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. 

Naples Boat Show
January 19-22, 2017 | Marine Industries Association of Collier County
The Naples Boat Show is the largest premier recreational show in the Naples-Marco Island area. The show will feature displays by Marinas, Boat dealers, and other marine related businesses.
Naples Boat Show
The Naples Boat Show is the largest premier recreational show in the Naples-Marco Island area. The show will feature displays by Marinas, Boat dealers, and other marine related businesses.
Naples Winter Wine Festival
January 27-29, 2017 every day | The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples
Proceeds from the Festival benefit the Naples Children & Education Foundation, whose vision is to make a profound and sustaining difference in the quality of children's lives. NCEF is committed to supporting charitable programs that improve the physical, emotional and educational lives of underp...
Naples Winter Wine Festival
Proceeds from the Festival benefit the Naples Children & Education Foundation, whose vision is to make a profound and sustaining difference in the quality of children's lives. NCEF is committed to supporting charitable programs that improve the physical, emotional and educational lives of underprivileged and at risk children in Collier County. Event activities include a meet the kids day and grant awards luncheon; private vintner dinners at the homes of festival trustees; the annual auction; a wine down party; and a farewell brunch. Since 2001, the Naples Winter Wine Festival has raised more than $123 million for local area children in need. The Naples Winter Wine Festival is ranked among the top 10 arts and entertainment events for wealthy Americans. This ranking by the Luxury Institute is based on exclusivity, quality and prestige. Since 2004, the festival has earned the distinction of being the most successful charity wine auction in the nation according to Wine Spectator. The event brings many of the world's finest vintners and chefs together with wine collectors and philanthropists for a three-day gala in picturesque Naples, Florida.
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 World Famous Swamp Buggy Races return to The Florida Sports Park January 28 & 29th, 2017. This 67th season is sure to be history in the making as the Jeeps, Air Cooled and Four Cyli...
Swamp Buggy Races
Experience the world's muddiest races as swamp buggy vehicles speed around the track known as the Mile O' Mud. The World Famous Swamp Buggy Races return to The Florida Sports Park January 28 & 29th, 2017. This 67th season is sure to be history in the making as the Jeeps, Air Cooled and Four Cylinders duke it out on Saturday in and effort to get to the class finals on Sunday. Where the Stock V8 and Pro Modified's will be going head to head in a double elimination bracket racing style format. Hold on to your seats grab a drink and cheer on your favorite driver .Gates open at 12:00 noon with racing action beginning at 1:00 pm.
Run For the Paws 5K Walk Run
January 28, 2017 | Humane Society Naples
The Humane Society Naples and Gulf Coast Runners invite all runners and their dogs to lace up their shoes for the 11th Annual Run for the Paws 5K walk/run fundraiser to be held at 8 a.m. on Saturday, January 28 at the Naples Municipal Airport. Last year's race drew runners from across Florida and th...
Run For the Paws 5K Walk Run
The Humane Society Naples and Gulf Coast Runners invite all runners and their dogs to lace up their shoes for the 11th Annual Run for the Paws 5K walk/run fundraiser to be held at 8 a.m. on Saturday, January 28 at the Naples Municipal Airport. Last year's race drew runners from across Florida and the United States, and there were even several runners from outside the U.S. A total of 946 registrants – and 180 dogs in tow – raised over $17,000 for the orphaned pets at The Humane Society Naples. This is absolutely one of the BEST charitable 5K's around. If you aren't pre-registered, you can do so starting at 7:00 a.m. at the Civil Air Patrol Building at Naples Airport. Race starts promptly at 8:00 a.m. The race follows a unique scenic route around Naples Municipal Airport. Shirts are only guaranteed to the first 500 registered. Pre-race packet pick-up on Friday 1/29 at the Humane Society Naples 10am-4pm. Pets are welcome to walk or run! Dogs are allowed to participate with their guardians, but must be up to date with their vaccinations, be able to complete the distance of the event, and must be on a non-retractable leash at all times. The retractable leashes are not permitted due to tripping concerns that we have experienced in previous years. Cats in strollers are allowed! Please arrive early to allow yourself time to park, register, pick up your timing chip, and get to the start line. Day-of registration WILL CLOSE AT 7:45 a.m. TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE HAS TIME TO GET THEIR CHIP AND GET TO THE START. If you arrive after 7:45, there is no guarantee that you will be timed and included in the event results! We encourage participants to bring items for the pets at the Humane Society Naples, items that they are always in need of are cat litter, laundry detergent, bath towels, paper towels, hand sanitizer, canned dog food, and dryer fabric softener sheets.
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 11th, 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 casua...
