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Discover April in Naples: A Melting Pot of Activities

April in Naples is a time of blooming prairie flowers, lively roof-top events, and rich cultural celebrations. With a list of activities as varied as the wildlife, Naples offers something for everyone – from the art connoisseur to the outdoor enthusiast, from families looking to build sandcastles to athletes ready to claim victory on the pickleball courts.

Here's your ultimate guide to the can't-miss events and attractions that make Naples the perfect getaway or staycation destination.

1. Dolphin and Manatee Boat Tour in 10,000 Islands NWR

When: daily/weekly call for details
Where: 25000 Tamiami Trail E, Naples, FL 34114, USA

Embark on a thrilling private boat excursion through Florida's 10,000 Islands National Wildlife Refuge. Navigate the lush waterways of the Florida Everglades with your dedicated captain, marveling at the rich biodiversity that surrounds you. Spot local wildlife like dolphins, manatees, and alligators. Enhance your understanding of this unique ecosystem with insightful information provided by your knowledgeable captain. This personalized adventure includes binoculars for wildlife spotting and onboard refreshments. Meet at the Port of the Islands Everglades Resort to start your unforgettable journey!

Details: Max 6 people per group, 3-hour duration, cost $111.87

2. Private 3-Hour Dolphin & Manatee Eco Tour Naples, FL

When: daily/weekly call for details
Where: 525 Newport Dr, Naples, FL 34114, USA
Details: $425.00 per group (up to 6)

Embark on a breathtaking journey in Southwest Florida and explore the beauty of the 10,000 Islands National Wildlife Refuge on a private boat. Witness the captivating wildlife up close, from playful dolphins, and friendly manatees, to stealthy sharks, and exotic birds.

This intimate experience is enhanced by a break on a secluded island for some beachside relaxation. The small-group setting ensures a highly personalized adventure, perfectly curated to the group's preferences by our knowledgeable captain. Experience the vibrant marine life in its pristine environment within the enchanting 10,000 Islands.

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3. Naples Flower Show & Garden Market

When:  April 5th, 2024, and April 6th, 2024
Where: Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Drive Naples, FL 34112
Immerse yourself in a "World of Wonders" at the Naples Flower Show & Garden Market, one of Florida's largest annual juried flower shows. Revel in an inspiring celebration of spectacular floral designs, botanical art, and tropical plants. Discover educational displays, photographic opportunities, and live demonstrations.

Visit the market where local and national vendors offer a bounty of botanically-inspired items and plants for your garden. The event is proudly presented in partnership with the Naples Garden Club.

Learn more: 239-643-7275  or  https://www.naplesgarden.org/

4. The Power of Love - Naples - Artis (Huey Lewis cover band)

When: April 5th, 2024 
Where: Artis—Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard Naples, FL 34108

Take a nostalgic trip back to the '80s with Power of Love, a phenomenal Huey Lewis and the News tribute band!

Experience an electrifying performance at Daniels Pavilion as they recreate classic hits from the legendary rock 'n' roll band. Let the music transport you back to the era of The Power of Love, Doing It All for My Baby, If This Is It, and Do You Believe in Love. Led by the globally renowned artist, Tommy C, prepare to be enthralled by this talented ensemble's dedication to keeping the spirit of Huey Lewis and the News alive.

Don't miss this chance to relive the magic of your favorite tunes, it's truly a journey Back in Time!

Learn more: https://artisnaples.org/  or 239-597-1900

5. Andy Warhol: Portfolios a Life in Pop | Works From the Bank of American Collection at the Baker Museum, Artis - Naples

When: April 6th, 2024 - September 8th, 2024
Where: The Baker Museum, ArtisꟷNaples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd. Naples, FL 34108

Dive into the mesmerizing world of Pop art with the Andy Warhol exhibition. As a pivotal figure in the movement, Warhol's diverse body of work in painting, sculpture, filmmaking, and publishing is a testimony to his immense talent.

But it is his distinctive printmaking that stands at the core of his art. This exhibition showcases rare complete portfolios and individual prints, from his iconic mid-1960s pieces to the powerful Vesuvius monoprints of 1985. Experience Warhol's artistry in a new light!

