Events And Fun Facts

  • 4Jul2014

    Fourth of July on Sanibel Island

    Sanibel Real Estate
    If you are looking for a small town old-fashioned celebration with a parade, float judges, free hot dogs, boy scouts, fire works and road rally, then mark your calendar and plan to be on Sanibel Island for the annual 4th of July Celebration. You won't be disappointed.

    The parade route begins across the street from Bailey's General Store on Tarpon Bay Road, then comes down Periwinkle Way to the intersection at Casa Ybel Road at Jerry's Plaza. Bring a cooler, folding chairs, and a bag for the kids to catch candy as it is tossed from the parade route.

    Following the parade, be sure to stop by Jerry's for free hot dogs and snow cones provided by the local Boy Scout Troup. Donations are appreciated.

    The afternoon events include the Road Rally scavenger hunt that benefits the Sanibel Optimists Club. If you plan to attend this event be sure to register your team, pick a driver and a navigator and good luck. This scavenger hunt is much harder than it sounds. Beware.

    The fireworks display on Sanibel occurs off of the causeway in San Carlos Bay. Beginning at sun down, the sparks fly. Popular spots to watch the fire works include the Sanibel Dunes Golf Club, The Sanibel Causeway Islands Park, or bring a boat out and anchor just off shore in the bay and enjoy.

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  • 1Jul2014
    Vet Street Rates Sanibel - Top Pet-Friendly U.S. Destination

    Vet Street Rates Sanibel - Top Pet-Friendly U.S. Destination

    If you love to travel with your four legged friends, then Sanibel is the place for you. Sanibel's Algiers Beach at Gulfside City Park was specifically sited by www.VetStreet.com the 8th most dog friendly site in the United States. VetStreet is a popular animal health site that provides all types of useful information for pet owners.

    Sanibel locals know our islands are pet friendly and many make a ritual of walking their dogs on the beach daily. As long as dogs are on a leash, they are welcome on ALL Sanibel Beaches.

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  • 26Apr2014

    Dogs on Sanibel

    Sanibel Real Estate

    Sanibel and Captiva residents love animals of all species. Our island beaches are pet friendly as long as the dogs are on a leash.

    Many properties on Sanibel and Captiva are also pet friendly. We have a full list of all pet friendly condominium complexes with on our site.

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  • 13Mar2014
    Sanibel Island History and Fun Facts

    Sanibel Island History and Fun Facts

    Sanibel and Captiva Islands are rich in history with stories of pirate legends, Juan Ponce DeLeon's explorations, nomadic indians followed by the great Calusa Nation, Spanish Fisherman from Cuba and beyond. Enjoy this summary of some notable milestones in Sanibel history. (Photo shown is a replica of the "Nina" one of Christopher Columbus' ships as it waited for the Sanibel Draw Bridge at dawn. Taken by Mary Ellen Pfeifer in 2003.)

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  • 12Feb2014

    Shellabration! 2012

    Sanibel Real Estate
    From February 17th to March 4th, 2012 this island wide celebration will honor the 75th Anniversary of The Sanibel Shell Fair & Show. The shell fair is the longest running show if its kind in the country! Kicking off the event is the Guiness book of World Records Attempt to set the record for the most people in one area doing the Sanibel Stoop at the same time. To be a part of this historic event Trolleys will be running from 9:15am on February 17th to Bowman's Beach. Record will be set at 10:00a.m.

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  • 17May2013

    Hertz Worldwide HQ Announces SW Floirda Move

    Sanibel Real Estate
    May 7th 2013, Hertz Rental Car announced that it will be relocating their Worldwide Headquarters to Estero, Florida, just north of Naples on the Gulf Coast, which is in the middle of a key travel market. This destination hotspot will eventually offer up to 700 new job openings over a two-year period. As the local economy diversifies and prospers, relocation will begin to make landfall at rapid rates. From luxurious Naples to the pristine estuaries that surround Sanibel Island, southwest Florida offers more than just beautiful views.

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  • 17Dec2012
    Sanibel is a World Famous Vacation Destination - Why?

    Sanibel is a World Famous Vacation Destination - Why?

    Why is Sanibel Island a world renowned vacation destination?

    How can a small barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico be known around the world when only 6000 year around residents call Sanibel home? What happens in February and March that swells the population to 24,000 residents? This Sanibel visitor and travel article addresses these questions and more...

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  • 1Dec2012
    Planning a Wedding on Sanibel and Captiva Islands

    Planning a Wedding on Sanibel and Captiva Islands

    The islands of Sanibel and Captiva are a wonderful location for destination weddings. From the warm, shelly beaches, to the winding bike paths around the island, to the wildlife and nature preserves, our islands offer an ideal setting for couples planning a relaxed tropical wedding.

    While it may seem potentially challenging to plan a wedding from afar, our island vendors and venues offer a stress-free, enjoyable process for putting together the details of your wedding.

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