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. 

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.
2017 Naples Spearfishing League Tournament & Lionfish Derby
August 25-26, 2017 | Naples Spearfishing League
2017 Naples Spearfishing League Tournament Captains meeting: August 25th Captains meeting 7pm at Tavern on the Bay in Naples Shooting Day, weigh in & After party: August 26th Weigh in & after party Start: Sunrise August 26th. Last coolers on premises no later than 6pm. Where: Tavern on the B...
2017 Naples Spearfishing League Tournament & Lionfish Derby
2017 Naples Spearfishing League Tournament Captains meeting: August 25th Captains meeting 7pm at Tavern on the Bay in Naples Shooting Day, weigh in & After party: August 26th Weigh in & after party Start: Sunrise August 26th. Last coolers on premises no later than 6pm. Where: Tavern on the Bay in Naples across from Tin City on US 41. Tournament breakdown: Hogfish, Grouper, Pelagic, Snapper, Lobster and Lionfish. Points are determined by weight and # of teams participating. FISH MUST BE GUTTED PRIOR TO ENTRY. You can see last years’ breakdown at www.spearfishingnaplesfl.com and also attached to this document.
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 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Golf 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 Golf 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.
Restaurant Week "First Bite Menu Release Party"
October 24, 2017 | Naples Restaurant Week
Be the first to experience the special Naples Restaurant Week and Fort Myers Restaurant Week menus at the "First Bite" Menu Release Party sponsored by the all new Mercedes-Benz of Bonita Springs benefiting The Humane Society Naples! Find out which restaurants you'll want at the top of your list to t...
Restaurant Week "First Bite Menu Release Party"
Be the first to experience the special Naples Restaurant Week and Fort Myers Restaurant Week menus at the "First Bite" Menu Release Party sponsored by the all new Mercedes-Benz of Bonita Springs benefiting The Humane Society Naples! Find out which restaurants you'll want at the top of your list to try during the Naples Restaurant Week winter edition, November 30-December 13, 2017. This event showcases the amazing culinary skills of our local Southwest Florida restaurants in the backdrop of the stunning new Mercedes-Benz of Bonita Springs showroom all while giving back to the orphaned pets of the no-kill shelter at The Humane Society Naples. Enjoy "First Bite" samples from over 20 of the participating Naples and Fort Myers restaurants, live musical entertainment by photo booths, a caricature artist, ice carving and a handful of adorable orphaned pets looking for forever homes. Only 400 tickets available! Ticket includes: Complimentary valet parking, "First Bite" sampling from over 20 participating Naples/Fort Myers Restaurant Week restaurants, meet & greets with the chefs, all inclusive craft beers, wine, soda/water, live music entertainment. There will also be an opportunity to vote for your favorite chef driven "First Bite" to help us select the Mercedes-Benz of Bonita Springs "Best First Bite" winning dish!
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!
HydroFlight World Championship
October 28-29, 2017 | Sugden Regional Park
Daring HydroFlyers will fly 50-feet or more in the air at extreme speeds during the HydroFlight World Championship October 27th through 29th at Sugden Regional Park in Naples. The event is free for spectators. Personal watercraft provide the power to shoot water through hoses attached to the riders ...
HydroFlight World Championship
Daring HydroFlyers will fly 50-feet or more in the air at extreme speeds during the HydroFlight World Championship October 27th through 29th at Sugden Regional Park in Naples. The event is free for spectators. Personal watercraft provide the power to shoot water through hoses attached to the riders via flyboard or jetpack, allowing them to dive through the water or fly high in the air. Watch stunning aerial displays during this exciting competition.
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.
Pro Watercross World Championship
November 03-05, 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 Championship
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. This year, JetSurf World Cup races with riders on motorized surfboards will be added in between the watercross runabout, ski, sport and freestyle class races.
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.
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.
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.
CME Group Tour Championship
November 14-19, 2017 | Tiburón 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 takes place November 14-19, 2017 at Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Na...
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 takes place November 14-19, 2017 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 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 2017 season. More information on the CME Group Tour Championship and to purchase tickets www.cmegrouptourchampionship.com. Ticket prices are available at multiple levels including basic daily and tournament tickets (kids 17 and under get in free with a ticketed adult, and at several hospitality package levels. To view ticket options and purchase online tickets visit www.cmegrouptourchampionship.com/copy-of-tickets.
