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. 

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.
Naples Blues Brews & BBQ 2017
May 12-13, 2017 | Tin City
Enjoy Naples' Original Blues Brews & BBQ Festival! Friday, May 12 4-9 PM Saturday, May 13 11 AM - 9 PM Enjoy craft beer, BBQ, blue crabs, kids activities, vendors & more. Admission is free! The event will be held at Tin City (5th Avenue S. Naples) Band Lineup Friday, May 12 6-9 PM Deb & ...
Naples Blues Brews & BBQ 2017
Enjoy Naples' Original Blues Brews & BBQ Festival! Friday, May 12 4-9 PM Saturday, May 13 11 AM - 9 PM Enjoy craft beer, BBQ, blue crabs, kids activities, vendors & more. Admission is free! The event will be held at Tin City (5th Avenue S. Naples) Band Lineup Friday, May 12 6-9 PM Deb & The Dynamics Saturday, May 13 11 AM - 2PM Gator Nate 2:30 - 5:30 PM Ben Allen Band 6-9 PM Steve Miller Tribute Band "Swingtown"
Marco Island 18th annual SoapFest Charity Weekend
May 26-29, 2017 | Marco Island Yacht Club
SoapFest Charity Weekend kicks off with A Night of Stars, Saturday, May 27th at 7PM held at the magnificent Marco Island Yacht Club, located at the foot of the Jolley Bridge, at1400 N. Collier Blvd. This VIP event, catered by Chef Bob, will offer several opportunities for up close and personal time ...
Marco Island 18th annual SoapFest Charity Weekend
SoapFest Charity Weekend kicks off with A Night of Stars, Saturday, May 27th at 7PM held at the magnificent Marco Island Yacht Club, located at the foot of the Jolley Bridge, at1400 N. Collier Blvd. This VIP event, catered by Chef Bob, will offer several opportunities for up close and personal time with the actors. Celebrity guests from today’s most popular daytime shows will join "old favorites,” and be available for autograph signings, photos, Q&A, and live auctions. An added feature to A Night of Stars is “SoapFest Game Night.” You can win with a spot on one of the actors’ teams as they compete against each other. A Night of Stars tickets (including dinner) cost $125 per person. A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $200 and guarantees VIP seating with your favorite celebrity guest. The fun continues on Sunday, May 28th aboard the Marco Island Princess yacht for the afternoon Cruisin’ Boozin’ & Schmoozin with the Stars, noon to 3pm, departing from Marco River Marina. The 3-hour boat ride is a perfect opportunity to mix and mingle with your favorite soap celebrity, while sightseeing Marco Island’s coastal beauty as dolphins frolic in the water. Guests meet with actors for additional photographs and autographs. Auctions and raffles will be held for one-of-a-kind daytime drama memorabilia (signed scripts, iconic clothing, jewelry, among others). Tickets limited to 130 and cost $130 per person including a luncheon buffet. The annual Celebrity Karaoke Bar Bash takes place at 9 o’clock until closing Sunday evening at Mango’s Dockside Bistro located at 760 N. Collier Blvd. This unforgettable event features daytime actors singing favorite tunes while pouring drinks to raise money. Featuring DJ Jared. Tickets cost $75 per person. SoapFest concludes on Monday, May 29th with a VIP Farewell Brunch. A very limited number of tickets available as seating is very limited and special surprise guest(s) are being confirmed daily. Current list celebrities scheduled to appear include: General Hospital Brytni Sarpy Valerie Spencer Donnell Turner Curtis Ashford Robert Palmer Watkins Dillon Quartermaine Ryan Carnes Lucas Jones Hayle Erin Kiki Jerome Young and The Restless Kate Linder Esther Valentine Jeff Branson Ronan Malloy Christian LeBlanc Michael Baldwin Sean Carrigan Dr. Ben "Stitch" Rayburn Camryn Grimes Mariah Copeland Robert Adamson Noah Newman Guiding Light Tom Pelphrey Jonathan Randall Days Of Our Lives & One Life To Live Melissa Archer Serena Mason
Naples Restaurant Week Spring Edition
June 01-14, 2017 every day | Naples Restaurant Week
Naples Restaurant Week (NRW) is a semiannual, 14-day event that celebrates dining out at an affordable price. Held both in June and December, the goal of Naples Restaurant Week is to encourage increased traffic to our local restaurants and to celebrate the wide array of cuisine available here in Sou...
Naples Restaurant Week Spring Edition
Naples Restaurant Week (NRW) is a semiannual, 14-day event that celebrates dining out at an affordable price. Held both in June and December, the goal of Naples Restaurant Week is to encourage increased traffic to our local restaurants and to celebrate the wide array of cuisine available here in Southwest Florida. The June dates in the greater Naples area are June 1 through June 14. With 30+ of the best restaurants in Naples participating, patrons get to experience specially curated three-course prix fixe dinner menus from the best local restaurants starting at just $25* and $35. (*Not all restaurants have the $25 option). These custom menus can also include drink/wine pairings, additional courses, and other meal upgrades to dazzle the palate. There are no advance tickets required. All eager diners need to do is visit the Naples Restaurant Week website to view the many restaurant options and special menus available. Then, make your reservation or just stop by, and ask for the Naples Restaurant Week menu options.
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.
