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. 

Pro Watercross World Championships
September 20-25, 2016 | 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! The World Championship...
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! The World Championship's Pro Finals will air on CBS Sports Network on Sunday, October 18, at 9pm. 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.
Pepper Ranch Sunflower Festival
October 01, 2016 | Pepper Ranch Preserve
Collier County’s Conservation Collier and Parks and Recreation Division announce the third annual Sunflower Festival at the Pepper Ranch Preserve on Saturday, October 1 to be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The festival is in honor of and coincides with the amazing annual blooming display of the Pepper ...
Pepper Ranch Sunflower Festival
Collier County’s Conservation Collier and Parks and Recreation Division announce the third annual Sunflower Festival at the Pepper Ranch Preserve on Saturday, October 1 to be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The festival is in honor of and coincides with the amazing annual blooming display of the Pepper Ranch Preserve’s southern sunflowers (Helianthus agrestis). Sunflower Festival attendees will have the opportunity to visit the historic Pepper Ranch Preserve and enjoy a day with hayrides, music, food vendors, archery lessons, guided hikes, children's crafts and games, and van tours to see the sunflowers! Bring your friends and family to this fun event! Entrance to the festival, tours, hikes, educational presentations, children’s activities and hayrides are free. There will be a guided hikes starting at 11:00 a.m. that will take approximately 45 minutes (easy to moderate in uneven terrain). Hikers should be prepared for wet conditions, bring water and a snack; wear a hat, closed-toed sturdy footwear, long pants, sunscreen, and bug spray. Wildlife commonly observed at the ranch includes wild turkey, crested caracara, hog, deer, alligator, and sandhill cranes. DIRECTIONS TO PEPPER RANCH PRESERVE - From the City of Immokalee, take 15th Street N/SR 29 to Lake Trafford Road. Take Lake Trafford Road west 2.9 miles to Pepper Road. Make a right onto Pepper Road. Take Pepper Road 0.9 miles to the Pepper Ranch Preserve For more information, please call 239-252-2961. The Conservation Collier Program was established by local referendum in 2002 to acquire, preserve, restore, and maintain vital and significant threatened natural lands located in Collier County for the benefit of present and future generations. Conservation Collier currently owns 4,067 acres in 19 different locations throughout the County. For more information, visit www.colliergov.net/conservationcollier.
Blessing of the Stone Crab Fleet
October 01, 2016 | Rod & Gun Lodge
The small town of Everglades City is known as the Stone Crab Capital of the World. On Saturday, October 1st, everyone is invited for the annual Blessing of the Stone Crab Fleet on the bank of the Barron River at the Rod & Gun Club. The event starts at 10 a.m. with arts and crafts booths, music, ...
Blessing of the Stone Crab Fleet
The small town of Everglades City is known as the Stone Crab Capital of the World. On Saturday, October 1st, everyone is invited for the annual Blessing of the Stone Crab Fleet on the bank of the Barron River at the Rod & Gun Club. The event starts at 10 a.m. with arts and crafts booths, music, face painting, a frog jumping contest and a stone crab art contest for the kids, the annual Coconut Guava Cake Baking Contest and more. At noon local pastors will bless each boat as the town's stone crab fishermen prepare for the annual Stone Crab Season (Oct. 15 through May 15). Cake contest participants will have samples in a bake sale. The winner is awarded a $100 prize. Traditional recipes for this local specialty have been handed down over the years and remain family secrets. The celebration is organized by the Everglades Society for Historic Preservation.
Naples Boat Show Downtown
October 15-16, 2016 | Marine Industries Association of Collier County
The Naples Boat Show Downtown is the premier In-Water recreational show in the Naples-Marco Island area. The show will feature displays by marinas, boat dealers, other marine related businesses, food vendors and more. The show is downtown at the Naples City Dock and Crayton Cove on October 15 and 16...
Naples Boat Show Downtown
The Naples Boat Show Downtown is the premier In-Water recreational show in the Naples-Marco Island area. The show will feature displays by marinas, boat dealers, other marine related businesses, food vendors and more. The show is downtown at the Naples City Dock and Crayton Cove on October 15 and 16. The show is FREE for the whole family! Wander through Crayton Cove, along 12th Avenue through the booth vendors and large boat displays, dine at one of the fantastic restaurants or grab a quick bite from a show vendor as you meander the Naples City Dock gazing at the million dollar yachts, even hop aboard! You won't want to miss this fabulous new event by the Marine Industries Association of Collier County- MIACC.
