Events in SWFL June 2018
FRIDAY, JUNE 1
Art Walk: The monthly art event features new art exhibits, receptions, and events at galleries throughout downtown Fort Myers. 6-10 p.m. on the first Friday of each month and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. the following Saturday. Free. Downtown Fort Myers. fortmyersartwalk.com
Harry Connick Jr.: The jazz singer/pianist launches his brand-new tour celebrating the 300th anniversary of his hometown, New Orleans. After spending two days in Fort Myers, the show moves on to St. Augustine, Atlanta, Charlotte, Philadelphia and other eastern U.S. Cities. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets start at $50. Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall
BabeFest: The third-annual festival celebrates women and diversity in rock music. This year’s line-up includes headlining Atlanta band The Txlips, plus Reality Asylum, Cool Grandma, The Young Dead, and Cobress. Food trucks will also be there. 7 p.m. to about 11 p.m. Tickets are $15. Proceeds go to feminist collective Love Your Rebellion. Millennial Brewing Company
“Hush Up, Sweet Charlotte”: A campy, cross-dressing parody in the spirit of Lab’s 2017 show “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?” The “drag-tactic” story involves a long-shunned Southern belle who calls upon her cousin to save her family home from getting torn down. June 1-July 1. $28. The Laboratory Theater of Florida
“X” art exhibit: Davis Art Center celebrates its 10th-anniversary season with this juried show highlighting a decade’s worth of art exhibits and arts programming. Opening reception from 6-10 p.m. The exhibit continues through June 26. Free. Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
Sean Chambers: The Florida blues guitarist is known for his Rolling Stones-style mix of blues, soul, country, and rock. 8 p.m. $20-$30. Center for Performing Arts Bonita Springs
SATURDAY, JUNE 2
Miles for the Museum Poker Run: A poker run with stops at several locations in Cape Coral, Pine Island, and North Fort Myers. All proceeds benefit the military museum and plans for new bathrooms and an expanded cafeteria. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fee is $10-$20 per ticket. Southwest Florida Military Museum & Library
Special Pops Fashion Show: This 10th annual event benefits Special Populations, a Cape Coral Parks and Recreation program that offers life skills, training and other services for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. The event includes a buffet luncheon, fashion models from Special Pops, auctions, raffles, a cash bar and more. 11 a.m. $30 (tickets are only sold in advance)
SUNDAY, JUNE 3
Fleamasters Fleamarket Cruise-In Car Show: Fleamasters partners with the Southwest Florida Corvette Club to host the Watermelon Festival Classic Car Cruise-in. The Cruise-in is free and open to all cars, including antiques, classics, muscle cars, hot rods and kit cars. Cars will be displayed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission. Fleamasters Fleamarket, fleamall.com.
John Waite: The English rock singer known for “Missing You,” “When I See You Smile” (with Bad English) and other hits. 8 p.m. $30-$65.Southwest Florida Event Center
TUESDAY, JUNE 12
An Evening with Keb’Mo’ SOLOperforms at 8 p.m at the Southwest Florida Event Center
TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY JUNE 12, 13 & 14
FREE Kids Movie at Paragon Theaters at 10 am. This event is 1stcome 1stserve. They are showing THE CROODS. For more information, visit Paragon Theaters.
FRIDAY, JUNE 15
Kellie Pickler performs at 8 p.m at the Southwest Florida Event CenterThe “American Idol” finalist’s Top 20 country hits include “Best Days of Your Life,” “I Wonder” and “Didn’t You Know How Much I Loved You.”
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, June 19, 20 & 21
FREE Kids Movie at Paragon Theaters at 10 am. This event is 1stcome 1stserve. They are showing HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2. For more information, visit Paragon Theaters.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20
Moms Appreciation Day at WINK Playland at Miromar Outlets from10 am to 12 pm. Moms enjoy a coupon for a free drink & treat from le macaron French pastries.
FRIDAY, JUNE 22
Maxi Priest performs at 8 p.m at the Southwest Florida Event Center– This reggae Superstar brings his own unique sound to performing.
SummerJazz on the Gulf at Naples Beach Hotel from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. SHOWBIZ KIDS will perform. This is the 32ndSummer of this FREE event. 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. N, Naples, FL 34102
SATURDAY, JUNE 23
Kids Day at WINK PLAYLAND at Miromar Outlets from 10 am to 12 pm. Kids from toddlers to 12 years old are invited to participate in fun activities and will receive a FREE piece of pizza from Luna Pizza, a FREE kid’s cone from Dairy Queen/Orange Julius. This event is free, only while supplies last.
TUESDAY, Wednesday & Thursday, June 26, 27 & 28
FREE Kids Movie at Paragon Theaters 10 am. This event is 1stcome 1stserve. They are showing CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS. For more information, visit Paragon Theaters.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27
Shooter Jennings performs at 8 p.m at the Southwest Florida Event Center– Son of Music Legends Waylon Jennings & Jessi Colter performs his unique music.
June 2018 Festivals in Florida
Billy Bowlegs Festival, June 1, 2 and 4, 2018, Fort Walton Beach
Drake’s Raid, June 2, 2018, St. Augustine
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