January 23 - 25, 2015 ~ Naples Winter Wine Festival
Ritz Carlton Golf Resort
January 24-25, 2015 ~ Swamp Buggy Races - Naples
Florida Sports Park - gates open at 10:30am both days
Opening Ceremonies Jan 25 at 12pm - Green Flag at 12:30
January 29-February 1, 2015 ~ 48th Annual Naples Boat Show.
Presented by the Marine Industries Association of Collier County.
10:00am-5:00pm daily at the Florida Sports Park (8520 Rattlesnake Hammock Rd, Naples FL).
Admission $10, Kids 12 and under FREE.
January 31, 2015 ~ Smallwood Music Fest - Everglades City
11am until dark at 200 Riverside Drive (behind the Rod & Gun Club in Everglades City)
Performances by the Wholetones, Raiford Starke, Nate the Gladesman, Stone Crab Steve Arvey, Florida Boy (Pete Gallagher & Pat Barmore), Valerie C. Wisecracker & The Walkin’ Catfish, Cindy Hackney, J. Robert, Snooker Joe Stem, and Sun Guy as well as arts & crafts booths, raffles, and an auction.
$10 general admission or $40 VIP seating. Proceeds benefit Smallwood Store and Museum
February 6-8, 2015 ~ Everglades Seafood Festival
Friday 5-10pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-9pm
Broadway on the Circle in Everglades City
Fresh seafood, arts and crafts booths, a carnival and continuous country and bluegrass music.
February 14-15, 2015 ~ Clude Butcher Annual President's Day Weekend Celebration and Swamp Walk Tours
Meet Clyde and Niki Butcher at their Big Cypress Gallery for a meet and greet, book signing and swamp walks. Classic Swamp Walks will be offered both days at 9am, 11am, and 2pm - Introductory Walks will be offered both days at 10am .
February 22, 2015 ~ Naples National Art Festival
10am - 5pm - Cambier Park 755 8th Avenue South, Naples
March 20-22, 2015 ~ Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival
Friday and Saturday 11am-9pm, Sunday 11am-5pm
Music, seafood, arts and crafts vendors. Kid's zone with bounce house, rock climbing wall, slide, trampoline and more.
Free shuttle operates all weekend! The shuttle starts and ends from the entrance to the festival on Park Avenue/Veteran's Park – close to Winn Dixie. The route runs from the Esplanade along Collier Boulevard to Swallow Avenue – just before Caxambas Pass. The route continues on Swallow Avenue and returns on Collier Boulevard to the festival.
Contact: Festival Coordinator, Pam Patullo 732-223-3710
March 22, 2015 ~ Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts
10am - 6pm 5th Avenue South
April 1-2, 2015 ~ Upcycle Art Fest - Sanibel
"Ding" Darling Visitor & Education Center 9am - 4pm
April 18, 2015 ~ Earth Day at "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge - Sanibel Island
Activities, crafts, guided tours 10am - 3pm
Wildlife Drive is free to bikers and hikers from 7am-4pm
May 9, 2015 ~ Great Dock Canoe Race
11am - 3pm Crayton Cove / Naples City Dock