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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 2024. 


India Fest 

Date: Saturday, April 6 

Description: After a five-year hiatus, India Fest is returning to Fort Myers for a daylong cultural celebration featuring a variety of festival favorites. Guests can enjoy an assortment of food and drink vendors, boutique shopping, a fashion show, live dance performances and a DJ rocking the riverfront stage. The event’s grand finale is a Holi Color Play, a traditional celebration of spring’s onset in which attendees throw handfuls of colorful powder on each other. 

LINK: India Fest 


April 1-30 

Ace Hardware’s Spring Round Up allows customers to round up their purchases to support Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida through Children’s Miracle Network. Donations support programs that help normalize the hospital experience while bringing joy and comfort to hospitalized children. 

LINK: Spring Round Up 

April 2-5 

ECHO is hosting workshops aimed at empowering small-scale farmers and those starting in agricultural development with innovative practices. The first of two four-day events features an introduction to tropical agriculture development. 

LINK: Tropical Agriculture 

April 3  

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Committee is hosting its monthly networking event at the Arcade Theatre in Fort Myers. Attendees are encouraged to bring business cards.  

LINK: Women in Business 

April 3 

The Jewish Federation of Greater Naples’ 2023-24 Jewish Book Festival, which showcases Jewish authors and books to enrich and engage the community, concludes with a discussion by Emily Franklin, author of The Lioness of Boston. 

LINK: Jewish Book Festival 

April 4 

The Southwest Florida Breast Health Conference, an education forum exploring breast cancer prevention, early detection and treatment, will feature local breast cancer surgeons, radiation oncologists and researchers discussing the latest innovations in technology. Presenters include experts from Advocate Radiation Oncology, Precision Healthcare Specialists, Cancer Alliance Network and other organizations 

LINK: Breast Health Conference 

April 4 & 19 

Senior Choice at Home, a program designed for proactive and independent seniors who wish to remain in their homes as they grow older, is hosting two seminars in April that include an informative presentation and Q&A session. 

LINK: Educational Seminars 

April 5 

The Fort Myers Mighty Mussels open the 2024 season with a three-game homestand against the Tampa Tarpons. The home opener includes a free magnet schedule giveaway, 2-for-1 pregame drink specials and a postgame fireworks show. 

LINK: Home Opener 

April 5 

Norman Love Confections will host a chocolate truffle class that helps attendees master the 100-year-old art of truffle making. From the luscious hand-formed dark chocolate to the modern Swiss chocolate shell, students will create these treats with the guidance of master chocolatiers, and then bring their finished treasures home to enjoy.  

LINK: Chocolate Classes 

April 8 

Captiva Cruises is partnering with Bailey’s General Store and The Island Store to host a 90-minute wine tasting sunset cruise aboard the Lady Chadwick. The cruise will spotlight four unique wines while taking visitors through Pine Island Sound to the Gulf of Mexico. 

LINK: Sunset Cruise 

April 9 

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon will feature a special presentation from the guest speaker. 

LINK: Chamber Luncheon 

April 9-12 

ECHO is hosting workshops aimed at empowering small-scale farmers and those starting in agricultural development with innovative practices. The second of two four-day events gives attendees insight into Syntropic Agroforestry, an innovative approach to regenerative agriculture. 

LINK: Tropical Agriculture 

April 10-30 

Customers at participating Winn Dixie stores in Southwest Florida can round up their purchases at the register to support Golisano Children’s Hospital and programs that serve local youth. 

LINK: Winn Dixie Round Up 

April 11 

Gulf Coast Village’s resident panel discussion will be followed with The Village Players Reader’s Theater, which is presenting “Prince Charming’s Complaint. RSVPs are required. 

LINK: Tale of Laughter and Insights 

April 12 

The 2024 Playmakers Tailgate Party, presented by the Tommy Bohanon Foundation, will raise money for youth scholarships and features an evening of music, comedy, food and fun. Guests also can participate in silent and live auctions. 

LINK: Playmakers Tailgate Party 

April 13 

Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties is hosting an online homeownership information meeting over Zoom to explain Habitat’s affordable housing program and outline steps to homeownership. This session will be conducted in Spanish.     

LINK: Homeowner Webinar (Spanish) 

April 13 

The fifth annual Sunshine Ace Hardware Big Green EGGfest is a family-friendly celebration of BBQ that includes all-you-can-eat food samplings, grilling demonstrations, live music, beer, wine and hard seltzer drinks. Attendees also serve as judges for amateur and professional chefs vying for the title of Grill Master. 

LINK: Big Green EGGfest 

April 18 

Pace Center for Girls, Lee will honor women who exemplify the organization’s guiding principles and have made a significant impact through their roles in business, community and philanthropy at the 16th annual Grande Dames Tea. 

LINK: Pace Center for Girls, Lee – Grande Dames Tea 

April 16 & 18 

Better Together is breaking down employment barriers by hosting a series of background-friendly job fairs through its Nationwide Days of Second Chances. Events bring churches, volunteers, businesses and nonprofits together to promote the power of second chances for neighbors facing barriers to employment, including incarceration, homelessness and lack of transportation or child care, or gaps on a resume due to unemployment. 

LINK: Days of Second Chances 

April 18 

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce welcomes business leaders and community members to Business Unplugged, a casual networking event held in the evening. 

LINK: Business Unplugged 

April 19 

Norman Love Confections will host a chocolate confections and novelties class that allows attendees to watch and learn how to make some of Norman Love’s all-time favorite confections. Students will make truffle pops, fudge, chocolate caramel squares, and fruit- and nut-studded chocolate bark. 

LINK: Chocolate Classes 

April 20 

United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades is hosting its annual Swing into Spring fundraising event at RiverBend Motorcoach Resort to raise money for vital programs aimed at improving the quality of life for all people in our community. 

LINK: Swing into Spring 

April 20 

Wonder Gardens is hosting its Earth Day Celebration that features many local vendors and small businesses in a farmer’s market fashion, along with family activities and community partners. 

LINK: Earth Day 

April 23 

Leadership NEXT, a monthly program for advancing business professionals, will focus its April networking program on innovative approaches to employee engagement and retention. 

LINK: Leadership NEXT 

April 24 

Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties is hosting an online homeownership information meeting over Zoom to explain Habitat’s affordable housing program and outline steps to homeownership. This session will be conducted in English.     

LINK: Homeowner Webinar (English) 

April 25 

Business Before Breakfast, a monthly networking session with light refreshments and hot coffee, will include a brief presentation by the event host. Early rising guests are encouraged to bring business cards.      

LINK: Business Before Breakfast 

April 26 

Guadalupe Center will celebrate the achievements of its Tutor Corps Program Class of 2024 during a Celebration Dinner where students reveal where they will be attending college. The nonprofit also will award college scholarships during the event. 

LINK: Celebration Dinner 

April 27 

Partners in Care’s annual Head & Neck 5K/2-Mile Walk in Cape Coral, one of 11 events across four times, will promote awareness and generate support for head and neck cancer patients in financial need. 

LINK: Head & Neck 5K/2-Mile Walk  


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