Sanibel Island Florida

Sanibel Island Events & Festivals

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Sanibel Island Events


Sanibel Island Farmers Market (Oct - May)
Sanibel City Hall
800 Dunlop Road
Sanibel FL 33957


2nd Weekend in January
Annual Cape Coral Festival Of Arts
Downtown Cape Coral
Since 1981 this arts and craft festival hosts hundreds of local artist and food venders.


1st Weekend in February
ArtFest Fort Meyers
Downtown Fort Meyers
Arts & Crafts festival on the warterfront in historic downtown Fort Meyers with over 200 artist and dozens of food vendors.

Last 2 Weeks in February
Edison Festival of Light
A 2-week long celebration honoring Thomas Edison. This family fun packed event boasts the Largest parade in Southwest Florida! Enjoy Arts and Crafts, Science & Technology discovery events, mulitple Parades, 5K run, Junior Fun Run, Classic Car Show, Food vendors and live music.

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1st Friday and Saturday in March
Sanibel Island Sea Shell Festival - Sanibel Island celebrates why it's known as the world famous Seashell Capital of the World!
Shell shows, shell arts and crafts, shell exhibitions, shell competitions, sea shells sales and food vendors.

Sanibel Music Festival
A month long celebration to classical music located at the Congregation Church. All concerts start at 8 pm.




4th of July events
7am - 9 am Free Pancake Breakfast at the Sanibel Community Church, 1740 Periwinkle Way

8:30 am Bailey's Celebration - 2477 Periwinkle Way

9:30 am Parade starts and begins at Tarpon Bay Road and Periwinkle (Bailey’s Center) ending at Periwinkle and Casa Ybel Road (Jerry’s Center).

10:30 am Jerry's Celebration - 1700 Periwinkle Way

12pm 37th annual Optimists' 4th of July Road Rally. It starts at Noon from the Timbers parking lot, 703 Tarpon Bay Road

9:00 pm 4th of July Fireworks rain or shine set off at the end of Bailey Road. (Bayside) The Best place to see them is from the Causeway Islands or Lighthouse Beach near the fishing pier. 

Adventures in Paradise
offers 4th of July fireworks cruise.


Island Paws Annual Howl-O-Ween Party - Last Friday in October
Olde Sanibel Shoppes
630 Tarpon Bay Road
Sanible Island, FL


1st Friday in November
Annual Cracker Fest - Annual Fundraiser hosted by START to raise awareness about red tide and support for water quality.
The event at the Bait Box. Tickets include, live music, food, beer and wine.


1st Weekend in December
Annual Luminary Festival - Sanibel Island & Captiva Island
Sanibel Island sparkles with lights and luminaries to launch the Holiday Season.
Enjoy shopping, music, food, Holiday Golf Cart Parade (Captiva) and activities for the whole family.

December 31st - New Years Eve
Fort Meyers Beach Fireworks Display - Sanibel's Light House Beach offers a great view of the Fort Meyers Beach Fireworks display.
New Year's Eve Sanibel Island Recreation Center Celebration - Fun for the whole family.