Major Annual Events

Naples, Marco Island, Everglades City and Immokalee are home to a diverse selection of events all throughout the year. There are three great seafood festivals, other food, wine and craft beer festivals and event, top-rated art festivals, nature-themed festivals and events, great tropically-themed holiday events, and even the Swamp Buggy Races - the only ones in the world! 

Check this list for the area’s top major annual events and the main events calendar for hundreds of events happening all throughout the year. 

Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival
March 24-26, 2017 | Veterans Community Park
The 2017 Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival offers a full weekend of fun. It begins on Friday, March 24 and the party continues through Sunday Marco 26. In addition to a weekend of great music, all your favorite seafood specialties will be available fresh fish, grouper, crab cakes, stone crab, ...
Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival
The 2017 Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival offers a full weekend of fun. It begins on Friday, March 24 and the party continues through Sunday Marco 26. In addition to a weekend of great music, all your favorite seafood specialties will be available fresh fish, grouper, crab cakes, stone crab, shrimp, crawdads, chowder and more. There is a huge assortment of traditional landlubber favorites, too. Beer and wine will be available to quench your thirst. Over 60 arts and crafts vendors will open Friday morning at 11:00 AM. A kid’s zone with bounce house, slide, rock climbing wall, trampoline and more to wear off some of that energy while you enjoy the music, the food and the friends. Join us for a weekend of great food and music Single Day Admission $10 Per Person Two Day Admission $16 Per Person
Celebrate Immokalee Festival
March 24-26, 2017 | Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch
The first Celebrate Immokalee festival honors the town's pioneer roots, agricultural heart and diverse community. The festival gets underway Friday evening. On Saturday morning you can witness a real cattle drive arriving at historic Robert's Ranch! Cattlemen will herd the cattle through town, endin...
Celebrate Immokalee Festival
The first Celebrate Immokalee festival honors the town's pioneer roots, agricultural heart and diverse community. The festival gets underway Friday evening. On Saturday morning you can witness a real cattle drive arriving at historic Robert's Ranch! Cattlemen will herd the cattle through town, ending up at the cattle pens at the ranch. Due to road closures, visitors should be parked and in place by 9:30 a.m. to enjoy the grand arrival. The mix of old-fashioned and contemporary fun includes live entertainment on the main stage with a mix of Caribbean, country, hip hop, salsa, bachata and funk by Spin City DJ with live performances by Zoe Ness, K4C Band, Danny Boy and other local artists. Also featured: a cake and pie competition, a petting zoo, antique cars from Cool Cruisers car club, horses from Track to Trail Thoroughbreds rescue, arts and crafts vendors, and the winners of the Little Mr./Mrs. Immokalee competition. Some of Immokalee's home-grown NFL players will be on hand to sign autographs and a family carnival will run alongside the event Friday night through Sunday. Immokalee is Collier County's largest inland community and has long been linked with sprawling cattle ranches and a thriving agricultural economy. First occupied by the Calusa Indians and later by the Seminoles, the area has seen a colorful mix of hunters, trappers, cowmen, missionaries and Indian traders since it was first settled in 1873. Originally home to cattleman Robert Roberts and his family, the 15-acre Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Robert's Ranch is a living history museum (the longest running ranch in South Florida), and it provides visitors with a rare opportunity to experience what the daily working life on a Southwest Florida pioneer homestead, ranch and citrus grove from the early 1900s was like. Exhibits, living history programs, and twenty carefully preserved original buildings and features tell the story of the cow hunters, ranchers and pioneer-spirited families who struggled to tame this vast wilderness prairie on the edge of the Big Cypress Swamp.
Swamp Buggy Nights Races
March 25, 2017 | Florida Sports Park
Experience the world's muddiest races as swamp buggy vehicles speed around the track known as the Mile O' Mud. The Races, heralded as the World’s Muddiest, feature swamp buggies -- which range from standard Jeeps with snorkels to giant monsters with NASCAR racing engines -- navigating the famous Mil...
