Fall for Fun at the Annual Stone Crab Festival
Fall for fun on Florida’s Paradise Coast of Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades. Celebrate at one of the many events and festivals taking place, or take advantage of special deals offered by hotels and attractions.
Stone Crab Festival
The festival officially starts out with a kick off celebration at Pincher’s Crab Shack
from 4-10pm on Friday, October 23 with the ceremonial "Cracking of the Claw." There will be live entertainment, stone crab claws, and drink specials. Be sure to grab your hotel reservations early to put you close to the action, since the main events continue for the rest of the weekend. Hotels within walking distance include Bayfront Inn on 5th
, Holiday Inn Express & Suites
, Naples Bay Resort & Marina
, Red Roof Inn
, Lemon Tree Inn
, the Inn on Fifth
, Trianon Old Naples
and more. Find a complete list of Paradise Coast hotels here.
See the Sights
Spend your weekend seeing the sights of Naples while enjoying as much fresh seafood as you can eat. Take advantage of the boat tours at Pure Florida
, located at Tin City
. Sightsee on Naples Bay and the Gulf on board the Double Sunshine, or zip through the bay to the Gulf on the thrilling Jet Boat Odin. Boat tours are available every two hours between 10 a.m and 4:30 pm at the festival special rate of $20. You’ll find the Naples Princess yacht
at Port of Naples Marina
, sailing at at 10 a.m. and Noon. If you’re looking for a tour on land, check out the beautiful Historic Palm Cottage
near the Naples Pier
, the oldest home in Naples and take a docent-guided tour. Here you can explore the culture and history of the home and of the community surrounding it. You don’t have to wander too far to find some fun, however. You’ll find plenty of restaurant and vendor booths, kids activities, and music at the Bayfront location.
Join us this year at the Stone Crab Festival in great seafood, family-friendly fun, and live music. Use the festival as your chance to explore the beauty of Naples, Marco Island and the Gulf Coast Everglades by water or land. A portion of the proceeds from the festival will benefit local non-profits such as Freedom Waters Foundation. To see a list of all of the festival events click here.
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