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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  • 13Nov2014
    Sanibel Song Crosby Stills Nash and Young

    Sanibel Song Crosby Stills Nash and Young

    Denny Sarokin, a Songwriter met a beautiful woman, Suzie in during the Winter of 1981. Life was good as they enjoyed the snow filled days together. Everything seemed perfect, until Denny received a post card from Suzie sent from Sanibel Island a thousand miles away. No return address. Denny's heart was broken. Within two hours, Denny wrote the song "Sanibel".

    Guess who recorded the song 1999 Eighteen years later?

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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

    BIG ARTS

    Great communities create great organizations – not the other way around. In 1979 BIG ARTS was created by and for the community, and owes its rich history to a small band of dedicated artists who drew inspiration from each other and from the breath-taking island beauty that infused their work with grace and authenticity. They set out to create a special gathering place where artistic and educational experiences were accessible to all. Today that vision is alive and well. With the help of our loyal donors and supporters, BIG ARTS will carry that vision forward -- providing joy, inspiration and a sense of community for generations to come.

    BIG ARTS provides an array of quality entertainment, arts and education programs that enrich and nurture the lives of Sanibel and Captiva residents and visitors through:

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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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  • 1Oct2014

    Florida Everblades Hockey Team

    Sanibel Real Estate
    The Florida Everblades Hockey franchise was founded in 1998 by Craig Brush (President & General Manager), Peter Karmanos Jr. (Chairman and CEO Compuware Corporation) and Thomas Thewes.

    They won the Eastern Conference title during their 2003-04 season and became the first team in history to make back to back trips to the Kelly Cup Finals.

    The Everblades Hockey season runs from October thru April with many home games to select from. Germain Arena is home to the Everblades and so much more. It is one of Southwest Florida's finest entertainment venues. They have hosted many sporting events including Arena football, Ultimate Indoor Football, NBA games, NHL games and more.

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