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Events Calendar

Downtown Naples is alive with unique and exciting events throughout the year…

…live musical entertainment, theatrical performances, culinary and art festivals, car shows, book fairs, monthly street parties, parades and spectacular seasonal celebrations such as Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day, Christmas Walk and more.

  • Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - Tuesday, April 28, 2015

    Dogs in the Garden

    Every Tuesday from November 4, 2014 – April 28, 2015
    Hours: 8am-11am
    Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Dr., Naples, FL 34112
    877-433-1874

    Take advantage of this beloved tradition at Naples Botanical Garden to spend some time with your furry friend exploring the beautiful cultivated gardens and the nature preserve. One dog per person. Dogs must be on leash, and no retractable leashes please. You’re free to explore everywhere except the Children’s Garden. Dogs must be up-to-date on all vaccinations and registrations; one dog per adult. Dog walk days on Sunday mornings, Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons.
    Admission: Garden members and members dogs FREE; $9.95 per dog and $14.95 per adult for non-members.

  • Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - Wednesday, April 29, 2015

    Guided Walks at Bird Rookery Swamp

    Every Wednesday from November 5, 2014 – April 29, 2015
    Hours: 9:00 – 11:30 AM
    1295 Shady Hollow Blvd W, Naples, FL 34120
    239-657-2253

    These guided walks are led by CREW’s outstanding volunteer naturalists. See below for the dates each naturalist leads his/her guided walks. George Luther & Bob Melin Wednesdays (9 – 11:30 AM) – November through April 1st Sundays (1:30 – 4 PM) – November through April 4th Saturdays (9 – 11:30 AM) – November through August Chrissy Podos 1st and 4th Thursdays (9 – 11:30 AM) – February and March Jack Shine 2nd and 3rd Thursdays (9 – 11:30 AM) – February and March Join our excellent volunteers for an entertaining and informative 2.5-hour guided walk on a portion of the Bird Rookery Swamp trails near Naples, FL. Learn the history, see wildlife, enjoy the views.

  • Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - Saturday, December 06, 2014

    The Naples Players Presents: “The Spitfire Grill”

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014 – Saturday, December 6, 2014

    Location: 701 5th Avenue South, Naples FL 34102
    This heartfelt musical tells the story of newly released parolee, Percy, who is ready to leave her past behind and look towards a future in the small town of Gilead, Wisconsin, a town where everyone knows your business. Upon her arrival she gets a job working at the titular Spitfire Grill for gruff Hannah who has been looking to unload the grill due to hurtful memories. Percy soon becomes instrumental in changing the lives of the people in Gilead and with the help of timid Shelby, devises a plan to raffle the grill off with an essay contest. This sincere and optimistic musical has rich and complex characters and “some of the most engaging and instantly infectious melodies,” says USA Today.
    Tickets may be purchased in person at our box office, Monday through Friday 10 AM to 4 PM and Saturday 10AM to 1 PM – AND ALWAYS TWO HOURS BEFORE PERFORMANCES.
    Contact: Naples Players
    Phone: 239.263.7990

    Learn More

  • Friday, November 14, 2014 - Monday, December 15, 2014

    Crayton Cove Holiday Trees

    November 14 – December 15, 2014
    1187 8th St. S., Naples, FL 34102
    239-775-5000

    Stroll through Crayton Cove and marvel at the holiday trees created by the village’s restaurant, art gallery and shop owners. They let their imaginations go wild in homage to the wilderness of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary’s ancient forest and surrounding wetlands. Corkscrew is celebrating 60 years as an Audubon sanctuary. Visitors to Crayton Cove are invited to bid on holiday trees for their own festive decorations. Proceeds are donated to Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, celebrating its 60th anniversary this year as South Florida’s premier environmental educational center, with the world’s largest old-growth bald cypress forest and 13,000 acres of sensitive wetlands, a 2.25 mile boardwalk, a visitor center that features classrooms for students and private events, a tea room for drinks and snacks, and a nature store that features hundreds of nature-related items for all ages.
    Admission: No admission to browse the tree displays. Highest bidders will take each tree.

