Annual Food Events in Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades

By Jennifer Adams

Fun, family and—importantly—food come together at these much-anticipated food events in Naples throughout the year.

Annual festivals and food events in Naples, Florida.

The Paradise Coast is fast becoming recognized as a food lover’s destination. When you combine the area’s many dining accolades with beautiful outdoor venues and longstanding local traditions, you get a year-round lineup of food festivals and food events sure to make mouths water.


Everglades Seafood Festival

Takes place: February
The Everglades Seafood Festival is true Old Florida at its finest! This three-day event has been an Everglades City tradition for nearly 50 years, with locals and visitors alike coming together for carnival rides, live country music and—of course—plenty of its namesake seafood, including fresh Gulf shrimp, fish, stone crab claws, steamed lobster and more.


Southwest Florida Sizzle Dining Restaurant Week 

Mark your calendar Sizzle Dining (restaurant week) is a 3-week long, annual, community-driven event that celebrates the culinary landscape in both Lee and Collier Counties by offering 3-course dinners and 2-course lunches at a discounted, set price.Held every September, the event includes 50+ of the best restaurants from Cape Coral down to Marco Island and everywhere tasty in between.


Naples Stone Crab Festival

Takes place: October
Kick off the start of stone crab season at this three-day waterfront festival at Tin City, Bayfront and the surrounding areas. Block parties, live entertainment and ice-cream eating contests abound, but best of all: more than 20 restaurants featuring fresh stone crab, local seafood and a variety of other delicious eats and treats.