NOV 25-JAN 1

Edison & Ford Winter Estates, Fort Myers: This event has become a “must see” holiday tradition in Southwest Florida. During the holidays the homes and gardens of the Edison and Ford families are seasonally decorated with millions of lights and historic decorations. There is also food service at the Ford Cottage Shoppe, sunset river cruises and the Edison and Ford estates, museum and lab are open nightly until 9:00 p.m. (except for Christmas eve and Christmas day). For information call 239-334-7419 or visit

Ongoing through Dec 31

Downtown Car Cruise In
River District, Fort Myers:

From classic to cool, downtown streets are lined with the sight of show cars on the fourth Saturday of every month from 4 to 8 pm. Music, food, drinks, and more! Free to the public with many venues featuring additional specials.

Ongoing through Dec 31

Art Walk
River District, Fort Myers:

Art galleries and venues in the Fort Myers River District present this free downtown art celebration on the first Friday evening of every month from 6-10 pm.

Through Oct 29
The Odd Couple (Female Version)
Off-Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers: The men are out and the ladies are in with this twist to Neil Simon’s classic hit. The male leads are replaced with females, and the hilarity remains the same as a neurotic, neat freak moves into the home of an uncouth and messy friend after a marital split. Their differing ways start taking their toll and the two find out that even the best of friends can make the worst of roommates. For showtimes & tickets call 239-278-4422 or visit

Thru Oct 22
Outside Mullingar
Florida Rep ArtStage Theatre, Fort Myers:
From the Pulitzer Prize and Tony-Winning author of Doubt and Moonstruck comes a delightful romantic comedy set in the Irish countryside that follows the unlikely romance of two lovable misfits, Anthony & Rosemary, who are farmers and haven’t got a clue when it comes to love. These hopeless singletons will need to overcome a bitter land feud, a familial rivalry, and their own romantic fears to find happiness. This tenderhearted portrait reminds us it’s never too late to take a chance on love. For tickets call 239-332-4488 or visit

Oct 12-Nov 18
PIPPIN The Musical
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers:
Winner of four 2013 Tony Awards including “Best Musical Revival”, this magical, unforgettable tale follows a young prince’s journey to be extraordinary! This new circus-inspired production features an acrobatic troupe of performers, led by the charismatic leading player. For tickets call 239-278-4422 or visit

Oct 24-Nov 15
Florida Rep Historic Arcade Theatre, Fort Myers:
The Wall Street Journal called Florida Rep’s 2011 production of this classic “clever and cute in all the right ways!” Empty nesters find themselves at a crossroads, with his career winding down and hers ramping up, and so they move to Manhattan to escape the suburbs. One brings home a street-smart labradoodle named Sylvia and soon their marriage gets tested with hilarious and touching effect. For tickets call 239-332-4488 or visit

Nov 17-26
Annual American Sand Sculpting Championship
Wyndham Garden Hotel, Fort Myers Beach:
Master sand sculptors will hit Fort Myers Beach to form tons of sand into works of art – featuring sculptors from several different countries. The event ranks among the 10 best sand sculpting competitions in the world. There will be live bands, special demonstrations and plenty of photo ops. For information visit

Nov 23-Dec 25
A Christmas Story – The Musical
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers:
Based on the wildly-popular holiday movie, a bespectacled boy named Ralphie wants only one thing for Christmas – an “Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle”. From the infamous leg lamp, to the outrageous pink bunny pajamas, the iconic scenes from the movie, delightful songs and splashy production numbers make this the perfect holiday treat for the whole family!.
For reservations call 239-278-4422 or visit

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