October 2014 Events:
It’s Stone Crab Festival Time!
If you have not attended the Stone Crab Festival, you are truly missing out! A Naples favorite, the Stone Crab Festival is an action-packed weekend taking place at various locations on the historic Old Naples Waterfront, including Tin City, Bayfront, and Port-O-Call Marina. Plenty of fresh, locally-harvested stone crab claws, fish and shellfish, live music, events, art, vendors and many fun activities for the entire family! This year’s festival is taking place on October 24-26, 2014. It runs from Friday afternoon and evening through Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm. Admission is free! For more information, call (239) 594-2978 or visit http://www.stonecrabfestival.org/
1st Annual Naples Boat Show Downtown
This inaugural event takes place on October 4-5, 2014 from 10:00am to 5:00pm at the Naples City Dock and Crayton Cove; 880 12th Avenue South. The Naples Boat Show Downtown is owned and managed by the Marine Industries Association of Collier County and is the premier in-water recreational show in the Naples-Marco Island area. The show will feature displays by marinas, boat dealers, and other marine related businesses. Featured restaurants are Texas Tony’s, Crayton Cove restaurants, Bleu Provence, Chez Boet, The Dock Restaurant, and Napoli on the Bay Admission is free! For more information, visit http://www.miacc.org/
RiverFest Autumn Festival
A day of fun for all ages. The RiverFest Autumn Festival takes place in Bonita Springs on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the Liles Hotel Plaza of Riverside Park, 27300 Old US 41 Road. Activities include live music, hayrides, ponyrides, pumpkin patch, Imperial River canoe and kayak races, pumpkin decorating contest, petting zoo, cornhole contest, old-fashioned fish fry, a rubber duck race and more. This is a family-fun event that is sure to please everyone! For more information, call (239) 949-6262.
The Sweatlock Team’s Closed Sales and Karen’s Featured listings of the month:
213 Viking Way
492 Saddlebrook Lane
2389 Turnberry Court
290 Emerald Bay Circle, Naples
20090 Seagrove Street#2104, Estero
404 Ashbury Way, Naples
138 Westwood Drive, Naples
58 Heritage Way, Naples
5501 Heron Point Drive#902, Naples
11030 Gulfshore Drive #704, Naples
415 Sea Grove Lane #101, Naples
9566 Gulf Shore Drive #PH 01, Naples
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