Old Florida Festival
November 18-19, 2017 | Collier Museum at Government Center
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.
Iron Joe Turkey Ride
November 26, 2017 | Fit & Fuel Cafe
The 12th annual Iron Joe Turkey Ride in Naples is a long-standing Sunday-after-Thanksgiving-Tradition. The revelry begins and ends in the side lot of Fit & Fuel Cafe. There are rides for all levels - 62 miles, 30 miles, 14 miles - followed by ice cold beer, a great band, a raffle, and a deliciou...
Iron Joe Turkey Ride
The 12th annual Iron Joe Turkey Ride in Naples is a long-standing Sunday-after-Thanksgiving-Tradition. The revelry begins and ends in the side lot of Fit & Fuel Cafe. There are rides for all levels - 62 miles, 30 miles, 14 miles - followed by ice cold beer, a great band, a raffle, and a delicious, lunch. Preregister with Naples Pathways Coalition. NPC members save $5. This event is dedicated to the joy and the benefits of bicycling. Proceeds help support the advocacy work of the Naples Pathways Coalition on behalf of cyclists, walkers, and runners. For more information or questions: contact [email protected]
QBE Shootout
December 06-10, 2017 | Tiburón Golf Club
The QBE Shootout, which is hosted by World Golf Hall of Fame member Greg Norman, is proud to enter its 29th year. Thanks to the support of 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....
QBE Shootout
The QBE Shootout, which is hosted by World Golf Hall of Fame member Greg Norman, is proud to enter its 29th year. Thanks to the support of 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. The 2017 field will consist of 24 professionals paired into 12 two-person teams. The QBE Shootout will once again feature a scramble format during the first round followed by a modified alternate shot format and a final-round better ball contest. Harris English and Matt Kuchar won the QBE Shootout last year by one stroke over Steve Stricker and Jerry Kelly. It was the second title in three years for the team of English and Kuchar who are expected to defend their title this December. QBE’s partnership will allow the Shootout to increase the tournament purse by $400,000 over the next three years. The 2016 purse was $3.1 million and will increase to $3.3 million this year, followed by a purse of $3.4 million in 2018 and in 2019 the 24-player field will compete for $3.5 million. The QBE Shootout will also have a new broadcast partner and will return to a Sunday finish with the Golf Channel broadcasting all three competitive rounds. Live coverage will air on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Shootout will also be televised around the globe via the PGA TOUR’s international distribution network. For the latest QBE Shootout news and information, visit the tournament website at www.qbeshootout.com, like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/qbeshootout and follow us on Twitter @QBEshootout.
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.
2017 FBU National Championship
December 17-21, 2017 | Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau
The 2017 FBU National Championship, the only tournament series of its kind in youth football, takes place in sunny Naples, Florida for the fourth straight year. The FBU National Championship games take place December 18-21 this year at multiple locations, with the final championship games on Thursda...
2017 FBU National Championship
The 2017 FBU National Championship, the only tournament series of its kind in youth football, takes place in sunny Naples, Florida for the fourth straight year. The FBU National Championship games take place December 18-21 this year at multiple locations, with the final championship games on Thursday, Dec. 21 at 3pm, 5:30pm and 8pm at Gulf Coast High School.
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 | 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.
2018 Chubb Classic PGA Champions Tour Tournament
February 12-18, 2018 | 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 $...
2018 Chubb Classic PGA Champions Tour Tournament
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 in past years.
2018 Minto US OPEN Pickleball Championships
April 21-28, 2018 | East Naples Community Park
Don't miss all the exciting play during the 2018 Minto US OPEN Pickleball Championships! The 2017 Minto US Pickleball Championships were a huge success, thanks to all of you! But not as huge as the plans we have for 2018. Expanded facilities! More and more players at all skill levels! Great food, dr...
2018 Minto US OPEN Pickleball Championships
Don't miss all the exciting play during the 2018 Minto US OPEN Pickleball Championships! The 2017 Minto US Pickleball Championships were a huge success, thanks to all of you! But not as huge as the plans we have for 2018. Expanded facilities! More and more players at all skill levels! Great food, drinks, and entertainment to keep the party rolling day and night! You gotta be there! It's championship pickleball! It's beautiful Naples! It's April 21-28, 2018! But you need to make you plans early to hold your place in history.
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