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Here are your Weekend Vibes, What’s Happening In Southwest Florida Nov 18-20.  As we get ready for Thanksgiving, there are numerous events that involve giving back. In addition, many of these weekend events have a fundraising arm that contributes to Hurricane Ian Recovery.

Power boats

Power boat racing is on this weekend in Englewood.

We’ve had numerous water problems in Southwest Florida following the storm, However, officials say they have worked tirelessly to make sure the waters are safe and clear from debris so the OPA power boat races can take place in Englewood.

Music heals and it is being used as a vessel to do just that this weekend. Several concert events are on the calendar, to benefit a variety of people and businesses that have been sidelined by the hurricane.

Numerous events have been canceled or postponed in wake of Hurricane Ian. Find out which ones by clicking here. Don’t forget that events on your calendar and even those listed here can always change. We are living in a very fluid world post Ian. It never hurts to call ahead or even check the social media sites related to these events to confirm.

Finally, if you have the means, the energy, and the desire to do so, please support the local businesses that are up and running again. And perhaps some of these events will help you if you are looking for a place to give back. Finally, if you have any additional events to share, email them to me here.

Here are your Weekend Vibes, What’s Happening In Southwest Florida Nov 18-20.

  • Rock The Shrimpers

    The Rock the Shrimpers benefit is a music event raising money to help the vital shrimping community of Southwest Florida. The shrimp industry, which is a vital part of our community, took a beating from Ian. This event is at Torched Bar & Grill on Surfside Blvd in Cape Coral, from 1 to 7 on Sunday Nov. 20

    Shrimp Boats

    Aerial view of Fort Myers Beach boats

  • Kickin' The Blues Music Festival

    This music festival in Bonita Springs not only raises funds for Hurricane Ian recovery, it also raises awareness for mental health. Music starts at 4 and goes through 9 at Riverside Park in Bonita Springs.  There will be food trucks, beer and wine, a meditation station and more. Children under 12 free, otherwise, $25,  $65 for VIP tickets.

  • Englewood Beach Water Fest

    This event celebrates all things water, including fast boats. Friday-Sunday (Nov 18-20) the event kicks off with a block party. The OPA World Racing Championship races are Saturday and Sunday. There is also a Poker Run.

  • Edison and Ford Winter Estates Garden Festival

    This free event features some 40 garden vendors with all kinds of plants, both exotic and native. From 9-4 there will be live music and food trucks as well.  The event is both Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 19-20.  

  • Brew Ha-Ha Craft Beer Festival

    This one is a benefit for PACE Center For Girls at Mercato in Naples Saturday from 5-8. More than a dozen craft beer makers will be on hand, along with food trucks, entertainment and games.  Advanced tickets $45, $50 at the door

    Brew-Ha-Ha Craft Beer Festival | Mercato | Naples

    Saturday, November 19 from 5-8pm on the event lawn. BUY TICKETSBeer lovers unite for unlimited sampling of 50+ craft beers, live music from West Wave, food trucks, games, contests & more benefitting PACE Center for Girls!TICKETSGeneral Admission Ticket Includes:$45 in advance I $50 at the gateUnlimited sampling of 50+ craft beersLive musicFood trucksLawn gamesBrewmaster VIP tickets are SOLD OUT!BUY TICKETSCONTESTSWinners receive a Mercato Experience Package worth $500+ including a premium Mercato beach bag, insulated tumbler, gift cards to Mercato & more!

  • Canna-Feast

    Saturday November 19th at the Charlotte County Fair Grounds, this 3rd annual event celebrates cannabis culture with vendors, reggae music, food trucks and more. Gates open at 3pm.