2016 Naples Originals Foodie Camp
October 17-27, 2016 | Naples Originals
Naples is a hot foodie destination and blessed with a growing abundance of chef-led restaurants. Foodie Camp is a nonprofit culinary event that spotlights its chefs, engages participants, gives back to the community. This series of chef-led 90-minute cooking classes over a 10-day period from October...
2016 Naples Originals Foodie Camp
Naples is a hot foodie destination and blessed with a growing abundance of chef-led restaurants. Foodie Camp is a nonprofit culinary event that spotlights its chefs, engages participants, gives back to the community. This series of chef-led 90-minute cooking classes over a 10-day period from October 17-27 is held at top area restaurants. Hands-on demonstrations and generous tastings/meals are part of the guests experience. For more information visit www.FoodieCampNaples.com.
Boo at the Zoo
October 21-23, 2016 | Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens
Have a spooktacularly good time celebrating Halloween during Boo at the Zoo at Naples Zoo. Boo at the Zoo will be hosted for 3 days this year! Enjoy activities daily from 10am to 4 pm. on October 21st, 22nd and 23rd. Guests will enjoy a trick or treat trail, games and educational activities, and wat...
Boo at the Zoo
Have a spooktacularly good time celebrating Halloween during Boo at the Zoo at Naples Zoo. Boo at the Zoo will be hosted for 3 days this year! Enjoy activities daily from 10am to 4 pm. on October 21st, 22nd and 23rd. Guests will enjoy a trick or treat trail, games and educational activities, and watch our animals “carve” their pumpkins. Children in costume will receive 50% off admission.
Naples International Film Festival
October 27-30, 2016 | Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Naples International Film Festival (NIFF) is a place for film lovers to connect, exchange ideas and celebrate the art of film in a friendly, welcoming environment. NIFF presents a carefully curated program of approximately 50 narrative, documentary and short films. The opening night Film & P...
Naples International Film Festival
The Naples International Film Festival (NIFF) is a place for film lovers to connect, exchange ideas and celebrate the art of film in a friendly, welcoming environment. NIFF presents a carefully curated program of approximately 50 narrative, documentary and short films. The opening night Film & Party takes place at the glamorous Artis—Naples performing arts center, and competition films screen at the Silverspot Cinema, a luxury boutique theater with state-of-the-art digital projection & sound. Our community is passionate about film, and Silverspot's intimate theaters create a relaxed environment where filmmakers and audiences can truly connect. We strongly encourage filmmakers to attend the festival, where they will find a warm welcome from our friendly staff, dedicated volunteers and enthusiastic community. We intentionally keep our program small, which allows us to pay detailed attention to each and every film in the festival. Filmmakers are invited to participate in everything from our exclusive director's dinner to the opening night festivities and more. Naples is a sophisticated resort community nestled along Florida’s beautiful Paradise Coast on the Gulf of Mexico. Beyond the beach, Naples is known for its love of the arts and a generous philanthropic spirit. People from all over the world choose to spend time in Naples for its special mix of low-key luxury, natural beauty and unique cultural experiences.
Stone Crab Festival
October 28-30, 2016 | 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 28-30, 2016 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 28-30, 2016 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!
Rock For the Paws Fashion Show & Luncheon
November 04, 2016 | Humane Society Naples
Join the Humane Society Naples for the 18th Annual Fashion Show & Luncheon on Friday, November 6th at The Ritz-Carlton in Naples! This year's event is themed "Rock For the Paws." It features an unforgettable afternoon of rock and roll-themed furry fun, fashion by Marilyn's Distinctive European F...
Rock For the Paws Fashion Show & Luncheon
Join the Humane Society Naples for the 18th Annual Fashion Show & Luncheon on Friday, November 6th at The Ritz-Carlton in Naples! This year's event is themed "Rock For the Paws." It features an unforgettable afternoon of rock and roll-themed furry fun, fashion by Marilyn's Distinctive European Fashion, fine food and refreshments benefiting the orphaned pets awaiting their forever homes at The Humane Society Naples. The event will also feature a silent auction filled with must-have items for you and your pet.
