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Annual Events in Naples, Florida

Swamp Buggy Races

In January, March and October races take place. Florida Sport Park is especially great because of marshy grounds which can be ridden through with buggies. The arrangement lasts approx. 4 hours with running several different vehicle types. Climax of the arrangement is the Bath of the Swamp Buggy Queen in the deepest mud hole of the racing distance. 

Prices for youngsters 13 years and older is 18 dollars, children between 6 and 12 years pay 8 dollars. You can find racing plans and supporting program under www.swampbuggy.com

Collier County Fair

Every year in March. To get there take I-75 exit to Immokalee Road (approx. 10 miles to the east of the exit) for 11 days of fun fair! Beside different rides, animal exhibits and competitions, the food is great! You find the program under www.CollierCountyFair.com

Naples Snow Fest

Since 1985, Naples has winter scenery for one day in December. This is a party in which 70 tons of snow are distributed in the Golden Gate Community Park, a steady event which draws more than 15,000 people. Many more additional program are offered, in particular, for children a gigantic children's slide, climb wall or ice skate roads. The entry is free. Further information under www.SnowFestNaples.com

Taste of Collier

Taste of Collier is on the first Sunday in May between 12:00P.M. and 4:00P.M. This event offers the possibility to eat at 30 of the best bars in the county. In the supporting program, local artists appear. In 2007, the event took place for the first time in the Bayfront center. The proceeds beneficent a good cause. The entry costs 5 dollars per person (from 6 years). You pay for every snack an additional 1 to 4 dollars.

Country Jam Naples

This is a three day festival in the outdoors in March where American Country stars appear and perform. There is pony horse riding, a petting zoo and a climbing wall for the children. The entry is 20 dollars. You find the program for the next festival under www.CountryJamNaples.com

Everglades Seafood festival

The Festival is always on the first weekend in February. The Seafood festival takes place for three

days in Everglades City. Beside for a wide choice in Seafood food, country stars come to perform. The entry is free. Parking costs approx. 4 dollars.

Bonita Art Festival

In January and March, this nationwide, famous arrangement takes place in " The Promenade ” in Bonita Springs. At the art fair many of the exhibits can be acquired. The best artist in every category gets an award.

Big fireworks

Every year a large fireworks display takes place on the 4th of July (Independence Day) at 9:00 P.M. and on New Year's Eve at 8:00P.M. on the Naples pier.

Old Florida Festival around the Collier County Museum

In the last weekend in March the history of Florida (Indian, Spanish discovery, colonist.) come to life with this 2-day festival all over the county museum. The entry for adults is 5 dollars; children  8 years and older pay 2 dollars.

Art market in New Year's Eve

On the 30th  and 31st of December on 5th Avenue, a big art market takes place in which numerous artists prove their abilities on site and sell their products. 

Naples Bay Boat Parade

At the beginning of December, a parade of  nicely decorated boats takes place in the bay of Naples. There are prizes for the best boat in its category!

Christmas Celebration in the Naples Zoo

Two weeks before Christmas, you can observe the animals in the zoo celebrating there own Christmas. The lions may dig their claws in nicely packed presents, the hyenas receive candy canes (from frozen blood) and the monkeys may do gymnastics on Christmas trees. You find the precise schedule on the Internet page of the Zoo.

Canoe races in the Naples-Bay

At the beginning of May, delightfully decorated boats hang out and party in the Naples Bay.