Arts and Entertainment Activities in Southwest Florida

If there is one thing South Florida does well, other than provide exceptional beaches, it’s arts and entertainment. From incredible concert series to the world-renowned art festivals, there are plenty of arts and entertainment events to attend in South Florida for both you and your family to enjoy. Whether you live in Naples, Bonita Springs or Barefoot Beach, you will be sure to find art to marvel at and events to keep you entertained in the area.

Here is a closer look at a few of the arts and entertainment events in South Florida:

Art League of Bonita Springs

An arts community that hosts local and traveling art exhibitions, art classes and various community events. Check out the website to find out what events and performances are coming soon.

Flamingo Island Flea Market

This flea market has over 600 air-conditioned spaces and offers over one million items on sale every weekend. You never know what treasures you will uncover when you stroll through the local flea market.

Barefoot Beach Preserve Park

The park is 342 acres of natural land and is one of the last undeveloped barrier islands on Florida’s southwest coast. The Barefoot Beach Preserve Park is located on the border of Collier and Lee Counties and can by accessed by Bonita Beach Road.

Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs

This venue connects the community with arts by offering performances, exhibits, and classes. The Bonita Springs community hosts several national art festivals, outdoor concerts, and culinary art experiences such as Taste of Bonita. You can catch concerts at Artis Naples, Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Florida Repertory Theatre and many others.

Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

This is so much more than just a walk-through zoo. You can hand-feed giraffes, watch wildlife shows, cruise through the island of monkeys, and see all of your favorite creatures like tigers, bears, lions and snakes. The Naples Zoo is one of the only four zoos that feature the honey badgers.

Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts

The $20 million center was completed in 1989 and has a full program of music, theater and dance. At the Naples Playhouse, the local Naples Players entertain the public with musicals and plays, while the Naples Dinner Theatre offers year-round professional productions.

Naples Spring Art Festival

The Naples Spring Art Festival is a very popular outdoor event that features artists from around the world exhibiting and selling their artwork. Notable among the many resident art galleries in Naples are The Naples Art Association and Gallery, which sells jewelry, paintings, sculptures and ceramics.

Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium in Bonita Springs

Set on 105 acres, the center has three nature trails, a Planetarium, gift shop, picnic areas and butterfly and bird aviaries.

Cambier Park

Head outside to enjoy an open air concert at Cambier Park in Downtown Naples. You can also enjoy outdoor concerts at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club, which hosts free admission Summer Jazz on the Gulf events.

Other Arts & Entertainment Events in the South Florida region include:


Interested in making South Florida your new home after reading about all of these amazing arts and entertainment events hosted in the area? When you are ready to take a break from the beach, we suggest checking out any of these events we know you’ll be sure to enjoy. We look forward to working with you to find the home of your dreams in one of the incredible communities in South Florida. Contact us to set up an appointment.