Monthly Archives: January 2020

Naples Cars on Fifth 2020 Charity Event

Known for its beautiful location, Fifth Ave South provides the backdrop for many fun events here in Naples throughout the year. Some of these include charity events like Naples Cars on Fifth 2020. The largest event in the city for the year, Cars on Fifth raises money for those in need: St. Matthew’s House.

All money raised from the Naples Cars on Fifth 2020 charity event benefit St Matthew's House. Come see exotic foreign cars next to classic American muscle cars and help the homeless in our community at the same time.

What: Naples Cars on Fifth 2020
Where: 701 5th Ave South
When: Saturday, February 8th, 10 am to 4 pm
Admission: General Admission/$20 per person, VIP/$50 per person
Contact: Ferrari Club of America, Naples Chapter via email

Naples Cars on Fifth 2020

Search homes for sale in the Naples/Marco Island areaThe Naples Chapter of the Ferrari Club of America hosts this annual fundraising event. They organize owners of 575 different exotic and American muscle cars, including over 100 Ferraris. Don’t be surprised if you see a vintage Ferrari Spyder next to a classic 1955 Corvette V8. Or a Porsche 356 lined up across from a ’68 Mercury Cougar GT-E. Whether you love international or domestic cars, there is something here to excite everyone’s tastes.

Auctions and Raffles

Three items will be offered up for auction at Naples Cars on Fifth 2020. The first offers up to four hours of travel on the Honda Jet Elite, a private luxury airplane. The second item up for bid is a signed copy of Leroy Neiman’s “24 Hours at LeMans” serigraph. Finally, for the more adventurous of the group, place your bid on a half-hour sunset helicopter tour of Naples for up to six passengers. To view each item and place your own bid, visit the Cars on Fifth website here.

Admission Costs

General admission costs $20 per person for anyone aged 13 or above. Kids under 13 get in for free. For an elevated experience, purchase a VIP wristband for $50 each. This grants the wearer access to the VIP area, where they showcase the most expensive and exotic cars at the event. Plus, receive two drink tickets (choice of beer or wine), catered food, and private restroom facilities. It also allows you access to all other areas of the event for the day. Purchase your wristbands early by visiting the Cars on Fifth website here.

St. Matthew’s House

One hundred percent of the money raised at each Cars on Fifth event benefits St. Matthew’s House. In the last two years alone, over $250,000 was given to St. Matthew’s House. They provide housing (up to 400 people) and food (up to 600 people) for the homeless population in the Naples area every single day. They also operate a food pantry, recovery program, and operate the Immokalee Friendship House. They’ve been serving Naples and the surrounding area for more than 30 years.

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

Marco Island Chalk Arts 2020

They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The same can also be said for art. It comes in many forms: paintings, drawings, photographs, pottery, clothing, jewelry. Even something as simple as chalk churns out a masterpiece…when the intent of the person behind it deems it to be so. This weekend, chalk transforms pavement into canvasses for art at the Marco Island Chalk Arts 2020 event.

Calling artists of all ages and abilities. Come to the Marco Island Center for the Arts on Jan 25th to create art for free on the pavement during the Marco Island Chalk Arts 2020 event.

What: Marco Island Chalk Arts 2020
Where: Marco Island Center for the Arts (1010 Winterberry Dr)
When: Saturday, January 25th, 2 pm to 5 pm
Admission: FREE (RSVP Required)
Contact: Marco Island Center for the Arts (239) 394-4221 or via email

Marco Island Chalk Arts 2020

Search homes for sale in the Naples/Marco Island areaCome pull up a piece of pavement at the Center for the Arts this Saturday. Express yourself in whatever way you see fit. Other local artists join the “amateur” public artists in creating wonderful works of art in chalk literally on the ground of the arts center. The center provides all the materials you need. You just bring your creativity and sense of fun. I can’t think of another more fun way to spend time with your kids while encouraging the artist inside of them than at this Marco Island Chalk Arts 2020 event.

Mother Nature vacillates between sunny and partly cloudy days over the next few days. Check the skies before you leave. No matter what, you should expect to get a bit dusty. So, dress in clothes you don’t mind getting chalk and dirt all over.

