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.

  • Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - Monday, May 16, 2016

    The Naples Players Presents: “The Dixie Swim Club”

    Wednesday, April 20, 2016 – Monday, May 16, 2016
    Location: Sugden Theater, 701 5th Avenue South, Naples FL 34102

    Enduring friendships are at the heart of this endearing and witty comedy
    where five very different women who met on their college swim team reconnect every year at a beachfront house in North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Leaving, husbands, jobs and kids behind these women come to laugh, reminisce and meddle in each other’s lives. With the southern charm of Steel Magnolias and the biting repartee of The Golden Girls, The Dixie Swim Club is a hilarious and often touching tribute to friendships that last a lifetime.
    Tickets may also be purchased in person at the 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, April 30, 2016 - Sunday, May 15, 2016

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

    Saturday, April 30, 2016 – Sunday, May 15, 2016
    Location: The Norris Center, 755 8th Street, Naples FL 34102

    A poignant new comedy looks at a loving family divided by faith.
    Zarina is a talented young writer who often clashes with her very traditional father and sister. Focused on finishing her novel about women and Islam, Zarina meets Eli, a man who helps to connect her modernistic life and the traditions forced upon her with her heritage. But when Zarina’s father and sister learn about her book, the entire family must face their beliefs and their culture. Playwright Ayad Akhtar is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize.

    For more information: Gulfshore Playhouse
    Tickets: 1.866.811.4111

  • Thursday, May 5, 2016

    Evening on Fifth

    Thursday, May 5, 2016
    6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

    Enjoy live Music, shopping, dining, dancing on fabulous 5th Avenue South! Evening on 5th will feature an array of live musical performances throughout the sidewalk areas of 5th Avenue South. The night will also include fabulous dining, and the opportunity to explore the distinct boutiques, shops, and galleries that span from 9th Street to 3rd Street. Whether you want to relax with friends at dinner or dessert, or dance with your favorite entertainers, you won’t want to miss this event.

    Contact: Fifth Avenue South Business Improvement District
    Phone: 239.692.8436

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  • Saturday, May 7, 2016

    Derby Day on Third Street South

    Saturday, May 7, 2016
    Third Street South, Naples, FL

    The Kentucky Derby is much more than a two-minute event. It’s time to pull out all the stops with your Derby Day ensemble and express your inner Southern Belle at the premier Kentucky Derby party in Naples, the Naples Junior Women’s Club Sixth Annual “Derby Dash” at Ridgway Bar & Grill. Festivities will include hors d’eouvres, signature mint juleps, wine selection, 50/50 raffle, best dressed and hat contests, photo booth, live music and several racing games. Tickets are $60 and can be purchased at the Naples Junior Woman’s Club.

  • Saturday, May 14, 2016

    40th Annual and Final Great Dock Canoe Race

    Saturday, May 14, 2016
    Races start at 11 a.m.
    845 12th Ave. S., Naples, FL 34102

    This annual Naples tradition marks the end to the busy winter season and the start of summer fun, and is probably Naples’ best-loved spectator sport. Canoe contestants vie in a variety of races. Each year, The Great Dock Canoe Race selects a Theme for the Race. The “Best Dressed Theme Canoe Competition” is judged upon (amongst other things) most creative interpretation of the theme. This year’s theme is “The Last Dance”. The races start at The Dock at Crayton Cove. The race lanes are located west of the markers. The path runs parallel to the City Dock, then through the small cove facing Naples Yacht Club, then north to the Riverwalk at Tin City, which is the halfway point. The return trip is the same course in reverse.

    Admission: Free

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