March Kid-Friendly Events

March is here!!! Check out all the awesome events this month!!!

21st Annual Southwest Florida Reading Festival
Fort Myers Regional Library Campus
2450 First St., Fort Myers

Saturday, March 7 • 10 a.m.
The Southwest Florida Reading Festival is a free event presented annually by the Lee County Library System to promote reading, literacy, and library services. Best-selling authors give presentations and sign books for fans. Activities for the entire family and a free book for every child!

Sun Splash Opens for 2020 Season
Sun Splash Family Waterpark
400 Santa Barbara Blvd, Cape Coral
Saturday, March 7 • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Get ready to splish, splash and slide into another season of aquatic fun at Sun Splash Family Waterpark! The City of Cape Coral’s 14+ acre waterpark will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends only starting Saturday, March 7 and daily for spring break (March 13-22) during the months of March & April.

4th Annual Taco Fest North
2000 W. First Street, Fort Myers
Sunday, March 8 • 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
At Taco Fest, every vendor must offer a $2 taco for you to taste. Taco Fest is a Family Friendly event featuring live local musical entertainment with plenty of food trucks and restaurants offering delicious food. We also offer alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and a kids area. Come and spend the day with your family and with great music and food. Admission is $10 for ages 3 and up.

Touch a Truck!
Gymnastic World of Ft. Myers
15989 Old US 41, Fort Myers
Tuesday, March 10 • 10 a.m.
Come join us for toddler time and a fun visit from our local fire department! Kids will be able to climb inside, take pictures, and talk to local firefighters. Hope you join in on the fun! See you there! (toddler time is 10-11) $8 per child and fire truck will arrive 10:45-11:15 a.m. 239-482-4440

March in the Park
Jaycee Park,
4125 SE 20th Place, Cape Coral
Saturday, March 14 • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
With over 30 vendors, there will be plants of all kinds, trees, shrubs, ground cover, native plants, and miniatures to name a few. Garden Art will include essential and fragrance oils, glass reflections, stepping stones, metal works, fish faces, and various planters. A kids booth, with a face painter, will have activities and take home projects for all ages. Food, music and opportunity drawings will be available thru out the day. Admission and parking are free.

ECHO’s Global Food and Farm Festival
ECHO Global Farm, 17391 Durrance Rd., N. Fort Myers
Saturday, March 14 • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Spend the day at our 50-acre Global Farm and tour a tropical rainforest demonstration, the 300+ variety seed bank, take an educational tour of the fruit tree arboretum, or learn about alternative energies as they are demonstrated in the appropriate technology area! Kids of all ages can taste, touch, and experience their way around the world as they learn about world hunger and ways they can make an impact! $8 per person, 8 & under free.

Junie B. Jones & The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe
Sanibel Community House,
2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel
Saturday, March 14
Junie B. Jones
Lunch: Noon & Show: 1 p.m.
The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
Dinner: 5 p.m. & Show: 6 p.m.
It’s Junie B. Jones first day of first grade, and a lot of things have changed for her: Junie’s friend, Lucille, doesn’t want to be her best pal anymore and, on the bus, Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school.
The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe:
An old house in rural England becomes the home base for four children who wander into an incredible country through an old wardrobe and help the country return to summer. In the incredible Narnia, they make friends with the frightened forest people who have almost given up hope for the return of good King Aslan, their one true ruler. Tickets: 239-472-2155
Presented by the Florida Rep Education

Lions Shrimp Festival Parade & Festival
950 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach
Parade: 10 a.m. Saturday
Festival: March 14 -15
Shrimp Festival Parade: This 2 mile long parade runs down the main street of town (Estero Blvd) from the beach school to Lynn Hall Memorial Park and Festival Grounds on the beach. The Matanzas bridge closes at 9 a.m. Parade goers can watch from the sides of the parade route and catch prizes from the floats that are thrown. Parade: Sat. March 14 at 10 a.m. The festival runs March 14-15 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 239-634-3887

Gator Fest 2020
Southern Fresh Farms
8500 Penzance Blvd, Fort Myers
March 14 – 15 • 10 a.m.
Wild at Heart Refuge is bringing Alligators, Crocodiles, Lemur, Owl & Caracal and Alligator Wrestling. Southern Fresh Farms will be cooking up Gator Bites and Gator Fritters. Food Truck here each day. Crazy Dingo Brewing Company Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 239-633-7706

Disney On Ice presents
Mickey’s Search Party
Hertz Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero
March 27 – 29
Disney On Ice Brings the Magic Closer to You Than Ever Before! Join Mickey Mouse and his friends at Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party, a brand-new adventure filled with world-class skating, high-flying acrobatics and unexpected stunts! Help them follow Captain Hook’s treasure map and look for clues in the search for Tinker Bell in immersive, fantastic worlds. Explore the colorful spirit realm of Coco in Miguel’s Disney On Ice debut, sail away with Moana as she bravely saves her island, see Belle in the sky above you as the enchanted chandelier comes to life, and sing-along with Elsa in the icy world of Frozen. Make memories with your whole family during Aladdin, Toy Story and The Little Mermaid as the search party becomes an all-out magical celebration on the ice, in the air, and all around! *Note: Costumes not permitted for guests 14 years & older. 239-948-7825

Easter Eggstravaganza
Yacht Club Community Pool
5819 Driftwood Pkwy, Cape Coral
Friday, March 27 • 5 – 8 p.m.
Start off your Easter celebration at the Yacht Club Community pool where there will be a scavenger hunt, games, crafts and a chance to meet Peter Cotton Tail.*Refreshments will be available for purchase. $8 adult / $6 children 12 & under. Advance registration is required, call 239-242-3816

Be My Neighbor Day
WGCU’s Myra Janco Daniels Public Media Center at FGCU,
10501 S. FGCU Blvd., Fort Myers
Saturday, March 28 • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Young people and their families can hop from one neighborhood to another on Saturday, March 28, indoors and outdoors at the WGCU broadcast building). Games, crafts, performers and other activities await in three neighborhoods inspired by Mister Rogers: Meet the Helpers, Science & Environment, and Education & Creativity. The free party includes giveaways and photo opportunities with the costumed characters. New this year is an additional event, a character breakfast with Daniel and Katerina before Be My Neighbor Day opens. This is a ticketed event. Limited seating is available for breakfast. For information and reservations, call Anne Stavely at 239-590-2329 More information is available at

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