October Kid-Friendly Activities
Fall Festivals are back!!! So many activities for families to enjoy in October! Halloween fun galore!!! Here are just a few of fantastic events to choose from this month… For the full list go to https://www.leefamilynews.net/about/calendar/
Spooky Science Saturday – Monster Mash
IMAG History & Science Center,
2000 Cranford Ave., Fort Myers
October 5 • 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Let’s do the Monster Mash at The IMAG! Celebrate the spookiest month of the year by making gooey Witches’ Brew slime, assembling play dough monsters with light up eyes, creating tie dye coffee filter monsters, and more! There will also be a special Spooktacular Science Show with exploding pumpkins, elephant toothpaste erupting out of Jack O’ Lanterns, and bubbling dry ice cauldrons! 239-243-0043
Southern Fresh Farms
8500 Penzance Blvd, Fort Myer
Every weekend in October • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Pumpkins, hayrides, farmers market, vendors, food trucks, shaved ice, kettle corn, barnyard petting zoo, fish, ducks & turtle feeding pond. 239-768-0309
Farmer Mike’s 5th Annual Fall Festival & Haunted Attractions
26031 Morton Ave, Bonita Springs
Oct. 3 – 31
For the first time ever this season we will host our newest attraction ZOMBIE Paintball Back for this years festival will be our U-Pick (Pick Your Own) pumpkins in our Pumpkin Patch!! You can walk into the field and pick your own pumpkin this year right off of the plant! 🌾This years 5 acre Family friendly Corn Maze 🌾 Theme “T-Rex Meets Triceratops” This years Fall Festival will be held Thursday through Sunday through the entire month of October. Festival activities and attractions will be open Friday through Sunday. Family Friendly Non Haunted Maze Schedule and tickets
are available online at www.farmermikesupick.com
Broadway Palm Children’s Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers
Oct. 11 – Nov. 15
The loveable story about a young pig named Wilbur, who is saved by a crafty spider Charlotte and a little girl named Fern. Though small in size, Charlotte’s big heart helps Wilbur understand and accept his place in the world. This musical version is full of great songs and a barnyard full of lively farm animals. 239-278-4422
Lakes Park Fall Festival &
Scarecrows in the Park
7330 Gladiolus Drive Fort Myers
Oct. 11 – 27
Get ready for best nonstop fall fun in Fort Myers! You’ll be able to pick out the perfect pumpkin, bounce houses & inflatables, hayrides, haunted maze, super slide, Halloween train ride. Enjoy a ride on a Surrey, play some carnival games, and end the day with a sweet snack! Monday – Friday: 6 – 9 p.m. & Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. 239-332-2453
4135 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Fort Myers
Oct. 11 -13 & 18 – 20 • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The fall harvest season kicks off with Punkin’palooza: Fleamasters’ Annual Great Pumpkin Festival. Pick out a pumpkin from the Great Pumpkin Patch to decorate and take home.
Endless Trails Pony Rides, Oct. 12 & 13 at 10 a.m. 4 Feet, Fur and Paws petting zoo, Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. Young Entrepreneur Saturday, Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Admission is free. www.fleamall.com
Pumpkin Patch & Fall Fest
31 Produce & Mining Co
18672 State Rd 31, Alva
Oct. 12-13, 19-20, 26-27
Free tractor rides from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Local vendors, face painting, petting zoo, gem panning, pumpkins and more. 239-313-8213
Fall Festival & Trunk or Treat
St Hilary’s Episcopal Church
5011 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
Sunday, Oct. 13 • 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Beer and Brats! Baked Goods! Dunk Tank, Candy Hay Pile, Trunk or Treat, Pumpkin and Face Painting, Corn Hole, Toddler Games, Contests, Watermelon Eating, Crazy Cake and Pie Auction. Safe and Friendly Fun For the Whole Family! 239-936-1000
German-American Social Club of Cape Coral
2101 SW Pine Island Road
Oct. 18 – 20 & 25 -27
Live Music, food carnival rides & games. www.capecoraloktoberfest.com
Veterans Park, Lehigh Acres
Saturday, October 19 • 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Costume contest for ages 0 – 13 at 1 p.m., trick or treating, trucks on display, Marshall from Paw Patrol. Free popcorn, hot dogs & snow cones. 239-369-1521
Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party!
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 FSW Parkway, Fort Myers
Thursday, Oct. 24 • 2 p.m. & 6 p.m.
Jump to the beat with your friends on Sesame Street! Join the fun with an interactive show that unfolds on one of the world’s most famous streets at the funniest, furriest party in the neighborhood… get ready for Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party! Learn new songs and sing along to familiar favorites with Oscar and Cookie Monster; build a snowman with Elmo; flap your wings with Big Bird; marvel at Abby’s magic; be amazed when Super Grover flies; and move to the rhythm with Rosita. Anything’s possible when everyone who shares something in common gets together. Kick your feet to the beat at Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party! 239-481-4849
Halloween Spooktacular – Trick or Treat
Bell Tower Shops
13499 S Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers
October 26 • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Join us for our 2nd annual Halloween Spooktacular featuring a costume contest, dance parties at center court, trick or treating with you favorite Bell Tower merchants and SO much more! 239-489-1221
Mantanzas on the Bay
416 Crescent St. on Fort Myers Beach
October 26 • 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Pumpkin & face painting, CROW’s wildlife experts, raffle prizes, live music by Scotty Bryan, kids games & animal themed arts & crafts, craft beer & buffet. 239-463-3838
Kiwanis 22nd Annual KidsFest
Sun Splash Festival Grounds,
400 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral
October 26 • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
A not-to-be-missed festival for families to join together and explore, educate, and inspire children’s abilities. 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. This year we have added other new items that will delight, challenge, educate, and inspire those of all ages. Festival will be in Rain or Shine. Free admission $2 parking donation and request non-perishable item for our Cape Caring Center. Free Hot Dog & Chips for ages 12 and under. www.mycapeco
Kids Halloween Bash
The Shell Factory and Nature Park
16554 N Cleveland Ave, N. Fort Myers
Sunday, Oct 27 • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Trick or Treat in the Nature Park 10 a.m. – noon, 2 for 1 Admission After 1 p.m. to Nature Park, Free Snow Cone & Mini Golf for Kids in Costume, Games, Costume Contest, Fun Park Special Packages! 239-995-2141
10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero
October 30 • 6 to 8 p.m.
Music, karaoke, trick-or-treating and costume contests (0-12). 239-948-3766
Halloween Event 2019
Bass Pro Shops
10040 Gulf Center Dr, Fort Myers
October 31 • 4 – 8 p.m.
Free 4 x 6 Photo, First 150 kids to get their photo will receive a free Squeezable Jack-o-Latern with a hat. Activities: Kid’s Halloween Ring Toss game ~ try your aim for a small stress jack-o-latern or spider squishy, Burlap Bag Craft, Costume parade. Halloween night at 6 p.m. First 100 kids to do participate will receive a wrist band or an owl light. Trick-or-Treating will be from 4-8 p.m.. All departments that have candy for the kids will also have a balloon set up for you to spot easily. 239-461-7800