. While supplies last. Check out a not so scary book from our fall book display to read and enjoy. 239-479-4636

Toddler Halloween Spectacular
Coast Elite Gymnastics Academy
6360 Arc Way, Fort Myers
Tuesday, Oct. 18 • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Come play with us, in or out of costume! Bounce house, games, candy, open play
Ages 1-5. Purchase tickets at the desk- $10. 239-936-8467

Book Tasting (teen)
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
Tuesday, Oct. 18 • 4 p.m.
Expand your palate as we explore a wide array of new books suitable for all reading tastes. Snacks provided. 239-479-4636

Halloween Craft Fun
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
Tuesday, Oct. 18 • 3:30 p.m.
Assemble a decorative Halloween mobile and make a pumpkin craft. All supplies provided. For ages 5-11. Space is limited. Registration is required and is only valid until the start of the program. 239-479-4636

Middle School Movie Day
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
Tuesday, Oct. 18 • 4:30 p.m.
Middle school teens are invited to sit back and enjoy a movie. Bring your friends and some snacks. Call the library for the movie title before the event. 239-479-4636

Teen Movie
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
Tuesday, Oct. 18 • 4:30 p.m.
For teens ages 12 and up. Join us in the Teen Zone to travel back in time with retro movies from the 80s and 90s. Light snacks will be provided. 239-479-4636

Wed – 19
High School Movie Day
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
Wednesday, Oct. 19 • 2 p.m.
High school teens are invited to sit back and enjoy a movie. Bring your friends and some snacks. Call the library for the movie title before the event. 239-479-4636

All About Alligators
Lovers Key State Park
8700 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach
Wednesday, Oct. 19 • 10:30 a.m.
Program is free with paid park entry. Join a park naturalist to learn more about our local alligators. Learn why alligators are integral members of our Florida ecosystems, what you can do to safely co-exist with them peacefully. Reservations are required. To register, visit www.LoversKey.Eventbrite.com.

Tween Art Club
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
Wednesday, Oct. 19 • 4 p.m.
For ages 9-12. Let your creativity flow and learn how to work with Perler Beads. Designs will be provided or you can create your own. 239-479-4636

Thu – 20
Winnie the Pooh Kids Fall 2022 Audition
Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples
15080 Livingston Rd, Naples
Thursday, Oct. 20 • 5-8 p.m.
Students aged 8-13 may audition for the program. Those selected will participate in a rehearsal process. At the end of two weeks, friends and families will be invited to a special one-night only performance of Winnie the Pooh KIDS at CMON. Space in this performance class is limited and tuition is $200 per student www.cmon.org

Fri – 21
Ants in Your Pants Dance Party
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
Friday, Oct. 21 • 10:30 a.m.
Shake your sillies out at the library. Get ready to twist and shout at this special dance party. We’ll boogie down to pop hits and favorite preschool tunes. For ages 2-5. 239-479-4636

Oktoberfest
German American Social Club
2101 SW Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral
October 21-23 & 28-30
Live music, dance floors, specialty foods, beverages, vendors, exhibits, carnival area for kids with rides and more. 239-283-1400

Four Freedoms Outing
Four Freedoms Park
4818 Tarpon Ct, Cape Coral
Friday, Oct. 21 • 2 – 8 p.m.
Come and join us for a relaxing and fun evening with the entire family. We’ll have food trucks & retail vendor. Bring your blanket or chairs & enjoy the sunset. 239-574-0804

Fright Night
Bay Oaks Recreational Campus
2731 Oak Street, Fort Myers Beach
Friday, Oct. 21 • 6 – 9 p.m.
The fun will include a climbing rock wall, bounce houses, games and prizes, toddler zone, costume contest, haunted house and food for purchase. Cost is $5 a person or $15 for a family of four. Payment in the form of cash only will be accepted at the entrance. 239-765-4222

Haunting on the Harbor
3815 Tamiami Trail, south of Walgreens
on US 41, Punta Gorda
Oct. 21, 22, 28-31
Prepare to be scared! 6 frightful nights of Punta Gorda’s Haunting on the Harbor Halloween Festival & Haunted House, costume contest, kids carnival games & rides! Great live entertainment each night, great selection of food trucks & full bar. October 30 haunted house only, October 31 party & haunted house. puntagordahaunting.com