  • Saturday, November 29, 2014 - Saturday, December 20, 2014

    Holiday on the Bay: Let it Snow

    Every Saturday from November 29 – December 20, 2014
    Hours: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
    4200 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples, FL 34103
    239-261-6100

    Join us at Holiday on the Bay every Saturday until Christmas! A festive snow show with strolling holiday carolers, free photos with Santa Claus and stories with Mrs. Claus. From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Snow show begins at 7 p.m. Dates: 11/29, 12/6, 12/13 and 12/20.

  • Thursday, December 4, 2014

    40th Annual Christmas Walk & Tree Lighting Ceremony

    Thursday, December 4, 2014
    5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    Location: Fifth Avenue South
    Bring friends and family for this annual tradition on 5th Avenue South as local choral groups, dance troupes, school and church choirs and the community come together for the holidays and the traditional lighting of the Tree. Festively decorated storefronts and windows, twinkling lights and Stores open late with holiday cheer! And, don’t miss Santa and Mrs. Claus as they pose for photos and hand out candy!
    Immediately following the lighting of the Tree and decorations, activities will kick off on 5th Avenue with choral groups, musical ensembles, dance troupes and community groups with Holiday activities until 8:30 p.m.
    Make 5th Avenue South a part of your holiday experience! Note that 5th Avenue will be blocked to vehicular traffic starting at 2pm on the 5th to allow for set up for the event!
    For more information please contact:
    Contact: Lise Sundrla
    Phone: 239.692.8436
    Email: info@fifthavenuesouth.com
    Learn More

  • Saturday, December 6, 2014

    Art in the Park

    December 6, 2014
    10:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Cambier Park and 8th Street South

    The Naples Art Association (NAA) proudly connects artists with art shoppers in another terrific season of Art in the Park.

    Since 1957 Art in the Park has remained the monthly members show showcasing the talents of our member artists. Believed to be the first outdoor art show held in Naples, Art in the Park carries on the tradition of providing our community access to the very creative fine art and craftwork of our member artists.

    The Naples Art Association is proud to host this juried art show held on the first Saturday of each month from November through April, 10am-4pm. Art in the Park is held in conjunction with “First Saturday” an event directed toward children and families. Children of all ages will have the opportunity to experience working in many mediums, expanding their creativity.

  • Saturday, December 6, 2014 - Sunday, December 21, 2014

    Gulfshore Playhouse Presents: Jacob Marley’s “A Christmas Carol”

    Saturday, December 6, 2014 – Sunday, December 21, 2014

    Location: The Norris Center, 755 8th Street, Naples FL 34102
    Marley was dead to begin with | In a magical departure from the Dickens classic, Jacob Marley finds himself in Hell and the adventure begins. This theatrical tour-de-force brought dazzlingly to life by Cody Nickell will move you in unexpected ways. It is a marvel to behold, as this production leaves everything and nothing to the imagination. Look with new eyes at a story that you think you know as you follow Marley through the streets of London, Christmases past, present and future, Heaven, Hell, and the dimensions beyond. This journey of laughter and terror, redemption and renewal is sure to warm your hearts and bring you hope as you join us for Naples’ newest holiday tradition.
    For more information: Gulfshore Playhouse
    Tickets: 1.866.811.4111

  • Tuesday, December 9, 2014

    Naples Christmas Parade

    Tuesday, December 9, 2014
    Location: The Naples Christmas Parade will Line up on Broad Ave .The Floats will turn right on to 3rd Street South, then right on 5th Ave South, and end on 8th Street South.
    Phone: 239.213.7120

  • Saturday, December 13, 2014

    Fine Art and Craft Show

    Saturday, December 13, 2014
    10:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Location: 580 8th Street South & Cambier Park
    Located in beautiful Cambier Park, one block south of Fifth Avenue and Tamiami Trail (US41), Naples FL
    Naples, Florida is home to a thriving art and crafts community, and the Naples Artcrafters is an association of artists and craft artisans that sponsors a juried Fine Art and Craft Show every month from October through April.
    Established in 1967, we are a non-profit organization that is committed to promoting excellence in arts and crafts and to supporting established artists, craftspersons and students by providing a venue for the display and sale of their work in a beautiful setting.