Swamp Buggy Nights Races
Experience the world's muddiest races as swamp buggy vehicles speed around the track known as the Mile O' Mud. The Races, heralded as the World’s Muddiest, feature swamp buggies -- which range from standard Jeeps with snorkels to giant monsters with NASCAR racing engines -- navigating the famous Mile O' Mud track. This figure-eight track is flooded with water, around 18 inches deep in most areas, but much deeper in the dreaded sippy holes, so as you can imagine it gets really messy.
Everglades Bike Ride
April 02, 2017 | Everglades City
Come enjoy the wild west of Florida town of Everglades City before and after the annual Everglades Bike Ride. There's lots of stuff to do on your own before and after the ride - kayaking, boardwalks, fishing, hiking, boat tours, airboats, museums, and more. \ Enjoy the Smooth Ride option: Not a sing...
Everglades Bike Ride
Come enjoy the wild west of Florida town of Everglades City before and after the annual Everglades Bike Ride. There's lots of stuff to do on your own before and after the ride - kayaking, boardwalks, fishing, hiking, boat tours, airboats, museums, and more. \ Enjoy the Smooth Ride option: Not a single hill, but a great stretch of pavement in the wilds of the Everglades, with few stop signs and no chasing dogs. Choose ride lengths of 15 or 62 miles, with options to shorten or lengthen your ride. Or, experience the Bumpy Ride: Half of the 27-mile route is on dirt road in the boondocks of the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park. You'll have a local guide. Skinny tires NOT recommended. It's all for the benefit of the Friends of the River of Grass Greenway (ROGG) and the South Florida State and National Parks. ROGG is the River of Grass Greenway - a proposed paved trail along Tamiami Trail between Miami and Naples. There is a discount for members of the Friends of ROGG (FROGG) and the Naples Pathways Coalition (NPC). The rides start and end at McLeod Park alongside the traffic circle in Everglades City. There are rest stops along all of the routes with SAG vehicle support and lunch furnished by Triad Seafood in the park when you finish, between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Mercato Spring Fling & Food Festival
April 02, 2017 | Mercato
Sample tasty global fare from Mercato restaurants while listening to live music. Outdoor bar. Lawn games including giant checkers and corn hole. Kid Zone complete with bounce house, face painting, stilt walker, balloon artist and snow cones. FREE.
Mercato Spring Fling & Food Festival
Sample tasty global fare from Mercato restaurants while listening to live music. Outdoor bar. Lawn games including giant checkers and corn hole. Kid Zone complete with bounce house, face painting, stilt walker, balloon artist and snow cones. FREE.
Conservancy of Southwest Florida 2017 Earth Day Festival
April 22, 2017 | Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center
The Southwest Florida community is invited to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Conservancy Nature Center, located at 1495 Smith Preserve Way in Naples. From electric boat tours to live animal shows, to live music and great ...
Conservancy of Southwest Florida 2017 Earth Day Festival
The Southwest Florida community is invited to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Conservancy Nature Center, located at 1495 Smith Preserve Way in Naples. From electric boat tours to live animal shows, to live music and great food, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s annual Earth Day Festival offers a full day of fun and educational eco-friendly activities for visitors of all ages. “Our Earth Day Festival provides a fun for all ages and family-friendly atmosphere for our community to celebrate the Earth, while learning about the unique qualities of nature that make the world we live in so special,” said Rob Moher, president and CEO of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. “As our biggest community celebration of the year, we are pleased to have the opportunity to share our love for the Earth with people of all ages, and hope to instill our commitment to preserving its natural beauty within the minds of our guests as well.” All Day Events The festival has many activities this year including Glen Beitmen of “Super Science and Amazing Art.” Children will have the opportunity to participate in science experiments throughout the day in the Kids’ Zone. There will be hands-on activities with Snapology Legos Presents “Nature’s Super Transformers.” Guests can enjoy live music, a variety of food vendors, a bounce house and more. PreK Fun For the youngest guests, the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (C’mon) will be hosting special family-friendly day-long activities. The Little Explorer Play Zone and Jr. Vet Lab will be open for play for children under six, and the Kids’ Zone will feature a variety of activities for children, including games, crafts, face painting and sand art.