Boo at the Zoo
Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens,
1590 Goodlette-Frank Rd, Naples
October 21-23 • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Enjoy your Zoo magically transformed into a living storybook with costumed characters and trick-or-treating for kids 12 and under. We invite you to be our guest as you meet some of the most royal princesses in the land, dance the day away with a DJ, become mystified by our magic show and so much more! Join us for a party that gets bigger and better around every turn! 239-920-2085

Fall Festival
North Fort Myers Park and Recreation Center
2000 North Recreation Park Way, N. Fort Myers
Friday, Oct. 21 • 6 – 9 p.m.
This is a free family event for all ages. Activities includes a costume contest, candy, face painting, games, a photo booth, a live DJ, prizes and more. Community businesses and organizations will have booths with information, samples of products and candy. 239-533-7200

Halloween Spooktacular
C’MON, 15080 Livingston Rd, Naples
Oct. 21 & 22 • 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Come in costume and join us for not-so-spooky Halloween games, activities, and trick-or-treating for the whole family at CMON! Advanced registration is required. 239-260-1605

Sat – 22
Reading is Doggone Fun
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
Saturday, Oct. 22 • 2 p.m.
For ages 4-11. Enjoy a Saturday afternoon reading to registered therapy dogs. Read your own story or we can provide one for you. Space is limited to 30. Please arrive early and check in at the Youth Services desk. 239-479-4636

Not Your Mummy’s Halloween Bash
Fort Myers Brewing Company
12811 Commerce Lakes Drive, Suite 28, in Fort Myers
Saturday, Oct. 22 • 2 – 11 p.m.
Featuring spooky, family friendly festivities, costume contest, food trucks, specialty beers on tap and a special screening of the Halloween classic, Hocus Pocus. The costume contest will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. and winners will be announced at 6 p.m. The movie, screened in the parking lot of the brewery, will begin shortly after. Guests can bring blankets and pillows to get cozy while watching a movie on the big screen. For more information about the events, call 239-313-6576.

Halloween Party
Southern Starz
915 SE 14th Place Cape Coral
Saturday, Oct. 22 • 7 – 11 p.m.
Costume contests, games, glow open gym & more! 239-574-0034

Biz Kidz Expo
Miromar Outlets, suite 358, across from Tommy Hilfiger, Estero
Saturday, Oct. 22 • 1 – 9 p.m.
During the Biz Kidz Expo, your child will have the opportunity to either sell their uniquely created products or service or, debut their business proposal to some of the top executives in Southwest Florida. www.kids-expo.com/miromar-outlets

Kiwanis KidsFest
Cape Coral High School
2300 Santa Barbara Blvd, Cape Coral
Saturday, Oct. 22 • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Our Annual KidsFest Festival will be a day of fun for children and families to explore different booths, items for purchase, giving educational information and offering games and giveaways to all visitors. There will be a Halloween costume contests with prizes, inflatable rides, family-oriented vendors, crafts and food. The day is filled with lively entertainment, inter-active experiences and mega-information. It is a festival with crafts, food and vendors of family-oriented products and services. As always, we have our stage shows, costume contests, games and lots of give-aways. Free Admission! Kids ages 12 and younger get a free hot dog and chips. Festival will be in Rain or Shine. www.capecoralkiwanis.org/kidsfest

Fear Fair!
William “Bill” Austen Youth Center
315 SW 2nd Ave, Cape Coral
Saturday, Oct. 22 • 5- 8 p.m.
It’s spooky season! Parents have a night out and we will handle the rest. Kids can dress up and have fun making their way through a mini maze full of treats. After, they will enjoy a night of games and prizes! $20. 239-242-3950

Family Movie Day
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE, N. Fort Myer
Saturday, Oct. 22 • 1 p.m.
Children and their families are invited to join us for a movie showing. Call the library for the movie title. Rated G. 239-479-4636

Storytime
Barnes & Noble Marketplace SC
13751 Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
Saturday, Oct. 22 • 11 a.m.
Join us as we read stories to your little ones every Saturday morning! 239-437-0654

