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Calendar of Events
List of Annual Events

 

Annual Events

January February March April May June July
August September October November December

January

NACC Wake Up, Naples! A breakfast seminar featuring guest speakers addressing various issues important to area businesses. 239.262.6376

February

Native American & Pioneer Heritage days 239.394.3397
National Art Festival at Cambier Park 239.262.6517
Annual Invitational Croquet Tournament 239.566.9800
Annual Ramble at the Naples Depot 239.262.1776

March

St. Patricks Day Parade 239.774.6086
Annual Seafood Festival 239.591.4212
Monopoly Tournament 239.261.5405
Orchid Show 239.352.8241

April

Annual Rose Show 239.775.4489

May

Swamp Buggy Races 239.774.2701
Annual Great Dock Canoe Race 239.261.4191

June

Annual Hibiscus Show And Plant Sale, Downtown Fort Myers
Annual Caloosa Catch & Release Fishing Tournament 239.479.7916, Caloosa1@swfl.com
Summer Fun Fling Celebrating The End Of The School Year, Lakes Regional Park 239.338.3300

July

Independence Day On Sanibelthe Independence Day Parade, At 9:30 a.m. The Optimist Road Rally will take place in the afternoon and Fireworks over the bay after dark; Sanibel Island 239.472.1080
Pine Island Mango Mania Tropical Fruit Fairlocation: Koa Campgrounds 239.283.0888
Mega-Money Tarpon Tournament The Tarpon Club And Millers Marina Millers Marina 239.964.8080
World's Richest Tarpon Tournament Boca Grande 239.964.0568

August

Fine Arts Camp For Kids In Cape Coral 239.574.0802
Musical Theatre Camp children ages 7-14, 239.574.0802
Bluegrass 4 A Blue Planet Annual Midsummer's Day Celebration, Manatee Park 239.432.2004

October

Annual SW Florida Folk And Blues Festival Location: KOA Kampgrounds in St. James City on Pine Island Contact: (239) 283-5166 or Musikip@aol.com

November

American Sandsculpting Festival Fort Myers Beach 239.454.7500
Junior League Of Fort Myers Taste Of The Town Centennial Park, Fort Myers
Annual Hibiscus Show And Plant Sale Downtown Fort Myers
Annual Caloosa Catch & Release Fishing Tournament Captiva Island 239.479.7916, Fax 239.237.2992
Summer Fun Fling 239.338.3300
Viva Naples Collier County Fairgrounds, Naples, FL 10 miles east of I-75 on Immokalee Road
Annual Old Florida Festival Collier County Museum grounds, Naples, FL
Evening on Fifth Main Street, Naples, FL
Farm City BBQ Location: Collier County Fairgrounds, Naples, FL 10 miles east of I-75 on Immokalee Road
Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival Fifth Avenue Naples, FL

December

Naples Winter Antique Show at the Ritz Carlton 239.455.1087
WINTER WONDERLAND Lakes Regional Park 239.338.3300

A FRONT PORCH HOLIDAY Downtown Fort Myers 239.277.1640
The Gulf Coast Skimmers 239.732.0570

Upcoming Events Calendar

December 27, 2007-Evening on Fifth
December 30-31, 2007-Downtown Naples New Year Art Festival
January 5, 2008-Art in the Park
January 18-20, 2008-4th Annual SWFL Birding & Wildlife Festival
January 19-21, 2008-23rd Annual Mullet Festival
January 25-27, 2008-Naples Winter Wine Festival
January 26-27, 2008-Swamp Buggy Races
January 27, 2008-International Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony

What To Do When You Get Here

Whether you have a passion for golf, fishing, shelling, shopping, bird watching, wildlife viewing, boating, the beach or the arts, you’ll find plenty of choices in the Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades area.

Naples Big Cypress Marketplace is the newest & most exciting venture in Naples, an 87,000-square-foot shopping, entertainment & event venue that is open year-round Friday-Sunday. The Market Place features an indoor flea market with retail vendors, a food court with entertainment stage & 2nd floor mezzanine seating, an outdoor produce market & Tiki Bar, a winery & an event center. www.bigcypressmarketplace.com

One of the fastest growing segments of saltwater fishing is kayak fishing. Capt. Charles Wright in Everglades City offers custom guided kayak fishing and eco adventures within the saltwater portion of Everglades National Park. www.evergladesareatours.com December 2007

Everglades Kayaking

About the Area

Naples, Marco Island and the western portion of the Everglades make up Southwest Florida's Collier County – also known as The Paradise Coast. Collier is the largest county in the state of Florida, by land area, yet more than 80% of the vast expanse of land is preserved as park and nature preserve land by federal, state, county, city and private agencies. Beautiful beach communities surrounded by nature – it's no wonder the area is referred to as Florida’s Last Paradise.

Night Eye Tours: Join Zoo Director David Tetzlaff for the sixth year of private guided tours of Naples Zoo after night falls. You will see the nocturnal activities of rare animals in the dark including tigers and lions using night vision scopes. Along the way, participants enjoy personal animal encounters, behind-the-scenes experiences, and a night cruise through islands of primates. Click www.napleszoo.org/night for more info and to purchase tickets online