Southwest Florida 2020-2021 Holiday & Seasonal Events

Don't miss what's going on this year in Southwest Florida during the holidays as well as after. Whether you are interested in art, holidays, food-wine, entertainment, music, fashion-shopping, children, festivals, sports-recreation, beauty, must see events, benefits, theater, talks, or comedy, you will find it here. This calendar of Naples, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Estero, Cape Coral and other area events was organized & published by Gulfshore Life. Check out the 10 Outdoor Events to Ring in the Holiday Season.

Family Art Labs Every 4th Saturday (Oct 2019 – Nov 2020)
Nov 28,2020 - Nov 28,2020 @ 10:00 AM
Make creativity part of your family routine the 4th Saturday of each month during Family Art Lab! Drop in for free, hands-on family fun from 10 a.m. to noon. Explore something new every month like art making, gallery activities, games and more – all inspired by artworks on view in

Eyes are the Windows to the Soul
Nov 28,2020 - Dec 11,2020 @ 10:00 AM
11/23/2020 - 12/11/2020 Eyes are the Windows to the Soul exhibit of Russian portrait masters: Sergei Smirnov and Slava Fokk.

Santa at The Shell Factory & Nature Park
Nov 28,2020 - Nov 29,2020 @ 10:00 AM
Santa will be in the Holiday House at The Shell Factory & Nature Park from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on November 27th, 28th and 29th. Children will have a fun, socially distant interaction with St. Nick as well as the opportunity to send letters to the North Pole. Scallywags

Open Studio at H&R Studio
Nov 29,2020 - Nov 29,2020 @ 04:00 PM
Kick off the 2020-2021 Season in Southwest Florida with a visit to H&R Studio! Co-founded by NYC-based artists Brett F Harvey and Lauren Amalia Redding in 2018, H&R Studio is an art studio and gallery which champions figurative drawing and sculpture, encompassing both Harvey and Redding's studios, a gallery, and

Automotive Tour
Nov 30,2020 - Dec 28,2020 @ 10:30 AM
Join Automotive Curator, James Moss, for a new perspective on the evolution of the automobile. Learn about production and how to operate a vehicle. From the Model T to the Model A, gasoline to electric, the Ford Motor Company and beyond, the Automotive Tour promises to offer a new way

Autumn Moon – Full Moon Social
Nov 30,2020 - Nov 30,2020 @ 05:00 PM
Celebrate the season’s first full moon on the pool deck under the stars. Enjoy chefs’ action stations, live music by the David Rojas Jr. Duo, and a cash bar. Bring a canned good item for Harry Chapin Food Bank and receive a free signature cocktail. $30 per person in advance

Dance Night at Noodles Italian Cafe & Sushi Bar
Dec 01,2020 - Dec 02,2020 @ 07:30 PM
Join us every first Tuesday of the month at Noodles for a super fun night of dancing, friends, drinks and delicious food. Extended Happy Hour menu available all night. Dance all of your favorite dances ~ West Coast Swing, Hustle, Rumba, Cha Cha, Foxtrot, etc....even Latin line dances... something for

The Annual Holiday Taste of Opera
Dec 03,2020 - Dec 03,2020 @ 06:00 PM
Come celebrate the holidays with your friends at Gulfshore Opera. Join us for the 7th Annual Holiday Taste of Opera at The Club at the Strand, Thursday, December 3, 2020. Enjoy holiday classics, opera favorites and a wonderful dinner hosted by Larry Waller and Becky Wilder.

Annual Festival of Lights at the Promenade
Dec 04,2020 - Dec 04,2020 @ 05:00 PM
Promenade at Bonita Bay (26795 S. Bay Drive) is set to host the 2020 Festival of Lights on Friday, December 4th, from 5 to 7 p.m. in The Center Court of the shopping-dining destination. This event will include FREE, socially distant photos with St. Nick when guests bring new, unwrapped

Fifth Avenue South Annual Christmas Walk & Tree Lighting
Dec 05,2020 - Dec 05,2020 @ 05:00 PM
This two-day festival is the biggest Christmas showcase in Naples! Enjoy the official Christmas tree lighting on 5th Avenue, dining on the Avenue, live music, a living nativity scene, an ice-skating rink, and Santa Claus.