Taco Fest Bonita Springs
Riverside Park,
10450 Reynolds St., Bonita Springs
Saturday, Oct. 22 • 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Get ready for a fun afternoon of food, beer, and music for you and your entire family to enjoy. There will be numerous taco trucks, music, business vendors, kids activities such as bounce houses and rock climbing walls and more! Tickets are $10 for ages 3 and up. www.bscevent.com/taco-fest-bonita-springs

Lego Club
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
Saturday, Oct. 22 • 2 p.m.
Join us for a short story and Lego building activities. Lego bricks provided for use during this program. 239-479-4636

Tue – 25
Halloween Magic with Joey Evans
Bonita Springs Public Library
10560 Reynolds Street, Bonita Springs
Tuesday, Oct. 25 • 6 p.m.
Join Master Magician Joey Evans for this fun Halloween show and prepare to be amazed and inspired by his illusions, puppets and tricks. It’s a show you don’t want to miss. Fun for the whole family. 239-479-4636

Superhero Trunk-or-Treat
FYZICAL East Fort Myers,
10676 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers
Tuesday, Oct. 25 • 4 – 7 p.m.
FYZICAL East Fort Myers is hosting a family-friendly, superhero-themed trunk-or-treat event and open house on Oct. 25 to celebrate the clinic’s grand opening. This free event will be filled with fun, candy and community. The young and young at heart are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes and pick up a complimentary bag o’treats. The FYZICAL team will host a “Best of Trunk” contest. For more information, visit fyzical.com/east-fort-myers-fl.

Halloween Dance Night
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
Tuesday, Oct. 25 • 4:30 p.m.
Love to dance? Get dressed up and join our Just Dance Horror Party with creepy soundtracks, a costume contest and photo booth. Snacks provided. 239-479-4636

Fishing Clinic
Lovers Key State Park
8700 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach
Tuesday, Oct. 25 • 10:30 a.m.
Program is free with paid park entry. Join two park naturalists to learn more about fishing in SW Florida. You’ll discuss a variety of tackle and fresh bait rigs, discover the best places to drop a line at the park, and learn the rules and regulations for fishing in SW Florida. Reservations are required. To register, visit www.LoversKey.Eventbrite.com.

Fall Leaf Craft
Captiva Memorial Library
11560 Chapin Lane, Captiva
Oct. 25-29
Check out a not so scary book from our fall book display to read and enjoy. Don’t leave without making a stained glass inspired leaf and coloring in a fun fall bookmark. While supplies last. 239-479-4636

Tales of the Paranormal (teen)
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE, N. Fort Myers
Tuesday, Oct. 25 • 6 p.m.
World-renowned paranormal investigator Lee Ehrlich shares tales of ghostly hauntings and real-life paranormal phenomena. 239-479-4636

Books and Blankets
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
Tuesday, Oct. 25 • 6:15 p.m.
Join us with your blankies and pajamas for this nighttime edition of storytime. Your whole family is invited to this enjoyable, all-ages storytime that encourages the development of pre-reading skills through songs, rhymes, fingerplays & stories. 239-479-4636

Wed – 26
Zombie Escape Room
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
Wednesday, Oct. 26 • Noon-2:30 p.m.
Teens ages 12-18 form groups of 6-8 players and attempt to stop a zombie invasion. Using just the materials in the room, determine and develop a cure in 20 minutes or less. Teams should plan to be present throughout the event and will enter the escape room at the designated time during the event. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Spooky Crafts and Short Stories
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
Wednesday, Oct. 26 • 4 p.m.
For tweens and teens ages 9-15. Join us for an afternoon of spooky stories and creepy crafting. Snacks will be provided. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Spooky Crafts and Short Stories
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
Wednesday, Oct. 26 • 4 p.m.
For tweens and teens ages 9-15. Join us for an afternoon of spooky stories and creepy crafting. Snacks will be provided. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

S.T.A.R.S Fall Festival
STARS Complex & Programs
2980 Edison Ave, Fort Myers
Wednesday, Oct. 26 • 4 – 7 p.m.
The City of Fort Myers is hosting its annual Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat event fillled with a spooktacular evening of fun, treats, costumes & Halloween fun. 239-321-7545