Night at the Museum - Pirate Ball
On February 11th, 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.
First Tee Champions Challenge
February 17-19, 2017 | TwinEagles Golf & Country Club
24 First Tee participants (two participants from each of the 12 different Chapters) will participate in a three-day golf competition taking place during the 30th anniversary of the Chubb Classic at The TwinEagles Club in Naples, Florida. All nine participating Chapters from the 2016 Golf to Paradise...
First Tee Champions Challenge
24 First Tee participants (two participants from each of the 12 different Chapters) will participate in a three-day golf competition taking place during the 30th anniversary of the Chubb Classic at The TwinEagles Club in Naples, Florida. All nine participating Chapters from the 2016 Golf to Paradise – First Tee Champions Challenge will return for the 2017 event, including defending champions The First Tee of Chicago, The First Tee of Naples/Collier, The First Tee of Pittsburgh, The First Tee of Roanoke Valley, The First Tee of West Michigan, The First Tee of the Triangle, The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia, The First Tee of Northwest Arkansas and The First Tee of Atlanta. The remaining three Chapters making their debut at the 2017 event include The First Tee of the Twin Cities, The First Tee of Baltimore and The First Tee of Cleveland. During the 2017 event, 24 participants will play a total of nine holes each of the three days of competition with an alternative format each day. On Friday, the teams will play in a scramble, followed by a modified alternate shot on Saturday and closing with a better ball format on Sunday. The Chapter in which earns the highest amount of points throughout all three formats will be named the 2017 Golf to Paradise – First Tee Champions Challenge winners.
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.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas Festival
February 21-25, 2017 | The Museum of the Everglades
The Marjory Stoneman Douglas Festival is an annual five-day celebration of the Everglades and Marjory Stoneman Douglas’ legacy, encompassing daily activities, programs, workshops and presentations bringing together specialists and professionals who share enthusiasm for the Glades. All activities are...
Marjory Stoneman Douglas Festival
The Marjory Stoneman Douglas Festival is an annual five-day celebration of the Everglades and Marjory Stoneman Douglas’ legacy, encompassing daily activities, programs, workshops and presentations bringing together specialists and professionals who share enthusiasm for the Glades. All activities are designed for the entire family. Visit the web link in this event listing to see the full program of field trips and lectures. Field trip activities require reservations, as does the opening presentation. Best known for her work “Everglades: River of Grass”, first published in 1947, author, journalist and environmental activist Marjory Stoneman Douglas presented the concept that the Everglades are not simply a swamp but a vital part of the South Florida eco-system. The festival’s goals are similar to Marjory’s mission to raise the awareness of the Everglades cultural and natural history; supported by the Friends of the Museum of the Everglades. A full list of activities is available at www.colliermuseums.com and all events are available at no cost at the Museum of the Everglades unless indicated. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (239) 695-0008.
ZOObilee
February 24, 2017 | Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens
Join us for the wildest party of the year! This year's ZOObilee will be a real Feast With the Beasts! You will enjoy delicious cuisine from over 20 Naples restaurants, experience special encounters with some of our wild friends, and dance the night away with a live band. Plus you'll enjoy the most u...
ZOObilee
Join us for the wildest party of the year! This year's ZOObilee will be a real Feast With the Beasts! You will enjoy delicious cuisine from over 20 Naples restaurants, experience special encounters with some of our wild friends, and dance the night away with a live band. Plus you'll enjoy the most unique live and silent auction in town, and have a chance to win an African safari!
Naples Craft Beer Fest
March 04, 2017 | Bayfront
The Naples Craft Beer Fest is a celebration of the art of craft beer. A wide variety of beers from breweries across the country and the world are available for tasting. To enhance the tasting, many local restaurants are a part of the Fest and provide food pairings with select beers and are specifica...
Naples Craft Beer Fest
The Naples Craft Beer Fest is a celebration of the art of craft beer. A wide variety of beers from breweries across the country and the world are available for tasting. To enhance the tasting, many local restaurants are a part of the Fest and provide food pairings with select beers and are specifically designed to match with a particular brew. These talented chef’s compete to win the People’s Choice award for best pairing, as well as the Brewer’s Choice award, decided by the many brewer representatives in attendance at the Fest. Lastly, the Naples Craft Beer Fest showcases local musical talent to create a truly festive atmosphere.
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.
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 11th for a 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 F...
Kids' Fishing Clinic at Naples Pier
Bring the kids between age 5-15 to Naples Pier March 11th for a 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 the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission. It's a great morning of fun and fishing for the whole family! Find parking in the metered lot on 12th Avenue South.