US Open Pickleball Championships
April 23-30, 2017 | East Naples Community Park
Don't miss all the exciting play during the 2017 Minto US OPEN Pickleball Championships! Even more world-class pickleball players registered this year compared to last year's inaugural championships to compete for gold medals and national titles. This year there will be even more fun and excitement ...
US Open Pickleball Championships
Don't miss all the exciting play during the 2017 Minto US OPEN Pickleball Championships! Even more world-class pickleball players registered this year compared to last year's inaugural championships to compete for gold medals and national titles. This year there will be even more fun and excitement throughout the US OPEN Village and the Zing Zang Championship Court will come alive with great music and an awesome party atmosphere. Enjoy mouth-watering food and thirst-quenching beverages. Come to Naples April 23-30, 2017 to enjoy a little bit of Paradise and a whole lot of pickleball! Fans, show up early and stay late! It won't be a party without you!
StayInMay Arts Festival
April 25-May 14, 2017 | Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau
Throughout multiple and unique venues across Naples, The StayInMay Festival presents concerts and events spanning art, chamber music, cinema, culinary, dance, opera, fashion, theater and orchestra. The StayInMay Festival combines the best of the arts in Naples with amazing talent from around the glo...
StayInMay Arts Festival
Throughout multiple and unique venues across Naples, The StayInMay Festival presents concerts and events spanning art, chamber music, cinema, culinary, dance, opera, fashion, theater and orchestra. The StayInMay Festival combines the best of the arts in Naples with amazing talent from around the globe.
41st Annual Great Dock Canoe Race
May 06, 2017 | Naples City Dock at Crayton Cove
The Great Dock Canoe Race, one of Naples’s most treasured annual fundraising traditions, will begin at 8:30am on May 6, 2017. The 2017 charity beneficiary is Youth Haven, a local organization that shelters and aids the abused, abandoned and neglected children in our community. Featuring a “Back to t...
41st Annual Great Dock Canoe Race
The Great Dock Canoe Race, one of Naples’s most treasured annual fundraising traditions, will begin at 8:30am on May 6, 2017. The 2017 charity beneficiary is Youth Haven, a local organization that shelters and aids the abused, abandoned and neglected children in our community. Featuring a “Back to the Future” theme, this year’s event will include new and updated activities, live music, sponsorship opportunities, and a streamlined online registration process. In addition to the traditional themed canoe race, and the “Tippycanoe VIP Sprint,” “Practically Professionals,” “Ambitious Amateurs,” “Next Generation,” and “Truly Tenacious” races, the Jaycees will add a stand-up paddleboard race. The Great Dock Canoe Race welcomes 1,500 spectators annually, and enlists the help of nearly 100 volunteers. To learn more about the Naples Junior Chamber’s Great Dock Canoe Race or to register as a participant, please visit www.greatdockcanoerace.com.
Taste Of Collier
May 07, 2017 | Bayfront
Taste Of Collier, a long-standing Naples tradition, is an afternoon of family fun featuring live performances by area musicians, crowd-pleasing ice-carving demonstrations, cooking competitions with local top chefs, and of course, savory samples from over 40 of the best local restaurants in Collier C...
Taste Of Collier
Taste Of Collier, a long-standing Naples tradition, is an afternoon of family fun featuring live performances by area musicians, crowd-pleasing ice-carving demonstrations, cooking competitions with local top chefs, and of course, savory samples from over 40 of the best local restaurants in Collier County! Taste Of Collier is a way for area restaurants to say "Thank You" to the year-round residents for their patronage, while also raising monies for local charitable organizations.