Thu – 27
Kids Spooky Spider Craft
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
Thursday, Oct. 27 • 4 p.m.
Design your own spooky spider craft to wear on your wrist. For ages 2-11. 239-479-4636

Pee Wee Halloween
Four Freedoms Park
4818 Tarpon Ct, Cape Coral
Thursday, Oct. 27 • 10 -10:45 a.m.
You and your child will enjoy one hour of Halloween fun with story time, crafts, games and a snack. Parent must attend with child. $15. (Ages 2-3 yrs) 239-574-0804

Groove and Move Family Fun Night
Bell Tower Shops
13499 S Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers
Thursday, Oct. 27 • 6 to 8 p.m.
Games, face painting, balloon sculptures, dance lessons, Adam’s animal encounters & more. www.belltowerfl.com

Fri – 28
Family Storytime: Halloween Celebration
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
Friday, Oct. 28 • 10 a.m.
For children through age 5 and caregivers. Families with young children enjoy a variety of stories, songs, rhymes and movement. 239-479-4636

Fall Festival
Pine Island Elementary School
5360 Ridgewood Dr, Bokeelia
Friday, Oct. 28 • 5 – 7 p.m.
Free! Games, Food, Trunk or Treat, Bounce Houses and more! 239-283-0505

Playdough Playtime
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
Friday, Oct. 28 • 10:30 a.m.
Bend, squish and press. Children build fine motor development, imagination and creativity, language, math and science skills while playing. All supplies provided. 239-479-4636

Trunk or Treat and Movie in Park
Veterans Park and Recreation Center
55 Homestead Rd S, Lehigh Acres
Friday, Oct. 28 • 6 – 9 p.m.
Trunk or Treat will start at 6 p.m. & the Movie in the Park will start at 7:30 p.m. 239-369-1521

Halloween Fun
Four Freedoms Park
4818 Tarpon Ct, Cape Coral
Friday, Oct. 28 • 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Children are invited to join us for a fun-filled creative evening. Games and crafts & more. $20. (Ages 4-6yrs) 239-574-0804

Sat – 29
Spooktacular Trick or Treat Extravaganza!
Bell Tower Shops
13499 S Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers
Saturday, Oct. 29 • Noon – 4 p.m.
Join us Saturday for our annual Halloween Spooktacular Trick or Treat Extravaganza! Enjoy trick or treating around the mall to all your favorite merchants PLUS tons of vendors, a dance party at center court with DJ Carlos and SO many more surprises along the way! Costume Contest Details: Parents are encouraged to take a photo of their child at Bell Tower during the event and post it to the event page on Facebook for their chance to be entered into the contest. www.belltowerfl.com

Free Movie in the Park – Hocus Pocus
Jaycee Park, 4215 20th Place, Cape Coral
Saturday, October 29 • 5:30-8:30 p.m.
The City of Cape Coral Parks and Recreation department is proud to bring you a FREE “Movie in the Park” on our giant inflatable screen. The movie starts at approximately 7 p.m., but get there early to enjoy dinner from our onsite food truck, grab a good spot & have a chance at our giveaways! Don’t forget to bring a blanket and chairs to enjoy the movie! 239-573-3128

Fall Festival
Chick-fil-A Estero
21900 S Tamiami Trl, Estero
Saturday, Oct. 29 • 4 – 6 p.m.
Fall Festival Fun! Join us for a fun fall festival for the whole family with pumpkin decorating, face painting, crafts, games and much more! 239-498-8700

ReptiDay Ft. Myers
Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower Shops
13051 Bell Tower Dr, Fort Myers
Saturday, Oct. 29 • 10 a.m.
See live reptiles up close at fascinating live animal encounters and seminars.
www.repticon.com

Fairy Tea Party
Rotary Park Environmental Center
5505 Rose Garden Rd, Cape Coral
Saturday, Oct. 29 • 11 a.m.
Enjoy treats, tea sandwiches, punch, and lemonade in the butterfly garden. Feel free to wear fairy or butterfly wings. Registration is required at least one week in advance and there are a limited number of spaces. $20. Ages 3 – 11. 239-549-4606

Fall Festival
Edison and Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers
Saturday, Oct. 29 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
This family-friendly event will include craft vendors, food trucks, music and several fun activities for children. purchase pumpkins in the Pumpkin Patch, with the option to paint the pumpkins (paint provided). kid-friendly axe throwing and archery, plus children can get their face painted, or get fairy hair. The Wild Wizards will be conducting science experiments and a balloon artist will make crafty animals. There is no charge to stroll around and listen to music; however, each vendor has a fee to participate in the activities. Parking is free. EdisonFord.org.