Rookery Bay Road Rally
Dec 06,2020 - Dec 06,2020 @ 10:00 AM
Registration is Required. RookeryBay.org Grab your family and jump in your car for a joy ride with Rookery Bay’s Road Rally. Follow a route and directions to learn about Rookery Bay Research Reserve’s 100,000 acres. Participants will answer quiz show-style questions about the things they see along the way. At the

Bridal Show at the Shangri-La
Dec 06,2020 - Dec 06,2020 @ 12:00 PM
Join us Sunday December 6th at the Shangri-La in Bonita Springs from 12-2PM for a spectacular Bridal Show! This is your time to feel fabulous and see so many businesses that can bring your vision to life. Businesses: Linda Vail with ToriBelle Turk and Turk The Sandals Lady I Dew

Naples Concert Band Holiday Concert in the Park
Dec 06,2020 - Dec 06,2020 @ 02:00 PM
Conducted by Harris Lanzel, NCB’s 49th season opening performance will be held on Sunday, December 6, 2020 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at The Cambier Park Band Shell located at 755 Eighth Ave. S in Naples, Florida, and will be presented by a smaller 40 piece socially distanced band. Attendees

SWFL Celebrity Golf Invitational
Dec 06,2020 - Dec 06,2020 @ 05:00 PM
Be sure to mark your calendars for the inaugural SWFL Celebrity Golf Invitational and join us for a weekend of incredible golf and entertainment to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The weekend will kick off on Friday night, December 4th with a Pairing Party followed by the St. Jude

Gulfshore Playhouse Education STAR Academy auditions for “Little Women: The Broadway Musical”
Dec 06,2020 - Dec 06,2020 @ 07:30 PM
Bring the whole family to Gulfshore Playhouse this holiday season for two spirited productions from the theater’s STAR (Student Theatre Artists in Residence) Academy. Student actors participating in the academy’s after-school theater education program will first stage “Little Women” Dec. 4 through 6, followed by a production of “Ebenezer Junior”

Garden Class: Women of the Moonlight Garden
Dec 08,2020 - Dec 08,2020 @ 01:30 PM
This class will cover the garden design by Ellen Biddle Shipman, one of America's first landscape architects and more. The program will go beyond the design and dissect this formal garden to understand the source of Mina's inspiration from many of her female contemporaries. The class will also cover some

Creative Threads – Sally Dutko, Bonnie Langenfeld, & Angela Scozzari
Dec 10,2020 - Dec 13,2020 @ 10:00 AM
Fiber art is a widely celebrated art medium, one that is ever evolving and crosses the boundaries between fine art and craft. Featuring fiber works by award-winning local artists Sally Dutko, Bonnie Langenfeld and Angela Scozzari, this exhibition demonstrates that fiber art is more than a traditional artform. Taking inspiration

Tuba Christmas
Dec 10,2020 - Dec 10,2020 @ 06:30 PM
A remarkable evening of holiday music in Sugden Plaza from local sousaphone, euphonium, tuba, and baritone horn players.

Renaissance Christmas Carols with the GO Divas
Dec 10,2020 - Dec 10,2020 @ 07:00 PM
Celebrate Christmas with the GO Divas in Renaissance costume with candlelit procession. Enjoy Benjamin Britten's "Ceremony of Carols" and other early carols in the covered Breezeway between St. Leo's Parish Life Center and the Education Center

Cookies and Milk with Santa
Dec 12,2020 - Dec 12,2020
Join Santa for some Cookies and Milk at the Donna Fiala Eagle Lakes Community Park! There will be arts and crafts, cookies, milk, photo opps and more. Pre-Registration will be required ($2 per person). Visit our website at www.collierparks.com or check out our app and search for barcode 19390. For

Comedian Nick Swardson Live at Off the Hook Comedy Club
Dec 13,2020 - Dec 13,2020 @ 06:00 PM
The road to success has been a steady climb for Swardson, who started his career in St. Paul/ Minneapolis, then on to New York and Los Angeles, where he first found success by writing "Malibu's Most Wanted" for Warner Brothers and by featuring in the hit Comedy Central series RENO

Wine Dinner Hosted by Gourmet with Blakely
Dec 16,2020 - Dec 16,2020 @ 05:00 PM
Food & Travel celebrity Chef Blakely Trettenero is your host for a delicious evening featuring a special menu, featured wines, and discussion with noted wine experts. Located at The Workshop culinary theater at Luminary Hotel & Co. Stay tuned for menu details. $49 per person Parking not included Overnight packages

Renaissance Christmas Carols with GO Divas
Dec 17,2020 - Dec 17,2020 @ 07:00 PM
This concert features the full six voice ensemble of GO Divas in Renaissance costume with candlelit procession. Concert repertoire includes Benjamin Britten's "Ceremony of Carols" and other early carols.

