Southwest Florida art festivals are usually held each year in the winter season when most of the snowbirds are in the area. 

These shows are held in many of these towns on the Gulf coast, including Naples, Fort Myers and Bonita Springs. Ave Maria is a new town that also has art and music festivals.

I have attended hundreds of these festivals over my years in Florida, and have enjoyed every single one of them.

Most of the stuff from my modest Florida art collection was purchased at Florida art shows.

Many of my music CD's were purchased at art festivals or music festivals.This is a partial list of annual art festivals, art shows, folk festivals and other Southwest Florida outdoor events arranged by month.

Southwest Florida Art Festivals


    Second Weekend
    Cape Coral Festival of the Arts - Cape Coral, Florida.

    Third Weekend
    Bonita Springs National Art Festival - Bonita Springs, Florida.

    Last Weekend
    Naples Invitational Art Fest - Naples, Florida.


    First Weekend
    Artfest Fort Myers - Downtown Fort Myers, Florida.

    Third Weekend
    Naples National Art Festival - Naples, Florida.


    First Weekend
    Mercato Fine Arts Festival - Naples, Florida.

    Second Weekend
    Bonita Springs National Art Festival - Bonita Springs, Florida.

    Sanibel Shell Festival - Sanibel Island, Florida

APRIL-SEPTEMBER No art shows reported.


    Second Weekend
    Holidayfest and Craft Extravaganza - Port Charlotte, Florida.


    First Weekend
    Bi-Annual Fine Art Show - Estero, Florida (Miromar Outlets).

    Last Weekend
    Naples Fall Fine Art and Craft Festival - Naples, Florida.

    Sanibel Fall Art Festival - Sanibel Island, Florida.


           First Saturday
Annual Swamp Heritage Festival - Ochopee, Florida

If you know of an event that should be included on our list, please let me know. Also, if you have attended one of these festivals you can write about it and inform other visitors.


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