March 27, 2015

Naples Easter Events 2015

Will your family be in Naples for Easter this year? Travelling around holidays can be especially difficult with children. To most kids, there is something special about being at home and going to all of the annual festivities your town has to offer. Here at Hilton Naples we aim to make your holiday stay as homey as possible. There are several Easter events that Naples hosts to keep your family in the holiday mood! 

1. Easter bunny photos
Visit the Coastland Center Mall now until April 4th for pictures with the Easter bunny! Coastland center offers a variety of shops, restaurants, a children's play area and even a carousel. 
 2. Easter Eggstravaganza 
On March 28th Max Hasse Community Park will be hosting the Easter Eggstravaganza from 10am-1pm. The event is $5 per family and will feature face painting, crafts, the Easter bunny, and many prizes given out throughout the day. Address: Max Hasse Community Park, 3390 Golden Gate Blvd. W., Naples.
 3. Easter egg hunt 
March 29th from 10am-2pm at Life Christian Church. Following the 10am service there will be a 2,000 egg hunt, bounce houses and hors d'oeuvre's. Address: 1048 Castello Dr, Naples. 
 4. Spring egg hunt 
Vanderbilt Beach Library will be hosting a spring egg hunt from 4pm-5pm on March 31st.  Address: 788 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, Naples.

March 25, 2015

Naples Swamp Buggy Nights

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Swamp Buggy Races are coming to Naples once again! The spring event, Swamp Buggy Nights, will be hosted March 28th at the Florida Sports Park. The Budweiser Cup Championship will kick off at 4pm with the gates opening and at 6pm the green flag will drop. The event will continue until 10:30pm with the finale of the Queen's Mud Bath. Tickets are $17 for adults and $7 for children. 

The Florida Sports Park is located in South Naples, just 13 miles form Hilton NaplesFor more information on the event or to purchase tickets, click here

March 23, 2015

Naples Flower Show

The Naples Botanical Garden and the Naples Garden Club are putting on the Naples Flower Show, coming to town March 27th and 28th of 2015. This event is one of the largest flower shows in Florida and features a garden market, educational demonstrations and various exhibits. To add to the fun there will be a silent auction on hand painted garden gnomes.The theme of this year’s event revolves around the beauty of Naples and features floral designs that parallel the regular activities in Naples such as shelling and birdwatching.

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The show will be hosted by the Naples Botanical Garden just 8 miles from the Hilton Naples. The gardens are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with admission being $14.95 for adults, children ages four to fourteen $9.95, and ages three and under are free. Tickets are available online and on location. Click here for more information on the event or directions to the garden. 

March 19, 2015

Naples Antique Auto Show

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   Looking for something to do this weekend on your vacation in Naples? Come out to the Antique Auto Show this Saturday at the Naples Depot Museum.
   This exciting annual event features over 100 rare and beautifully restored automobiles from the early 1900's. The event is hosted by the Naples-Marco Island region of the Automobile Club of America. Admission is free with donations suggested.
   The museum features many of Southwest Florida's amazing artifacts including many historical pieces of transportation from 1909 to the mid 1900's and some artifacts on the Seminole tribes that inhabited our region.

   The Naples Depot Museum is located in Downtown Naples just 5 miles from the Hilton Naples. This convenient location provides easy access to shopping, dining, local parks, the pier and the beach. Click here for more information on the event.

March 18, 2015

Spring into Fashion Show Naples 2015

   Come out to the Spring into Fashion Show at Venetian Village! This special event highlights new spring styles featured from the village boutiques. Visitors and locals welcome!  The show begins at 1 p.m. at the North Fountain. The Village on Venetian Bay is conveniently located just 2 miles form the Hilton Naples and features shops, restaurants, and a beautiful bay view. 

March 16, 2015

Naples Festival of the Arts 2015

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Now that the excitement of St. Patrick’s Day has subsided, Naples has another spectacular event taking over our downtown streets. Ranked #21 in the nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine, Naples Festival of the Arts is coming to town March 21st and 22nd.  The festival takes place on Fifth Avenue South in Downtown Naples, surrounded by enough local shops and restaurants to keep you busy for days. 

Naples Festival of the Arts is a street festival and runs from 10a.m. to 5p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.  Admission and parking is free, donations accepted for the fundraiser towards Naples Art. Downtown Naples is just four miles from the Hilton Naples and offers shopping, dining, the Naples pier, beautiful scenery and local parks. For more information on the Naples Festival of the Arts, click here.

