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2019 Naples Boat Show: 1st Boat Show of the Year!

On the shores of Southwest Florida, boating is a way of life. We love our time out on the water. Even though we’re in the middle of winter, 80 degree weather means that any time’s a great time to go boating. If you’re looking to upgrade to a new model or want to buy your first seafaring vessel, then you need to make sure you head over to the 2019 Naples Boat Show!

Looking to buy your first Day Cruiser or do you want to upgrade from your current Runabout? Need new safety gear? Visit the 2019 Naples Boat Show Jan 17th - 20th at the Naples Municipal Airport for great deals in the new year!

What: 2019 Naples Boat Show
Where: Naples Municipal Airport (160 Aviation Dr N)
When: January 17th-20th, 10 am to 5 pm
Admission: $10/day for adults, Kids 12 & under FREE, parking FREE
Contact: Marine Industries Association of Collier County (MIACC) (239) 682-0900 or via email

2019 Naples Boat Show

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Whether you’re in the market for a day cruiser or a yacht, a pontoon or a sailboat, the 2019 Naples Boat Show offers something for everyone. You’ll see offerings from the best boat manufacturers around today, including Chaparral, MasterCraft, Sea Ray, Viking Yachts, and so many more. Update your emergency equipment. Outfit everyone onboard with the right sized vests. Remember, Florida law states that all children under the age of six must wear a life jacket at all times on any 26 foot or under vessel. Also, anyone on a PWC or being towed behind a boat must always wear a life jacket. So, it’s a good time to make sure you have life jackets that fit every passenger on your boat.

Tickets for the 2019 Naples Boat Show

Admission for the 2019 Naples Boat Show runs just $10 per day per adult. All kids ages 12 and under get in for free. Parking is also FREE on-site during the boat show. Please keep your pets at home. They aren’t allowed on the airport premises during the boat show. To order your tickets now, visit the 2019 Naples Boat Show’s online box office here.

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

Naples New Year’s Art Show 2019

It’s the last day of 2018. What will you be doing to celebrate? Watch the fireworks show at 5th Avenue South? Festivities start at 7 pm, if that’s your plan. How about starting 2019 off with a beautiful light show at the Botanical Garden tomorrow night? It closes on January 3rd. So, you have a few days left to enjoy it. But the first major event for January takes place on the first weekend of the year at the Naples New Year’s Art Show 2019. And, if you love art, you absolutely must come to this show!

Naples New Year's Art Show 2019 starts off with Art in the Park on Jan 5th and continues with artist booths set up around 5th Ave South on the 6th. Free admission for everyone.

What: Naples New Year’s Art Show 2019
Where: Fifth Ave South (701 5th Ave South)
When: January 5th & 6th, 10 am to 5 pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: Fifth Ave South (239) 692-8436

Naples New Year’s Art Show 2019

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The Naples New Year’s Art Show 2019 starts off with Art in the Park on Saturday, January 5th. Located in the first block of Park St, just south of 5th Ave South, Art in the Park features dozens of talented artists showcasing their skills in all kinds of media, including paintings, photographs, handmade items, and sculptures.

With winter temperatures in the mid-70’s, it’s no wonder that artists flock to Southwest Florida for things like the Naples New Year’s Art Show 2019! In addition to Art in the Park, dozens of artists and artisans set up booths all around the 5th Ave South shopping center. Set amidst beautiful Mediterranean-style buildings, you can’t tell that it’s actually the middle of winter here.

Visit with the individual artists responsible for each work of art on display. If you fall in love with certain pieces, purchase them for your own personal art collection and take them home with you. And if you want your children to develop a love of the arts as well, events like the Naples New Year’s Art Show 2019 provide the perfect introduction.

On a final note, keep this in mind. However you choose to welcome in the new year, please make sure you do it responsibly. Never drink and drive. Arrange for safe travel home before you head out for the evening. That way, everyone starts 2019 off in the best way possible…alive. Happy New Year!

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

Calling All Naples Florida Area Food and Wine Lovers

Calling All Naples Florida Area Food and Wine Lovers

Paradise Coast Food and Wine Tasting Event

Calling All Naples Florida Area Food and Wine Lovers - Paradise Coast Food & Wine Experience

Calling all food and wine lovers!  Mark your calendars for the Paradise Coast Food & Wine Experience. This is a must-attend event!

What: Paradise Coast Food & Wine Experience

When: November 11, 2017, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Where: 5th Avenue South, Naples, FL

Cost: $85 for Grand Tasting and $120 for the VIP Grand Tasting, $25 add-on to Meet Martha’s Experts; Thomas Joseph

Tickets:  Go to http://protixonline.com/events/details/?event_id=668 to purchase tickets.