Fitness Challenge Triathlon
June 04, 2017 | The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club
The 31st annual Fitness Challenge Triathlon is a Reverse Triathlon event on June 4. Participants will perform a 5K run, 15K bicycle ride and a 1/4 mile swim. Registration is available for individuals in several divisions and for relay teams. All participants must be members of USA Triathlon and show...
Fitness Challenge Triathlon
The 31st annual Fitness Challenge Triathlon is a Reverse Triathlon event on June 4. Participants will perform a 5K run, 15K bicycle ride and a 1/4 mile swim. Registration is available for individuals in several divisions and for relay teams. All participants must be members of USA Triathlon and show proof of membership at packet pick up or purchase a one-day license for $15.00.
City of Naples July 4th Parade
July 04, 2017 | City of Naples
Bring the family and enjoy the annual Naples 4th of July parade. The parade route goes from Broad Avenue South to Third Street South,up to 5th Avenue South, then east on 5th Avenue South, turning South on 8th Street South past City Hall, ending at 8th Avenue South and 8th Street South.
City of Naples July 4th Parade
Bring the family and enjoy the annual Naples 4th of July parade. The parade route goes from Broad Avenue South to Third Street South,up to 5th Avenue South, then east on 5th Avenue South, turning South on 8th Street South past City Hall, ending at 8th Avenue South and 8th Street South.
4th of July Fireworks at Naples Beach!
July 04, 2017 | City of Naples
A wonderful Naples tradition on July 4th! After the sun sets, the annual firework display from the water near Naples Pier will start. Grab a spot anywhere along the beaches of Naples or from the pier and enjoy this half-hour of magic! Several Naples sightseeing boats offer cruises to watch the firew...
4th of July Fireworks at Naples Beach!
A wonderful Naples tradition on July 4th! After the sun sets, the annual firework display from the water near Naples Pier will start. Grab a spot anywhere along the beaches of Naples or from the pier and enjoy this half-hour of magic! Several Naples sightseeing boats offer cruises to watch the fireworks from the Gulf of Mexico. For a spot on board, remember to reserve in advance. The City of Naples “4th of July Fireworks” fire off at 9:00 p.m. from a barge approximately 1,000 feet north of the Naples Pier. The presentation will feature a 25 minute display with special effects musically choreographed to patriotic selections that will be simulcast on radio station WAVV 101.1 FM., be sure to bring your radio and tune in to the patriotic simulcast! Naples residents are invited to bring chairs and/or blankets and pick a spot along the City beach from Lowdermilk Park to south of the Pier for the best viewing spots in town, as the fireworks can be seen all along the Naples beach. Personal use of sparklers, Chinese lanterns, or any fireworks is prohibited per City ordinance. PARKING: The Naples Police Department would like to remind the public that strict parking enforcement will take place in marked “No Parking” areas with close attention given to the entire length of Gulf Shore Blvd, blocked intersections, and fire hydrants. Be Advised: There will be NO PARKING allowed on either side of Gulf Shore Boulevard between 20th Avenue South and 8th Avenue North (Golf Drive). VEHICLES WILL BE TOWED! Please advise friends and visitors. Carpooling will help alleviate excess traffic in the area. Persons are encouraged to use public parking in the downtown areas and to respect other’s property and not block driveways or park on private property without the owner’s consent. Fourth Avenue South will be a designated disabled parking beach end for those with proper disabled parking permits. Parking meters are enforced daily between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and no parking after 11:00 p.m. is allowed at the beach ends. Officers will direct traffic at most of the intersections. Please do not use the alleys, as this bottlenecks traffic, slowing everyone down.
Marco Island Triathlon
October 01, 2017 | JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort
The Marco Island Triathlon consists of a 1/4-mile swim, 15-mile bicycle ride, and 3.1 mile run. Individual and team registrations are available. A special rate participant rate is available for overnight stays at the JW Marriott.
