JULY/AUG WHERE TO GO & WHAT TO DO

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SPE­CIAL EVENTS

16th An­nual Miro­mar Out­lets Have a Blast In­de­pen­dence Eve Fire­works Show (July 3, 6pm) Miro­mar Out­lets’ 16th an­nual Fourth of July cel­e­bra­tion be­gins with kids’ ac­tiv­i­ties and fin­ishes with a spec­tac­u­lar fire­works dis­play over the lake. Guests are en­cour­aged to bring lawn chairs or blan­kets. Miro­mar Out­lets, 10801 Corkscrew Road, Es­tero. 239-948-3766, miro­marout­lets.com

In­de­pen­dence Day Cel­e­bra­tion on Sani­bel (July 4, 9:30am) En­joy an old-fash­ioned home­town pa­rade down Peri­win­kle Way, fol­lowed by com­mu­nity pic­nics with free food and bev­er­ages at Bai­ley’s Gen­eral Store and Jerry’s Foods shop­ping cen­ters. Then join is­lan­ders for the noon­time Road Rally, a scav­enger­type hunt through the is­land. Night­fall is marked by the al­ways popular fire­works dis­play over the Sani­bel Cause­way. Sani­bel Is­land. 239-4721080, sani­bel-cap­tiva.org

4th of July Free­dom Fest (July 4, 5pm) A free block party with live mu­sic, food ven­dors and chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties takes place through­out his­toric Fort My­ers River Dis­trict from 5 to 11 p.m. The an­nual event fea­tures live bands per­form­ing on five stages in the down­town area. Keep your eye on the sky for a spec­tac­u­lar fire­works dis­play start­ing at 9:30 p.m. Down­town Fort My­ers. 855-732-3836, riverdis­trictevent­s.com

Red, White and Boom (July 4, 5pm) Fes­tiv­i­ties in­clude a kids’ car­ni­val and ven­dors sell­ing food and beer at the foot of the Cape Coral Bridge. En­joy live en­ter­tain­ment on the main stage un­til 9:30 p.m., when the daz­zling fire­works dis­play il­lu­mi­nates the sky. Cape Coral. 239-573-3128, cape­boom.com

Sani­bel Fire­works Cruise (July 4, 7:30pm) Take a Fire­works Cruise for the best view of Sani­bel Is­land’s py­rotech­nic dis­play on In­de­pen­dence Day. Com­pli­men­tary soft drinks, bot­tled wa­ter and snacks are pro­vided. As you cruise through San Car­los Bay lis­ten to trop­i­cal mu­sic and watch the sun set, then en­joy the fire­works show. Join us on the Miss Par­adise, Dol­phin Wa­ters and Sun Princess. Port Sani­bel Ma­rina, 14241 Port Com­fort Road, Fort My­ers. 239-472-8443, ad­ven­turein­par­adi­s­einc.com

Star Span­gled Cel­e­bra­tion July 4th (July 4, 12:30pm) South Seas Is­land Re­sort is host­ing its an­nual In­de­pen­dence Day cel­e­bra­tion on Cap­tiva Is­land. The fes­tiv­i­ties begin at 12:30 with a golf cart

pa­rade, fol­lowed by car­ni­val games, food and live DJ en­ter­tain­ment, and the evening concludes with a spec­tac­u­lar fire­works dis­play over the Gulf of Mex­ico. Book now to en­joy the week­end cel­e­bra­tion. Open to all vis­i­tors within the South Seas wel­come gate. 866-565-5089, south­seas.com

Laugh­ter is the Best Medicine Com­edy Night (July 25, 7pm) Eight lo­cal celebri­ties head­line Laugh­ter is the Best Medicine Com­edy Night, an event to ben­e­fit SalusCare, the re­gion’s largest provider of treat­ment for in­di­vid­u­als with men­tal health and sub­stance-use is­sues. Each will per­form a five-minute stand-up rou­tine. Tick­ets are $100 each or $500 for a re­served ta­ble; spon­sor­ships begin at $1,000. Sid­ney & Berne Davis Arts Cen­ter, 2301 First St., Fort My­ers. 239-791-1575, salus­care­florida.org

