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14 Summer Events for SWFL Kids in June

Fishing tournaments, yoga sessions and water excursions fill the month’s activities.

BY May 24, 2024
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center- 14 summer events for swfl kids this june
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Let the kiddos soak up every bit of summer with events, creative art sessions, live theater shows and nature excursions. Add these events to your June calendar.

June 3

Glow Turtle Kids Class at Painting with a Twist, Port Charlotte

Littles ages 5 and 6 join parents for an interactive painting session (parents of children 7 and up can shop while their budding artists put in the work) to create a radiant masterpiece of one of Earth’s majestic sea creatures. Learn More


June 3-7

Wild Florida Summer Camp at Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium, Fort Myers 

Campers uncover the unique beauties of the wild and experience hands-on encounters with creatures like turtles and baby alligators. Trailblazers hike secret paths not available to the public, inventive minds imprint animal tracks with plaster and budding astronauts immerse in cosmic discoveries with space science planetarium shows. Learn More


June 8

Prince and Princess Day at Sunsplash Family Waterpark, Cape Coral

Make a splash with royalty this summer as Princess Ariel and Prince Eric stroll the park to pose with kids and motivate them on their swimming excursions. Kiddie mermaids and mermen attend the foam party which features a massive foam pit, music, lollipops, games throughout the day and wash-off tattoos. Learn More


June 8

Dog Tales at Punta Gorda Library

Young bookworms read one-on-one with therapy pups, which helps them gain confidence and improve their literacy skills. Tots rotate between canine companions, bonding with four-legged friends as they flip through pages. Learn More


June 9 

Sancocho Sundays Family Brunch at Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in Downtown Fort Myers

Enjoy all-you-can-eat Cuban and Colombian cuisine at this event centered around Sancoho, a traditional Latin stew. Lively folks put on their dancing shoes and groove to bachata, merengue and cumbia, while lucky competitors take their chances in a Dominoes game. Learn More


June 14

Game Night at the William Austen Youth Center, Cape Coral

Young gamers ages 5 to 14 years old bid adieu to their parents for the night as they revel in shared fun. Thrill seekers participate in high-energy, collaborative play, like group Nerf wars and capture the flag, while brainiacs explore the digital world through Xbox, Nintendo and PlayStation games. Learn More


June 17-20

Art Camp Tie Dye Series at AR Workshop, Cape Coral

Let your juniors’ artistic instincts flow at the grooviest week of camp. Creatives ages 7 to 14 experiment with color theory and patterns through spontaneous wood spin designs and tie-dye art on projects like pillowcases, T-shirts and wall decor. Learn More


June 21-23

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. at Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples

The stage adaptation of the story about a famous candyman and his chocolate factory of wonders combines songs from the 1971 film with fresh new melodies. Learn More 


June 25-26

Bluey’s Big Play at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers

The Emmy Award-winning children’s series comes to life in this original stage show featuring new songs from the cartoon’s creative team. In this adaptation, Bluey and Bingo use their wits to get Dad off his beanbag chair on a relaxing Sunday afternoon. Learn More 




June 1 

Bass Pro Shops Kids Fishing Event at Bass Pro Shops, Fort Myers

On first Saturdays, junior anglers bring their fisherman’s hats to catch and release bass, gar and cichlid in the sporting shop’s outback lake. Learn More 


June 1-3, 7-10, 14-17, 21-24, 28-30

W.O.N.D.E.R Sessions at Naples Botanical Garden

This month, kids assemble butterfly masks and use coloring books to learn about Florida’s native pollinators. Garden educators read to kids and guide them in hands-on activities, like leaf rubbings and orchid symmetry painting. Learn More


June 6, 13, 20, 27

Music & Movement at Estates Library in Naples

Junior musical prodigies shine at this weekly rhythmic showcase, featuring musical storytime and dancing sessions with songs that encourage movement. Active minis twirl scarves, shake maracas and beat drums while swaying to the tune. Learn More


June 9

Mini Buddhas Kids Yoga at Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples

Bring your yoga mats for this month’s beach-themed class, where young yogis stretch and bend in a 30-minute session. While music is playing, kids lay on their bellies, simulating a swim, then do a crab walk and collect sand castle pieces to build with their feet, activating primal reflexes and core muscles. Learn More


June 27

Family Fun Night at Bell Tower Shops, Fort Myers

On third or fourth Thursdays, the shopping center welcomes families for games, wildlife interactions, balloon sculptures and bounce house fun. Kiddos let loose with a new inflatable axe-throwing experience and painting opportunities while munching on sweet treats like doughnuts and cotton candy. Learn More

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