Marco Island Triathlon
The Marco Island Triathlon consists of a 1/4-mile swim, 15-mile bicycle ride, and 3.1 mile run. Individual and team registrations are available. A special rate participant rate is available for overnight stays at the JW Marriott.
2017 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship
October 07-12, 2017 | Quail Creek Country Club
Quail Creek Country Club is set to host its first USGA championship in October. The second nines of the Creek and Quail courses will be used for the competition. First played in 1987, the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur was created to provide a national championship for female amateurs age 25 and older who...
2017 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship
Quail Creek Country Club is set to host its first USGA championship in October. The second nines of the Creek and Quail courses will be used for the competition. First played in 1987, the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur was created to provide a national championship for female amateurs age 25 and older who own a Handicap Index® not exceeding 9.4. The championship field features 132 players who compete in two rounds of stroke play, after which the field is cut to the low 64 scorers for match play. The winner is determined by an 18-hole final.
Mercato Brew-Ha-Ha Craft Beer Festival
October 21, 2017 | Mercato
Benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of SWFL, raise your glass to the onset of autumn and enjoy over 60 craft beers while listening to great music from Rockin’ Horse and sampling tasty fare from Mercato restaurants. Also featuring a silent auction and stein holding competition.
Mercato Brew-Ha-Ha Craft Beer Festival
Benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of SWFL, raise your glass to the onset of autumn and enjoy over 60 craft beers while listening to great music from Rockin’ Horse and sampling tasty fare from Mercato restaurants. Also featuring a silent auction and stein holding competition.
Naples International Film Festival
October 26-29, 2017 | Artis-Naples
The Naples International Film Festival has entered into a new partnership with Artis―Naples. Tickets for the opening night event on October 26 will go on sale through the performing art center's box office and online in July. Programming details including the full slate of films for 2017 will be unv...
Naples International Film Festival
The Naples International Film Festival has entered into a new partnership with Artis―Naples. Tickets for the opening night event on October 26 will go on sale through the performing art center's box office and online in July. Programming details including the full slate of films for 2017 will be unveiled by September.
Stone Crab Festival
October 27-29, 2017 | Old Naples Waterfront
Looking for an entertaining weekend full of seafood and fun? Then you definitely don’t want to miss out on this year’s annual Stone Crab Festival, set for October 27-29, 2017 at several connecting locations on the Old Naples Waterfront, including Tin City, Bayfront, Port of Naples Marina, and the Ex...
Stone Crab Festival
Looking for an entertaining weekend full of seafood and fun? Then you definitely don’t want to miss out on this year’s annual Stone Crab Festival, set for October 27-29, 2017 at several connecting locations on the Old Naples Waterfront, including Tin City, Bayfront, Port of Naples Marina, and the Experience Naples location, home of Naples Trolley. The Stone Crab Festival will offer plenty of fresh stone crab claws, music, events, art and a ton of fun activities for the whole family!
Pro Watercross World Championships
October 27-November 05, 2017 | Sugden Regional Park
The Pro Watercross Tour is the leading personal watercraft racing series in the United States and consists of an elite group of both professional and amateur athletes competing at its events throughout the summer, culminating in the Pro Watercross World Championship in Naples! Watercross can be simp...
Pro Watercross World Championships
The Pro Watercross Tour is the leading personal watercraft racing series in the United States and consists of an elite group of both professional and amateur athletes competing at its events throughout the summer, culminating in the Pro Watercross World Championship in Naples! Watercross can be simply put as motocross on Personal Watercrafts (PWCs or jetskis). The exception being, these athletes compete on unpredictable liquid track varying from oceans, lakes or rivers. They challenge the notion of what is possible on a PWC; utilizing the most advanced equipment to compete at speeds reaching over 85 mph with 18 other competitors or a freestylist landing a double back-flip in surf. This sport is driven by their passion, creating a lifestyle that combines adrenaline and pure enjoyment of being on the water.
