March 10, 2016
by Danny Chan
Springtime’s pleasant weather makes the outdoors irresistible, which is why your local Honda dealership near Ft. Myers wants you to get in on all the outdoor action. Blissful events are coming to both the Naples and Fort Myers communities so mark your calendars now because you do not want to miss out on good barbeque, fun festivals, and relaxing nature tours.
St. Patrick’s Day Block Party in Ft. Myers. Photo Credit: River District Alliance Facebook page
1. This St. Patty’s Day, celebrate your Irish (or non-Irish) heritage by joining in on the fun at the annual Patrick’s Day Block Party in Fort Myers. While at the St. Patrick’s Day Block Party and Pub Crawl, stop by different bars and restaurants between 6:00p.m.-11:00p.m. to enjoy live music, entertainment, food, and drinks.
2. Take a stroll along the Gulf Coast’s sandy Tigertail Beach and catch a glimpse of Florida’s natural wildlife. While enjoying your walk, keep an eye out for various birds including ospreys, pelicans, and plovers. Walks are free, but remember to bring binoculars, water, and sunscreen for the best experience.
3. Experience local wildlife in its natural habitat on the Rookery Bay Kayak Tour. During the two-hour paddle, visitors pass through the mangrove forest with an experienced tour guide. While learning about Florida’s plants and animals, be on the lookout for wading birds, osprey, fish and dolphins. Event prices are $49.00 for members and $59.00 for non-members.
4. Take a stroll along the white and powdery beach, boardwalk, and bay located in Clam Pass Park. The free and guided walk teaches you about the different creatures living in the habitat and about Florida’s history. These educational nature walks are going on now through April 30th from 9:00a.m.-11:00a.m.
5. Treat both yourself and your pup to a night out at the Bell Tower Shops for Yappy Hour. The fundraiser supports The Gulf Coast Humane Society and will have a meet-n-greet session with adoptable dogs. Listen to live music, participate in fun activities, and learn about available dogs looking for their forever homes on April 8th from 6p.m.-8p.m. Whether you’re out for a fun evening or thinking about adding a furry friend to the family, come show your support for The Gulf Coast Humane Society.
6. This Easter holiday, kids are welcome to take a ride on the Easter Bunny Express at Lakes Regional Park. While on the picturesque train ride you will see Easter decorations scattered throughout the lakes, woods and holiday-themed villages. The holiday fun runs through March 25th-27th from 10:00am-2:00pm. For more information and tickets call (239) 267-1905.
7. This spring, The Butterfly Estates wants to teach you about the importance of Florida’s butterflies and how to plant butterfly gardens. The Florida Native Butterfly Society, a Non- Profit Organization, wants the public to have a better understanding of how important it is to increase natural butterfly populations. This educational session is free to all and occurs on the first Sunday of every month.
Photo Credit: Smoke on the Water BBQ & Music Festival Facebook page
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