Swamp Buggy Budweiser Fall Classic Races
November 05-06, 2016 | Florida Sports Park
The World Famous Swamp Buggy Races return to the Florida Sports Park November 5 & 6, 2016 for the Budweiser 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 bugg...
Swamp Buggy Budweiser Fall Classic Races
The World Famous Swamp Buggy Races return to the Florida Sports Park November 5 & 6, 2016 for the Budweiser 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 sippi holes, so as you can imagine it gets really messy. It's GREAT FUN to watch the action! The Budweiser Cup Championship is once again up for grabs Gates open at 10:30am with the green flag dropping at 12:30pm sharp.
Swamp Buggy Parade
November 05, 2016 | Florida Sports Park
The Annual Swamp Buggy Parade returns to Downtown Naples, You are invited to attend and witness Collier Counties longest living tradition. Held along 3rd Street S. to 5th Ave. S. to 8th Street/Cambier Park.
Swamp Buggy Parade
The Annual Swamp Buggy Parade returns to Downtown Naples, You are invited to attend and witness Collier Counties longest living tradition. Held along 3rd Street S. to 5th Ave. S. to 8th Street/Cambier Park.
Florida Panther Festival
November 05, 2016 | 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. Admission is free for Collier County residents. For others regular zoo admission applies.
Hats In The Garden
November 09, 2016 | Naples Botanical Garden
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 Naples Botanical Garden will celebrate the 13th Anniversary of Hats in the Garden-The Faces of Naples. This annual Hats in the Garden fundraiser is the introduction of Naples’ social season. Fashionable guests display their stunning millinery over a delicious luncheon and...
Hats In The Garden
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 Naples Botanical Garden will celebrate the 13th Anniversary of Hats in the Garden-The Faces of Naples. This annual Hats in the Garden fundraiser is the introduction of Naples’ social season. Fashionable guests display their stunning millinery over a delicious luncheon and enjoy the runway show of red carpet designs. *****We are currently sold out of Individual Level tickets. To purchase Patron Level tickets, a table or to be placed on the wait list, please contact Annemarie Zoller at 239.325.1931 or azoller@naplesgarden.org.
BaconFest Naples
November 12, 2016 | Naples Municipal Airport
If you love bacon and want to make a difference in your community, this event is for you! Net proceeds from BaconFest Naples go toward ending Childhood Hunger in SWFL via the Kiwanis Club of Pelican Bay. This is an All Ages Event! Bring the Family and enjoy! There will be bacon, bacon, and MORE BACO...
BaconFest Naples
If you love bacon and want to make a difference in your community, this event is for you! Net proceeds from BaconFest Naples go toward ending Childhood Hunger in SWFL via the Kiwanis Club of Pelican Bay. This is an All Ages Event! Bring the Family and enjoy! There will be bacon, bacon, and MORE BACON! Restaurants and chefs from throughout the greater Naples area will have their best bacon dishes available for tasting. The competition for best bacon dishes will be judged by a panel of celebrity chefs.
CME Group Tour Championship
November 16-20, 2016 | Tiburon Golf Club
The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) returns to Florida’s Paradise Coast in November for its season-ending championship and culmination of the “Race to the CME Globe.” The CME Group Tour Championship will take place November 14 – 20, 2016 at Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Reso...
CME Group Tour Championship
The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) returns to Florida’s Paradise Coast in November for its season-ending championship and culmination of the “Race to the CME Globe.” The CME Group Tour Championship will take place November 14 – 20, 2016 at Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples. The “Race to the CME Globe” is a season-long points competition in which LPGA Members accumulate points in every Official LPGA Tournament. At the end of the season, the winning player will be named the “Race to the CME Globe Champion” and take home $1 Million. The competition began with the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic in Paradise Island, Bahamas and continues through the Lorena Ochoa Invitational Presented by Banamex in Mexico. The points chase will then conclude at the CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Florida. The top 72 players on the “Race to the CME Globe” points list gain entry into the CME Group Tour Championship, as well as any tournament winners from throughout the 2016 season. Lexi Thompson, Minjee Lee, Anna Nordqvist, Ha Na Jang, Ariya Jutanugarn and 2015 Race to the CME Globe Champion, Lydia Ko, are amongst those already qualified. more information on the CME Group Tour Championship and to purchase tickets visit: www.CMEGroupTourChampionship.com.
