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Southwest Florida is home to several seasonal events that entertain and amaze. However, there’s no Fort Myers festival that compares to Smoke on the Water Barbecue Competition and Music Festival! That’s because Smoke on the Water brings all your favorite things together: savory barbecue, delicious sweets, great music, and family-friendly games. This year, the most anticipated event of the season takes place on Friday, April 28th and Saturday, April 29th. Find out what sets Smoke on the Water apart from other regional festivals.

Free Festival Entry

Who doesn’t love free stuff? If you’re looking for something low cost that will keep you and your loved ones happy for hours, then Smoke on the Water has you covered. This Fort Myers festival has no general admission entry fee. You can take part in the fun and games without paying a cent! That includes the Kids Zone and the musical performances. If you want to sample barbecue or sweets, you can purchase from one of the many food vendors. Folks who want star treatment should spring for the VIP tickets, which get you drink tickets, a meal, a t-shirt, and preferred seating in a covered area.

Vendors from All Over

Smoke on the Water will bring vendors from many different places in the south. So many great barbecue cook teams are taking part in this Fort Myers festival, and 10 special cook teams will have the opportunity to vend their award-winning barbecue. Non-barbecue vendors will also be present, including Orange Tree Coffee. You can find unique retail vendors as well, like Lookin’ Purdy Gettin’ Dirty. You’re sure to find a food or retail vendor you just can’t get enough of!

Two Days of Music and Family Fun

How many free events offer a full lineup of live music to enjoy? Not many! Thankfully, Smoke on the Water is one Fort Myers festival that does allow you to enjoy the live music without paying an entry fee! Plus, the Kids Zone offers big fun for families on a budget. There will even be a bounce house! You really can’t beat two days of free fun and music for everyone. To get all the event info about musical line up and the Kids Zone, click here.

The Best Place to Be

Smoke on the Water is the best Fort Myers festival downtown has to offer! This amazing event kicks off at 6pm on Friday, April 28th. Then, on Saturday, April 29th, the event runs from 11am – 10pm. Folks will be coming for all over to take part, so don’t miss out!