The 14th annual SWFL Peace Day Celebration is coming up at a new location with an expanded lineup of events. The celebration is planned for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, at Wa-Ke- Hatchee in south Fort Myers.
The expanded event will include kids’ activities and rides; local vendors, artisans, nonprofits and live art; a “Peace” Blood Drive; live music; yoga and qigong; free crystal bowl therapy and hourly performances at the new “Oasis of Peace” zone; free reiki by Casa Shanti; and free introductory acupuncture.
Licensed mental health counselor Charity Godfrey and her team at Life Escape Counseling will be providing free counseling to anyone in need. There will also be a food drive for the ACT shelter and a pet food and supply drive to benefit Gulf Coast Humane Society.
“This year’s theme is ‘Come Together,’ and after over a year apart, it will be a welcome relief to see the smiles on people’s faces and connect with like-minded people in the name of peace,” said organizer Zachari VanDyne.
The International Day of Peace is celebrated worldwide each year on Sept. 21. For the past 13 years, SWFL Peace Day celebrations have been held in Lee County, first at Jaycee Park in Cape Coral, then at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers from 2017-2019.
Wa-Ke-Hatchee Park is located at 16760 Bass Road, Fort Myers.
For information on becoming a vendor and/or Peace Day sponsor, contact Mr. VanDyne at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 239-560-5224. To follow the event, go to the 14th Annual SWFL Peace Day Celebrations page on Facebook. ¦