SummerJazz on the Gulf Free Concert - The Betty Fox Band
June 17, 2017 | The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club
The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club hosts SummerJazz on the Gulf - the popular free concert series that marks its 32nd consecutive year in 2017. The Betty Fox Band will kick-off this year’s “SummerJazz on the Gulf” concert series on Saturday, June 17, 2017. Known for its blues and funk-infused so...
SummerJazz on the Gulf Free Concert - The Betty Fox Band
The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club hosts SummerJazz on the Gulf - the popular free concert series that marks its 32nd consecutive year in 2017. The Betty Fox Band will kick-off this year’s “SummerJazz on the Gulf” concert series on Saturday, June 17, 2017. Known for its blues and funk-infused soul, the band is led by talented songstress Betty Fox. The band was an International Blues Challenge finalist (in the top 8 of 150 bands), and is a two-time winner of Creative Loafing’s “Best of the Bay” as Tampa/St. Petersburg’s “Best Local Blues Act” in a reader’s poll. The band has opened for such artists as Mavis Staples, Ronnie Earl, Lucky Peterson, Jimmy Thackery, The Meter Men, and Damon Fowler. This will mark their fifth appearance at SummerJazz on the Gulf. SummerJazz concerts take place on one Saturday night per month in June, July, August and September. Those staying at the resort may park onsite. Others may park at nearby Lowdermilk Park and take a free shuttle to the resort. Food and beverages available for purchase. No coolers are allowed, but please bring your lawn chairs and beach towels.
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.
SummerJazz on the Gulf Free Concert - Pocket Change
July 08, 2017 | The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club
The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club hosts SummerJazz on the Gulf - the popular free concert series that marks its 32nd consecutive year in 2017. On Saturday, July 8, Pocket Change takes the stage with its hard-driving rhythms, fantastic music and showmanship. Dance poolside or groove right on the...
SummerJazz on the Gulf Free Concert - Pocket Change
The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club hosts SummerJazz on the Gulf - the popular free concert series that marks its 32nd consecutive year in 2017. On Saturday, July 8, Pocket Change takes the stage with its hard-driving rhythms, fantastic music and showmanship. Dance poolside or groove right on the beach. SummerJazz concerts take place on one Saturday night per month in June, July, August and September. Those staying at the resort may park onsite. Others may park at nearby Lowdermilk Park and take a free shuttle to the resort. Food and beverages available for purchase. No coolers are allowed, but please bring your lawn chairs and beach towels.
SummerJazz on the Gulf Free Concert - Gloria West and the Gents
August 19, 2017 | The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club
The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club hosts SummerJazz on the Gulf - the popular free concert series that marks its 32nd consecutive year in 2017. Gloria West and the Gents will perform at SummerJazz for the first time, on Saturday, August 19, 2017. Specializing in old school stride-swing jazz with...
SummerJazz on the Gulf Free Concert - Gloria West and the Gents
The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club hosts SummerJazz on the Gulf - the popular free concert series that marks its 32nd consecutive year in 2017. Gloria West and the Gents will perform at SummerJazz for the first time, on Saturday, August 19, 2017. Specializing in old school stride-swing jazz with a twist, the band is led by Gloria West, who has a truly beautiful voice that has been compared to Billie Holiday and Norah Jones, as well as a unique style and a magnetic stage presence. She will be accompanied by “The Gents,” a very talented and fun four-piece horn band that really gets the crowd dancing. Gloria West and the Gents have opened for such acclaimed performers as Gladys Knight, Sheryl Crow, and The O’Jays. SummerJazz concerts take place on one Saturday night per month in June, July, August and September. Those staying at the resort may park onsite. Others may park at nearby Lowdermilk Park and take a free shuttle to the resort. Food and beverages available for purchase. No coolers are allowed, but please bring your lawn chairs and beach towels.
SummerJazz on the Gulf Free Concert - Late Night Brass
September 16, 2017 | The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club
This season’s final SummerJazz concert on Saturday, September 16, 2017, will feature the very popular and versatile 10-piece band Late Night Brass. Returning to SummerJazz for the ninth consecutive year, this high-energy band features a powerful four-piece horn section (saxophone, two trumpets, and ...
SummerJazz on the Gulf Free Concert - Late Night Brass
This season’s final SummerJazz concert on Saturday, September 16, 2017, will feature the very popular and versatile 10-piece band Late Night Brass. Returning to SummerJazz for the ninth consecutive year, this high-energy band features a powerful four-piece horn section (saxophone, two trumpets, and trombone), a driving four-piece rhythm section (keyboard, guitar, bass, and drums), a dynamic male vocalist, and a very talented female vocalist. They will perform a range of songs from such popular horn bands as Chicago, Earth Wind & Fire, Kool & The Gang, KC & The Sunshine Band, and Blood Sweat & Tears. The band also plays songs from such groups as Huey Lewis & The News, The Blues Brothers, and Doobie Brothers. The band has opened up for Chicago, Huey Lewis & The News, Billy Joel, Elton John, Dennis DeYoung (from Styx), and Michael Bublé. SummerJazz concerts take place on one Saturday night per month in June, July, August and September. Those staying at the resort may park onsite. Others may park at nearby Lowdermilk Park and take a free shuttle to the resort. Food and beverages available for purchase. No coolers are allowed, but please bring your lawn chairs and beach towels.
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 US 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 US 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Taste Of Collier
November 19, 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, which has traditionally been held in May, moves to November 19th in 2017. This gives area restaurants the chance to provide a sneak preview of their menu innovations for the coming year, while also raising monies for local charitable organizations.
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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