Southwest Florida Nature Festival ~ January 13-15, 2017 - Naples
Rookery Bay 300 Tower Road
Guided field trips including birding walks, buggy rides and boat tours offered in conjunction with Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Big Cypress National Preserve and Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Field trip prices range from $15 - $135, and registration is required.
Naples Boat Show
Date: January 19-22, 2017 10:00am-5:00pm daily
Location: Naples Municipal Airport (160 Aviation Dr N)
Description: The Naples Boat Show is owned and managed by the Marine Industries Association of Collier County and 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.
Admission: General 1-Day $10, Kids 12 and under FREE
Parking: Free onsite parking
Swamp Buggy Races
Date: January 28-29, 2017
February 10-12, 2017 ~ Everglades Seafood Festival
Arts and crafts, music, carnival rides, food - free admission
Naples National Art Festival
Dates: February 18 & 19, 2017 in Cambier Park
February 25, 2017 ~ Burrowing Owl Festival - Cape Coral
Exhibits, live animals, tours, wildlife presentations
10am - 4pm Rotary Park
Kidís Fishing Clinic (FREE) - Naples
Date: March 11, 2017 9:00am-12:00pm
Location: Naples Pier (25 12th Avenue South)
Description: The Kidsí Fishing Clinic is a one day educational event conducted by the Marine Industries Association of Collier County Foundation, with the help of Outreach and Education (O&E) Subsection of the Division of Marine Fisheries Management in the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). The primary goal of this program is to create responsible marine resource stewards by teaching children the vulnerability of Floridaís marine ecosystems and ethical angling skills. The Clinic also teach fundamental saltwater fishing knowledge and skills while promoting a positive fishing experience.
Naples St Patrick's Day Parade
March 11, 2017 on Fifth Avenue South from 11am - 1:30pm
Followed by celebration at Sugden Plaza
Downtown Naples Festival of Arts
March 18 & 19, 2017 along 5th Avenue
More than 230 booths
March 25, 2017 ~ Cape Coral Jazz and Blues Festival
5:30pm on the river at Westin Cape Coral at Marina Village / Tarpon Point
Seafood & Music Festival - Naples
Date: April 1-2, 2017 11:00am-8:00pm daily
Location: Florida Sports Park (8520 Rattlesnake Hammock Rd)
Description: The Seafood & Music Festival is owned and managed by the Marine Industries Association of Collier County and is Naples only event of its kind. Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the show. The show will feature displays by delicious seafood vendors, marinas, and other local businesses.
Admission: General 1-Day: $15, General 3-Day pass: $40, VIP 1-Day admission: $35, VIP 3-Day pass: $100, Kids 7 and under FREE with a paying adult
Parking: Free onsite parking. Donations to Lely High School Athletics are appreciated.
April 26-30, 2017 ~ Fort Myers Beach Film Festival
April 28-29, 2017 ~ Smoke on the Water Barbecue & Music Festival
2301 First Street, Fort Myers
May 7, 2017 ~ Taste of the Beach - Fort Myers Beach
11am - 4pm - Old San Carlos Blvd. Restaurants offer tastings of their signature dishes