Located in scenic southwest Florida, Naples is well known for its beautiful beaches, world-class dining, and shopping, as well as its vibrant arts community. Combine the sunny temperatures and warm weather, with the many incredible, year-round local events, and you have the makings for a vacation of a lifetime.
We have created a list of Naples’ can’t-miss events in 2019 to help you plan an unforgettable trip to southwest Florida. Whether it’s a weekend, couple’s getaway or a family vacation, no matter when you visit Naples, it’s the perfect time of the year!
Oh, and make sure to book your stay at the Lemon Tree Inn well in advance, so you don’t miss out on your favorite place to stay!
*Please confirm dates on respective websites before booking — dates and details may change.
J A N U A R Y
Downtown Naples New Year’s Art Fair
January 5, 2019 – January 6, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Casually stroll through the many booths and tents set up at this open-air art festival along 5th Avenue South in downtown Naples. More than 200 professional artists from around the country will be there with artwork ranging from paintings, mixed media art, photography, digital art, sculpture, wood carvings, ceramics, hand-crafted jewelry, leather works and more.
SWFL Festival of Birds
January 18, 2019 – January 20, 2019
This annual event includes many guided field trips to wildlife hot spots around southwest Florida, as well as a variety of lecture at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center.
Naples Daily News Half Marathon
January 20, 2019 | 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
The ultimate distance course is certified, flat, fast half marathon organized by Gulf Coast Runners to benefit the GCR Youth Development Fund.
Naples Winter Wine Festivalat The Ritz Carlton, Golf Resort
January 26, 2019 – January 28, 2019
Savor incomparable cuisine and award-winning, cult classic wines, bid on the rarest and sought-after wines, plus exotic vacations, and limited-edition cars, all to benefit the Naples Children & Education Foundation.
F E B R U A R Y
Everglades Seafood Festival
February 8, 2019 – February 10, 2019
Seafood lovers descend on Everglades City, gateway to the Ten Thousand Islands for the annual Everglades Seafood Festival. This free event includes fresh seafood, country music, carnival rides, crafts booths, and more for this three-day event.
Chubb Classic– Official PGA TOUR Champions Tournament
February 11, 2019 – February 17, 2019
The Classics Country Club at Lely Resort will host this golf tournament with a par 72, 6,714-yard championship layout perfect for world-renowned golf pros.
Paradise Coast Half Marathon
February 17, 2019 | Mon. – Fri 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Paradise Coast Half Marathon takes runners through Naples and nearby Lely Resort, showing off beautiful scenery, celebrity homes, and multitudes of cheers to encourage you along the route.
40th Annual Naples National Art Festival
February 23, 2019 – February 24, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Naples National Art Show is a premier event with high-quality art, engaging artists and a fun-filled festive atmosphere. The show is held in scenic Cambier Park and along 8th Street South, one block from downtown Naples’ premier shopping and dining district.
M A R C H
Naples Craft Beer Festival at Bayfront
March 2, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Naples Craft Beer Fest is a celebration of the art of craft beer. A wide variety of beers from breweries across the country and the world are available for tasting. As a part of the fest, local restaurants will provide food pairings with select beers that are specifically designed to match with a particular brew.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Fifth
March 16, 2019 | 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
It draws over 40,000 people to downtown Naples each year to celebrate Irish heritage and Irish culture in America.
Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival
March 22, 2019 – March 24, 2019, Daily | 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Enjoy three days filled with fresh seafood including fresh fish, stone crab, shrimp, fish chowder and other delicious offerings. Enjoy more than 60 crafts’ vendors, children’s inflatables and live music.
31st Annual Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts
March 23, 2019 – March 24, 2019
Thousands of art-lovers are invited to browse through the more the 250 booths and tents housing juried art, along with their creators, This amazing arts’ festival is a favorite for artist enthusiasts and collectors.
A P R I L
Stay in May Festival at Multiple Naples Venues
April 24, 2019 – May 8, 2019
The StayinMay Festival combines the best of the arts in Naples with incredible talent from around the globe throughout multiple and unique venues across Naples.
J U N E
June 1, 2019 | 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
J U L Y
Naples July 4th Parade
July 4, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Bring the family and enjoy the annual Naples 4th of July parade. The parade route goes from Broad Avenue South to Third Street South, up to 5th Avenue South, then east on 5th Avenue South, turning South on 8th Street South past City Hall, ending at 8th Avenue South and 8th Street South.
July 4th Fireworks at Naples Pier
July 4, 2019 | 9:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Enjoy a spectacular fireworks display over the Gulf of Mexico. Bring your beach chairs and blankets and watch from the beach near the Naples Pier.
S E P T E M B E R
Blessing of the Stone Crab Fleet
September 28, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Come to the Historic Rod & Gun Club Lodge in Everglades City for a fun day for all the family! Vendor booths will open at 10 a.m., and the Opening Ceremony starts at 10:30, which includes the blessing of the boats by local pastors. The event also includes bake sales, live music, face-painting, a kids frog-jumping contest, a stone crab art contest for kids, and the annual coconut guava cake contest.
D E C E M B E R
Night Lights in the Naples Botanical Garden
December 7-23, December 26-30, 2019, and January. 1-3, 2020 | 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Discover the natural beauty of plants from the tropics and subtropics as thousands of lights illuminate the garden. Enjoy gourmet treats and music by local performers.
New Year’s Eve Fireworks at Naples Pier
December 31, 2019 | 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
More than 7,500 people attend Monday night’s New Year’s Eve fireworks show at the Naples Pier. Grab a blanket and find a spot to watch the magnificent display from the beach.