SWFL LIVE

Amer­i­can Idol Live! 2015 Tour (July 12, 7:30pm) Amer­i­can Idol’s top five fi­nal­ists from sea­son 14 show­case their in­di­vid­ual artistry and tal­ents ac­com­pa­nied by a live band. Past tours have fea­tured stars such as Kelly Clark­son, Car­rie Un­der­wood, Jen­nifer Hud­son, Fan­ta­sia, Adam Lam­bert and oth­ers. Don’t miss your chance to see th­ese tal­ented artists live in Fort My­ers. Bar­bara B. Mann Per­form­ing Arts Hall, 13350 Edi­son Park­way, Fort My­ers. 239481-4849, bb­man­npah.com

Fort My­ers Mu­sic Walk (July 17 and Aug. 21, 7pm) The Fort My­ers River Dis­trict comes alive with mu­sic on the third Fri­day of each month. More than a dozen par­tic­i­pat­ing venues fea­ture live mu­sic by lo­cal and re­gional tal­ent. Down­town Fort My­ers. 855-732-3836, fort­my­ersmu­sicwalk.com

Space and Time World Tour 2015 (July 17, 8pm) Brit Floyd—the world’s great­est Pink Floyd show—re­turns to North Amer­ica to launch the Space & Time World Tour, its most am­bi­tious show to date. Ex­pect a spec­tac­u­lar new light show and an even big­ger stage pro­duc­tion. Cel­e­brat­ing five decades of Pink Floyd, from their cre­ation in 1965 right through to the re­lease of their brand-new al­bum The End­less River, this amaz­ing show in­cludes per­for­mances from all Pink Floyd’s big­gest sell­ing al­bums: The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, An­i­mals, The Wall and The Di­vi­sion Bell. Bar­bara B. Mann Per­form­ing Arts Hall, 13350 Edi­son Park­way, Fort My­ers. 239481-4849, bb­man­npah.com

ON STAGE

Church Base­ment Ladies (July 1-4, evening and mati­nee shows) The ev­er­pop­u­lar Church Base­ment Ladies are back to serve up some laughs. From the se­nior ma­tri­arch of the kitchen to the bride-to-be learn­ing to ar­range things in proper or­der, the char­ac­ters are hu­mor­ous and down-to-earth. Add a lit­tle ro­man­tic stir for the new pas­tor and the out­come is heav­enly en­ter­tain­ment. Broad­way Palm Din­ner Theatre, 1380 Colo­nial Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239-278-4422, broad­way­palm.com

Out of Or­der (July 1-Aug. 1, Wed.-Sun., evening and mati­nee shows) This award-win­ning Ray Cooney farce is about Richard Wil­ley, a gov­ern­ment ju­nior min­is­ter who se­cretly plans to spend the evening with Jane Wor­thing­ton, one of the op­po­si­tion’s typ­ists. Chaos breaks out when a body is dis­cov­ered in the win­dow, threat­en­ing to ex­pose their ren­dezvous. Broad­way Palm Din­ner Theatre, 1380 Colo­nial Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239-278-4422, broad­way­palm.com

Foot­loose (July 9-Aug. 15, Wed.Sun., evening and mati­nee shows) When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farm­ing town, Ren is pre­pared for the ad­just­ment to his new high school. What he

isn’t pre­pared for are the lo­cal laws, in­clud­ing a ban on danc­ing. He and some of the kids de­cide to shake things up. The Os­car-nom­i­nated Top 40 score in­cludes “Hold­ing Out For A Hero,” “Par­adise,” “Let’s Hear It for the Boy” and the ti­tle song, “Foot­loose.” Broad­way Palm Din­ner Theatre, 1380 Colo­nial Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239-2784422, broad­way­palm.com

