February Kid-Friendly Events

February has arrived!!!   So many parties, parades, fairs & festivals!  Mark your calendars!  Here are just a few to get you started!  For the full list go to http://www.leefamilynews.net/about/calendar/  (always check back for an updated list!)

Charlotte County Fair
Charlotte County Fair Association,
2333 El Jobean Rd., Port Charlotte
Feb. 1 – 10
The 30th Anniversary Charlotte County Fair begins its 10-day run on February 1st. Don’t miss rides, entertainment and food galore. Visit CharlotteCountyFair.com for ride and admission specials.

Southwest Florida’s Hero Fest
Doug Reynaert & Sons Inc.
225 Joel Blvd, Lehigh Acres
February 6 – 9
Come an enjoy great food, live music, rides, a car show, vendors, contests and more at Southwest Florida’s Hero Fest in Lehigh Acres and support first responders, military and all other heroes and their families! 239-368-4829

Everglades Seafood Festival
102 Copeland Ave., Everglades City
Feb. 7 – 9
This very popular, traditional event is free to attend and for all ages. People come from all over Florida to hear great live music, eat delicious seafood, and browse among the dozens of craft booths while the kiddies enjoy the carnival rides. www.evergladesseafoodfestival.org

Give Kids a Smile Day
Florida SouthWestern State College
8099 College Pkwy, Fort Myers
Saturday, February 8 • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
The FSW Dental Hygiene program will host Give Kids a Smile Day at the Lee Campus, Building A. Free dental hygiene services will be provided for children ages 3-17, including: Dental examination X-rays Dental cleaning Dental sealants Services are first come, first served. Fun, health educational activities, wellness assessments and child safety education will also be provided by FSW Nursing and EMS programs. 239-489-9300


Iona McGregor Fire Department Open House
Iona McGregor Fire District
6061 S. Pointe Blvd., Fort Myers
Saturday, February 8 • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Learn about the Iona McGregor Fire District (IMFD) Meet your IMFD firefighters, First responder equipment displays, Meet other first responders, Live demonstrations, Sparky the Fire Dog, IMFD Dive Team, Hazmat Team, Technical Rescue Team Marine 70 – our fire boat, A face painter, Inflatable obstacle course and slides, Free food & drinks, Kids activities, Photo opportunities and, and vendors. We will also have a junior obstacle course set up. For $2 (cash only), you can participate in the course and the money will be donated to the Gulf Coast Humane Society. Each child will get a stuffed animal at the end. www.ionafire.com

2020 Edison Festival of Light Junior Parade
Downtown Fort Myers
Sunday, February 9 • 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Florida’s largest youth parade showcases the creativity and talents of hundreds of Southwest Florida children and their families. Over 100 units including floats, marching bands, dancers, street performers, clowns and dignitaries parade their way around the Downtown River District. www.edisonfestival.org


Little Leapers: Valentine’s with Mickey & Minnie Mouse!
Sky Zone Fort Myers
14181 S Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
Feb 9 • 9 a.m.
Feb 12 • 10 a.m.
Let’s celebrate Valentine’s with Mickey & Minnie Mouse at Little Leapers this week! Experience the fun of being active. The little ones will have a blast bouncing under the supervision of their parents, without interference from the big kids! Plus crafts, story time and more! 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

Fossil Fest
Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail, N. Fort Myers
Saturday, February 15 • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Games, prizes, kids dig, vendors, live entertainment, museum and
exhibits and more! Free admission. 239-995-2141


Edison Festival of Light Grand Parade
Fort Myers High to Downtown Fort Myers
Saturday, February 15 • 7 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 winter resident, Thomas Edison. www.edisonfestival.org

Open House 2020
JetBlue Park
11500 Fenway South Dr., Fort Myers
Saturday, February 15 • 11a.m. · 3 p.m.
FREE family fun day at JetBlue Park. We will have inflatables, face painters, community corner groups, autograph sessions and more! www.mlb.com

Taste Of The Cape
Tarpon Point, Cape Coral
Sunday, February 16 • 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sample an array of great food from more than 20 local restaurants, plus a wide variety of craft beers, margaritas, and wine. Enjoy musical performances from local bands and finish the day with a symphony at sunset. A new family fun-zone will include face painting, a musical discovery zone and more. www.tasteofcapecoral.com

45th Annual Greek Festival
Annunciation Cathedral in Ft. Myers, 8210 Cypress Lake Drive
February 21 – 23
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. Hours run from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday. 239-481-2099

Southwest Florida and Lee County Fair
Lee Civic Center Grounds,
11831 Bayshore Rd, North Fort Myers
February 27 through March 8
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, Prehistoric Adventures, Ron Diamond Hypnosis Magic, Matt’s Family Jam, Billy Elvis Lindsey, Those Funny Little People, 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

7th Annual Charter Authority Rally – Rally on the Green
Cape Royal Golf Club,
11460 Royal Tee Cir., Cape Coral
Saturday, February 29 • 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Rally is a family event that provides a fun-filled day for everyone. This year will include a golf tournament and outing! The event rides and games, food vendors, entertainment from our many school clubs, headline performance by the local band Iconic, and an online auction. Admission and parking are free! Tee times may be purchased online and wristbands for rides and games are available for $5 presale or $10 on the day of the event!

Strawberry Fest
German American Social Club, 2101 SW Pine Island Road, Cape Coral
Feb 29 – March 1 • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Bring the entire family to this fun event! We will have loads of delicious Plant City Strawberries, Art & Crafts, Delicious Food, Free Bounce Houses, Organic Strawberries, Car Show, Strawberry Shortcake, Live Entertainment, Free Rock Painting, Strawberry Fudge, Pony Rides, Free Strawberry Relay, Strawberry Wine Slush Mixes, Face Painting, Free Hula Hoop Contest, Strawberry Ice Cream, Pie Eating Contest, Free Petting Farm, Berry Cute Baby Contest, Free Sack Races, Train Rides, Free Corn Hole, Yummy Treats & Much More! Adults $7, Kids 3-12 $5, Kids 2 & Under Free. $1 OFF ADMISSION! Visit our website for coupon or bring a canned good for discount. Benefits local food bank. www.CapeCoralFest.com

— familynews
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