Monthly Archives: March 2019

Naples Art in the Park 2019 – Last Show of the Season

If you desire to see beautiful works of art while enjoying the gorgeous Southwest Florida weather, there’s just one place to go: Cambier Park. In February, they hosted the Naples National Art Festival. Earlier this month, they hosted the Artcrafters Fine Art Show. And, since November, the park featured an outdoor art market on the first Saturday of each month. However, this next Naples Art in the Park will be the last show of the season.

Don't miss the last Naples Art in the Park show for the 2018/2019 season. The artists won't be back for this juried art show until November.

What: Naples Art in the Park 2019
Where: Cambier Park
When: Saturday, April 6th, 10 am to 4 pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: Naples Art Association (239) 262-6517 or via email

Naples Art in the Park 2019 – Last Show of the Season

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Looking for something new to add to your home’s decor? An interesting sculpture? A delicate watercolor? Perhaps an industrial-style metal piece? Maybe you need something unique to dress up your outdoor living space. Whatever it is you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it at Naples Art in the Park 2019.

For over six decades now, Naples Art in the Park has brought artists and shoppers together in one location. This takes the artists out of their studios and into nature where anyone can admire their work. Speak directly to the artist whose work you enjoy. Learn about their process, their inspiration, and their experience in an unfiltered backdrop of natural beauty.

As I stated before, April 6th marks the final Naples Art in the Park of the season. They won’t open back up again until November. So, if you want to purchase a new art piece for your collection, you should do it now. Keep in mind that art makes a great gift for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthdays, anniversaries, and any other occasion you can think of. Support artists and the beauty they provide. Come to Naples Art in the Park next month.

Michelle Thomas, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, Luxury Naples/Marco Island Homes & Condos

Naples Downtown Art Show 2019

The first day of spring happens this Wednesday, March 20th. Can you believe it? That means that the Naples Downtown Art Show 2019 becomes the first official spring art event in town.

Come to the Naples Downtown Art Show 2019 this weekend (March 23rd & 24th) for the first art show of spring in the Naples/Marco Island area.

What: Naples Downtown Art Show 2019
Where: 701 5th Ave S
When: March 23rd, 10 am to 6 pm & March 24th, 10 am to 5 pm
Admission: FREE (donations accepted)
Contact: Naples Art Association (239) 262-6517 or via email

Naples Downtown Art Show 2019

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Known for its rich art scene, Naples hosts several award-winning art shows all year long. Earlier this month, people packed Cambier Park for the Artcrafters Fine Art and Crafts Show. At the end of February, over 20,000 people filled up Cambier Park for the National Art Festival. This weekend, you won’t want to miss one of Sunshine Artist magazine’s 200 Best Classic & Contemporary Craft Shows. Last year’s Naples Downtown Art Show ranked #34 on that list, as a matter of fact.

Over 200 artists from all over the United States as well as a few foreign countries showcase their work in this juried art show. That makes the Naples Downtown Art Show 2019 a truly international experience. Come see the amazing talent on display for yourself. All artists in the show benefit from advertising paid for by the show.

Naples Downtown Art Show 2019 Admission & Parking Info

Anyone interested in seeing the artwork on display at the Naples Downtown Art Show 2019 gets in absolutely free of charge. However, donations are always accepted. The money raised from the show benefits the educational programs provided by the Naples Art Association.

Free parking can be found all around 5th Ave South. It should be a beautiful sunny day. So, if you’d rather, forget about trying to find a parking spot. Ride your bicycle to the show instead. Make it a family outing and bring your kids and friends along, too. The choice is yours. Enjoy!

Michelle Thomas, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, Luxury Naples/Marco Island Homes & Condos

Collier County Fair 2019

Do you remember how excited you got when the fair came to town as a kid? Sticky, yummy food. Ring toss for prizes. Rides that went round and round? Relive those fun times again with your own kids during the Collier County Fair 2019.

Bring the whole family to the Collier County Fair 2019 for food, games, rides, live entertainment, animals, and so much more between March 14 & 24.

