While it’s true that the weather and the fantastic beach views are definite draws for people coming to Naples, there’s a lot more to the area than that. There are a plethora of activities for a wide range of interests. Here's a look at some of the best 2018 spring events in Naples, Florida. And these events are just some of what's happening in the month of March alone!
March 3, 2018
The Naples Craft Beer Fest
You can enjoy the Naples Craft Beer Fest from 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM at 465 Bayfront Place, Naples, FL 34102. It’s a celebration of the art of craft beer, featuring a wide variety of beers from breweries across the country and the world. Plenty of local restaurants take part: Providing food pairings to accompany select beers. Because this is also a competition for the People’s Choice award for best pairing, as well as the Brewer’s Choice award, you’re assured of plenty of palate-pleasing choices. You’ll enjoy all this accompanied by the musical offerings of local talent.
March 9, 2018
The Kids’ Fishing Clinic
If you want to introduce your children to the joys of fishing, head over to Naples Pier 24 12th Avenue S. in Naples from 9 a.m. to Noon. They’ll enjoy a one-day educational event conducted by the Marine Industries Association of Collier County Foundation with the help of the Outreach and Education (O&E) Subsection of the Division of Marine Fisheries Management. The primary goal of this program is to create responsible marine resource stewards by teaching children the vulnerability of Florida’s marine ecosystems and ethical angling skills. The Clinic also teaches fundamental saltwater fishing knowledge and skills while promoting a positive fishing experience. Kids age 5 to 15 are welcome to this free event and will receive a free rod and reel while supplies last. Click here for additional information.
March 17, 2018
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
If you want to celebrate everyone’s favorite Irish Saint, you have a great opportunity in Naples. Head down to Fifth Avenue South for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade starting at 11:00 AM. It’s the largest privately funded parade in the state—drawing more than 40,000 people to downtown Naples each year. The parade is sponsored by the Naples St. Patrick Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization that has donated more than $200,000 to local high school bands and scholarships in the last five years. Visit their website for more information.
March 23 - 25, 2018
The 2018 Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival
You can enjoy a weekend of fun, food, and music from 11 AM to 9 PM at Veterans Community Park, 901 Park Avenue, Marco Island, FL 34145. In addition to plenty of great music, you can feast on your favorite seafood specialties such as fresh grouper, crab cakes, stone crab, shrimp, crawdads, chowder, lobster and more (in addition to a huge assortment of traditional non-seafood offerings. Enjoy beer and wine and offerings from more than 60 artisans. There is also a kid’s zone with bounce house, slide, rock climbing wall, and a trampoline. Single Day admission is $10, and a 2-day admission is $16. Click here for additional information.
March 24 - 25, 2018
Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts
Celebrate a wide variety of artistic expression on Fifth Avenue South in Naples on Saturday from 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM. You find approximately 250 artists from all over the country exhibiting sculptures, paintings, jewelry items, photography, ceramics and more. Artist tents and booths are nestled between rows of Mediterranean-accented buildings where you can also enjoy 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. Sunshine Artist Magazine ranks this free art festival as the #9 art festival in the country and South Florida’s highest ranked show. Click here for more information.