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Festivals, Shows and Holiday Happenings in Southwest Florida This Month

Nov 16, 2017 01:52PM ● Published by Kevin

Tree lightings, garden festivals, Turkey Trots ... these are all a part of what makes the Thanksgiving and holiday season so special. Getting outside with your family and friends are a huge part of that, too.  

Though plenty of fun activities have already passed, there are still plenty of events to enjoy the rest of this month and beyond.

Gardeners will be delighted with a free, one-stop shopping for unique garden items including flowering trees, unusual tropical plants and fruits, bougainvillea, orchids, roses, bromeliads, palms, cactus, herbs, bonsai, bamboo, fruit, ginger and butterfly plants as well as garden art, honey, and gardening supplies.

For art enthusiasts, a biannual, free art show is happening in Estero. The show features up to 175 juried fine art and fine craft artists where all work is original and personally handmade by the artists in the show.

Music lovers will enjoy Dave Koz's 20th anniversary Christmas tour. The Grammy-winning artist's performance takes place the weekend after Thanksgiving, and features special guests David Benoit, Rick Braun, Peter White and introducing Selina Albright.

We've compiled a list of 10 events around Southwest Florida that are celebrating the holiday season with a little bit a flare that you and the family are sure to enjoy, as well as a few fun events.

Edison Fall Garden Festival - start Nov 18 2017 0900AM

Edison Fall Garden Festival - start: Nov 18, 2017, 9 AM

Throughout the Edison & Ford Winter Estates public gardens and under the Banyan Tree, the Garden Shoppe will be selling unique tropical heritage plants and trees and will be joined by... Read More » 

 

Concert for the Community Hurricane Irma Relief Fundraiser - start Nov 19 2017 0700PM

Concert for the Community: Hurricane Irma Relief Fundraiser - Nov 19, 2017, 7 PM

The Gulf Coast Symphony and Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers perform a concert of Patriotic songs, tunes from Broadway, light classics, and a finale featuring the uplifting and inspirat... Read More » 

 

20th bi-annual HotWorksorg Estero Fine Art Show - start Nov 18 2017 1000AM

20th bi-annual HotWorks.org Estero Fine Art Show - Nov 18, 2017, 10 AM

When: Saturday 10am-7pm & Sunday 10am-5pm Where: Gulf Coast Town Center 9903 Gulf Coast Main St, Fort Myers, FL 33913 Here are some of the salient points: Up to 175 juried f... Read More » 

 

Christmas on Third Street South Annual Tree Lighting  Festival - start Nov 20 2017 0600PM

Christmas on Third Street South: Annual Tree Lighting & Festival - Nov 20, 2017, 6 PM

Join us for the Annual Tree Lighting & Festival November 20, 2017, from 6:00 – 9:00 PM with snow showers! Naples’ Christmas starts on Third Street South as the Mayor lights the off... Read More » 

 

38th Annual Turkey Trot 5K RunWalk - start Nov 23 2017 0730AM

38th Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk - Nov 23, 2017, 7:30 AM

Proceeds for the 38th Annual Turkey Trot benefit two Lee County programs that promote and reward healthy living and awareness in the community. The Fort Myers Track club has pledged $50,0... Read More » 

 

Annual Captiva Island Holiday Village 2017 - start Nov 24 2017 1200AM

Annual Captiva Island Holiday Village 2017 - Nov 24, 2017, all day

During the holiday season, from Thanksgiving weekend throughout the month of December, Captiva Island transforms into a magical holiday village. Businesses, restaurants and resorts will t... Read More » 

 

Captiva Christmas Tree Lighting 2017 - start Nov 24 2017 0530PM

Captiva Christmas Tree Lighting 2017 - Nov 24, 2017, 5:30 PM

Each year on the Friday following Thanksgiving, ’Tween Waters Inn Island Resort & Spa hosts one of the holiday season's most anticipated events: The annual lighting of its Christmas t... Read More » 

 

Dave Koz 20th Anniversary Christmas Tour  - start Nov 26 2017 0700PM

Dave Koz: 20th Anniversary Christmas Tour - Nov 26, 2017, 7 PM

Two decades ago, GRAMMY® nominee Dave Koz — a nice Jewish boy — launched his first-ever Christmas tour. Now, fans and families across the country await his arrival with the kind of antici... Read More » 

 

The Nutcracker with the Naples Philharmonic - start Nov 28 2017 0700PM

The Nutcracker with the Naples Philharmonic - Nov 28, 2017, 7 PM

Like a Broadway spectacular, this holiday tradition has it all — glorious sets and costumes, magical special effects, Tchaikovsky’s beautiful music and exceptional dancing by internationa... Read More » 

 

Broadway On The Beach - start Nov 29 2017 0600PM

Broadway On The Beach - Nov 29, 2017, 6 PM

JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort is pleased to host the world premiere of Broadway on the Beach, a concert review of Broadway songs from November 29 - December 3. The show will star ... Read More » 

Are you hosting or know of a fun event in Southwest Florida that you'd like to share with your community? Add it to our calendar, and it could be featured in a future RSW Living article!

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