Celebrate the Arts Month
November 01-30, 2017 | United Arts Council Arts-Mart
This month-long celebration every November promotes Collier County’s arts and cultural community. Every venue comes alive with performances, free concerts, festivals, gallery events and entertainment for residents and visitors alike.
Celebrate the Arts Month
This month-long celebration every November promotes Collier County’s arts and cultural community. Every venue comes alive with performances, free concerts, festivals, gallery events and entertainment for residents and visitors alike.
Swamp Buggy Parade 2017
November 04, 2017 | Florida Sports Park
The Annual Swamp Buggy Parade returns to Downtown Naples! You are invited to attend and witness Collier County's longest living tradition, the opening of the Fall Swamp Buggy Racing Season.
Swamp Buggy Parade 2017
The Annual Swamp Buggy Parade returns to Downtown Naples! You are invited to attend and witness Collier County's longest living tradition, the opening of the Fall Swamp Buggy Racing Season.
Swamp Buggy Races Fall Classic
November 04-05, 2017 | Florida Sports Park
Experience the world's muddiest races as swamp buggy vehicles speed around the track known as the Mile O' Mud. The Races, heralded as the World’s Muddiest, feature swamp buggies -- which range from standard Jeeps with snorkels to giant monsters with NASCAR racing engines -- navigating the famous Mil...
Swamp Buggy Races Fall Classic
Experience the world's muddiest races as swamp buggy vehicles speed around the track known as the Mile O' Mud. The Races, heralded as the World’s Muddiest, feature swamp buggies -- which range from standard Jeeps with snorkels to giant monsters with NASCAR racing engines -- navigating the famous Mile O' Mud track. This figure-eight track is flooded with water, around 18 inches deep in most areas, but much deeper in the dreaded sippy holes, so as you can imagine it gets really messy.
Florida Panther Festival
November 04, 2017 | Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens
Learn about the Florida panther, one of the world's most endangered mammals on the planet and the state land animal for Florida, which has its primary habitat right here in Southwest Florida. The festival takes place at Naples Zoo. See Uno, a Florida panther that was blinded by a shotgun blast who n...
Florida Panther Festival
Learn about the Florida panther, one of the world's most endangered mammals on the planet and the state land animal for Florida, which has its primary habitat right here in Southwest Florida. The festival takes place at Naples Zoo. See Uno, a Florida panther that was blinded by a shotgun blast who now lives at the zoo and is an ambassador for the rare, endangered cats. Enjoy fun and interesting educational activities. Learn about living in close proximity to predators for protection of pets and livestock. Experience a nature hike along the Gordon River Greenway with Big Cypress National Preserve rangers and biologists with interactive stops to learn about panthers and their world, and visit with representatives from many area nature and wildlife organizations. Enjoy special presentations, children's activities, a panther-themed nature hike with park rangers and panther biologists and more. Visit FloridaPantherFestival.com to sign up for field trips to panther habitat the day after the festival. Advance registration and payment (if required) is necessary for field trips; registration will open closer to the festival date. Admission to the Saturday festival is free for Collier County residents. For others regular zoo admission applies.
Marco Island Craft Beer & Fine Food Festival
November 05, 2017 | The Esplanade Marco Island
Come experience a great afternoon with more than 25 Craft Beers from six Florida breweries, paired with 20+ food samples from six great Marco Island restaurants: Chop 239, CJ’s on the Bay, Kretch’s Restaurant, Mango’s Dockside Bistro, Sandbar , and The Speakeasy. Enjoy great live music as you sample...
