Events

Top Choice Food & Drink in Sarasota

Forks & Corks

A multiday epicurean event held in venues throughout Sarasota, including the courtyard of the Ringling Museum of Art. Includes food and wine tastings, vintner events, seminars, samples from local restaurants and ent…
Performing Arts in Sarasota

Sailor Circus

One of the living circuses in Sarasota is performed by kids, and it's incredible. The Sailor Circus, founded in 1949, is a unique extracurricular activity for Sarasota County students, who gear up for one big show o…
Cultural in Fort Myers

Edison Festival of Light

For two weeks around Edison's birthday on February 11, Fort Myers offers dozens of mostly free events including street fairs, antique-car shows, music and the best school-sponsored science fair you'll ever see. Ever…
Art in Fort Myers

Fort Myers Art Walk

Downtown Fort Myers River District and the Gardner's Park area welcome visitors to 14 art galleries, with the artists there to socialize. There are also live art events and the whole thing feels like a big street pa…
Film in Sarasota

Sarasota Film Festival

If you enjoy seeing serious independent films and wearing your flip-flops to free outdoor screenings at the beach, then head to Sarasota's 10-day film festival.
Art in Sarasota

Art & Craft Festivals

For two days in late March, an explosion of art and craft stalls dominates downtown Sarasota. The same happens in Siesta Village in late April.
Music in Sanibel Island

Sanibel Music Festival

A classical- and chamber-music festival that draws international musicians for a month-long concert series every Tuesday and Saturday in March.
Cultural in Fort Myers Beach

American Sandsculpting Championship

Four-day national sand-sculpting event, with amateur and pro divisions, usually held in early November.
Food & Drink in Naples

Naples Winter Wine Festival

This multiday event features celebrity wine tastings, chef-hosted dinners and a high-yielding auction – the proceeds of which go to benefit 20 children's charities in Collier County.
Music in Fort Myers

Fort Myers Music Walk

Local musicians take to the streets of downtown Fort Myers River District on the third Friday of the month, performing everything from jazz and blues to rock and roll.