Events And Fun Facts

  • 13Jan2018

    Sanibel & Captiva Upcoming Events ….Mark Your Calendar!

    Sanibel Real Estate

    Sanibel and Captiva Islands are filled year around with events and fun things to do for all ages and interests.

    Many island events are traditional and set to occur at the same time every year. The Sanibel & Captiva social scene becomes extremely busy from October thru Easter with many events occurring in one week. Be sure to sign up for our weekly emails which link to reminders for upcoming event dates.

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  • 1Jan2018

    Sanctuary Charity Classic

    Sanibel Real Estate

    Formerly known as The Sanctuary Golf Challenge, the Sanctuary Charity Classic benefits the Charitable Foundation of the Islands (CFI). The Charitable Foundation of the Islands (Formerly known as the Sanibel-Captiva Community Foundation established in 2000 with Francis Bailey as the first President) was established to assist island non-profit organizations and individual island residents and workers in crisis. In 2011, CFI became an independent foundation (501c3) to better serve our local island community.

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  • 15Dec2017

    Post Cards and Photos from Sanibel The Sequel

    Sanibel Real Estate

    This is the 5th and FINAL Documentary produced by David Carter and sponsored by local Sanibel Broker Eric Pfeifer.

    The latest documentary created by seven-time Emmy Award winner David E. Carter, Postcards & Photos from Sanibel: The Sequel, will premiere at The Community House on Tuesday, January 30 at 7 p.m. The film will feature more than 60 historic photographs from the Charlie McCullough collection.

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  • 28Nov2017
    Sanibel Luminary is a Magical Night

    Sanibel Luminary is a Magical Night

    This is a holiday celebration event to remember. The first Friday of December ALWAYS marks the beginning of our Holiday Season as we ring in the Christmas spirit. Each year on the first Friday night of December, the entire Island of Sanibel turns into a wonderland of lights. Residents, visitors, guests and businesses come together to celebrate this holiday event.

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  • 26Nov2017
    Captiva Luminary Festival and Golf Cart Parade

    Captiva Luminary Festival and Golf Cart Parade

    Every year, on the first Saturday of December, Captiva Island holds their annual Luminary Festival. Like Sanibel's Luminary Festival, this is a magical night where island residents, business owners and visitors gather to ring in the holidays island style. Luminary bags aglow with candles adorn the streets of Andy Rosse Lane in the Village. Businesses delight visitors with caroling and treats as you walk the paths.

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  • 1Nov2017

    SCCF - Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation

    Sanibel Real Estate

    SCCF is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the conservation of coastal habitats and aquatic resources on Sanibel and Captiva and in the surrounding watershed. On November 1st, 2017 SCCF was awarded the highest possible rating on Charity Navigator verifying that SCCF exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in their scope of work. Join us in supporting SCCF and congratulations to a well run organization.

    How did SCCF form and why? In the late 1950s when developments were exploding in most Florida coastal areas, Lee County set the density for Sanibel Island at 35,000 units. However the islands were hard to reach due to the lack of a causeway and lack of large amounts of drinkable water. That changed in 1963 with the building of the Sanibel Causeway and in 1966 with the creation of steady supply of drinking water produced by the Island Water Association.

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  • 18Jul2017
    Calusa Indian History

    Calusa Indian History

    Southwest Florida is rich in history and the Calusa (prononuced: kah LOOS ah) Indians are the key to understanding how important water and the surrounding lands were to our heritage. Photo Credit: AccessGenealogy.com rendition of the Calusa Nation birdseye view. This site is an excellent source to look into Florida's rich past.

    It is believed that Calusa translated to mean "Fierce People". This tribe of indians controlled most of Southwest Florida and created an elaborate network of canals, homes, and government. These indians were so unfriendly that this was one of the first tribes that Spanish explorers wrote home about in 1513. Unlike most Florida indian tribes, the Calusa didn't farm the land, but instead they fished the abundant waterways and Gulf of Mexico. They used palmetto branches to weave intricate fishing nets to catch Mullet, Catfish and many other types of fish. It is believed that they could get away without farming because the surrounding waters were so abundant with fish.

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  • 19Jun2017
    Adopt a Sea Turtle Nest

    Adopt a Sea Turtle Nest

    Looking for a unique gift? A really unique gift? Consider adopting a Sea Turtle Nest on Sanibel and Captiva Islands and give the gift of long lasting conservation and preservation. Photo shows a Green Turtle returning to the Gulf after a successful nesting effort.

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