Old Florida Festival
November 19-20, 2016 | Collier County Museum
Time travel back over 10,000 years of South Florida history at one of the largest and most popular 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 South...
Old Florida Festival
Time travel back over 10,000 years of South Florida history at one of the largest and most popular 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 Calusa and Seminole Indians to World War II. This year’s event includes a Spanish fort and garrison, complete with mounted Conquistadors, cannons, a missionary, displays and a Spanish colonial cooking demonstration. Sponsored by the Friends of the Collier County Museum and the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Admission is $10 for adults; $8 for Friends Members and Seniors; $5 for children 10 -18; children under 10 are free. For more information, call (239) 252-8476.
Swamp Heritage Festival
December 03, 2016 | Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center
Mark your calendars! Join us on December 3, 2016, from 10:30 to 4:00 pm, at the Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center 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 range...
Swamp Heritage Festival
Mark your calendars! Join us on December 3, 2016, from 10:30 to 4:00 pm, at the Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center 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. Stay tuned for news about auditorium presentations from top speakers.
Franklin Templeton Shootout
December 05-10, 2016 | Tiburon Golf Club
The Franklin Templeton Shootout, which is hosted by World Golf Hall of Fame member Greg Norman, is proud to enter its 28th year. Thanks to the support of our tournament sponsors, fans, volunteers and the Southwest Florida community, the Shootout has become one of the most prestigious and unique even...
Franklin Templeton Shootout
The Franklin Templeton Shootout, which is hosted by World Golf Hall of Fame member Greg Norman, is proud to enter its 28th year. Thanks to the support of our tournament sponsors, fans, volunteers and the Southwest Florida community, the Shootout has become one of the most prestigious and unique events on the PGA TOUR. This one-of-a-kind competition features 24 of the world's top professional golfers playing on two-man teams in a mixed-format of modified alternate shot, better ball, and scramble. The Franklin Templeton Shootout was created by Greg Norman to raise awareness and charitable offerings for the CureSearch for Children's Cancer.
Marco Island Christmas Island Style Boat Parade
December 10, 2016 | Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center
Enjoy a wonderful festive family evening. Watch the boats sail by, decked out with festive holiday lights and decorations! Recommended viewing spots include The Esplanade on Smokehouse Bay and Snook Inn on the Marco River.
Marco Island Christmas Island Style Boat Parade
Enjoy a wonderful festive family evening. Watch the boats sail by, decked out with festive holiday lights and decorations! Recommended viewing spots include The Esplanade on Smokehouse Bay and Snook Inn on the Marco River.
Naples Bay Christmas Boat Parade
December 10, 2016 | 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, 2016 | 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. **PARKING STATEMENT: Naples Polic...
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. **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.
Naples New Year's Art Fair
January 07-08, 2017 | Naples Art Association
The Naples Art Association presents the 21st annual Naples New Year’s Art Fair on Saturday and Sunday, January 7th and 8th. Start the New Year off in style along 5th Avenue South in downtown Naples at this well-established art festival. Augmenting the number of participating artists, available art a...
Naples New Year's Art Fair
The Naples Art Association presents the 21st annual Naples New Year’s Art Fair on Saturday and Sunday, January 7th and 8th. Start the New Year off in style along 5th Avenue South in downtown Naples at this well-established art festival. Augmenting the number of participating artists, available art and ambiance of the event on Saturday is Art in the Park. Art in the Park is an art fair held on Park Street by Naples Art Association members on the first Saturday of each month between November and April. The Naples New Year’s Art Fair offers residents and visitors with an alternative to football and a place to walk off calories from holiday overeating. Shoppers will have the opportunity to mingle with 254 professional artists from around the country in categories ranging from original oils and acrylics on canvas to watercolors, 2D and 3D mixed media, limited edition prints, photography, digital art, sculpture, wood carvings, ceramics, hand-crafted jewelry, leather works and more. Unlike a gallery or museum, a fine art festival such as this one offers savvy art enthusiasts the unique opportunity to meet the artists in person; commission a specific piece; ask questions about techniques; learn the sources of their inspiration and purchase fine works of art directly from the artists. There’s art for every taste and pocketbook, so bring your credit card or checkbook. From home décor to jewelry, collectors and festival-goers will discover thousands of items that they simply cannot find elsewhere. Festival hours are 10am – 5pm on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free and there is parking all around 5th Ave South.