  • Saturday, December 13, 2014

    Fine Art & Craft Show

    Saturday, December 13, 2014
    10:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Location: 580 8th Street South & Cambier Park
    Located in beautiful Cambier Park, one block south of Fifth Avenue and Tamiami Trail (US41), Naples FL
    Naples, Florida is home to a thriving art and crafts community, and the Naples Artcrafters is an association of artists and craft artisans that sponsors a juried Fine Art and Craft Show every month from October through April.
    Established in 1967, we are a non-profit organization that is committed to promoting excellence in arts and crafts and to supporting established artists, craftspersons and students by providing a venue for the display and sale of their work in a beautiful setting.

  • Saturday, December 13, 2014

    Christmas Boat Parade

    Saturday, December 13, 2014
    6:15 pm – 8:30 pm

    Location: Fifth Avenue South, Naples City Dock
    The parade may be viewed from: Pincher’s Crab Shack, Riverwalk Restaurant, Naples City Dock, Naples Landing, Kelly’s Fish House, The Boat House Restaurant and Bayview Park 100% of the proceeds benefit Ricky King Foundation

    Learn More

  • Thursday, December 18, 2014

    Third Thursday on Third

    6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
    Third Street South, Naples, FL

    Every Third Thursday of the month, the courtyards and plazas of Third Street South resound with music. From 6:30 until 9:30 pm, listen to jazz, rock, folk, steel band or some other group, and if the spirit moves – as it always does – dance until you can dance no more. The shops are open, the restaurants welcome you, and the music beckons. Come. Thursdays on Third is all about fun.

  • Wednesday, December 31, 2014

    New Year’s Eve Fireworks

    Wednesday, December 31, 2014
    7:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Naples Pier/Beach

  • Saturday, January 3, 2015 - Sunday, January 04, 2015

    19th Annual Downtown Naples New Year’s Art Fair

    Saturday, January 3, 2015 – Sunday, January 4, 2015
    Location: 5th Avenue South

    Start your new year off in sunny Florida. New opportunities await you at this wonderful, well established art festival. This fine art and craft festival draws professional artists from around the country and is ranked as one of the 100 Best Fine Art Shows in the U.S. by Sunshine Artist Magazine.
    10 am – 5pm
    5th Avenue South
    230 Local, Regional and National Artists
    Phone: 239.262.6517
    Naples Art Association

  • Saturday, January 3, 2015

    Art in the Park

    Saturday, January 3, 2015
    10:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Location: Cambier Park & 8th Street South

    The Naples Art Association (NAA) proudly connects artists with art shoppers in another terrific season of Art in the Park.
    Since 1957 Art in the Park has remained the monthly members show showcasing the talents of our member artists. Believed to be the first outdoor art show held in Naples, Art in the Park carries on the tradition of providing our community access to the very creative fine art and craftwork of our member artists.
    The Naples Art Association is proud to host this juried art show held on the first Saturday of each month from November through April, 10am-4pm. Art in the Park is held in conjunction with “First Saturday” an event directed toward children and families. Children of all ages will have the opportunity to experience working in many mediums, expanding their creativity.
    Phone: 239.262.6517

  • Saturday, January 10, 2015

    Fine Art and Craft Show

    Saturday, January 10, 2015
    10:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Location: 580 8th Street South & Cambier Park
    Located in beautiful Cambier Park, one block south of Fifth Avenue and Tamiami Trail (US41), Naples FL
    Naples, Florida is home to a thriving art and crafts community, and the Naples Artcrafters is an association of artists and craft artisans that sponsors a juried Fine Art and Craft Show every month from October through April.
    Established in 1967, we are a non-profit organization that is committed to promoting excellence in arts and crafts and to supporting established artists, craftspersons and students by providing a venue for the display and sale of their work in a beautiful setting.

  • Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - Saturday, February 07, 2015

    The Naples Players Presents: “The God of Carnage”

    Wednesday, January 14, 2015 – Saturday, February 7, 2015

    Location: 701 5th Avenue South, Naples FL 34102
    A playground scuffle brings two sets of parents together to discuss how to resolve their sons’ behavior. What starts out as a concerted civilized conversation erupts in to a primal war of words that is manically hilarious. Insults are thrown, alliances shift and soon the parents themselves are acting more like the children they are there to discuss.
    Tickets may be purchased in person at our box office, Monday through Friday 10 AM to 4 PM and Saturday 10AM to 1 PM – AND ALWAYS TWO HOURS BEFORE PERFORMANCES.
    Contact: Naples Players
    Phone: 239.263.7990

  • Saturday, January 17, 2015 - Sunday, February 08, 2015

    Gulfshore Playhouse Presents: “Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike”

    Saturday, January 17, 2015 – Sunday, February 8, 2015

    Location: The Norris Center, 755 8th Street, Naples FL 34102
    In this uproarious Tony-Award winning playby Christopher Durang, Vanya and Sonia are joined by their overbearing sister Masha, her hot new young lover Spike, their next door neighbor Nina, and a soothsaying house keeper named Cassandra. Borrowing liberally and hilariously from Anton Chekov, Durang creates a play that explores family, rivalry, jealousy, and just how funny misery can be.
    For more information: Gulfshore Playhouse
    Tickets: 1.866.811.4111

  • Sunday, January 18, 2015

    Outdoor Movie Night

    Sunday, January 18, 2015
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Location: 580 8th Street, Naples FL 34102

    Outdoor Family Movie Night at Cambier Park Bandshell. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets to watch the night’s featured film on a two story inflatable screen!
    Contact: Cambier Park Bandshell
    Phone: 239.213.3054

  • Monday, January 19, 2015

    MLK, Jr. Day Parade and Celebration

    Monday, January 19, 2015

    The annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade will Line up on Broad Ave and proceed north on 3rd Street South, then right on 5th Ave South, and end on 8th Street South.
    Contact: 239.455.2886

  • Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - Saturday, February 28, 2015

    The Naples Players Presents: “RED”

    Wednesday, February 4, 2015 – Saturday, February 28, 2015

    Location: 701 5th Avenue South, Naples FL 34102
    Winner of the 2010 Tony award for Best Play, Red explores the compelling and vulnerable relationship between an artist and his creations as he fights for relevance in the art community. Famed abstract expressionist, Mark Rothko has just received the biggest commission in the history of modern art; a series of murals to be hung in the newly built Four Seasons restaurant. Working feverishly with his new eager assistant, Ken, Rothko challenges his young apprentice’s artistic point of view every step of the way. But when Ken challenges the virtuoso, Rothko begins to contemplate his own artistic significance.
    Tickets may be purchased in person at our box office, Monday through Friday 10 AM to 4 PM and Saturday 10AM to 1 PM – AND ALWAYS TWO HOURS BEFORE PERFORMANCES.
    Contact: Naples Players
    Phone: 239.263.7990

  • Saturday, February 7, 2015

    Art in the Park

    Saturday, February 7, 2015
    10:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Location: Cambier Park & 8th Street South

    The Naples Art Association (NAA) proudly connects artists with art shoppers in another terrific season of Art in the Park.
    Since 1957 Art in the Park has remained the monthly members show showcasing the talents of our member artists. Believed to be the first outdoor art show held in Naples, Art in the Park carries on the tradition of providing our community access to the very creative fine art and craftwork of our member artists.
    The Naples Art Association is proud to host this juried art show held on the first Saturday of each month from November through April, 10am-4pm. Art in the Park is held in conjunction with “First Saturday” an event directed toward children and families. Children of all ages will have the opportunity to experience working in many mediums, expanding their creativity.
    Phone: 239.262.6517

    Learn More

  • Saturday, February 14, 2015

    Fine Art and Craft Show

    Saturday, February 14, 2015
    10:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Location: 580 8th Street South & Cambier Park
    Located in beautiful Cambier Park, one block south of Fifth Avenue and Tamiami Trail (US41), Naples FL
    Naples, Florida is home to a thriving art and crafts community, and the Naples Artcrafters is an association of artists and craft artisans that sponsors a juried Fine Art and Craft Show every month from October through April.
    Established in 1967, we are a non-profit organization that is committed to promoting excellence in arts and crafts and to supporting established artists, craftspersons and students by providing a venue for the display and sale of their work in a beautiful setting.