Spooktacular Night
Estero Park,
9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd, Estero
Saturday, Oct. 29 • 5 – 9 p.m.
Come out to the park for a night of family friendly and spooktacular fun. Activities include a trunk-or-treat, pumpkin decorating contest, food trucks and a Movie in the Park, featuring Disney and Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas”
Admission is free. 239-533-1470

Spooky Splash Bash
Splash Family Waterpark
400 Santa Barbara Blvd, Cape Coral
Oct. 29 & 30
DJ spinning ghostly tunes from 2 to 6 p.m., costume contests, pumpkin decorating, music, trick or treating and much more! 239-574-0558

Trunk Or Treat
Anthem Church
13545 American Colony Blvd., Fort Myers
Saturday, Oct. 29 • 6 – 8 p.m.
Join Anthem Church in Fort Myers for their 2022 Trunk or Treat and costume parade! Complimentary hot dogs, chips and beverages. Everyone is invited. 239-936-2511

11th Annual LCEC Goblin Gallop 5k/Kid Run
Jaycee Park
4125 SE 20th Pl, Cape Coral
Saturday, Oct. 29 • 7:30 a.m.
Packet pickup will be held on October 27-28 at the Run Shoppe in Cape Coral. Visit uw.lcec.net for race information including the registration link. Contact 5k@lcec.net.

Halloween Trick or Treat Event & Costume Contest
Gulf Coast Town Center
9903 Gulf Coast Main St., Fort Myers
Saturday, Oct. 29 • 5 – 8 p.m.
This FREE event will feature a costume contest, stilt walker/balloon artist, trick or treat, face painting, roaming characters and more. www.gulfcoasttowncenter.com

Storytime
Barnes & Noble Marketplace SC
13751 Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
Saturday, Oct. 29 • 11 a.m.
Join us as we read stories to your little ones every Saturday morning! 239-437-0654

Sun – 30
Second Annual WonderWeen
Wonder Gardens
27180 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs
Sunday, Oct. 30 • Noon – 2 p.m.
A safe, outdoor Halloween-themed event with treats and surprises. Activities include
collecting candy, Halloween-themed games with prizes & treats. Costumes are optional but encouraged. Free to Wonder Gardens members & Bonita Springs residents. Admission is free for children under age 3, $7 for ages 3 to 12, $12 for ages 13-64 and $10 for ages 65+. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 239-992-2591.

Haunted Halloween
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, FSW
13350 FSW Pkwy, Fort Myers
Sunday, October 30 • 2 p.m.
This not-so-spooky Halloween concert is sure to be fun for the whole family! The event starts at 1 p.m. with safe trick-or-treating and the Musical Discovery Zone in the lobby, where kids can try out the instruments of the orchestra. Costumes are encouraged and there will be children’s costume contests with prizes! At 2 p.m., activities move to the theater where the Gulf Coast Symphony will perform family-friendly Halloween music. Expect music from movies like Harry Potter, Star Wars and many more! Symphonic Family Concert start at $15for reserved seating and may be purchased online at GulfCoastSymphony.org, or by calling the Box Office at 239-481-4849.

Halloween Bash – Trick or Treat in the Park
Shell Factory & Nature Park,
16554 N. Cleveland Ave., North Fort Myers
Sunday, Oct. 30 • 10 a.m. – Noon (trick or treat)
Fun Park Mini Carnival Noon – 3 p.m.
Crafts, games, prizes, free snow cones and mini golf for kids in costumes. 2 for 1 Admission to the Nature Park after 1 p.m. 20% Off all items in the Halloween Shop. 239-995-2141

Trunk or Treat
Sellstate Achievers Realty
12820 Kenwood Lane, Fort Myers
(behind the Olive Garden)
Sunday, Oct. 30 • Noon – 4 p.m.
Sellstate Achiever is Hosting a Trunk or Treat. There will be prizes raffles, candy, bounce House, face paintings & more. If interested in participating, call 239-985-0777.