Swamp Buggy Races
January 28-29, 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
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 sippi holes, so as you can imagine it gets really messy.
Everglades Seafood Festival
February 10-12, 2017 | Everglades City
Hungry travelers can enjoy the annual 47th annual Seafood Festival held in Everglades City, featuring three days of live country music, carnival rides, arts, crafts and incredible food. Feast on fresh gulf shrimp, fish and stone crab claws, fried gator and lots more seafood. More than 100 vendors of...
Everglades Seafood Festival
Hungry travelers can enjoy the annual 47th annual Seafood Festival held in Everglades City, featuring three days of live country music, carnival rides, arts, crafts and incredible food. Feast on fresh gulf shrimp, fish and stone crab claws, fried gator and lots more seafood. More than 100 vendors offer a variety of great seafood, refreshments, and handmade arts and crafts. The kids will love the rides on the midway.
Night at the Museum - Pirate Ball
February 11, 2017 | Golisano Children's Museum of Naples
On February 18th, join supporters of C'mon, the Golisano Children's Museum of Naples, in helping create a night to remember at our Annual "Night at the Museum: Pirate Ball" fundraising event and adult's night at the museum. C'mon's signature event, this year's Night at the Museum will feature a casu...
Night at the Museum - Pirate Ball
On February 18th, join supporters of C'mon, the Golisano Children's Museum of Naples, in helping create a night to remember at our Annual "Night at the Museum: Pirate Ball" fundraising event and adult's night at the museum. C'mon's signature event, this year's Night at the Museum will feature a casual, Pirate theme with live entertainment, tropical food, drinks and dancing, in addition to a self-guided tour highlighting the learning children experience at C'mon.
2017 Chubb Classic
February 14-19, 2017 | TwinEagles Golf & Country Club
Since 1988, the excitement of the Champions Tour has been witnessed first hand by millions of spectators, corporate clients and guests. In addition to the thrill of playing in the Pro-Am, hosting customers in hospitality suites and watching championship golf, the Chubb Classic has raised more than $...
2017 Chubb Classic
Since 1988, the excitement of the Champions Tour has been witnessed first hand by millions of spectators, corporate clients and guests. In addition to the thrill of playing in the Pro-Am, hosting customers in hospitality suites and watching championship golf, the Chubb Classic has raised more than $2 million for charity. The official charities of the tournament are The Education Foundation of Collier County, Northside Naples Kiwanis Foundation and The First Tee Naples/Collier. We look forward to positive results once again this year. The Chubb Classic is a world class golf tournament televised nationally on The Golf Channel. The Tournament annually attracts the strongest field of competitors from the Official Money List. Additionally, golf legends like Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Lee Trevino, Chi Chi Rodriguez, Ray Floyd, Hale Irwin, Tom Kite and Tom Watson have competed in this prestigious event.
38th Annual Naples National Art Festival
February 18-19, 2017 | Naples Art Association
The 38th Annual Naples National Art Festival is held in scenic Cambier Park and along 8th Street South in downtown Naples, Florida. Because of its national ranking and the beautiful weather in southwest Florida during this time of year, the Naples National draws some of the finest artists in the cou...
38th Annual Naples National Art Festival
The 38th Annual Naples National Art Festival is held in scenic Cambier Park and along 8th Street South in downtown Naples, Florida. Because of its national ranking and the beautiful weather in southwest Florida during this time of year, the Naples National draws some of the finest artists in the country. Sunshine Artist Magazine has ranked this art festival as high as the #9 art festival in the United States and has included The Naples National in its top ten national festival seven years running. This is a juried art festival with artists applying in eighteen categories including painting, jewelry, watercolor, ceramics, metal, sculpture and wood. The local community counts Naples National among its premiere, must-see events thanks to the high quality of the art, the engaging personalities of the artists and the festive atmosphere. More than 20,000 residents and visitors flock to this outdoor weekend art festival to enjoy the art, live performances and our world-class restaurants in downtown Naples. Festival attendees take full advantage of the opportunity to meet artists from across the country and to learn about their inspiration and techniques.
