Local Kid Events!

So many family- friendly activities this month! Airplanes, balloons, carnivals and festivals… Fun, fun, fun! Here are just a few of our picks ….click here for the full list…. https://www.leefamilynews.net/about/calendar/

Florida International Air Show
Punta Gorda Airport Nov. 1 – 3

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will be performing on Saturday and Sunday. Gates open at 5 p.m. on Friday & 9 a.m. on Saturday & Sunday. www.floridaairshow.com

WINK Taste of Lee 2019
2000 W First St, Fort Myers
Saturday, Nov. 2 • 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Taste of Lee is a family-friendly event featuring live local musical entertainment, as well as plenty of food trucks and restaurants offering delicious food. We also offer alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and a kids area. This event features the BEST food Lee County has to offer and is supported by Wink! It is held annually in beautiful Centennial Park, in downtown Fort Myers, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Come and spend the day in the park with your family and great music and food. Admission is $10 for ages 3 and up. 239-214-6009

Cape Coral Fire Department Annual Open House
Various locations-Cape Coral Fire Department
Saturday, November 2 • 9 a.m. – noon

Join us at any of Cape Coral’s eleven fire stations for the opportunity to tour the station, meet firefighters, and learn about the fire apparatus and equipment. There will also be fire safety information, takeaways, and a scavenger hunt with prizes for those who find all of the answers. Each station has a different variety of fun activities. www.capecoral.net/fire

Coconut Festival
400 Santa Barbara Blvd, Cape Coral
Nov. 7 – 10

The festival is an annual celebration of Cape Coral’s uniqueness to the Southwest Florida area. The event includes national entertainment, carnival rides, games, food, contests, fireworks and more. 239-573-3123

25th Annual St. Raphael Fall Festival
St. Raphael Church grounds, 2514 Lee Blvd., Lehigh Acres
November 14 – 17

Carnival rides and games with arm-band specials, Big Tent entertainment each day with nightly live music, Food of all kinds, BBQ, Mexican, Hispanic, Italian, Carnival and American cuisine. Silent auction, bubble gum & pie eating contests, gift basket raffle, bake sale & more!www.srfallfestival.com

The Fair at Fenway South
JetBlue Park, Fort Myers
Nov. 8 – 10, 15 – 17 & 22 – 24

The family-friendly Fair at Fenway South takes place over three weekends and gates open at 5 p.m. on Fridays and at 1 p.m. on weekend days, and the fair closes each night at 11 p.m. Attendees will also enjoy a high-flying motorcycle and trapeze show, show-stopping circus performances, a large Kiddieland, and more than 40 state fair-style amusement rides, www.fairatfenway.com.

Aviation Day 2019
Page Field, 4700 Terminal Drive, Fort Myers
Saturday, Nov. 16 • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This is a FREE community and family friendly event. Come see general aviation aircraft and helicopter exhibits. Enjoy plane and helicopter rides, bounce houses and face painting, demonstrations by airport police and fire departments, aviation-themed shopping, food trucks and more! The event is held on the ramp on the north side of Page Field off North Airport Road, east of U.S. 41 and south of Colonial Blvd. Parking is available off North Airport Road and U.S. 41 with shuttle bus transportation to the event entrance. Free admission and parking. 239-590-4505

2019 Santa’s Arrival and Kick-Off Event
Bass Pro Shops,10040 Gulf Center Dr, Fort Myers
Saturday, Nov. 16 • 5 – 8 p.m.

Event Activities:Parade/Santa’s arrival Free squeezable stress Santa giveaways will be gently tossed to children in the crowd waiting for Santa. Hot Cocoa and Cookies. Tree Lighting. Opening and Lighting of Santa’s Wonderland. Free 4×6 Photo w/Santa (Photos with Santa will . after the parade and lighting) Photo packages printed while customers wait. A Free Craft – Decorate a stocking, coloring sheets & letters to Santa. Drawings to be held every 1/2 hour starting at 5:30 p.m. 239-461-7800

American SandsculptingChampionship Festival
6890 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach
Nov. 22 – Dec. 1

Fort Myers Beach behind Wyndham Garden Hotel. This is a fun-filled event that will include World Class Master Sand Sculptors, as well as amateurs. Other highlights include Quick Sand Speed Sculpting, Sand Sculpting Demonstrations, a kids activity area, music and a vendor village. Other highlights include Quick Sand Speed Sculpting, Sand Sculpting Demonstrations, a kids activity area, music and a vendor village. The final Saturday of the festival will feature a special viewing called “Sand Under The Stars”. From 6-9 p.m., the sculptures will be illuminated in a spectacular display under the night sky. Over 1,000 tons of sand will be piled and sculpted!  www.fmbsandsculpting.com

The Elves and the Shoemaker
Broadway Palm Children’s Theatre 1380 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers
Nov. 29 – Dec. 24

239-278-4422

— familynews

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