April Family Friendly Events
So many fun events for families in April! Too many to mention in one post! Stop by the website to get the full list!
Disney’s The Lion King
Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 FSW Pkwy, Fort Myers
April 3 – 21 239-481-4849
Miracle Opening Night & Fireworks
Hammond Stadium, 14100 Six Mile Cypress Rd., Fort Myers
April 4 – 5 • 6:30 p.m.
Celebrate the beginning of the 2019 Miracle season with Southwest Florida’s most spectacular fireworks show on Friday! Also, enjoy a special appearance by the world famous Zooperstars on Friday! Fireworks begin after the game. Miracle vs Charlotte
Creepy Crawly Day!
Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium
3450 Ortiz Avenue, Fort Myers
Saturday, April 6 • 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
A day for everything that creeps, slithers and crawls. Snakes, spiders, and reptiles galore! Crafts and games all pertaining to critters that creep and crawl. Special creepy crawly animal shows. Plus treats and refreshments! $10 adults/ $5 children 3-12. Free for Members! 239-275-3435
Free Movie in the Park – The Disney Movie: Christopher Robin
Jim Jeffers Park
2817 SW 3rd Ln, Cape Coral
Saturday, April 6 • 6 – 9 p.m.
A FREE “Movie in the Park” on a giant inflatable screen! Enjoy the new Disney movie “Christopher Robin” and a free family night out under the stars! Bring a blanket and chairs. Movie starts just after the sun goes down. Approximately 7:45 p.m., but get there early for a good spot, activities and our giveaway! 239-573-3128.
Cape Coral Touch-A-Truck,
Lafayette Street between Vincennes and Cape Coral Parkway
Saturday, April 6 • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
This is a family friendly event where kids of all ages can explore and ask questions about their favorite vehicles such as Cape Coral Rescue Fire Truck, Lee County Emergency Medical Ambulance, Cape Coral Police BMW Motorcycles, and the Florida Forestry Swamp Buggy just to name a few. Also, a stage with entertainment geared toward children of all ages, health and safety exhibitors, and local vendors and sponsors. Admission is free. 239-994-7574
Cottontail Easter Festival
Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Road, Estero
Saturday, April 6 • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Free with park entrance, and registration fee. Join us for 5K run cross country style course, Kids 500m, Spoon Run, Easter egg hunt, egg decorating, coloring, vendors and a lot of family fun! 239-992-0311
School House Rock LIVE!
Broadway Palm Children’s Theater
Royal Palm Square, 1380 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers
April 12 – May 11
Broadway Palm’s Children’s Theatre is fun for everybody! After each show, the cast stays on stage to answer questions from the audience. Immediately following each show, you’ll get to meet the cast when they sign autographs and take pictures in the lobby. The beloved Saturday morning cartoon series that taught children science, grammar, math, history and politics through clever and catchy songs is back! This brilliant concept is instructing a whole new generation to “Unpack Your Adjectives” and “Do the Circulation” as it lights up the Broadway Palm stage. Sing along to favorites such as Just A Bill, Conjunction Junction & more! 239-278-4422
Free Movie in the Park – How To Train Your Dragon
2000 W. First Street, Fort Myers
Friday, April 12 • 7 p.m.
Large inflatable screen, food trucks with special pricing will be on site. www.cityftmyers.com
Horse Interaction Day andEaster Egg Hunt
Saddlewood Horse Club
16111 Saddlewood Ln, Cape Coral
Saturday April 13 • 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 1-3:30 p.m.
Come out to a fun-filled day this month for our Horse Interaction Day. Children 2 – 15 will be able to pet, groom, and feed horses, enjoy pony/horse riding in the COVERED riding arena, hop in the bounce house, munch lunch, and have a blast with the live horse painting! $20/child, lunch and all activities included. EASTER EGG HUNT and SNUGGLE BUNNIES – treat bag for every reg. child. Please pre-register by phone or e-mail to reserve your spot – limited spots. Pre-pay by credit card (recommended) or cash at gate. 239-738-9300 or Fun@CapeHorses.com
Bell Tower Shops
13499 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers
Saturday April 13 • 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Children’s activation station, Henry the dairy cow of Southern Fresh Farms, live music, kids crafts, bounce house, Super Hero minions, face painting, photo booths, kids crafts, balloon artist and stilt walker Way Too Tall Torrie, mini ponies and more. Live music
continues on till 8 p.m. www.belltowerfl.com
Movie Under The Stars-Ralph Breaks the Internet
23106 Fashion Dr, Estero
Saturday April 13 • 6 p.m.
Enjoy an evening under the stars with movies the whole family will love. Bring your blanket and lawn chair, and pets are more than welcome! Movies begin at dusk. Free and open to the public! For more information,call our mall management office at 239-992-9966.
Family Camp-In: Night School for Wizards
IMAG History & Science Center, 2000 Cranford Ave, Fort Myers
Saturday, April 13, 5 p.m. – Sunday, April 14, 9 a.m.
For one night only, the IMAG will be transformed into a wizard academy and will be accepting new students! Your acceptance letter and train ticket will be delivered in the mail! So pack your overnight bag (don’t forget your robe and your pet “stuffed animal”!) and join us at the train platform for entrance into the school! You will be sorted into houses upon arrival, take a trip to our magical wand shop to make your wand, dine in our Grand Hall, make potions and other concoctions in our Potions Class, perfect your spells in our Charms Class, hatch your very own dragon, enjoy a magical late night snack and more! Deadline for registration is April 7. 239-243-0043
Breakfast With The Easter Bunny
10801 Corkscrew Rd, Estero
Saturday, April 20 • 10 a.m. in the Restaurant Piazza
Kids are invited to come have breakfast and meet the Easter Bunny. Note breakfast is for children only, $5 per child. Coffee will be available for adults. Reservations required. 239-948-3766
The Shell Factory
2787 N Tamiami Trl, N. Fort Myers
Sunday, April 21 • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Photos with the Easter Bunny, kid friendly Easter buffet 12:30-4 p.m., petting farm for the kids, free Easter egg trail from 10 a.m.-noon for kids 12 & under in the Nature Park, 10% off all toys in toy dept., live entertainment for the kids with the Easter Bunny, special fun park packages & more. 239-995-3999
3rd Annual Touch-a-Truck
Pediatric Dentistry of Florida
8016 Summerlin Lakes, Fort Myers
Saturday, April 27 • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Touch-a-Truck is a hands-on experience where children will be able to learn about their favorite trucks and vehicles, plus interact with those who drive them. Children will be able to be as if they were the true professional behind the wheel. Featured vehicles will include emergency service, law enforcement, military, public service, and local commercial businesses. Other activities include trackless train rides, pony rides, and face painting, photo booth, costume character meet & greet, and food trucks. Bring can food donations benefiting the Harry Chapin Food Bank of SW Florida for entry. www.drverwest.com