Kids' Fishing Clinic at Naples Pier
March 11, 2017 | Marine Industries Association of Collier County
Bring the kids between age 5-15 to Naples Pier March 16th for the 2016 free fishing clinic! Kids must go through five skill stations - Fishing Tackle, Touch Tank, Casting, Knot Tying, and Good Angler. Once they complete all five they receive a free rod & reel while supplies last! The Naples Pier...
Kids' Fishing Clinic at Naples Pier
Bring the kids between age 5-15 to Naples Pier March 16th for the 2016 free fishing clinic! Kids must go through five skill stations - Fishing Tackle, Touch Tank, Casting, Knot Tying, and Good Angler. Once they complete all five they receive a free rod & reel while supplies last! The Naples Pier Kids Fishing Clinic is put on by the Marine Industries Association of Collier County along with FWC. It's a great morning of fun and fishing for the whole family! Find parking in the metered lot on 12th Ave. South.
Naples St. Patrick's Day Parade
March 11, 2017 | City of Naples
Wear your green and enjoy the revelry of the 40th annual Naples St. Patrick's Day Parade, followed by an all-day celebration at Sugden Plaza. 40 years ago a group of fun-loving Neapolitan’s got together and decided to have a parade to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Through the hard work of many volunt...
Naples St. Patrick's Day Parade
Wear your green and enjoy the revelry of the 40th annual Naples St. Patrick's Day Parade, followed by an all-day celebration at Sugden Plaza. 40 years ago a group of fun-loving Neapolitan’s got together and decided to have a parade to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Through the hard work of many volunteers and the generous support of patrons, the parade has prospered in the decades since. It is now the largest privately-funded Parade in the state. It draws over 40,000 people to downtown Naples each year to celebrate Irish heritage and Irish culture in America. The parade is sponsored by the the Naples St. Patrick foundation, a non-profit charitable organization.
30th Annual Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts hosted by The Naples Art Association
March 18-19, 2017 | Fifth Avenue South
Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts, hosted by The Naples Art Association, is one of the last major art festivals of the winter season and a favorite festival for artists, art enthusiasts and collectors. Fifth Avenue South closes for this festival and allows thousands of art-savvy festival goers to...
30th Annual Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts hosted by The Naples Art Association
Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts, hosted by The Naples Art Association, is one of the last major art festivals of the winter season and a favorite festival for artists, art enthusiasts and collectors. Fifth Avenue South closes for this festival and allows thousands of art-savvy festival goers to mill about the 230+ booths that participating artists set up under the canopy of oak boughs and golden trumpet trees that shade flower-lined Fifth Avenue South from southwest Florida’s brilliant springtime sunshine from Highway 41 west to 3rd Street South just blocks from the Gulf.
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.
Swamp Buggy 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 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 sippi holes, so as you can imagine it gets really messy.
Marine Music & Food Festival
April 01-02, 2017 | Marine Industries Association of Collier County
The Music & Seafood Festival is owned and managed by the Marine Industries Association of Collier County. It's the only event in Naples of its kind! Bring your lawn chairs and and blankets and enjoy great live music and food from seafood vendors, area marinas and other local marine-industry busi...
Marine Music & Food Festival
The Music & Seafood Festival is owned and managed by the Marine Industries Association of Collier County. It's the only event in Naples of its kind! Bring your lawn chairs and and blankets and enjoy great live music and food from seafood vendors, area marinas and other local marine-industry businesses. Free onsite parking at Florida Sports Park. Donations to Lely High School Athletics are appreciated for their help with parking.
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.
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.
Swamp Buggy Races
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
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 sippi holes, so as you can imagine it gets really messy.
Swamp Buggy Parade
November 04, 2017 | Florida Sports Park
The Annual Swamp Buggy Parade returns to Downtown Naples, You are invited to attend and witness Collier Counties longest living tradition. Held along 3rd Street S. to 5th Ave. S. to 8th Street/Cambier Park.
Swamp Buggy Parade
The Annual Swamp Buggy Parade returns to Downtown Naples, You are invited to attend and witness Collier Counties longest living tradition. Held along 3rd Street S. to 5th Ave. S. to 8th Street/Cambier Park.
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