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Friday, April 27, 6pm – 10pm • Saturday, April 28, 11am – 10pm

The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center will host barbecue cook teams from across the South to compete in the Smoke on the Water Barbecue Competition & Music Festival 2018! This free family event is sure to bring an authentic experience of craft barbecue, beer, and bands done right. Children and families will love our Kid Zone!

Friday, April 27, 6pm – 10pm
Saturday, April 28, 11am – 10pm

The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center will host barbecue cook teams from across the South to compete in the Smoke on the Water Barbecue Competition & Music Festival 2018! This free family event is sure to bring an authentic experience of craft barbecue, beer, and bands done right. Children and families will love our Kid Zone!

Get the VIP experience!

Your VIP ticket includes a free meal, 3 free drink tickets, access to VIP seating area, and a Smoke on the Water t-shirt! (VIP tickets are available for Saturday only).

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Do we have to pay to get in?

Admission is free, donations accepted. VIP tickets are available for Saturday only, and include a free meal, 3 free drink tickets, access to VIP seating area, and a Smoke on the Water t-shirt! Go VIP

 

 

Where can we park for the event?

Parking is available throughout downtown Fort Myers. Scroll down to find more information on parking, lodging, and directions.

 

Will the trolley bring me there?

Yes, the trolley will bring you very close to the event.

 

What is prohibited from bringing to the event?

Coolers, outside beverages, and weapons are not allowed inside the event. Plenty of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase at the event. However, chairs, umbrellas and blankets are encouraged for sitting in grassy areas.

 

 

Is the food free?

Admission is free, but food is not. There will be plenty of food available for purchase from vendors.

 

Are pets allowed?

Yes, pets on leashes are allowed! Pigs encouraged.

 

Visiting Fort Myers to attend Smoke on the Water? You’re in luck! Use the promo code XWS to stay at the Courtyard Marriot for $72 a night.

Other Lodging in Downtown Fort Myers:

Hotel Indigo

Legacy Harbour Hotel & Suites

I-75 from the north:
Exit 141 West (Palm Beach Blvd) into downtown Fort Myers, where Palm Beach turns into First St., turn right on Bay St. and follow to Edwards Dr.

I-75 from the south:
Exit 138 West (Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.) to downtown Fort Myers. Turn right on Monroe St., follow to Edwards Dr.

From US Hwy 41: Northbound
Exit at Historic District McGregor Blvd, east (right turn).

From US Hwy 41: Southbound
First exit off the Caloosahatchee Bridge to left on Heitman Street, left on First St., right on Edwards.

Click the locations to find them on the map:

Under the bridge on
Heitman St. & Bay St.

Parking Garage on Jackson & Main Street

(Street parking options are also available downtown).

Visiting Fort Myers to attend Smoke on the Water? You’re in luck! Use the promo code XWS to stay at the Courtyard Marriot for $72 a night.

Other Lodging in Downtown Fort Myers:

Hotel Indigo

Legacy Harbour Hotel & Suites

I-75 from the north:
Exit 141 West (Palm Beach Blvd) into downtown Fort Myers, where Palm Beach turns into Bay Street.

I-75 from the south:
Exit 138 West (Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.) to downtown Fort Myers.

From US Hwy 41: Northbound
Exit at Historic District McGregor Blvd, east (right turn).

From US Hwy 41: Southbound
First exit off the Caloosahatchee Bridge to right on First Street.

Click the locations to find them on the map:

Under the bridge on
Heitman St. & Bay St.

Parking Garage on Jackson & Main Street

(Street parking options are also available downtown).

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