Gulfshore Playhouse Education STAR Academy auditions for “Ebenezer”
Dec 19,2020 - Dec 19,2020 @ 07:30 PM
Bring the whole family to Gulfshore Playhouse this holiday season for two spirited productions from the theater’s STAR (Student Theatre Artists in Residence) Academy. Student actors participating in the academy’s after-school theater education program will first stage “Little Women” Dec. 4 through 6, followed by a production of “Ebenezer Junior”

Empower the Flower
Dec 26,2020 - Dec 26,2020 @ 10:00 AM
Empower the Flower exhibit by Natalia Litosova and Nikolay Kakalov 12/12/2020 - 12/26/2020 Empower the Flower exhibit by Natalia Litosova and Nikolay Kakalov. The realm of flowers is a subject matter for these artists – from different parts of Russia. Their creations irradiate energy, command strength, they break the order and overwhelm with grace and

Lee County Nights at Edison Ford
Dec 28,2020 - Dec 28,2020 @ 05:30 PM
Lee County Nights Holiday Nights at Edison Ford November 27 – January 3 Thousands of lights, hundreds of historic decorations, and one unique holiday experience await you nightly from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. Exciting Displays! Animated tree at the Ford House New light display with holiday music

Parents Night Out
Dec 31,2020 - Dec 31,2020 @ 06:30 PM
Parents Night Out is back! Are you in need of a night away from the kids? On the first and the third Friday of every month, Sports CLUB is hosting a "Parents Night Out". From 6:30-9:30pm on Friday, October 2nd, you can drop your children off at the Sports CLUB

Shack & Back Bike Ride
Jan 03,2021 - May 31,2021 @ 7:30 AM
A bike ride from the shop in Naples to Ave Maria, and back, totaling about 40 miles. The group leaves at 8:30 a.m. and usually returns by 11:30 a.m. All riders are invited to have snacks at Dagny's, next to the shop, at the conclusion of the ride. This is

Holiday Nights at Edison Ford
Jan 03,2021 - Jan 03,2021 @ 05:30 PM
Southwest Florida’s 45th Annual Holiday Celebration Holiday Nights at Edison Ford November 27 – January 3 Thousands of lights, hundreds of historic decorations, and one unique holiday experience await you nightly from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. Exciting Displays! Animated tree at the Ford House New light display with holiday

Guadalupe Center’s Circtacular event
Jan 21,2021 - Jan 21,2021
Guadalupe Center’s signature fundraising gala will be a circus-themed virtual extravaganza featuring an interactive livestreaming experience that captures the excitement and energy of the circus. Rather than gathering under the big top, guests can join virtually to learn about Guadalupe Center’s tremendous impact on education and poverty in Immokalee. Additional

In Praise of Shadows – The Sculpture of Ran Adler
Feb 04,2021 - Mar 14,2021 @ 10:00 AM
Local artist Ran Adler is described as an assemblage artist, utilizing natural materials and other elements of nature to create sculptural compositions. In his practice of assemblage, Adler is always looking to create shadows that will speak to the space. For this exhibition titled Shadow Play, a term borrowed from

Frozen Moments
Feb 09,2021 - Feb 09,2021 @ 10:00 AM
Frozen Moments exhibit of gravity-defying resin-glass sculptures Location: Mercato 9115 Strada Place, #5130 01/26/2021 - 02/09/2021 Frozen Moments exhibit of gravity-defying resin-glass sculptures by the ever inventive Annalu. Famed Venetian artist is a master illusionist. She creates trees from a thousand tiny butterflies, a waterfall from translucent petals. Annalu’s sculptures capture

Winter Garden Festival
Feb 13,2021 - Feb 13,2021 @ 09:00 AM
For anyone who enjoys gardening, this is a must see event! The festival is the largest of its kind in Southwest Florida with more than 40 garden vendors from around the state. Growers will have unusual tropical plants and trees, as well as Florida natives for sale. The festival will

Winter Garden Festival
Feb 14,2021 - Feb 14,2021 @ 09:00 AM
For anyone who enjoys gardening, this is a must see event! The festival is the largest of its kind in Southwest Florida with more than 40 garden vendors from around the state. Growers will have unusual tropical plants and trees, as well as Florida native for sale. The festival will

Gentleman’s Outing
Feb 25,2021 - Mar 10,2021 @ 10:00 AM
Location: Mercato 9115 Strada Place, #5130 02/25/2021 - 03/10/2021 Gentleman’s outing exhibition of powerful genre paintings and elaborate hunting knives. Stanislav Plutenko and Alexander Gorbikov wet the appetites for adventure with their scenes of hunters on horseback, herders of sheep in the snowy mountains, and royal processions on the backs of elephants. Imported

Gulfshore Opera Gala
Feb 28,2021 - Feb 28,2021 @ 04:00 PM
Gulfshore Opera's annual fundraising event begins with a Sunday afternoon concert starring international artist Anthony Kearns, who is joined by the alluring GO Divas. The concert takes place on the campus of St. Leo Catholic Church, in their new 800 seat auditorium. Reserved Seating will be spaced for social distancing.

