Events & Holidays

Veterans Day on Sanibel

Every year, for as long as I can remember, the City of Sanibel hosts this special program in honor of our Veterans, many of which who attend are full-time or part-time island residents.

Does Southwest Florida Have Fall?

In the state of “Endless Summer” does Florida even celebrate Fall?

Independence Day Celebrations on the Islands

Every year, the islands celebrate Independence Day with a patriotic parade down Periwinkle Way. Celebrate America’s Birthday, Island-Style!

Sanibel Beach Weddings – Do’s & Don’ts

Wedding season is here! A number of weddings happen in the spring and summer months throughout the country… but here on Sanibel and Captiva Island, every season is wedding season.

Sanibel Farmers Market Tradition

If you’ve visited Sanibel & Captiva Islands in the winter or early spring, you’ve probably experienced the Sanibel Farmers Market first-handedly. Locals and vacationers alike flock to the market on Sunday mornings to bask in the bounty of fresh fruits, vegetables, seafood and pastries. Since 2008, farmers, bakers, fishermen and chefs have brought their local […]

Captiva Christmas: Tree Lighting Kicks-off Season

Our family just had a blast at the Tree Lighting festivities at Tween Waters Inn on Captiva Island. They hold this event every year, but it was the first time we went – and we’re glad we did. Tween Waters has limited parking so we rode an open air trolley from South Seas. This was […]

Christmas Eve on the Beach

Christmas Eve Service on Lighthouse Beach is a much loved Sanibel tradition. Hosted by the Sanibel Congregational Church, Pastor John Danner performed a meaningful retelling of the Christmas Story and led the singing of carols. The evening closed with a candle-lit Silent Night. Everyone is welcome, just bring your own beach chair or blanket!

Mother’s Day on the Beach

The beach is never far away when you live on Sanibel Island and there is nothing like spending the afternoon on the beach with your husband and kids.  We headed off to beach late in the day, thinking that we’d spend just an hour, but …