March 12, 2015

St. Patricks Day 2015 Naples Celebrations

Looking for some fun St. Patrick’s Day events? Come down to the Village at Venetian Bay in Naples tonight! This beautiful waterfront area is featuring a special event honoring the Irish culture we find here in Naples. St. Patty’s Day Celebration features live music by local artists and live Irish dance performances by Tir Na Nog and Dance Arts by Maria. To add to the fun, Venetian Villiage is filled with unique shops and restaurants to keep you entertained throughout the night. 
This event is hosted from 5:30pm-7:00pm just 2 miles from the Hilton Naples. Click here for more information or directions. 

March 10, 2015

Collier County Fair 2015

The Collier County Fair is opening up
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the gates this year March 12th and the fun will continue until the 22nd. The fair features daily shows, live entertainment, a petting zoo, special events and of course some classic fair food. The kick off will commence at 6pm on the 12th and the night will close at 11pm. The Collier County Fair welcomes locals and visitors alike to come and share the all fun and festivities collier county has to offer. Admission is just $10 for adults and $5 for children. 
The Collier County Fairgrounds are located in North Naples, 18 miles from the Hilton Naples. For more information on the fair events or to purchase admission tickets, click here.

March 8, 2015

Naples St. Patricks Day Parade

Are you visiting Naples for St. Patrick's Day? Looking for some way to celebrate this exciting day? Downtown Naples hosts a St. Patrick's Day Parade per annum. This parade began 39 years ago as an event a small group of people decided to host to celebrate the Irish heritage and culture in America. Now, the parade is the largest privately-funded in the state and hosts over 40,000 viewers. Each year a small group of volunteers get together to plan the parade including the various events it entails. 

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2015 is going to be the biggest year yet for our local parade, so don't hesitate to come out and enjoy the food, the people and the fun! On March 14th the events begin at 9:30 in the morning with the flag raising and the parade will begin at 11a.m. on Third Street  South in Downtown Naples, just five miles from Hilton Naples. Admission is free and the location is surrounded by various unique shops and restaurants to make a day out of it! See you there! 

March 6, 2015

Save the Florida Panther Day at Naples Zoo

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Tomorrow Naples Zoo is celebrating Save the Florida Panther Day! The annual event will take place at the zoo and includes the primate expedition cruise, meet the keeper series, alligator bay hand-feeding, the historic tropical garden, safari canyon theater shows, and all animal exhibits. Parking is free and admission for adults ages thirteen and above is $19.95, children ages three to twelve are $12.95 and two and under are free. Naples Zoo is conveniently located just 4 miles from Hilton Naples. For more information on the event or to purchase tickets, click here

March 4, 2015

Naples Craft Beer Fest Spring 2015

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The Naples Craft Beer Fest is coming to town Saturday March 7th! If you are planning your stay around this date be sure to check it out! This unique festival features beer samplings from brewers across the world, food pairings made by the best local chefs, and some local musicians for the entertainment. The festival will host two competitions, the People’s Choice Award for best pairing and the Brewer’s Choice Award decided by the brewer representatives attending the festival. Tickets are $60 in advance and $65 at the door. 
To keep this festival fun and safe, the hosts are also featuring a special price of $30 for designated drivers. The Naples Craft Beer Fest is a charity fundraiser for the Naples North Rotary Club and all proceeds are donated to charity. For participants, the price includes a tasting glass, craft beer samples, food parings and entertainment. For designated drivers the event will include the food samples as well as entertainment. All festival participants must be 21 years of age. The festival will take place in beautiful Bayfront Naples, just 5 miles from the Hilton Naples, from 12pm to 4pm. For more information on this event, click here

March 1, 2015

Old Florida Festival 2015

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   Looking for something fun and family friendly to do over the weekend? Visit the Old Florida Festival in Naples! The Old Florida Festival is a living history festival of Florida including several historical demonstrations, arts and crafts, and Florida cuisine. The festival will also consist of some of Florida’s best craft workers, folklorists, and musicians telling all about Florida’s history. 
   It will be held March 7th and 8th at the Collier County Museum just 7 miles from the Hilton Naples.  Admission is ten dollars for adults and five dollars for ages ten and above, any children younger than ten are free. 
For more information and directions, click here