Everything was canceled or postponed in 2020 it seems. But now, many of those postponed events are returning in 2021 – from country superstar Chris Stapleton to 80s hard rockers Slaughter.
Here’s a look at what’s happening in 2021, including new show dates, and what’s been canceled or closed.
We’ll update as more are announced.
CANCELED EVENTS AND CLOSED EVENTS
Sanibel-Captiva Arts & Crafts Festival, February 2021 at the Sanibel Community House on Sanibel Island. Canceled. sanibelartfair.com NOTE: This is a separate event from the Sanibel-Captiva Art League’s Sanibel Art Fair on February 21 at the Sanibel Community House. This event is still happening, say the organizers.
Continue reading: Your guide to 2020 arts festivals in Fort Myers, Naples, Cape Coral, Bonita and Punta Gorda
Community Concert Series, February 16 to March 23 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. Canceled. fortmyerscommunityconcerts.org
ClamJam from the Southwest Florida Seafood & Music Festival, February 20-21 at the Sun Splash Family Waterpark in Cape Coral. Canceled. facebook.com/ClamJamofSouthwestFlorida
Edison Festival of Light Grand Parade, February 20 in downtown Fort Myers. Canceled. Further events take place in the annual festival. edisonfestival.org
Continue reading: Edison Fest Parade, Junior Parade in Fort Myers canceled
Fort Myers Greek Festival, February 26-28 in the Greek Orthodox Church of Annunciation in Fort Myers. All carnival rides and live bands were canceled this year. Instead, the 46th annual festival has been converted into a drive-through restaurant with a $ 25,000 prize draw. The foods available include appetizers, sandwiches, desserts, and full meals. greekfestfortmyers.com
Taco Fest Bonita Springs, February 28 at Riverside Park in Bonita Springs. Canceled. facebook.com/BSCEVENT
Southwest Florida Reading Festival, March 6-7 in downtown Fort Myers. The in-person event was canceled and replaced with a month-long, fully virtual festival. readfest.org
Cape Coral Irish FestivalMarch 7th to 8th at the German American Social Club in Cape Coral. Canceled. 823-3513
Bonita Blues Festival, 13.-14. March at Riverside Park in Bonita Springs. Canceled. bonitablues.com
Continue reading: The Bonita Blues Festival has been canceled for the second time in a row
St. Patrick’s Day parade in Naples, March 13 in downtown Naples. Canceled and replaced by a socially distant boat parade called “Shamrocking on the Water”. naplesparade.com
Continue reading: A traditional St. Patrick’s Day parade will not be held in Naples next month due to COVID-19 concerns
Punta Gorda Block Party, April in downtown Punta Gorda. This year and also 2022 canceled. Facebook.com/PuntaGordaBlockParty
Rock the Arches music festival, April 24th at Lani Kai Island Resort in Fort Myers Beach. Postponed. facebook.com/restorethearches
Broadway season at Artis – Naples. The Naples venue has canceled its entire 2020-21 season for Broadway musicals. New or rescheduled shows have not been announced for 2021-22. artisnaples.org
Broadway season at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. The South Fort Myers venue has postponed its entire 2020-21 season of Broadway musicals. All shows have been postponed to the 2021-22 season. Dates and tickets will be announced. bbmannpah.com
Continue reading: Broadway is canceled for Mann Hall, Artis – Naples this season. When do musicals return?
New Phoenix Theater in Fort Myers. Closed until further notice. newphoenixtheatrefortmyers.org
The Flipper Asylum in Fort Myers. Closed until further notice. pinballasylum.com
The stage restaurant and nightclub in Bonita Springs. Closed until further notice. facebook.com/TheStageBonita
Royal cinemas. The theater chain has closed all US theaters indefinitely as many blockbusters have been postponed. regmovies.com
Continue reading:Regal Cinemas close US theaters. What about other movie theaters in Southwest Florida?
RESCHEDULED EVENTS AND REOPENING LOCATIONS
The red clay strays March 13th at the Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon in Fort Myers. Postponed July 17, 2020. theranchfortmyers.com
Collie Buddz, March 18 at the Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon in Fort Myers. Postponed from October 1, 2020. theranchfortmyers.com
Craig Morgan, April 10 at the Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon in Fort Myers. Postponed from August 29, 2020. theranchfortmyers.com
Toby Keith, April 30th in the Hertz Arena in Estero. Postponed from May 1, 2020. hertzarena.com
Pageant of Light King & Queen’s Celebration and Coronation Ball, May 22nd at the Westin Cape Coral Resort in Cape Coral. Postponed from February. edisonpageant.com
Brit Floyd, May 27th at the Hertz Arena in Estero. Postponed from May 28, 2020. hertzarena.com
Alabama, June 11th at the Hertz Arena in Estero. Postponed from August 22, 2020. hertzarena.com
Comedian Jo Koy, June 25th at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in south Fort Myers. Postponed from October 8, 2020. bbmannpah.com
Slaughter and LA Guns, July 24th at the Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon in Fort Myers. Postponed from March 6, 2021. theranchfortmyers.com
Tedeschi Trucks Band, August 20th at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in south Fort Myers. Postponed from August 17, 2020. bbmannpah.com
Pour crowns, October 22nd in the Hertz Arena in Estero. Postponed from October 29, 2020. hertzarena.com
“Lifetime of a fact” Oct. 27 – Nov. 14 at the Players Circle Theater in North Fort Myers. Postponed from January 13th to 30th, 2021. Playerscircletheater.com
Chris Stapleton, November 11th at the Hertz Arena in Estero. Postponed from July 16, 2020. hertzarena.com
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