Events & Festivals In Our Area
You may be tempted to spend your days lounging on the beach, perfecting your golf game or angling for the big ones on a fishing charter. However, if art, music, food, sports tournaments and other fun events appeal to you, you’ll find plenty to choose from during your stay along the Paradise Coast.
Do the Buzzard Lope dance and enjoy seafood, music and entertainment at the annual Mullet Festival each January in Goodland. February is the month for the annual Everglades Seafood Festival held in Everglades City. The Taste of Collier is held each year in May in downtown Naples, with taste treats from the area’s leading restaurants. Also in May is the annual Great Dock Canoe Race on Naples Bay, a colorful and zany event as much fun for spectators as it is for participants. There are numerous art festivals held throughout the year, and don’t forget that from Thanksgiving to New Year’s downtown Naples comes alive with dazzling lights and holiday festivities to enhance your holiday gift shopping.
You can also visit Collier County's United Arts Council site for cultural event listings throughout the region. Click on the Find Out What's Happening Today banner for a list of the day's arts and cultural happenings. You may also visit the Celebrate the Arts Web site for a detailed list of the many arts and cultural events taking place on the Paradise Coast during November, our annual Celebrate the Arts month.