Southwest Florida includes the Lee Island Coast with the beautiful Gulf Coast beaches to the natural Everglades to Lake Okeechobee to the Florida Keys

Southwest Florida Region Map

July 4, 2017

Location: Cape Coral

Sponsored by the City of Cape Coral Parks and Recreation Department, Red, White and Boom 2017 is the largest single day event in Southwest Florida with over 30,000 people expected to come to the heart of Cape Coral and see Southwest Florida's best fireworks display.  The event takes place on Cape Coral Parkway at the foot of Cape Coral Bridge. The Cape Coral Bridge is closing at 3am on July 4th. 

May 6, 2017

Location: Naples, Florida

Featuring traditional canoe races along with many different competitions with activities and live music. 

May 19-20, 2017

Location: History Park in Punta Gorda, Florida

The  bright and beautiful gardens come alive with the addition of world class hibiscus, exotic florals, fun fauna and beautiful music as we celebrate the 13th annual Hibiscus Festival. 

April 25-May 14, 2017

Locations throughout Naples

Stay in may's concept is to keeps the snowbirds longer in Florida by bringing the "arts to you." Featuring 3 weeks of performers and exhibitions from around the globe at various locations around the Naples, Florida area. Events include everything from classical to pop music, art, food and wine, health and wellness, film festival and a Night in Paris. 

October 27-29, 2017

Location: Naples, Florida

The annual Stonecrab Festival is a weekend of food and fun starring of course, the stone crab. It’s also your chance to explore the beautiful Naples waterfront with activities on land and by water in and around Bayfront, Port of Naples Marina, Tin City and Naples Transportation and Tours General Store/Heritage Museum.

November 19, 2017

Location: Bayfront Naples

This year has a new date for the long-standing Naples tradition, the 34th Annual Taste of Collier. Enjoy an afternoon of family fun with live music, ice-carving, cooking competitions and savory samples from local restaurants. 

May 7, 2017

Location: Fort Myers Beach just down the street from Times Square and the Pier. 

Enjoy tasty samples from local restaurants offering their signature dishes. 

September 22 - October 1, 2017

Location: The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel

Festival featuring nationally acclaimed singer-songwriters brought to The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel by BMI & iHeart Radio. This award-winning festival includes over 100 live performances, more than 60 songwriters, and 20 unique venues! 

Website Listings

Complete fishing guide service docked at Port O Call Marina in beautiful downtown Naples, Florida. We run Fishing Charters out of Naples and Marco Island and offer half day, 6 hour or full day trips.

John R Wood, Island Real Estate Inc. serves the Southwest Florida area. The John R. Wood network extends across all of Southwest Florida including Sanibel Island, so you are certain to have access to our expertise no matter which area you choose. Our Sanibel realtors are well acquainted with Sanibel Island real estate because they are also residents of Sanibel. Because we share the Sanibel and Captiva Island lifestyle, we are uniquely equipped to help you find your perfect Sanibel home.

Port of Key West offers deepwater port activities of Cruise Ships and Navy vessels and includes cruise berths at Mallory Square, the Navy’s Outer Mole Pier, and the privately owned Pier B at the Weston Resort and is one of the nations busiest ferry port.