As we kick off a fresh new year, there's no better time to start exploring all that Naples has to offer.
January is packed with exciting activities for both residents and visitors, providing the perfect opportunity to experience the vibrant culture and natural beauty of our South Florida gem.
Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast, a foodie, or an art lover, there's something for everyone. From strolling through the farmers market to taking a scenic nature walk, or enjoying live music and theater performances, you'll be spoiled for choice when it comes to entertainment options in Naples.
So why wait? Start planning your January itinerary today and get ready for an unforgettable adventure.
1. ABBA & THE BEE GEES Tribute Band - Maxwell Mortgage Legends Concert Series
When: January 5th 6pm – 10pm
Where: Paradise Coast Sports Complex, 3874 City Gate Blvd N, Naples, FL 34117
Fans of ABBA and The Bee Gees are in for a treat with the Maxwell Mortgage Legends Concert Series tribute band. Bringing the iconic sounds of two of the most beloved bands of the disco era to life, this talented group of musicians will have you dancing and singing along to hits like "Dancing Queen," "Stayin' Alive," and "Night Fever."
With fabulous costumes, dazzling light displays, and impeccable vocals, this tribute band is sure to transport you back to the glory days of disco.
Don't miss your chance to boogie down to these legends of the dance floor at the Maxwell Mortgage Legends Concert Series.
2. Naples Botanical Garden ~ Brings Beauty to Light
When: Daily 9am – 5pm
Where: 4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples, FL 34112
Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life with a stroll through the Naples Botanical Garden. This expansive garden, founded over thirty years ago, boasts multiple smaller gardens that showcase the many distinct ecosystems of Florida. Filled with vibrant flowers and lush greenery, it's the perfect destination for a peaceful afternoon.
And if you haven't had a chance to experience it yet, make sure to catch the Night Light in the Garden exhibit before it closes on January 7th, featuring enchanting displays of light and art, bathed in the soft glow of thousands of twinkling lights. This cherished annual tradition captures the essence of Southwest Florida, providing a seasonal spectacle that is truly unforgettable. it's a magical way to bid farewell to the holiday season.
3. Elvis Presley Tribute Concert-"Music Nights at The Hilton"
When: Sunday January 7th from 5:30pm – 7pm
Where: Hilton Naples, 5111 Tamiami Trl N, Naples, FL,
Mark your calendars for January 7th, 2024, because something fun is about to happen!
Naples and the Hilton are coming together to celebrate the iconic Elvis Presley's birthday with an unforgettable evening of music and tribute at the Music Nights at The Hilton in Naples, FL.
This year, they're featuring the incredible Matt Stone, America's #1 Elvis Tribute artist! Matt is known for his uncanny ability to channel Elvis's spirit and talent in a way that captivates his audiences.
You won't want to miss this unforgettable night of nostalgia and tribute to a true musical legend.
Make sure to secure your seats early, as this event is sure to draw a large crowd. Join the Naples Hilton as they pay homage to the King of Rock N Roll!
- Valet Parking Available and is free.
- GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS-$45.00
- There will be beverages for purchase.
4. Jam on the Roof ~ Featuring Unlimited Devotion
When: January 11th from 5am– 8pm
Where: Fourth Floor of the Parking Garage, Mercato, Naples, FL
Get ready for an unforgettable evening filled with music, art, and entertainment up on the fourth floor of the parking garage!
Watch the sunset while listening to the groovy tunes of Unlimited Devotion, a Grateful Dead Tribute Band, and checking out live art and face painting. And that's not all – don't miss the thrilling live performance from Naples Juggler!
Want to sip on some delicious drinks while taking in the view? Take the Golden Road to The Pub's outdoor bar for specialty cocktails and wine. Join in on the fun by parking on the 3rd floor and walking up the ramp or using the elevator located next to The Pub.
Just be sure to check for updates on any changes due to weather. And the best part? This event is completely complimentary! However, please note that by attending, you consent to your likeness being used in photo or video footage captured onsite for future publicity.
5. Rombauer Wine Dinner
When: Tuesday, January 16th from 6:30pm to 0:30pm
Where: Bistro 821, 821 5th Ave S, Naples, FL
If you're a wine aficionado and love a fine dining experience, then we have the perfect event for you. The Rombauer Wine Dinner promises an unforgettable culinary and beverage experience. On Tuesday, January 16th at 6:30 pm, join them in their private dining room for a four-course dinner that will feature delectable dishes prepared by their Executive Chef Jonathan DeRue, paired with the finest wines from Rombauer Vineyards.
The exquisite flavors combined with the perfect wine to enhance the taste will leave you with a feeling of pure bliss. Don't miss out on this sensory extravaganza and make your reservations now for an unforgettable night of fine dining.
6. Four Fridays with Julianna | Mediterranean-Inspired Cooking & Tasting Classes
When: Friday, January 19th at 12pm to 1pm
Where: Unity of Naples, 2000 Unity Way, Naples, FL
Indulge in a culinary escapade to the Mediterranean with renowned chef Juliana Saitta at Unity of Naples kitchen. Juliana is back with immersive cooking and tasting classes that will take you on a gastronomic journey to the heart of the Mediterranean.
