Top 5 things to do in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Bonita Springs this weekend
Check with venues and organizers. Some events this week may be canceled or postponed due to Hurricane Ian.
Here are five fun things to do this weekend and beyond, including a touring King Tut exhibit and the return of Frightmare on 78.
1. King Tut exhibit This touring show features replicas of artifacts found in Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922, including King Tut’s funeral mask, the golden canopic shrine, the iconic golden mummy case and the bejeweled mummy of the pharaoh himself.
2. Frightmare on 78 The annual haunted house returns, and organizers say it’s bigger and scarier than ever. Expect zombies, aliens, killer clowns, horror-movie scenes, a pitch-black maze, a spinning tunnel and lots more. Open every Friday and Saturday, Sept. 30 through Oct. 29. $20. Gator Mike’s Family Fun Park, 35 N.E. Pine Island Road, Cape Coral. 574-4386 or gatormikes.com
3. “Driving Miss Daisy” Theater comes to Tribby Arts Center for the first time with Florida Rep’s production of Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1987 play, which was later adapted into a 1989 movie starring Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman. The story follows the growing friendship between an elderly
4. Roar Offshore The powerboat racing championships return to Fort Myers Beach for three days. The event includes racing in different race classes, a boat parade, live entertainment, a street party and a “race village” where spectators can check out the boats up close and meet the racers.
5. Farmer Mike’s Haunted Corn Maze and Fall Festival Farmer Mike's gets spooked up with various monsters and ghouls for this eighth annual fest, including haunted and family-friendly corn mazes, a hay maze, bounce houses, a pumpkin patch, ax throwing and more.