Looking to make the most of summer this month? Naples, Florida offers plenty of ways to get out and enjoy our beautiful seaside city. Whether you’re in the mood for an afternoon of boutique shopping or hoping to catch some live music, our list of things to do in Naples might get you thinking of new places to explore. Why not make August your month to investigate some of our city’s hidden treasures? Here are a few things to do in Naples this August.
1. Make and Take Workshop
If one of your favorite things to do in Naples includes finding fun for the kids, be sure to check out the Make and Take workshop series at The Baker Museum. This August, your little ones will enjoy Mixed Media Printmaking, with the opportunity to create unique art, using some of the styles and techniques of art featured at The Baker Museum.
All Make and Take Workshops are free with admission to The Baker Museum.
Thursday, August 3rd
John and Jeanne Rowe Performance Center
The Baker Museum
2:00 – 4:00 pm
2. Ben Allen Band – Live
If you love music and your list of ideal things to do in Naples includes catching a live performance, don’t miss this must-see event at Artis-Naples. The Ben Allen Band, a nationally acclaimed homegrown act from Southwest Florida, captivates audiences across the country with a fusion of blues, rock and country.
Be sure to buy your tickets in advance. Admission is $39 and includes one free drink.
Friday, August 4th
5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard
3. Martini Hour – Sails Restaurant
If an afternoon cocktail sounds like the perfect way to end your day in Naples, be sure to catch Martini Hour at Sails restaurant. Running 4:30-5:30 daily at Sails’ Marble Bar, this afternoon event is a favorite among locals and tourists alike.
If you’re in the mood to stay for dinner, Sails offers upscale, European dining with an open kitchen and a broad menu, with highlights for kids, vegetarians, vegans and more. In addition to Martini Hour, Sails offers feature menus for sunset dining and champagne weekend brunches.
Every afternoon in August
301 Fifth Avenue South
4:30 – 5:30 pm
4. The Dazzling DelRays – Live!
If you’re in the mood to take a musical trip down memory lane, make sure you catch the Dazzling DelRays when they’re in town this August. Bring your friends for a night of music and laughter. You’ll hear everything from The Temptations, The Beatles and classic rock to DOO WOP, Motown and more.
Be sure to call ahead for reservations. This event has a $5 cover.
Friday, August 11th
Dogtooth Sports & Music Bar
5310 Shirley Street
5. JAWS — Mercato Movies on the Lawn
Thinking of catching a classic movie under the night sky? Mercato offers Movies on the Lawn on the third Tuesday of each month. In August, the feature movie will be the classic Spielberg thriller, JAWS. Whether you’ve had a day of shopping or an afternoon on the beach, you’ll love this chance to sit back and enjoy the thrill of this movie.
Bring your lawn chair or blanket for this free event. A full outdoor bar, including food and popcorn, will be available.
Tuesday, August 15th
Across from Silverspot Cinema
8:15 - 10:15 pm
6. Florida Southwest Amateur Golf Series
Whether you are a member of AmateurGolf.com or simply want to watch some exceptional golf, be sure to catch this competitive tournament in Naples this month. Featuring championship flight players with handicaps of +3.0 - 3.8, this two-day golf tournament for Men and Senior Men is sure to thrill spectators.
An outdoor bar will be provided by The Pub. While this event is free, keep in mind it may be postponed or cancelled due to weather.
August 26th- 27th
Vanderbilt Country Club
8250 Danbury Boulevard
7. Meet the Keeper – Naples Zoo
Ever wanted to get up close and personal with wild animals? The Naples Zoo makes it easy with its daily Meet the Keeper events. While the list of featured animals will rotate, you’ll find in-depth exhibits on fan favorites like the cheetah, the panther and the giraffe. Be sure to check the Naples Zoo’s daily schedule before you finalize your plans. There are often additional featured experiences, such as the Giraffe Feeding Experience or the Primate Expedition Cruise.
If you’re looking for interesting things to do in Naples that are sure to be a hit with the kids, make sure the Meet the Keeper events at Naples Zoo are on your radar.
Daily in August
1590 Goodlet-Frank Road
Regular events from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
8. Breakfast at The Rooster Food & Drink
When you’re looking for things to do in Naples that combine beating the heat with grabbing a great bite to eat, make sure breakfast at The Rooster is on your list. This funky spot is a favorite among locals for a reason — the unique vibe is surpassed only by the flavorful menu. The Rooster serves Southern-style dishes such as Jumbo Lump Crab Cake Benne with poached eggs and citrus hollandaise and Biscuits with Jalapeno Sausage Gravy. If you’re in the mood for a more traditional breakfast, The Rooster has you covered with a full selection of eggs, omelettes, waffles, pancakes, salads, sandwiches and more.
Bring your friends, your appetite and even your dog. The Rooster offers a doggy menu, complete with dog treats for your furry friends.
Open every day
600 Goodlette Road North, Suite 101
9. Old Naples Guided Bicycle Tour
Looking for eco-friendly things to do in Naples this month? Why not explore our beautiful city by bike? Enjoy a leisurely pace on this guided bicycle tour of Old Naples. In this two-hour tour, you’ll wander through the neighborhoods of Old Naples, including Port Royal, and pedal along back roads to Naples Pier. Along the way, you’ll see the dramatic, lush landscape of the area, stunning architecture and a wide range of wildlife. Explore these interesting neighborhoods up close, learn about the history of the area and enjoy the warm breeze.
This tour is $65.00 per person, plus tax. Advanced registration is required.
Tuesdays and Thursdays in August
Meeting point is downtown Naples
Often: Baron Park 3rd Street & Broad Avenue
9:30 am + 12:30 pm
10. 3rd Street Farmers’ Market
A year-round event, Naples’ famous 3rd Street Farmers Market takes place every Saturday morning in June. Located on Third Street in Naples, the market overflows each week with fresh produce, prepared foods, roasted coffee, pastries and baked goods, dog treats, and much more.
Start your weekend with fresh flowers, tasty treats, and local delicacies — you won’t be disappointed.
Experience the 3rd Street Farmers’ Market for yourself:
Every Saturday in June
Third Street (between Broad Avenue South and 13th Avenue South)
7:30 – 11:30 am
11. South Collier Farmers’ Market
Looking for fresh fruits and vegetables for the weekend? Be sure to stop by the South Collier Farmers’ Market, one of the biggest in the Greater Naples area. With over 80 vendors — offering everything from stained glass, handcrafted jewelry, and clothing to essential oils, freshly ground coffee, and handmade soaps — you’ll find far more than farm produce on your Friday morning outing. Be sure to come hungry — you’ll find plenty of delicious food, from authentic tacos and Asian cuisine to hot dogs, breakfast sandwiches, and chicken salads.
Be sure to check out this popular Naples tradition:
Every Friday Morning in June
Naples Outlet Center, 6060 Collier Blvd, Naples
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Finding unique things to do in Naples in August means looking for interesting ways to beat the heat. Our stunning, oceanside community is filled with staples in fine dining, classic theatre and upscale shopping, as well as plenty of indoor events and performances. Although August is often a quiet month for stage performances such as opera, ballet or theatre, it is the perfect time to explore some of the other treasures within our beautiful city.