  • Sunday, February 15, 2015

    Outdoor Movie Night

    Sunday, February 15, 2015
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Location: 580 8th Street, Naples FL 34102

    Outdoor Family Movie Night at Cambier Park Bandshell. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets to watch the night’s featured film on a two story inflatable screen!
    Contact: Cambier Park Bandshell
    Phone: 239.213.3054

  • Saturday, February 21, 2015 - Sunday, February 22, 2015

    36th Annual Naples National Art Festival

    Saturday, February 21, 2015 – Sunday, February 22, 2015
    10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Location: Fifth Avenue South

    Location: Cambier Park & 8th Street South

    The Naples National Art Festival is consistently voted among the top 25 art festivals in the country by Sunshine Artist Magazine. As one of the oldest festivals in Collier County, Naples National is counted by the local community as among its premiere, must–see events, thanks to the high quality of art, the engaging personalities of the artists and the festive atmosphere. February 21-22, 2015

  • Saturday, February 28, 2015 - Sunday, March 22, 2015

    Gulfshore Playhouse Presents: “The Butcher”

    Saturday, February 28, 2015 – Sunday, March 22, 2015

    Location: The Norris Center, 755 8th Street, Naples FL 34102

    The Butcher tells the tale of two strangers:Jane, an Evangelical Christian struggling with her faith, and Massoud, an Iranian Halal Butcher steeped in tradition, who together witness a peculiar and shocking event. As they and their families try to make sense of these bewildering circumstances, they question their faith, their firmly-held beliefs, and the choices that their cultures have forced them to make. Don’t miss this brand new play, fresh from our 2013 New Works Festival, and get in on the discussion..
    For more information: Gulfshore Playhouse
    Tickets: 1.866.811.4111

  • Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - Saturday, April 04, 2015

    The Naples Players Presents: “Oklahoma”

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015 – Saturday, April 4, 2015

    Location: 701 5th Avenue South, Naples FL 34102

    Oklahoma! is the groundbreaking musical that launched the successful songwriting collaboration of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. Set in turn-of-the-century Oklahoma, this is the cherished love story of confident cowboy, Curly, and the beguiling farm girl, Laurey. With a score of unforgettable songs like “People Will Say We’re In Love,” “Surrey with the Fringe on Top,”and “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’,” this classic celebrates a territory on the verge of statehood, people resolving their differences and the electricity and excitement of young love.
    Tickets may be purchased in person at our box office, Monday through Friday 10 AM to 4 PM and Saturday 10AM to 1 PM – AND ALWAYS TWO HOURS BEFORE PERFORMANCES.
    Contact: Naples Players
    Phone: 239.263.7990

  • Saturday, March 7, 2015

    Art in the Park

    Saturday, March 7, 2015
    10:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Location: Cambier Park & 8th Street South

    The Naples Art Association (NAA) proudly connects artists with art shoppers in another terrific season of Art in the Park.
    Since 1957 Art in the Park has remained the monthly members show showcasing the talents of our member artists. Believed to be the first outdoor art show held in Naples, Art in the Park carries on the tradition of providing our community access to the very creative fine art and craftwork of our member artists.
    The Naples Art Association is proud to host this juried art show held on the first Saturday of each month from November through April, 10am-4pm. Art in the Park is held in conjunction with “First Saturday” an event directed toward children and families. Children of all ages will have the opportunity to experience working in many mediums, expanding their creativity.
    Phone: 239.262.6517

    Learn More