Marco Island Craft Beer & Fine Food Festival
Come experience a great afternoon with more than 25 Craft Beers from six Florida breweries, paired with 20+ food samples from six great Marco Island restaurants: Chop 239, CJ’s on the Bay, Kretch’s Restaurant, Mango’s Dockside Bistro, Sandbar , and The Speakeasy. Enjoy great live music as you sample, taste and enjoy an afternoon at the beautiful Esplanade center overlooking Smokehouse Bay.
Old Florida Festival
November 18-19, 2017 | Collier County Museum
Come on out to the 2017 Old Florida Festival November 18-19, 2017. Travel back in time over 10,000 years of South Florida history at one of the largest living history gatherings in the state. This two-day festival features over 90 historical re-enactors, craft-workers, demonstrators, folk musicians ...
Old Florida Festival
Come on out to the 2017 Old Florida Festival November 18-19, 2017. Travel back in time over 10,000 years of South Florida history at one of the largest living history gatherings in the state. This two-day festival features over 90 historical re-enactors, craft-workers, demonstrators, folk musicians and storytellers depicting everyday life on the Southwest Florida frontier, from the Calusa and Seminole Indians to World War II. This year’s event includes mounted Spanish Conquistadors, Seminole War Soldiers, a Civil War camp, cannons, Cracker Cowboys, displays including face painting and a sugarcane grinding molasses cooking demonstration.
Christmas on Third Tree Lighting & Celebration
November 20, 2017 | Third Street South and the Avenues Shopping District
Third Street South, full of twinkly lights and wonderful red and silver decorations, launches the Holiday Season as the Mayor lights the official Christmas Tree. Music and bells resound from every courtyard and plaza, Santa arrives, the crèche is alive at Third and Broad, and…the snow falls – which ...
Christmas on Third Tree Lighting & Celebration
Third Street South, full of twinkly lights and wonderful red and silver decorations, launches the Holiday Season as the Mayor lights the official Christmas Tree. Music and bells resound from every courtyard and plaza, Santa arrives, the crèche is alive at Third and Broad, and…the snow falls – which it continues to do every evening this week (except Thanksgiving night). Christmas on Third Street South is full of joy and spirit.
Celebration of Lights & Snow Falling Nightly
November 21-25, 2017 | Third Street South and the Avenues Shopping District
Come and enjoy the wonderful holiday festivities on Third Street South each evening this week (except Thanksgiving Day). There will be music, singing, carolers, and SNOW FALLING in the Third Street South shopping district to usher in the Holiday Season! All performances will be in the Fleischmann Co...
Celebration of Lights & Snow Falling Nightly
Come and enjoy the wonderful holiday festivities on Third Street South each evening this week (except Thanksgiving Day). There will be music, singing, carolers, and SNOW FALLING in the Third Street South shopping district to usher in the Holiday Season! All performances will be in the Fleischmann Courtyard.
Swamp Heritage Festival
December 02, 2017 | Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center
Join us on December 2, 2017 at the Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center just east of Everglades City on Tamiami Trail as we celebrate the history and culture of South Florida for the fifth annual Swamp Heritage Festival! Learn about the history of this rugged, yet beautiful environment through park rang...
Swamp Heritage Festival
Join us on December 2, 2017 at the Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center just east of Everglades City on Tamiami Trail as we celebrate the history and culture of South Florida for the fifth annual Swamp Heritage Festival! Learn about the history of this rugged, yet beautiful environment through park rangers, volunteers, local experts and residents that will share their love of the swamp through programs, activities, and thought-provoking presentations. This FREE family-friendly event shines a spotlight upon the inhabitants of early South Florida, whose rugged strength and pioneering spirit contributed to the shaping of today's unique and diverse culture. Through living history demonstrations, informative presentations, and exhibits everyone can learn what daily life was like in such a remote, and at times, inhospitable place. These unique chapters in American history add to the rich and colorful tableau that comprises our shared past and present. Enjoy live music, food available for purchase, lots of fascinating Campfire Corner talks, exhibitors and lots more including auditorium presentations from top nationally-recognized speakers.
