Marco Island Boat Parade & Naples New Year’s Eve Fireworks 2019

Countdown to Christmas and New Year’s Eve continues. The score? Eight more shopping days ’til Christmas. Fifteen days ’til New Year’s Eve. Last weekend, we saw the Christmas boat parade in Naples. This weekend, we get to enjoy the Marco Island Boat Parade. In just two weeks, get ready for some Naples New Year’s Eve Fireworks to end 2019 with a bang!

Finish off 2019 with a bang in Southwest Florida by watching the Marco Island Boat Parade on Dec 21st and the Naples New Year's Eve Fireworks Show on the 31st.

Marco Island Boat Parade 2019

Where: Marco Island Visitor Center (The Esplanade, 760 N Collier)
When: Saturday, December 21st, 6 pm to 9 pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: Marco Island Chamber of Commerce (239) 250-8348

Search homes for sale in the Naples/Marco Island areaEvery year, dozens of local citizens add a festive touch to their boats by stringing hundreds of twinkling lights from stem to stern. Then, they parade them around Marco Island purely for the enjoyment of the public. The best places from which to view this awesome spectacle include the Esplanade (Smokehouse Bay) and Snook Inn (Marco River). Stop by early to scout out your best vantage point. Just make sure you bring a lawn chair for your comfort.

Naples New Year’s Eve Fireworks 2019

Where: Naples Pier (137 12th Ave S)
When: Tuesday, December 31st, 7:30 pm to 8 pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: City of Naples (239) 213-1000

In just over two weeks from today, we bid adieu to 2019 and welcome in 2020. How will you spend it? Enjoy a little pre-midnight festivities by watching some fireworks over the Naples Pier. Meant to be a family-friendly affair, bring the kids with you. Watch for the “no parking” signs around the pier. Local police strongly enforce these. You wouldn’t want to start the new year off with a ticket, would you? Stick to public parking lots (3rd St S and 5th Ave S) to avoid parking tickets. And, please, stay away from private properties and driveways without the owner’s permission.

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