What: Collier County Fair 2019
Where: Collier County Fairgrounds (751 39th Ave NE, Naples)
When: March 14th to 24th, 6 pm to 11 pm Mon, Tues & Thurs, 2 pm to 11 pm Wed, 6 pm to 1 am Fri, 1 pm to 1 am Sat & 1 pm to 10 pm Sun
Admission: $5.50 to $28 (rides cost extra)
Contact: Collier County Fairgrounds (239) 455-1444

Collier County Fair 2019

The Collier County Fair 2019 hosts the usual types of things you expect to find at the fair: food vendors, fairway games, carnival rides. But they also showcase fantastic live entertainment and other activities. Some of the acts on the schedule include the ventriloquist Tom Crowl, DJ Negro at Fiesta at the Fair, and the Sweeney Family Band. Watch the Rhinestone Roper’s Wild West Show. See the aquatic acrobatics of the Fair Flayes Water Show. Puppet Grandpa Cratchet teaches kids about safety. And you definitely won’t want to miss the petting zoo, pig races, pony rides or arm wrestling. On St Patrick’s Day, the demolition derby comes to the fair. All of this and so much more is included in the price of admission!

Outside food and beverages are prohibited. Food vendors are available on-site. Feel free to bring your own chair or blanket if you’d like. Only service animals are allowed on the premises. Large crowds scare even the tamest of pets. For the safety of you, your pet and the people around you, please leave Fluffy or Fido at home.

Tickets for Collier County Fair 2019

Admission to the Collier County Fair 2019 costs $12 per adult per day. Children ages 6 to 11 get in for just $5.50 per day. All kids under the age of 6 get in absolutely free of charge with an accompanying parent or guardian. Until midnight on March 20th, you may purchase a MegaPass armband for $28 (adult or child). This armband allows you admission to the fair for one day as well as unlimited rides. The MegaPasses can be used any day of the fair (March 14th to 24th) but will be unavailable for purchase after the 20th. Purchase your tickets at the Collier County Fair’s online box office or in person at the fairgrounds.

Michelle Thomas, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, Luxury Naples/Marco Island Homes & Condos

Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival 2019

The Gulf of Mexico sits right in our backyard. The Caribbean and Atlantic Ocean are located a short distance away. So, fresh seafood acts as a mainstay in many dishes around our town. Sounds like a great location for the Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival 2019 to me!

Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival 2019 offers three days of delicious food, beautiful arts and crafts, and tons of great music at Veterans Park to raise money for local Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs.

What: Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival 2019
Where: Veterans Community Park (901 Park Ave)
When: March 22 & 23rd, 11 am to 9 pm, March 24th, 11 am to 5 pm
Admission: $10 per day or $16 for any two days, kids under 12 FREE
Contact: Marco Island Chamber of Commerce (239) 394-7549

Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival 2019

Over the course of the three-day Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival 2019 event, guests dine on the best seafood around. Not a huge fan of fish dishes? Don’t worry. Chefs serve up some meat and vegetarian meals as well. No one goes hungry here! Dozens of arts and crafts vendors show off their wares for sale. Let your children play in the Kids Zone while you shop around.

In addition to the amazing food and artists’ offerings, top-notch musicians perform for the crowds as well. Each night offers a different headline act to finish off that day’s jamboree of fun. On opening night, Disco Inferno closes out the evening with their covers of the hits you would have danced to at Studio 54. Saturday’s festivities end with The Landsharks Band headlining. They perform their tributes to the music of Jimmy Buffet and the Beach Boys. Finally, the entire Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival 2019 finishes up with country duo One Night Rodeo’s headlining performance. Several other fantastic bands also play throughout each day of the festival, too.

Tickets for the Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival 2019

The festival offers two separate ticket options: a one-day pass or a two-day pass. For $10, you gain access to the festival for one as well as free parking for that day. Pay just $6 more and add a second day. You choose which two of the three days you want to attend. Kids under 12 years old get in for free. For tickets, please visit the Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival website here.

For 11 years now, the Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival has acted as a fundraiser for our local Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs. Money raised benefits the charities they work tirelessly to help throughout the year. Your patronage is greatly appreciated.

Michelle Thomas, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, Luxury Naples/Marco Island Homes & Condos