Sanibel & Captiva Upcoming Events ….Mark Your Calendar!
LAST UPDATED: 19 February 2024

We are working to update event information for the 2023/2024 season. It's great to see so many wonderful upcoming social events scheduled after the Covid isolation in 2020 & 2021 and more recently the set back our coastal community experienced after Hurricane Ian. Our team will be attending and sponsoring many of the events below and we look forward to seeing you there too.

Sanibel and Captiva Islands are filled year-round 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 through 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.

ISLAND EVENTS BY NAME: (Scroll down to view events by date)

ISLAND EVENTS BY DATE: (Scroll up to see events by name)


  • 1st, National Polar Bear Plunge Day
  • 2nd - 55th Sanibel Sea School Winter Camp
  • 5th National Bird Day
  • 10th National Save the Eagles Day
  • 13th, BIG ARTS The Greatest Piano Men
  • 15th Sanibel Sea School FREE Teacher Work Day Camp
  • 18th, BIG ARTS Jeremy Denk
  • 10th, CCA Porch & Patio Series Sponsored by Pfeifer Realty Group
  • 14th Arts and Crafts Fair at the Sanibel Community House
  • SCCF's New Resident & Business Environmental Orientation
  • 23rd, BIG ARTS Aquila Theatre's Fahrenheit 451
  • 25th, BIG ARTS Susanna Phillips, Soprano, Anthony McGill, Clarinet & Myra Huang, Piano
  • 27th, BIG ARTS Judith Hill
  • 29th State of the Islands Breakfast Summit - Hosted by the Sanibel Chamber of Commerce
  • TBD SCCF Puschel Preserve Grand Opening
  • TBD SCCF Pine Island Sounds


  • 3rd, CHR Gala Fundraiser
  • 3rd, BIG ARTS Twisted Pine
  • 4th Arts and Crafts Fair at the Sanibel Community House
  • 4th, BIG ARTS Young Concert Artists on Tour
  • 6th, SCCF McCarthy Lecture
  • 8th, BIG ARTS Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
  • 17th, BIG ARTS Alan Bibey & Grasstowne
  • 18th, Pfeifer Realty Group's Open House Parade
  • 20th, Sanibel Historical Village Gala
  • 29th, BIG ARTS So Good! The Neil Diamond Experience
  • TBD SCCF Pine Island Sounds

MARCH 2024:

  • 2nd, SCCF Cause for the Campus
  • 2nd, BIG ARTS Late Nite Catechism - Sister's Summer School Catechism
  • 4th SCCF's New Resident & Business Environmental Orientation
  • 8th, BIG ARTS Jazz at Lincoln Center Presents Sing and Swing
  • 11th, CCA Porch & Patio Series Sponsored by Pfeifer Realty Group
  • 14th, Sanibel Captiva Cares 24th Annual Island Celebration
  • 15th, BIG ARTS The Hit Men: Classic Rock Supergroup
  • 15th Sanibel Sea School FREE Teacher Work Day Camp
  • 17th Arts and Crafts Fair at the Sanibel Community House
  • 22nd, BIG ARTS ANNUAL BENEFIT, The Doo Wop Project
  • 30th, Beer in the Bushes
  • Spring Training at Jet Blue Stadium with the Boston Red Sox
  • Spring Training at Hammond Stadium with the Minnesota Twins

APRIL 2024:

  • 4th, CCA Porch & Patio Series Sponsored by Pfeifer Realty Group
  • 6th, BIG ARTS Stacey Kent
  • 7th Arts and Crafts Fair at the Sanibel Community House
  • 14th National Dolphin Day
  • 22nd Earth Day
  • 26th, National Audubon Day
  • Arbor Day Last Friday in April
  • TBD, SCCF Volunteer Appreciation Party

MAY 2024:

  • 4th National Bird Day
  • Memorial Day - Last Monday in May
  • National Flip Flop Day - Wednesday after Memorial Day

JUNE 2024:

  • 1st Worldwide Coral Reef Awareness Day
  • Captiva Island Pride Weekend, 'Tween Waters Resort & Spa
  • 8th Worldwide Ocean's Day
  • 14th National Flag Day
  • 16th, Worldwide Sea Turtle Day Learn More About How to Adopt a Sea Turtle Nest at SCCF
  • 18th National Go Fishing Day
  • 20th National Seashell Day Occurs on the First Day of Summer

JULY 2024:

  • 3rd International Plastic Bag Free Day
  • 4th Fourth of July Parade
  • 4th Fourth of July Road Rally for SanCap Optimist Club
  • Community House Shredding Day TBD
  • Off Duty Fishing Series, Red Snapper Bash TBD

AUGUST 2024:

  • National Sand Castle Day First Saturday in August
  • 7th National Lighthouse Day
  • 11th National Play in the Sand Day
  • 30th National Beach Day - Occurs on the same day each year.


  • Labor Day always the first Monday in September
  • 15th National Greenpeace Day
  • 21st National Clean Up the Beach Day - Celebrated on the Third Saturday in September
  • National Public Lands Day always the 4th Saturday in September



  • 17th National Take a Hike Day - Always Celebrated on this day
  • Thanksgiving Day - 4th Thursday in November


  • 4th Wildlife Conservation Day

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