Learn more: 239-597-1900 or https://artisnaples.org/

6. Family Event: Sandcastles and Seashells

When: Saturday, April 13, 2024, at 10:00am to 1:00pm
When: Collier Museum at Government Center, 3331 Tamiami Trail East, Naples

Get ready to dive into a world of discovery! With a focus on marine life and archeology, the "Beach Critters and Digging History" event is where your little ones can learn about everything from sanderlings to starfish, and even create their own beach in a bottle!

They'll also get a taste of being an archaeologist, using professional tools and techniques to uncover treasures from the past in the mock dig. Best suited for ages 5-12, this drop-in event runs from 10am to 1 pm. No ticket is required and no attendance cap despite the system showing a cap of 25.

Don't miss this chance for an exciting and educational day out!

Learn more: https://allevents.in/naples/10000777676500347?ref=sharer

7. Minto US OPEN Pickleball Championship

When: April 13th, 2024 - April 20th, 2024
Where: East Naples Community Park, 3500 Thomasson Dr. Naples, FL 34112

Experience the largest and most exhilarating pickleball event in the world, the Minto US OPEN Pickleball Championships!

More than just a tournament, it's a celebration of community, joy, and the passion for pickleball. Immerse yourself in the unmatched energy and fun that only The Open can provide.

Join in the fun and create unforgettable memories. You haven't truly experienced pickleball until you've been to The Open.

Learn more: https://www.usopenpickleballchampionship.com/  or  239-793-4414

8. World Art Day Celebration in The Naples Art District

When: April 13th, 2024
Where: Naples Art District, Shirley Street and J&C Boulevard Naples, FL 34108

Join in the fun at the Naples Art District for their vibrant Second Saturday Open Studios Event in honor of "World Art Day." A perfect outing for the entire family, this unique event showcases a blend of visual and performing arts in an intimate studio environment.

Proudly presented in conjunction with United Arts Collier and multiple renowned arts organizations, it's an artistic celebration you don't want to miss.

Learn more: https://naplesartdistrict.com/   or  239-249-1977

9. Groove on the Roof Featuring West Wave

When: April 18th from 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: 4th Floor of the Parking Garage at Mercato

Step into a night of eco-fun with the Earth Day celebration, "Groove on the Roof"!

Set on the fourth floor of the parking garage, the rooftop extravaganza will be packed with live music, educational activities, and environmentally friendly merriment.

Get serenaded by the tunes of West Wave, partake in a sunset toast to honor our planet, and start your own green journey with the seed bar. Visit exhibits by local conservation stalwarts and learn how you can make a difference.

Complementary face painting and the viewing of the world's tallest flower add a fun twist to the evening. This event is free to attend. They prefer that you RSVP! (Note: Weather conditions may lead to changes).

10. Prairie Flowers and Birds Walk

When: Saturday, April 27, 2024, from 8:30am to 12:00pm (Meet at trailhead 8:30am)
Where: Fire Prairie Trail Hike in Big Cypress National Preserve, Turner River Road

Directions: From Naples head east on US 41 to Turner River Road. Drive about 16 miles north and Trailhead is on the west side of the road.

Unplug and connect with nature at this amazing habitat, Sawgrass Prairie! Experience a 5-mile round-trip hike through a stunning prairie trail, expertly guided by native plant enthusiast, Ranger Lisa Andrews.

Prepare to marvel at beautiful flowers in their pristine habitat. Remember to pack plenty of fluids, snacks, a hat, and sunscreen as shade is minimal. Don't miss this opportunity to appreciate the great outdoors!

Learn more: https://naples.fnpschapters.org/

Whether you're an art aficionado, a sports enthusiast, or a lover of nature's beauty, Naples is a cornucopia of cultural and recreational treasures that promises to culminate your visit with memories as luminous as its sun-kissed shores.

Don't just take our word for it; come and weave your own vibrant thread into the tapestry of experiences that is Naples, Florida.


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