This is a great opportunity to sample the culinary delights offered by some of the most renowned chefs and mixologists in the country.

Choose Your Ticket:

$85 Grand Tasting includes unlimited culinary delights including spirits from local restaurants.  You’ll also be able to see chef demonstrations and seminars.  National and local culinary experts will participate in panel discussions.

$120 VIP Tasting allows you avoid the long lines with a one-hour early-access.  Enjoy private wine and other drink tastings in the VIP Lounge.  This is in addition to what’s available in the Grand Tasting.

Need a little more of the Paradise Coast Food & Wine Experience?  For a $25 add-on Thomas Joseph, Martha Stewart’s Culinary Director will demonstrate his best tips and techniques.  A one-year subscription to Martha Stewart Living Magazine and Naples Daily News or The News-Press digital subscription.

This event promises to be a fun-packed thrill event for foodies of all experience and talent.  It’s more than the usual food tasting event.  It’s the full experience.  An exciting few steps beyond.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the Fifth Avenue South Business Improvement District and the USA TODAY Network publications.

Bring your appetite!  This event is going to be a lot of fun.

Naples Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

Only four more days until a total eclipse of the sun hits the USA.  We haven’t seen anything like this in almost 100 years.  To celebrate, the Collier County Library will be hosting a Naples Solar Eclipse Viewing Party on Monday, August 21st.  Get there early to make sure you get your free pair of viewing glasses.

The Collier County Library will be hosting a Naples Solar Eclipse Viewing Party on Aug 21st, 2017 at 1:15pm. Viewing glasses provided on first come/first served basis.

What: Naples Solar Eclipse Viewing Party
Where: Collier County Public Library (2660 N Horseshoe Dr #105)
When: Monday, August 21st, 2017, 1:15pm to 4:15pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: Collier County Public Library (239) 593-0334

Naples Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

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While Naples sits south of the path of totality, it still promises to be an amazing sight here in Southwest Florida.  The Naples Solar Eclipse Viewing Party begins with a special presentation detailing what exactly an eclipse is.  You must sit through the presentation in order to receive your glasses.  The eclipse itself begins around 1:22pm.  It should reach its maximum coverage around 2:54pm and then conclude around 4:17pm, according to TimeandDate.com.  The Naples Solar Eclipse Viewing Party ends at the conclusion of the eclipse

Naples Solar Eclipse Viewing Party Glasses

Glasses will be handed out on a first come/first served.  When I spoke with the library this morning, they told me that they’ve received a lot of inquiries about their Naples Solar Viewing Party.  So, you might want to bring eclipse viewing glasses with you just to be sure you have them.  Otherwise, you may have to share with others around you.  NASA provides tips about how to view an eclipse safely and what to check for to make sure your glasses are safety approved.  Since many vendors may be sold out of solar eclipse viewing glasses by now, NASA also provides instructions on creating a pinhole camera to safely view the eclipse.

Remember, don’t stare directly at the sun, even during a partial eclipse.  Serious, irreversible damage may occur.  Stay safe.  Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

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Naples Boat Show 2017

The Naples Boat Show 2017 takes place at the Municipal Airport January 19th-22nd. Tickets available online.Boats and Naples go together like peanut butter and jelly.  You can’t have one without the other.  One trip to the marina will show you how much boats have become integrated into the Marco Island/Naples lifestyle.  If you are in the market for a new one or want to upgrade from your old one, visit the Naples Boat Show 2017 next weekend at the Municipal Airport.

What: Naples Boat Show 2017
Where: Naples Municipal Airport (160 Aviation Dr)
When: January 19th-22nd, 10am to 5pm
Admission: $10/adult/day, FREE/child ages 12 & under
Contact: Tiffany Sawyer-Schank, Marine Industries Association of Collier County (239) 682-0900 or via email

Naples Boat Show 2017

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The Marine Industries Association of Collier County (MIACC) hosts the Naples Boat Show 2017.  This year marks the 50th anniversary of the MIACC’s boat show.  Vendors from all over the country showcase everything from flat bottom boats to million dollar yachts.  Keep your safety gear up-to-date.  Find the latest and greatest gadgets and accessories to make your time on the water even more fun.

In addition to the more than 150 vendors on hand at the Naples Boat Show 2017, guests will be entertained by live music each day.  Several seminars are scheduled throughout this three day event.  Learn about shore fishing, live bait retrieval, scuba diving, spearfishing and more.  A kids’ club will be set up on-site to keep the little ones busy as well as entertained.

The MIACC provides parking for the Naples Boat Show 2017 absolutely free of charge.  Please keep pets at home for their comfort as well as yours.  Tickets can be purchased at the gate or online at the Naples Boat Show 2017 event page.  Bring the family.  Have a great time.

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