Trunk or Treat and Fall Fest
Cypress Lake Presbyterian Church
8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers
Sunday, Oct. 30 • 6-8 p.m.
Open to all! 239-481-3233

Trick or Treat
Fleamasters Flea Market
4135 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Fort Myers
Sunday, Oct. 30 • 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Come dressed up and get some candy in our Trick or Treat Alley and participate in the costume contest 239-334-7001

Mon – 31
Fall Festival
First Christian Church of Cape Coral
2620 Country Club Blvd, Cape Coral
Monday, Oct. 31 • 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Kids can participate in the Trunk or Treat. (No scary costumes) There will be games, food truck, music & more! 239- 574-7272

Trunk-or-Treat
Alliance for the Arts,
10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
Monday, Oct. 31 • 5 – 8 p.m.
Come do the Monster Mash and join us for a fang-tastic evening filled with goodies & costumes at our Trunk-or-Treat! Bring your decorated vehicle, individually wrapped goodies and costumed children. Enjoy the food trucks & fun-filled activities. 239-939-2787

Mall-O-Ween/Trick-or-Treating
Miromar Outlets, Estero
Monday, Oct. 31 • 5 – 7 p.m.
Spooky science & animal shows along
with a children’s costume contest.
www.miromaroutlets.com

 

Pumpkin Patches

Cypress Lake United Methodist Church
8570 Cypress Lake Dr Fort Myers
October 15 – October 31 (or until the pumpkins are gone)
Opening Day for pumpkin patch (Oct. 15): 1 – 7 p.m.
Monday – Friday: 1 – 7 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. & Sunday: noon – 6 p.m.
Pumpkin prices start at only $1! 239-482-1250

North Fort Myers Church of the Nazarene
6781 Bayshore Rd., North Fort Myers
October 6 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Pumpkin patch, field trips welcome! 239-567-0150

Pumpkin Palooza
Fleamasters Flea Market,
4135 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Fort Myers
Saturday, October 8 • 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Check out our pumpkin patch, do some pumpkin painting, enjoy balloon twisters, face painting, live music and more. 239-334-7001

Fall Festival
Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers
Saturday, October 29 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
This family-friendly event will include craft vendors,
food trucks, music and families will be able to select and purchase pumpkins in the pumpkin patch, with the option
to paint the pumpkins. EdisonFord.org.

Fall Festival
Southern Fresh Farms, 8500 Penzance Blvd, Fort Myers
Every weekend in October (Saturday & Sunday)
Pumpkins, food, vendors, hayrides, spooky walk & more.
239-768-0309

8th Annual Pumpkin Patch
31 Produce & Mining Co., 18672 State Rd 31, Alva
October 8-9, 15-16, 22-23 • 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
It’s pumpkin patch time! We ship the best pumpkins in and place them in our field to give the best florida rendition of a pumpkin patch. Vendors, bounce house, petting zoo, pumpkin patch, photo area, food & more. Free Admission. Free Parking. Tractor rides 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. 239-313-8213

Fall Festival
Farmer Joe’s Fresh Market
1401 SW Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral
Saturday, October 8 • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Join us for a family fun event with concession stands, hayrides, pumpkin patch, face painting, free games and so much more! www.farmerjoes.com

Fall Adventure Festival and Haunted Maze
Springtime Farms Adventure Park
10761 Aqua Vista Lane, North Fort Myers
October 1-2, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29
Pumpkin patch, maze, petting farm, hay rides, water slides, vendors & more. 239-309-0630

8th Annual Fall Festival & Corn Mazes
Farmer Mikes U-Pick
26031 Morton Ave., Bonita Springs
October 1-30 (Friday-Sunday)
Bounce houses, sand & tire pit, fun hay maze, pick your own pumpkins & sunflowers, family friendly and haunted corn mazes. www.farmermikesupick.com

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