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.
Saturday, January 7, 2017 - Saturday, December 29, 2018
Third Street South Farmers Market
7:30 am – 11:30 am
Third Street South
Join your friends and neighbors for a stroll through the Third Street South Farmers Market. Overflowing with fresh and organic produce, flowers, pastas, cheeses, seafood, baked goods, jams, jellies and crafts, the Third Street Farmers Market offers something for everyone. The market is also well known for the best people and dog watching in town.
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - Saturday, May 12, 2018
Art After Dark
Second Saturday of each month from October through May
Location: Crayton Cove
This event gives art enthusiasts and collectors an exceptional opportunity to enjoy an evening of fine art and fine dining alongside picturesque Naples Bay.
The galleries participating in Art After Dark include Art Gallery Old Naples2, Earth & Fire, Guess-Fisher Gallery: Nestled in the Cove, Nora Butler Designs, Phil Fisher Gallery and Random Acts of Art. All hang new art and exhibits and offer complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres, and Guess-Fisher even provides entertainment by local musical talent. Also open during Art After Dark are the Naples Ship Store and The Beached Boat Co. With its collection of museum-quality ship random-acts-of-art-03-2models, maritime collectibles, paintings, gifts and marine/fishing supplies, the Naples Ship Store has catered to the nautical enthusiast since 1986. And at The Beached Boat Co, locals and winter residents alike will find “Coastal Cottage” furniture in vibrant colors and classic styles perfect for a beach house or casual coastal lifestyle.
With restaurants like Bleu Provence, Chez Boez, The Dock and Boathouse Restaurant, most people taking part in Art After Dark cap their evening of fine art with a sumptuous gourmet meal. The experienced concentration of professional artists who make Art After Dark an exciting art evening is located at the intersection of 8th St. S. & 12th Ave. S., all within a one-block walk.
Sunday, February 11, 2018 - Monday, February 12, 2018
Third on Canvas – Painting, Teaching, Viewing and an Auction
A benefit for PAWS Assistance Dogs. PAWS provides service dogs at no cost to veterans and children with disabilities.
Each February, carefully chosen artists paint the wonderful buildings, original cottages, fountains, plazas, and courtyards of the Third Street South area including the beaches, The Pier, Crayton Cove and The City Docks which surround it. Watch the artists bring scenes to life, attend outdoor lectures and come to the viewing and auction to bid on your favorites. Wander the stores and visit the restaurants or take a moment in the courtyards near the fountains. Details on Painting Days, Viewing and the Auction Party are below. Monies benefit PAWS Assistance Dogs which provides service dogs at no cost for veterans and children with disabilities.
Painting days for 2018 are February 11 and 12 with the art auction taking place February 15, 2018, in a private club.
Saturday, February 24, 2018 - Sunday, February 25, 2018
The Naples National
The Naples National is held in scenic Cambier Park and along 8th Street South in downtown Naples, FL.
Date : February 24 & 25, 2018
Location : Cambier Park, Naples
Show Hours : 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Admission : FREE
Parking : all around 5th Ave S. and Cambier Park.
Because of its national ranking and the beautiful weather in southwest Florida during this time of year, the Naples National draws some of the finest artists in the country. Sunshine Artist Magazine has ranked this art show as high as the #9 art show in the United States and has included The Naples National in its top ten national show seven years running. This is a juried art show with artists applying in eighteen categories including painting, jewelry, watercolor, ceramics, metal, sculpture and wood.
The local community counts Naples National among its premiere, must-see events thanks to the high quality of the art, the engaging personalities of the artists and the festive atmosphere. More than 20,000 residents and visitors flock to this outdoor weekend art show to enjoy the art, live performances and our world-class restaurants in downtown Naples. Show attendees take full advantage of the opportunity to meet artists from across the country and to learn about their inspiration and techniques.
This show raises funds for educational art programming for the Naples Art Association. There is a suggested $5 donation at the gate.
Saturday, March 24, 2018 - Sunday, March 25, 2018
NAPLES DOWNTOWN ART SHOW
The Naples Downtown Art Show, which takes place on Saturday, March 24th and Sunday, March 25th, allows thousands of art-savvy show goers to mill about the 230+ booths that participating artists set up under the canopy of oak boughs and golden trumpet trees that shade flower-lined Fifth Avenue South from southwest Florida’s brilliant springtime sunshine from Highway 41 west to 3rd Street South just blocks from the gulf.
Date : March 24 & 25, 2018
Location : 5th Avenue South
Show Hours : Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Admission : FREE donations are always greatly appreciated and benefit The Naples Art Association art education programs.
Parking : all around 5th Ave South or ride your bike!
The setting is definitely a big part of the allure associated with this end-of-season art show, where artist tents and booths are nestled between rows of Mediterranean-accented buildings housing banks, stock and real estate brokerages, European-style boutiques, high-end jewelry stores, prestigious art galleries and some of the finest restaurants, bistros and outdoor cafes in all of southwest Florida. Old-fashioned city clocks, public art sculptures and a bevy of bubbling fountains add to Fifth Avenue’s aesthetic appeal and ambiance. Shoppers will have the opportunity to mingle with about 220 professional artists from around the country in categories ranging from original oils and acrylics on canvas to watercolors, 2D and 3D mixed media, limited edition prints, photography, digital art, sculpture, wood carvings, ceramics, hand-crafted jewelry, leather works and more.
Unlike a gallery or museum, a fine art show such as this one offers savvy art enthusiasts the unique opportunity to meet the artists in person; commission a specific piece; ask questions about techniques; learn the sources of their inspiration and purchase fine works of art directly from the artists.