Spring Training is in full swing for both the Minnesota Twins and the Boston Red Sox, as Southwest Florida’s two Major League Baseball spring teams face off against each other Friday. For the full schedules of each team over the next month, click here for the Red Sox, and here for the Twins.
The Southwest Florida and Lee County Fair starts its first full weekend this weekend at the Lee Civic Center, running through March 4. Admission is $10 for adults, and $5 for ages 6 to 11. Kids 5 and under are free. Rides cost extra, but various admission and ride packages are available. Visit the fair’s website for more information. 11831 Bayshore Road, North Fort Myers.
The 39th annual Naples National Art Festival runs on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Cambier Park in Naples. The festival is a major fundraiser for the Naples Art Association and is often ranked among the top national festivals and will feature over 250 artists. Admission is free, but a $5 donation is suggested. Call (239) 262-6517 or visit naplesart.org for more details.
Naples singer-songwriter Casey Weston will be performing a storyteller’s show at Space 39 Art Bar & Martini Lounge in Downtown Fort Myers on Sunday. Weston was a semifinalist on NBC’s The Voice, and will be telling stories about her time on the show as well as her songs and songwriting. Doors open at 4 p.m. and admission is $35 with only pre-sale tickets accepted. The show begins at 5 p.m. Seating is limited. Call (239) 204-9949 or visit space39artbar.com for more details, and https://caseyweston.bpt.me/ for tickets.
The Burrowing Owl Festival returns to Rotary Park in Cape Coral on Saturday. The annual event celebrates the city’s unofficial mascot, the burrowing owl, with exhibits, bus tours of local owl burrows, demonstrations, live animals, speakers, vendors, and more. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a $5 suggested donation for admission, free for those 16 and under. 5505 Rose Garden Road, Cape Coral.
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