How to Sign Up

Yes, it’s absolutely free to participate in the Marco Island Chalk Arts event. However, since the Center for the Arts provides the materials, they need to know how many people to expect. Therefore, you must submit your RSVP ahead of time. To do so, either call the Center at (239) 394-4221 or email your intent to info@marcoislandart.org.

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

Naples Boat Show 2020

Less than two weeks ago, we welcomed in the new year with an early evening fireworks show at Naples Pier. One hundred and forty days separate us until summer (June 1st). But, even though the calendar puts us in the dead of winter, we still experience highs solidly in the 80s right now. So it should come as no surprise that the Naples Boat Show 2020 takes place this upcoming weekend.

MIACC hosts Naples Boat Show 2020 at the Municipal Airport this weekend (Jan 16th to 19th). The biggest boat show of its kind in the area, it features huge deals on Cabin Cruisers, pontoons, fishing boats, safety gear, fishing gear, and much, much more.

What: Naples Boat Show 2020
Where: Naples Airport (526 Terminal Dr)
When: January 16th to 19th, 10 am to 5 pm
Admission: $12 per person, kids ages 12 & under/FREE
Contact: Marine Industries Association of Collier County (239) 682-0900 or via email

Naples Boat Show 2020

Search homes for sale in the Naples/Marco Island areaA boat show on land? Sounds a little odd, right? Not so. Marine Industries Association of Collier County (MIACC) hosts the biggest recreational watersports show in the area this weekend. And it takes place at the Municipal Airport. However, they do provide a free shuttle to the Naples City Dock. So, test drives before you buy aren’t completely out of the question.

MIACC puts on free fishing seminars each day. Brush up on your skills before you head down to the marina. Visit the nautical market and auction for great deals on center consoles, Cabin Cruisers, fishing boats, and more. Visit the marina to see mega-yachts and “regular” yachts in their element. Make sure to outfit your boat with enough properly-sized life vests to fit anyone onboard. Upgrade to the latest and greatest in today’s safety gear. Let the kids roam free in the Kids Club. And when you get hungry from visiting all the vendors, visit one of the food trucks to fuel up.

Boat Show Ticket Info

Tickets cost $12 per person for a one-day general admission ticket. All kids ages 12 and under get in absolutely free of charge with a paying adult. To reserve your tickets, visit the Naples Boat Show box office website here.

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

Marco Island Rocks Concert 2020

I certainly hope everyone enjoyed the holidays. Now that they’re over, we get back to the business of everyday life here in Southwest Florida. But the fun never stops. This weekend, the City hosts the Marco Island Rocks Concert 2020 for the public.

The very first live event in the Marco Island Rocks Concert 2020 Series takes place this Sat, Jan 11th at Veterans Community Park. The next won't happen until April.

What: Marco Island Rocks Concert 2020
Where: Veterans Community Park
When: Saturday, January 11th, 4:30 pm to 9 pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: City of Marco Island via email

Marco Island Rocks Concert 2020

Search homes for sale in the Naples/Marco Island areaFor this first Island Rocks Concert of 2020, Naples’ own Sarah Hadeka and the Bruce Springsteen tribute band “The Boss Band” perform live for the public. Veterans Community Park is situated at Park Ave and W Elkcam Dr. You won’t find any seating at the park itself. So, bring lawn chairs and/or blankets from home for your comfort. Unfortunately, you must leave your coolers at home as well. However, on-site food vendors provide all you need to eat and drink while the concert takes place. The next Island Rocks Concert in this year’s concert series takes place on April 4th.

Marco Island’s 2020 Winter Concert Series

If you want the experience of the Island Rocks Concert to continue for a while longer, consider attending the City’s Winter Concert Series. It takes place at Mackle Park every Sunday through March 29th from 2 pm to 4 pm. They also offer this event absolutely free of charge. Each Sunday, one of four local bands perform. Ferguson and Rogers, Naples New Horizons, Marco Big Band, and Bob Smith & Friends alternate weekends. Naples Big Band performs just once for this series: on March 1st. For a complete schedule of the bands, visit the City of Marco Island’s Parks and Recreation Facebook page.

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