October Events in Naples: Stone Crabs, Wine and Film

The weather is changing up north and we hope cooling down and getting less humid in Naples.  The snowbirds are starting their migration back to our area although October is usually a slow drifting rather than the major invasion we get later in the year!  This means activities and events will start to pick up now for the rest of the season.  You will be lucky if you can make it to the events that will be happening in the next few months!

stone crab boatsOctober 1 – Everglades City – The Blessing of the Stone Crab Fleet – this sounds like a fun and unusual event.  Stone Crab season is October 15 through May 15 and Everglades City is known as the Stone Crab Capital of the world.  The event starts at 10am on the banks of the Barron River at the Rod and Gun Club, arts and crafts booths, face painting, frog jumping contests and the annual Coconut Guava Cake Baking Contest.  At noon local pastors will bless each stone crab fisherman’s boat.  There will be samples of the Coconut Guava Cake available in the bake sale.  It is a nice drive to Everglades City from Naples and worth the effort to take part in this unique celebration.



Logo-HI-res-WCR-NaplesontheGulfWomen’s Council of Realtors Wines Around the World – October 13 – Paradise Wines.  Don’t miss the inaugural Wines Around the World Event.  As President of Naples Women’s Council this year the annual fundraiser is my responsibility and my committee and I have planned paradise-logoa fun filled festival of wine and food.  Italy, Spain and USA will be featured with wine and food pairings from each country.  A game of chance auction, live auction and raffle are just some of the festivities planned.  This is our major fundraiser of the year and we make it a fun adult time.  Tickets are $35 each or two for $60 and include the wine tasting and food.  Would love to see you there to share it with me as my year as President draws to a close.  Register here.

stone crab festivalTalking about Stone Crabs the annual Stone Crab Festival takes place October 28-30.  Several locations in Naples include Tin City, Bayfront, Port of Naples marina and Experience Naples.  Sample the stone crab claws, listen to music, attend a variety of events and just plain have fun at this festival.

NIFF logoNaples Film Festival – October 27 to 30 – this star studded and sparkling gala opens with the Opening Night Film and Party at Artis-Naples.  I attended this event last year and really enjoyed it.  A warning they don’t serve the food until after the movie so make sure you have a snack!  They offer free drinks before the performance and a party after if you buy the VIP tickets and last year the presentation of the food was fantastic but didn’t start until after 11!  Tickets will be on sale starting October 5th with the schedule of movies so make sure check their website.

Don’t tell me you are bored during the month of October!  Get out and enjoy these unique to Naples area events!

Remember it is always toasty in Naples and you deserve your piece of Naples sunshine and fun events to fill your October.

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