ON VIEW

Art Walk: Oliver Dominguez-Hats of Time (July 3, 6 pm; July 6-23, Mon.-Fri., 9am) Oliver Dominguez, illustrato­r and artist, presents an ex­hi­bi­tion high­light­ing hats and their role in the his­tory of fash­ion. Each piece of cloth­ing you wear means some­thing and for hats the same ap­plies, each type of hat has a his­tory be­hind it. Sid­ney & Berne Davis Arts Cen­ter, 2301 First St., Fort My­ers. 239333-1933, sb­dac.com

Art Walk: Por­trait of a Pil­grim by Michael Ge­orge (Aug. 7, 6 pm; Aug. 10-27, Mon.Fri., 9am) In the sum­mers of 2012 and 2013, Ge­orge walked over 1,000 miles on the Camino de San­ti­ago: an an­cient Chris­tian pil­grim­age through south­ern France and north­ern Spain. Por­trait of a Pil­grim cap­tures his per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ence and shares the sto­ries of pil­grims, al­ber­gues, clergy mem­bers and other char­ac­ters of the Camino to ex­plore how an an­cient tra­di­tion is thriv­ing in a mod­ern world. Sid­ney & Berne Davis Arts Cen­ter, 2301 First St., Fort My­ers. 239-333-1933, sb­dac.com

OUT­DOORS

Haunted His­tory Tour (Wed. and Sat., 8pm) A 90-minute walk through down­town Fort My­ers re­veals a darker side to its lo­cal his­tory, in­clud­ing sto­ries of both res­i­den­tial and com­mer­cial build­ings re­puted to have para­nor­mal ac­tiv­ity. Tours begin at Franklin Shops,

2200 First St., Fort My­ers. 239-9450405, true­tours.net

His­tor­i­cal Walk­ing Tours (Thurs. and Sat., 10:30am) This 90-minute his­tor­i­cal walk­ing tour of down­town Fort My­ers ed­u­cates and en­ter­tains with sto­ries of lo­cal his­tory and in­for­ma­tion about the found­ing fa­thers who built the city. Tours begin at the Franklin Shops, 2200 First St., Fort My­ers. 239-945-0405, true­tours.net

Fort My­ers Art Walk (July 3 and Aug. 7, 6-10pm) On the first Fri­day of each month, more than 10 art gal­leries in­vite lo­cals and vis­i­tors to a self­guided walk­ing tour through the Down­town Fort My­ers River Dis­trict core and the Gard­ner’s Park area. Art en­thu­si­asts can meet the artists at most of the gal­leries and en­joy live art demon­stra­tions. Down­town Fort My­ers. 239-337-5050, fort­my­er­sart­walk.com

Green­mar­ket (Sat., 9am) On the Lee County Al­liance for the Arts’ 10-acre cam­pus ven­dors present lo­cally grown, caught and cul­ti­vated foods along with other prod­ucts for sampling and pur­chase. Live mu­si­cal en­ter­tain­ment, fun ac­tiv­i­ties for kids, gar­den­ing classes and cooking demos by lo­cal chefs round out the fun. 10091 McGre­gor Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239-939-2787, artin­lee.org

Sani­bel Bi­cy­cle Club (Sat., 7:30am) Meet your cy­cling friends at Sani­bel Com­mu­nity Cen­ter for a leisurely ride to break­fast. Sev­eral restau­rant des­ti­na­tions are of­fered. Sani­bel Com­mu­nity House, Sani­bel Is­land. 239472-2155, sani­bel­com­mu­ni­ty­house.net

TOTI Me­dia, Inc. does its best to en­sure that in­for­ma­tion in this cal­en­dar is up-to-date. How­ever, we still en­cour­age our read­ers to call ahead for de­tailed event in­for­ma­tion be­fore at­tend­ing th­ese lo­cal events.

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