13 Jul Local Events in Southwest Florida this Summer
For some people, summer vacation simply means a change of scenery. They’re happy to just get away, kick back, and relax by the pool or on the beach. For others, summer means a chance to explore and enjoy all of the things a new destination has to offer. If you’re the adventurous, paint-the-town-red type of vacationer, then Southwest Florida is the place to be.
Here are just a few of the exciting events going on the local area this summer.
1. Naples Jazzmasters Concert at the Norris Center
Florida is a hotbed for artists of all backgrounds and musicians are no exception. Here in Naples, we are privileged to have many talented players and singers right in our own backyard. Driven by a desire to entertain local residents and revitalize a love for jazz, the Naples Jazz Society holds a weekly free concert. This summer, the Naples Jazzmasters Dixieland Concert will be happening every Thursday at the Norris Center. Follow the Naples Jazz Society event calendar to learn more about their concerts year-round.
3. Yappy Hour at Bell Tower Shops
The shops at Bell Tower in Fort Myers are a great place to find your new style, pick up a cool gadget, or have a delicious meal to remember. But a day out is always more fun when you have a friend to experience it with you! Bring your best furry friend to the area’s largest pet-friendly social event in the area. Yappy Hour is a monthly event that takes place on the second Friday of each month. Dog owners can enjoy cold refreshments from the outdoor bar and listen to live music with their four-legged friends. And don’t forget to visit the adoptable pups from Gulf Coast Humane Society!
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3. Mary Poppins: The Broadway Musical
Located in Fort Myers (a short drive north of Naples), the Broadway Palm Dinner Theater is host to many wonderful shows throughout the year. This summer, they are featuring the classic Mary Poppins with a musical twist! Along with a fantastic show with many talented performers, you’ll be served from a menu of tasty dishes to enjoy. It’s a wonderful evening for the whole family. The show will be playing from July to mid-August, so make sure to book your tickets now.
4. Star Chef Pop Up Dinner Series
In addition to catering, Venue Naples is host to a variety of culinary events for all levels of cooking experience. Along with cooking classes, their current line-up includes a one-day Star Chef Pop-Up Dinner Series. Every month, Venue Naples hosts a different professional chef to “showcase their craft.” This month’s special event is on July 22nd and will be hosted by Derrick Fox, runner-up from MasterChef Season 6. If you are a lover of good food, this is one event you cannot miss. Keep an eye on their event calendar to see which celebrity chef will arrive next!