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. Join us for a weekend of great food and music Single Day Admission $10 Per Person Two Day Admission $16 Per Person
Swamp Buggy Nights 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 Nights 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 sippy 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.
Mercato Spring Fling & Food Festival
April 02, 2017 | Mercato
Sample tasty global fare from Mercato restaurants while listening to live music. Outdoor bar. Lawn games including giant checkers and corn hole. Kid Zone complete with bounce house, face painting, stilt walker, balloon artist and snow cones. FREE.
Mercato Spring Fling & Food Festival
Sample tasty global fare from Mercato restaurants while listening to live music. Outdoor bar. Lawn games including giant checkers and corn hole. Kid Zone complete with bounce house, face painting, stilt walker, balloon artist and snow cones. FREE.
US Open Pickleball Championships
April 23-30, 2017 | East Naples Community Park
How do you top the heart-pounding, fun-filled, wildly-successful, first-ever 2016 Minto US OPEN Pickleball Championships? Easy. You do it all again in 2017! Only better! You attract even more world-class pickleball players to compete for gold medals and national titles. You create even more fun and ...
US Open Pickleball Championships
How do you top the heart-pounding, fun-filled, wildly-successful, first-ever 2016 Minto US OPEN Pickleball Championships? Easy. You do it all again in 2017! Only better! You attract even more world-class pickleball players to compete for gold medals and national titles. You create even more fun and excitement (if that's possible) throughout the US OPEN Village. You re-load the Zing Zang Championship Court with great music and that awesome party atmosphere. You order even more mouth-watering food and thirst-quenching beverages. And oh yeah, you invite even more screaming, high-energy fans to watch it all happen (that's you!). Come to Naples, Florida from April 23-30, 2017 to enjoy a little bit of Paradise and a whole lot of pickleball! Players, register early! The 2017 Minto US OPEN Pickleball Championships are bound to fill up fast! Fans, show up early and stay late! It won't be a party without you!
StayInMay Arts Festival
April 25-May 14, 2017 | Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau
Throughout multiple and unique venues across Naples, The StayInMay Festival presents concerts and events spanning art, chamber music, cinema, culinary, dance, opera, fashion, theater and orchestra. The StayInMay Festival combines the best of the arts in Naples with amazing talent from around the glo...
StayInMay Arts Festival
Throughout multiple and unique venues across Naples, The StayInMay Festival presents concerts and events spanning art, chamber music, cinema, culinary, dance, opera, fashion, theater and orchestra. The StayInMay Festival combines the best of the arts in Naples with amazing talent from around the globe.
Naples Restaurant Week
June 01-14, 2017 | Naples Restaurant Week
Naples Restaurant Week is a semiannual promotion that celebrates fine dining at an affordable price. The 2017 Spring Edition kicks off Thursday June 1st and goes thru Wednesday June 14th. The Boys & Girls Club of Collier County is the official nonprofit benefactor of Naples Restaurant Week. #Din...
Naples Restaurant Week
Naples Restaurant Week is a semiannual promotion that celebrates fine dining at an affordable price. The 2017 Spring Edition kicks off Thursday June 1st and goes thru Wednesday June 14th. The Boys & Girls Club of Collier County is the official nonprofit benefactor of Naples Restaurant Week. #DineWithPurpose Naples Restaurant Week will donate the equivalent percentage from every $35 prix fixe menu sold. This donation will directly benefit their mission to help enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Participating restaurants offer three-course $35 prix fixe dinner menus with special upgrades and deals.
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.
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.
Pro Watercross World Championships
October 27-November 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 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! 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
More than 25 Craft Beers from 6 Florida breweries: Paired with 20+ food samples from 6 Marco restaurants Chop 239 • CJ’s on the Bay • Kretch’s Restaurant - Mango’s Dockside Bistro • Sandbar • The Speakeasy Enjoy great live music as you sample, taste and enjoy an afternoon at the beautiful Esplanade!
Marco Island Craft Beer & Fine Food Festival
More than 25 Craft Beers from 6 Florida breweries: Paired with 20+ food samples from 6 Marco restaurants Chop 239 • CJ’s on the Bay • Kretch’s Restaurant - Mango’s Dockside Bistro • Sandbar • The Speakeasy Enjoy great live music as you sample, taste and enjoy an afternoon at the beautiful Esplanade!
Old Florida Festival
November 18-19, 2017 | Collier County Museum
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.
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.
Swamp Heritage Festival
December 02, 2017 | Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center
Join us on December 2, 2017 at the Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center just east of Everglades City on Tamiami Trail 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 rang...
Swamp Heritage Festival
Join us on December 2, 2017 at the Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center just east of Everglades City on Tamiami Trail 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.
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.
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.
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