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Things to do: Client events in April 2023

Every month, Priority Marketing’s clients and partners host a wide range of special events, seminars, workshops, activities and fundraising opportunities. Check out the list of client events in April 2023.


BBQ, Bands & Brew 

Date: Saturday, April 15 

Location: Caloosa Sound Amphitheater, Fort Myers 

Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Description: Lee BIA Builder’s Care’s annual BBQ, Bands & Brew will feature Southwest Florida’s top pit masters competing for the title of “Best BBQ in Town,” as well as live music from local headlining bands, numerous vendors and fun-filled activities for all ages, including a lively cornhole tournament and a children’s play area with face-painting, games and more. 

Proceeds from the event support Builders Care’s mission to provide emergency construction services at no cost to needy and deserving elderly and/or disabled homeowners, and their families, who cannot obtain repairs through traditional means. 

Tickets are $10 for adults and free for children 12 and under. Tickets are available for purchase in advance or at the gate. 

LINK: BBQ, Bands & Brew 


April 1 

Grill masters and BBQ lovers will gather at Riverside Park in Bonita Springs for the 4th annual Sunshine Ace Hardware Big Green EGGfest, a family-friendly celebration of barbecue that includes all-you-can-eat food samplings, craft beer, grilling demonstrations and live music. 

LINK: EGGfest 


April 1 

Avow’s 17th Annual Butterfly Release includes a release of more than 1,000 butterflies from Cambier Park in Naples, a beautiful and moving celebration of life and love that includes inspirational readings, music and a public reading of names to honor the lives of loved ones. 

LINK: Butterfly Release 


April 3 

Kids’ Minds Matter is sponsoring a free inaugural community luncheon, Kaleidoscope, to celebrate what the nonprofit organization has accomplished since its inception in 2016. Guests can learn about additional opportunities to support pediatric mental health in Southwest Florida. 

LINK: Kaleidoscope 


April 3 

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant will open in Fort Myers and offer a contemporary-American menu infused with international flavors. Cooper’s Hawk is an award-winning winery, restaurant, artisan market and Napa-style tasting room concept new to Lee County. 

LINK: Cooper’s Hawk 


April 4 

Pace Center for Girls, Lee will host its 15th annual Grande Dames Tea to honor women who exemplify the organization’s guiding principles and have made a significant impact through their roles in business, community and philanthropy. 

LINK: Grande Dames Tea 


April 4 

The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company’s final event of its 2023 Fort Myers Speaker Series will address “The Past, Present and Future of Southwest Florida.” The session will cover Southwest Florida from the perspectives of demographics, economics, employment and economic opportunities, education and more. 

LINK: Past, Present and Future 


April 4 

The Community Foundation’s Charity Event Awards will celebrate the best fundraising events and the most outstanding charitable organizations that host, plan and promote events that raise funds to fulfill their missions. U.S. Rep. Byron Donalds will be the keynote speaker. 

LINK: Charity Event Awards 


April 6: The Fort Myers Mighty Mussels kick off the 2023 baseball season with a three-game series that features free tickets for first responders, fireworks, a jersey auction, fan giveaways and more. 

LINK: Mighty Mussels 


April 7 

Better Together is hosting a Parents’ Night Out event at Mission Community Church in Fort Myers, providing parents and guardians with an evening of no-cost child care. 

LINK: Parents’ Night Out 


April 7 & 18 

Senior Choice at Home is hosting a pair of educational luncheons in Estero to outline a program that offers healthy, independent seniors an opportunity to age at home with the security of knowing they have a team of support behind them. 

LINK: Dine & Discover 


April 11 

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon will feature a “lunch and learn” experience that offers a homeowner’s guide for those facing storm damage following Hurricane Ian. 

LINK: Monthly Luncheon 


April 13 

Gulf Coast Village, Cape Coral’s only Continuing Care Retirement Community, has an informational seminar that outlines the benefits of living in a top CCRC. Prospective residents and their caregivers can ask questions about housing options, resident activities, lifestyle, safety and other topics. 

LINK: Mix and Springle 


April 17 

The Jewish Federation of Greater Naples, in conjunction with Gulfshore Playhouse Education, hosts a free community program for Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah). The theatrical troupe will present the story of Abe Price, a survivor of German concentration camps. 

LINK: Day of Remembrance 


April 19-21 

The 36th annual Edison Awards will showcase some of the world’s most respected authorities on innovation who will offer inspiration and insight to guests. The awards honor excellence in new product and service development, marketing, design and innovation. 

LINK: The Edison Awards 


April 20 

Leadership NEXT, a monthly program for advancing business professionals, will host a networking program that focuses on Florida Gulf Coast University’s Water School.  

LINK: Leadership NEXT 

April 22

10 Twenty Five in Fort Myers is hosting its third annual Autism Acceptance Cornhole Tournament fundraiser to benefit Family Initiative. Proceeds will help purchase and build a sensory trailer that will help the children we serve by providing those with sensory issues a safe refuge from crowds or activities that might be overwhelming

LINK: Cornhole Tournament

April 26 

Gulf Coast Village will outline the lifestyle benefits residents enjoy every day at Cape Coral’s only Continuing Care Retirement Community. Prospective residents and their caregivers can ask questions about housing options, resident activities, lifestyle, safety and other topics. 

LINK: Mix and Springle 

April 29 

Partners in Care is hosting 13 races nationwide, including one in Cape Coral, to raise awareness and support for head and neck cancer patients and to provide cancer screenings for individuals who are otherwise unable to afford recovery therapies.  

LINK: Head & Neck 5K 


April 29 

Family Initiative’s Autism Acceptance Awards Gala culminates April’s Autism Acceptance Month and starts with a cocktail hour where guests can mix, mingle and bid on auction items. Guests can enjoy dinner, live music, a live auction and awards presentation celebrating local champions who work tirelessly to make life better for children with autism spectrum disorder. 

LINK: Autism Acceptance Awards 

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