Aida Tejada – Urban Layers
Mar 18,2021 - Apr 25,2021 @ 10:00 AM
A native of the Dominican Republic, Aida Tejada is an experimental mixed-media artist who works to stretch the frame of photography beyond the camera. While she is well versed in traditional photography, Tejada also uses various alternative photographic processes and hands-on photo-transfer techniques to create her work. Urban Layers features

Creme Brule and Champagne (Art Exhibit)
Mar 24,2021 - Mar 24,2021 @ 10:00 AM
Crème Brule and Champagne – Vistas of French Cities and Country Side Location: Mercato 9115 Strada Place, #5130 03/11/2021 - 03/24/2021 Exhibit of two renowned French artists Laurent Parcelier and Herve Lenouvel. Who doesn’t love French food and the French country side? Parcelier’s quaint corner cafes and sun-dappled French maisons enchant with their

Bending the Line
Apr 10,2021 - Apr 22,2021 @ 10:00 AM
Bending the line Location: Mercato 9115 Strada Place, #5130 04/10/2021 - 04/22/2021 Sophistication and whimsy. Color and restraint. Ellen Moershel and Wendy Westlake – these two very different American artists delight us with their unique visions of shape and color.

Art by the disABLEd
Apr 29,2021 - May 30,2021 @ 10:00 AM
Enjoy works by artists with special abilities in Lee Memorial Health System’s Arts in Healthcare program – patients who may have physical limitations but whose creative skills are unlimited! The exhibition displays the beauty of their art and helps extinguish old stereotypes about the capabilities of persons with disabilities, highlighting

Out in the Country
May 06,2021 - May 06,2021 @ 10:00 AM
Out in the Country Location: Mercato 9115 Strada Place, #5130 04/23/2021 - 05/06/2021 Rustem Stahurski portrays the idyllic countryside of France, Russia, and Italy. His soft, pastel palette calls us into a peaceful summer day-dream… Step into his garden to pick blooming almond-tree branches. Rest your body and your mind on

Cherche La Famme
May 07,2021 - May 21,2021 @ 10:00 AM
Cherche La Famme Location: Mercato 9115 Strada Place, #5130 05/07/2021 - 05/21/2021 exhibit of mesmerizing semi-abstract portraits by French street artist turned fine artist Oscar Maslard. Oscar Maslard takes his inspiration from classic painting and its codes, such as the drapes or the flesh, and then adapts them to the modern world

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
May 22,2021 - Jun 05,2021 @ 10:00 AM
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Location: Mercato 9115 Strada Place, #5130 05/22/2021 - 06/05/2021 Exhibit of modern seascapes by three Russian artists: Igor Volosnikov, Alexei Petruhin, and Julia Kostsova.

FSW Students Fine Arts Exhibition
Jun 03,2021 - Jul 30,2021 @ 10:00 AM
Celebrating inspiring young artists, BIG ARTS and the FSW Arts Department are proud to present a student exhibition of art. While highlighting the talent and skill of these students, the exhibit also serves as a learning experience. Provided with a fresh gallery space, the exhibit will be conceptualized, curated and

If Birds Could Talk
Jun 06,2021 - Jun 20,2021 @ 10:00 AM
If Birds Could Talk Location: Mercato 9115 Strada Place, #5130 06/06/2021 - 06/20/2021 If Birds Could Talk, then they can tell us about their view of the world, about their travels and adventures. Though birds cannot talk to us some artists can! The three artists: Oleg Kalaytanov, Irina Alexandrina, and Una Noa will exhibit

O Sole Mio
Jun 21,2021 - Jul 05,2021 @ 10:00 AM
‘O Sole Mio: Sunny Italian Motifs by three Russian impressionists Location: Mercato 9115 Strada Place, #5130 06/21/2021 - 07/05/2021 Svetlana Kukueva, Natalia Litosova, and Mikhail Shapovalenko capture all that is magical about one of the most beloved travel destinations in the world.

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