Rain or shine every Sunday, you’ll see a crowd forming in Centennial Park about an hour before sunset for the weekly Fort Myers Drum Circle.
The downtown, waterfront space has a large covered pavilion, perfect for the musicians, although other events occasionally force the circle to migrate to other spots in the park.
Young and old come from all over Southwest Florida to bang out cool beats, or just to watch and listen to the drummers and percussionists who play well into the evening hours. There are even loan instruments to try if you’d like to join in.
Everyone is welcome in the drum circle and the no alcohol/no smoking requests are designed to keep the event family friendly. According to their Facebook page, “This is a community event, our goal is to create inner and outer smiles along with positive connections with others. We are not a band. The music is created by all.”