1. Free Saturday at the Zoo!
When: On the first Saturday of every month, 12 times a year.
Where: Naples Zoo 1590 Goodlette-Frank Rd, Naples, Florida, 34102 | Zooline: 239-266-2830
Admission: Free for Collier County residents with proof of residency and valid ID
Take advantage of a free day at the beloved Naples Zoo! Spend the day exploring all of your favorite animals from around the world without spending a dime. Be sure to check out their special animal demonstrations and keeper talks throughout the day. It's a perfect way to spend a Saturday with family or friends.
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.
How to Prove Collier County Residency: A state-issued photo ID with a Collier County address like a driver's license is the easiest form of ID. If you have an out-of-area photo ID, but own property in Collier County, just bring in a utility or tax bill for a property in Collier County with a matching name photo ID.
2. CRUISIN’ TIKIS
Looking for a unique and fun way to explore Naples Bay? You should consider Tiki Cruises.
This unforgettable experience lets you rent your own floating tiki bar, complete with a comfortable stool at the bar and the perfect vantage point to enjoy breathtaking views. Bring along your own beverages and snacks, and make a day of it.
You'll depart from The Boathouse after attending a mandatory safety briefing, giving you peace of mind as you cruise around in style. Whether you're with family or friends, or planning an event with a group, make sure to reserve your spot ahead of time.
They offer a Single Tiki boat tour, a 90 minute tiki boat tour, a 2 hour tour, and a 3 hour tour.
3. EAT AT CELEBRATION FOOD TRUCK PARK
When: Sunday, 12pm - 9pm, Monday - closed, Tues - Thur 12pm - 9pm, Fri & Sat
12pm - 10pm
Celebration Park is a must-visit for anyone looking for a fun and casual hangout spot in Naples.
Not only is it a happening place, but it also offers an array of delicious food options from about a dozen high-quality food trucks. With that said, it's wise to go early during peak season to secure your spot as it is a popular spot.
Once you grab your favorite bites, make your way to one of the tables (if you can find one!) and order a drink from the bar. While you're there, enjoy the serene view of the inland waterways in south Naples that lead to beautiful Naples Bay. And if you have little ones, they'll be entertained with board games and cornhole.
4. Mercato Nights Concert Series featuring NostalJah
When: Thursday, October 5th 2023 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Mercato, 9110 Strada Place, Naples
When NostalJah takes the stage at Mercato, it's like a breath of fresh air. Their reggae beats and feel-good vibes will have you swaying to the rhythm in no time.
With their positive energy and captivating sound, NostalJah is sure to deliver a fun-filled night. So, grab your lawn chairs, blankets, and even your furry friend, and join in on the fun.
*All Mercato events are subject to change due to weather. Check for updates.
5. Naples Fire Prevention Day
When: Saturday, October 7th, 2023 10am - 3pm
Where: Coastland Mall in the south parking lot, across from Fleischmann Park
Free to attend!
The National Fire Prevention Association is hosting a special event dedicated to fire prevention. Families and children are invited to participate in engaging hands-on activities, and informative demonstrations, and even get a chance to tour emergency vehicles. Plus, there's an exciting opportunity to handle a real fire hose!
Agencies that will be there include:
- North Collier Fire Rescue District
- Greater Naples Fire Rescue District
- Florida Forest Service
- Collier County Sheriff’s Office
- Immokalee Fire Control District
- Naples Fire-Rescue Department
- Collier County Emergency Medical Services Department (Collier EMS)
6. Billy Joel/Elton John Tribute comes to Venice
When: Saturday, October 7th 2023 from 7pm to 8pm
Where: Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave, Naples
Experience the magic and power of two legendary piano artists in one unmissable show - The Piano Men Tribute Show.
Elton John and Billy Joel, two iconic musicians who have made an indelible mark on music history, are flawlessly performed in one sensational evening of entertainment. Prepare to be swept away by hits such as "Rocket Man," "Tiny Dancer," "Piano Man," and "Uptown Girl" performed by one of the best tribute acts out there. From the opening notes to the last encore, The Piano Men show is an unforgettable evening of music and spirit that will have you singing along, dancing in the aisles, and completely immersed in the fantastic world of Elton John and Billy Joel.
7. Naples Boo At The Zoo
When: Friday through Monday, October 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th, from 9am -1pm
This is a 4-day event!
Where: 1590 Goodlette-Frank Rd, Naples, Florida, 34102 | Zooline: 239-266-2830
All kids 12 and under in costume receive FREE admission!
Regular admission applies to adults and other guests.
Enjoy trick-or-treating, watching animals interact with pumpkin enrichment, meeting themed characters, and collecting treats and goodies along the trick-or-treat trail!
Learn more: napleszoo.org/boo
8. Hallowine 2023 - COSTUME CONTEST & WINE WALK!
When: Wednesday, October 25th, 2023 from 6pm to 9pm
Where: Mercato, 9118 Strada Place, Naples
Win prizes in the Costume Contest such as Best Couple, Best Group, and Most Creative.
Halloween isn't just for the kids! Don your favorite costume or go as you are, and enjoy a night of festive fun at Mercato. This year, the Halloween festivities will take you on a tour of Mercato's hottest spots, where you'll enjoy delicious bites and drinks along the way.
It all starts at the registration tent, where you'll pick up your commemorative wine glass, wristband, and passport. Take a few snaps in their interactive Photo Booth, and enter to win the coveted Hallowine Costume Contest! They are also giving away gift cards to your favorite Mercato restaurants and other awesome prizes. So, grab your friends and get ready for a spooktacular night of Halloween fun!
9. Naples Halloween Spooktacular at Cambier Park
When: Sat October 28th from 3pm to 5pm
Where: Cambier Park, 755 8th Avenue South, Naples
Free to attend! Save the date for Naples Downtown Halloween Spooktacular!
On the Saturday before Halloween, located in Cambier Park this year, fun events for families and children, including live music, street dancing, costume contests, and games!
Learn more: https://www.fifthavenuesouth.com/halloween/
10. Naples Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest
When: Sat Oct 28 2023 from 9am to 11am
Where: Rover Run Dog Park, Lely Resort
October in Naples offers an awesome variety of fun and captivating activities. Why not try something different today and immerse yourself in the spirit of Halloween this month? Whatever from our list appeals to you, embrace the enchantment of Naples and enjoy all it has to offer!