Events And Fun Facts

  • 18Nov2014

    Sanibel Earns Silver Award as a Bike Friendly Community

    Sanibel Real Estate
    Each year the Bike League reviews cities, communities and universities for the bike friendly amenities. Their evaluation includes 5 categories: engineering, education, evaluation, enforcement, and encouragement. Based on their evaluation, the ratings include: Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Sanibel receives silver award as a bike friendly community.

    On any given day, you will find bikes, trikes, and cyclers from all ages and areas enjoying the 25 plus miles of well maintained bike paths on Sanibel Island. Most island visitors arrive without bikes but that is just fine. With Billy's Bike Rentals & Finnamore's Rentals you will find a great fit for your bike needs. Many Sanibel hotels, resorts and private condominiums also offer complimentary bikes for your stay on Sanibel.

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  • 1Nov2014

    CROW's Taste of the Islands

    Sanibel Real Estate

    In 1981 a festival of food and fun was created to support the work done by CROW. The festival is Taste of the Islands and the event has grown more popular each year as Chefs from Sanibel & Captiva Restaurants compete with each other to win the peoples choice awards in many different food categories. This outdoor event features live music more than 20 different restaurants.

    CROW stands for the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife. This Sanibel island wildlife clinic care for animals from around the state in need of long term care.

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  • 25Oct2014

    Cracker Fest - Sanibel Island

    Sanibel Real Estate
    Cracker Fest began in 2008. This even focuses on raising funds for S.T.A.R.T.

    S.T.A.R.T. stands for Solutions To Avoid Red Tide. Red Tide can occur when an elevated algal bloom of dinoflagellates occurs in coastal waters. The bloom causes a drop in the oxygen levels of the water and can become irritating as toxins disperse into the air. Elevated levels of nutrients can trigger a bloom.

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  • 24Oct2014

    BIG ARTS

    Sanibel Real Estate
    Sanibel's BIG ARTS stands for Barrier Island Group ARTS and started on Sanibel in 1987 when a group of artist residents envisioned a cultural center for the arts on the island. The first building was known as Founders Gallery and it was a small cottage that was donated to the group and relocated to the present BIG ARTS location on Dunlop Road. That first year, concerts were held under a tent in front of the cottage.

    By 1990, the functions had outgrown the small cottage and Phillips Gallery was opened as a concert hall, classroom and art gallery. Schein Performance Hall and what is now known as the Boler Garden were added in 1997. Several years later, in 2010 the boards of BIG ARTS and the Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater joined together producing a more cohesive center for the arts on the islands.

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  • 15Oct2014

    SCCF Wines in the Wild

    Sanibel Real Estate
    Each year SCCF (Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation) hosts Wines in the Wild in the early Fall to welcome back everyone to Sanibel and Captiva Islands after the Summer break. The event is held at SCCF's Nature Center on San-Cap Road and features a fabulous selection of Wines and Food. The evening includes auction items and great socializing for residents and visitors alike.

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  • 14Oct2014
    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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  • 13Oct2014

    Chapel By-The-Sea Community Caroling

    Sanibel Real Estate
    As part of the Captiva Holiday Village events, the Chapel By-The-Sea on Captiva hosts an evening of traditional Christmas Carols and Holiday songs for the whole family. Also featured are guest soloists and special performers.

    The Chapel By-The-Sea is a non denominational church open in high season to all on Captiva and Surrounding areas.

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  • 2Oct2014
    Christmas Tree Lighting & Fireworks Tween Waters

    Christmas Tree Lighting & Fireworks Tween Waters

    Every year on the Friday following Thanksgiving, Tween Water's Inn hosts one of the holiday's most anticipated events. The annual lighting of their Christmas decorations. Look out Clark Griswold, their may not be any lights left for your house!

    Starting at 5:30 islanders gather at Tween Waters by the Gulf of Mexico for food, drinks, caroling, live music, and the lighting of the Christmas decorations. Just after dark, a fireworks display on the beach is enjoyed by all.

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