These classes are perfect for anyone who loves experiencing new cultures and authentic cuisines. At each session, you'll get to learn the secrets of crafting an authentic dish, while also savoring the rich and diverse flavors that this region has to offer.
With each class being unique, you can choose one that matches your schedule or attend all four to experience the entire culinary journey.
But don't wait too long - with only 25 spots available per class, you don't want to miss out on this opportunity.
7. Mercato Art Celebration
When: January 27th from 10am– 6pm and January 28th from 9am – 3pm
Where: Mercato, Naples, FL
Get ready for a two-day celebration of art on Strada!
If you’re an art enthusiast, collector, or simply appreciate creativity, then this is the perfect event for you. The Naples Picasso Events is hosting this free event, bringing together residents and visitors of Naples for a fun-filled weekend.
You can enjoy shopping under the bright sunshine and indulge in a fine dining experience while beholding captivating Fine Art in the evening. This event showcases a wide range of artistic mediums, including painting, sculpture, photography, and mixed media from renowned national and international artists.
It’s the perfect experience to discover new artists, explore extraordinary artworks, and engage with the local art community.
Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate culture and creativity in the heart of Naples!
8. Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
When: Daily from 10am to 3pm
Where: 375 Sanctuary Road W., Naples, Florida 34120
Florida may be famous for its stunning beaches, iconic pink flamingoes, and magical Disney World, but there is so much more to this vibrant state.
Imagine what this exotic place must have been like hundreds of years ago, before it was settled by humans. If you're looking for a glimpse into Florida's wild and natural beauty, then be sure to take a trip to Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.
This unique wildlife habitat offers a rare and captivating experience, where you can wander through ancient cypress forests, observe dazzling wildlife, and immerse yourself in the serene and mystical atmosphere of old Florida.
Free guided boardwalk tours, included with regular admission, are now offered every Sunday from December through March at the following times: 10 a.m. | 10:30 a.m. | 11 a.m. | 11:30 a.m. Tours last between 45 minutes to 1 hour and are led by Volunteer Boardwalk Naturalists.
9. Revs Institute Car Museum
When: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays only, from 10 am – 4 pm.
Where: 2500 Horseshoe Drive S. Naples, FL 34104
For any automobile enthusiast, the Revs Institute is an absolute must-visit destination. Despite its unassuming exterior, this gray concrete fortress holds an incredible collection of cars that represent an impressive span of automotive history.
From the sleek lines of the 1934 Chrysler Airflow Imperial CV-8 Coupe to the classic charm of the French 1896 Panhard et Levassor Wagonette, there's something truly special about seeing these cars up close and personal. But the Revs Institute doesn't just offer visitors a glimpse of beautiful machines - it offers insight into the evolution of the automobile throughout the decades.
It's a true marvel to behold, and a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Reservations required. All visitors must reserve tickets online for specific dates and times in advance.
10. Visit Tin City ~ A Piece of Old Florida
When: Mondays - Saturdays from 10am-9pm / Sunday 12pm - 5pm
Where: Historic Tin City Waterfront Marketplace in Naples, Florida
Naples is known now for its golden sand beaches and luxurious resorts, but long before these attractions were built, the city was a humble fishing town.
The fishing industry was the center of activity, and it’s where Tin City now stands. The nostalgically charming village is a glimpse into Naples’ past. The tin roofs of the shopping outlets invite visitors into a simpler time.
Here, you can find shops selling unusual items like handmade soaps, beautifully crafted candles, and souvenirs.
Tin City is a must-visit for anyone who wants to learn more about the history of Naples and experience unique shops in a charming setting.
11. Bingo Night - Mercato
When: Weekly, Wednesday Nights 6pm – 9pm
Where: Zza Baby Pizza Bar, Mercato, Naples, FL
Looking for a fun and delicious way to spice up your mid-week routine? Look no further than Zza Baby's Free Bingo Night every Wednesday!
Whether you're a bingo aficionado or a complete novice, this event will be a blast. And with Zza Baby's unbeatable pizza and friendly atmosphere, you're sure to leave with a full stomach and a smile on your face. So mark your calendars and gather your friends, because this is one event you won't want to miss!
12. Naples Zoo/
Offers Close Up Experience with Animals
When: Daily 9:00 am to 4:30 pm; with last entry at 3:30 pm
The Naples Zoo is a true gem among the many great zoos across the country. What sets it apart is the up-close and personal experience with the animals.
You can practically reach out and touch them--well, maybe not the lions and tigers--but you get the idea.
The size of the zoo is perfect for a leisurely morning or afternoon stroll, and when you need a break from walking, hop on the boat cruise that takes you among islands housing various primates.
And if that's not enough to entice you, Collier residents can enjoy the zoo for free on the first Saturday of every month. Don't forget to buy your tickets online for express entry!
Enter any time, all day long, up until 3:30 p.m. with no coupon required - just proof of residency for all adults. Visitors under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years of age.
As you can see, Naples is ready to take 2024 by storm with this impressive list of events and activities!
With our carefully curated list of exciting things to do, you'll be able to make the most of your time in our sun-drenched paradise without breaking a sweat.
So, what are you waiting for? Get ready to experience all of the excitement and fun that Naples has in store for you!