St. Patrick’s Day in Naples FL

The St. Patrick’s Parade in Naples Florida always presents an occasion to celebrate! Everyone – including the babies and dogs – are decked out in green! Area bands, as well as bagpipe troupes march from Third Street to 5th Avenue. This is the day that one sees the true composition of the population of Naples. There are buses of alumni from Notre Dame, Ohio State, Michigan, the University of New Hampshire, Boston College, Amherst College, University of VT, and many more… Naples is changing!

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Alumni buses from the Midwest and the Northeast participate each year in the parade.

Strike up the bands!

Our war heroes are honored.

Holiday Events at the Waterside Shops in Naples FL




Shop ’till you drop at the Waterside Shops in Naples, Florida this holiday season … or just stroll the outdoor mall to enjoy the dramatic holiday decorations that adorn the fountains.

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Christmas on 5th Ave. In Naples, FL

Celebrating the Holidays with Friends

Celebrating the Holidays with Friends

Naples Florida Holiday Spirit

Naples Florida Holiday Spirit

Pictures cannot do justice to the beauty of Christmas on 5th Ave. in Naples, Florida! White lights drape the palm trees that display massive dangling holiday ornaments. In front of Sugden Community Theatre stands a magnificent Christmas tree that was lit on December 1st for the annual Christmas Walk, an evening of music and festivities. Any night during the holiday season is a perfect time to stroll 5th Avenue!

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Naples FL # 8 Top “Big City” in U.S.

Naples Florida was recently voted #8 Top US “Large Cities” by Conde Nast Readers’ Awards. Although our population would qualify as a small town, we are proud to be ranked along with truly large cities such as New York, Chicago, Boston and San Francisco!


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Naples Famous Sunsets

Naples Famous Sunsets

Our Pristine Beaches

Our Pristine Beaches



Farmers’ Markets in Naples, FL

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A fun Naples activity on Sundays is shopping at one of the local farmers’ markets, held at a variety of locations in town. One can purchase fresh fruit and produce, orchids and other tropical plants, locally produced products, fresh bakery, a variety of crafts, used books and more. The photos above were taken last Sunday at the Farmers’ Market at Pine Ridge and Livingston.


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4th of July Parade in Naples, Florida

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4th of July Parade in Naples                       Amelia

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Tanner                                                       Dressed inRed, White & Blue


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The 4th of July in Naples, Florida is celebrated with a traditional parade that proceeds through Old Naples and up Fifth Avenue. The patriotic event draws throngs of bystanders decked out in their red, white, and blue attire. Holiday celebrations always rank among the best things to do in Naples, FL.


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Cambier Park, A Sports & Cultural Complex in the Heart of Naples, FL


Playground at Cambier Park in Naples, FL

Playground at Cambier Park in Naples, FL

Tennis in Cambier Park, Naples, FL

   Tennis in Cambier Park in Naples, FL


Cambier Park, just a block from Fifth Ave. In Naples, FL, was a busy place today, July 1st. Young mothers were exercising next to their toddlers at the playground, a foursome was playing doubles on one of the many tennis courts, and a kids’ summer camp was involved in an outdoor project at the Norris Center. Even in the “off season,” Cambier Park offers many things to do for all ages.


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Gorgeous June Afternoon in Naples, FL

My friend cycling at Park Shore in Naples

Shay Cycling at Park Shore 


Segway Tour in Naples, FL

Segway Tour in Naples, 


Today is a typical gorgeous June day in Naples, FL with a tropical Gulf breeze. Contrary to popular belief, summers here are not any hotter than many cities in the North. Locals and visitors alike are out and about enjoying the many things to do: beaches, tennis, cycling, and other active outdoor sports and activities. Come and see what makes Naples, Florida so very special…and why we call it Paradise!


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Chalk Art on 5th Avenue in Naples

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Each year in January a colorful chalk art contest is held on 5th Avenue in Naples. Student artists, as well as professionals, display their talent that is judged by attendees. It’s always a fun day to stroll Fifth Ave.

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The Sugden Theatre, a Treasure in Old Naples



The Naples Players was founded in 1953 by local residents with a love for the performing arts. Today its home is the Sugden Community Theatre, built in 1997 at 5th Avenue South and 7th Street.

Naples has always offered its heart and soul to the arts, as evidenced by the volunteers and generous benefactors who continue to support this beloved community theater.

For a schedule and tickets, visit The Naples Players

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