A “Tribute to America’s Heroes” will be held on Sunday beginning at 7 p.m. at Centennial Park. The program will include guest speakers, musical performance by the Southwest Florida Symphony, a rifle salute by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, helicopter flyover by LCSO and Mosquito Control, presentation of colors by Fort Myers Police, and a wreath will be laid on the Caloosahatchee River by Marine Units. The American Red Cross will be accepting items for care packages which will be sent to deployed troops. 2000 W. First Street, Fort Myers.
The Shell Factory & Nature Park in North Fort Myers is offering free admission into the nature park for all veterans on Monday as part of a Memorial Day barbeque. The afternoon features contests, live music and food from 12 to 4 p.m, and a special summer visit from Santa at 1 p.m. 2787 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers.
Palm City Brewing in San Carlos Park is turning one, and they’re holding a weekend long celebration because of it. The party starts on Friday with special beer releases, DJs and live music all through Sunday. 7887 Drew Circle, Suite 130, Fort Myers.
Public House of Naples is having an open mic and karaoke night on Sunday. Grab a friend, grab a drink, and let some liquid courage lead the way on stage. Starts at 5 p.m. 1514 Immokalee Road, Naples.
The annual Watermelon Festival kicks off Friday at Fleamasters Fleamarket in Fort Myers. See live entertainment, skill games, and a community showcase exhibition area, and compete in speed eating and seed spitting competitions. For the full schedule, including how to enter the contests visit fleamall.com. 4135 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Fort Myers.
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