Naples Bay Christmas Boat Parade
December 09, 2017 | Marine Industries Association of Collier County
Pick your spot along Naples Bay to enjoy the colorful and sparkly annual Naples Bay Christmas Boat Parade. the parade may be viewed from: Pinchers Crab Shack, Riverwalk Restaurant, Kelly's Fish House, The Boat House Restaurant, Naples City Dock and Naples Landings Park. Sponsored by the Marine Indus...
Naples Bay Christmas Boat Parade
Pick your spot along Naples Bay to enjoy the colorful and sparkly annual Naples Bay Christmas Boat Parade. the parade may be viewed from: Pinchers Crab Shack, Riverwalk Restaurant, Kelly's Fish House, The Boat House Restaurant, Naples City Dock and Naples Landings Park. Sponsored by the Marine Industries Association of Collier County. All proceeds benefit the Ricky King Foundation.
New Year's Eve Fireworks
December 31, 2017 | City of Naples
Find a spot anywhere along Naples Beach for the annual New Year's Eve fireworks, blasting off from Naples Pier. Most area boat sightseeing tours offer passage to watch the fireworks from the water vantage point. Advance reservations are required for boat excursions. Taxis, limos, and ride share serv...
New Year's Eve Fireworks
Find a spot anywhere along Naples Beach for the annual New Year's Eve fireworks, blasting off from Naples Pier. Most area boat sightseeing tours offer passage to watch the fireworks from the water vantage point. Advance reservations are required for boat excursions. Taxis, limos, and ride share services are highly recommended instead of driving and parking at beach areas. **PARKING STATEMENT: Naples Police and Emergency Services would like to remind the public that parking enforcement will take place in marked “No Parking” areas with close attention given to blocked intersections and fire hydrants. Violator’s vehicles are subject to towing and impoundment. Everyone is encouraged to use the public parking in the Third Street South area and to respect other’s property and not block driveways or park on private property without the owner’s consent. Parking meters are enforced daily between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and no parking after 11:00 p.m. is allowed at the beach ends.
Mullet Festival
January 26-28, 2018 every day | Stan's Idle Hour Seafood Restaurant
Be here for one of Florida Paradise Coast's quirkiest and most fun festivals. Enjoy fried and smoked mullet and lots of other fresh seafood and "good eats" from a variety of food vendors along with arts and crafts. Great live music and of course, the annual Buzzard Lope dance* contest, culminating w...
Mullet Festival
Be here for one of Florida Paradise Coast's quirkiest and most fun festivals. Enjoy fried and smoked mullet and lots of other fresh seafood and "good eats" from a variety of food vendors along with arts and crafts. Great live music and of course, the annual Buzzard Lope dance* contest, culminating with the crowning of the new Buzzard Lope Queen! The Mullet Festival celebrates Old Florida at its finest, and carries on the traditions established by Stan Gober (may he rest in peace!), whose offbeat music was the inspiration for the Buzzard Lope Dance and Queen Contest! *Inspired by Stan Gober's song, Buzzard Lope, depicting the strange dance that buzzards do as they hover over roadkill.
Greek Festival
February 09-11, 2018 | St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church
Find the best of Greek food, dance, music, arts and entertainment this weekend at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox, 7100 Airport-Pulling Road, in Naples. From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, Greek Fest costs $5 per person, and children younger than 12 are free. Tic...
Greek Festival
Find the best of Greek food, dance, music, arts and entertainment this weekend at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox, 7100 Airport-Pulling Road, in Naples. From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, Greek Fest costs $5 per person, and children younger than 12 are free. Tickets are good for the entire weekend. We have adopted the Golisano Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Cancer Center in collaboration with Barbara’s Friends, “Helping Kids with Cancer Radiothon” as our charitable recipient. Parking is available on the lot located on the Northeast corner of Airport-Pulling Road and Orange Blossom. Valet parking is available onsite for the Handicapped.
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