Event 1 - Swamp Buggy Races
Future Race Dates: October 29 & 30, 2011, January 28 & 29, 2012, March 3 & 4, 2012 & October 27 & 28, 2012
Swamp Buggy Races are held every January, March and October at the Florida Sports Park in Naples, Florida. Swamp Buggy, Inc. is a non-profit corporation dedicated to three principles:
To produce fund-raising opportunities to all area charities and civic organization.
To preserve the tradition of swamp buggy racing and to protect the heritage and
culture of Collier County.
To provide affordable entertainment and recreational activities to all citizens of Collier County.
Saturday Time Trials & Dance (Children under 12 FREE) $ 6.00
Combo Ticket (Adult Sat & Sun) $20.00
Sunday Adult General Admission $16.00
Sunday Child General Admission $ 8.00
VIP Event Package $55.00
Place: the former Pippin’s Restaurant, 1390 U.S. 41 N.
Date: Saturday, October 29, 2011
Time: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
More Info: http://www.swampbuggy.com/
Event 2 - Naples International Film Festival Opening Night
The Naples International Film Festival celebrates independent film and filmmakers with a four-day film festival, November 3-6, 2011. The Red Carpet Opening Night Film and Party takes place at the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts on Thursday, November 3, 2011 and documentary, feature and short films from all over the world play at the Silverspot Luxury Cinema at Mercato from Friday, November 4 - Sunday, November 6, 2011. Watch films you can't see anywhere else and meet the filmmakers for intimate question and answer sessions following the screenings. Go to www.naplesfilmfest.com for more information.
Place: The Philharmonic Center for the Arts
Date: Thursday, November 03, 2011
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Age Limit: All ages
Event 3 - 2nd Annual Stone Crab Festival
Stone crab season is just around the corner and Pinchers Crab Shack, the locally owned and operated collection of seven seafood restaurants, is ready to get started. Season officially begins, Saturday, October 15th and they plan to have claws in all the stores by 5 p.m. that day.
With “you can’t fake fresh” as their company motto and a focus on quality control, Pinchers Crab Shack is the ideal place to purchase stone crabs. As the largest retail stone crab purveyor on the West Coast of Florida and the second largest in the country, they own The Island Crab Company, a seafood wholesaler and distribution facility in Pine Island, Florida. Island Crab Company crabs our local waters for Pinchers providing our customers the freshest product as they control the seafood from the water to the table. Guests can purchase claws to eat at any of their seven locations, or purchase some to take home from one of their in-store seafood markets.
"As the second largest purveyor of stone crab claws in the country, this season is one we look forward to each year", commented Grant Phelan, Director of Operations for the family owned and operated business. “We look forward to serving claws on the 15th and really celebrating the season with Stone Crab Fest and City Fest later in the month.”
As stone crabs are the only renewable resource in the water, Pinchers is proud to kick off the season by bringing back Stone Crab Fest at Tin City in Naples. Pinchers will start the celebration on Friday, October 28th from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Special guest appearances by Mayor Bill Barnett and players from the undefeated 1972 Miami Dolphins will crack the first claws and then give way to the stage for live music from Deb & The Dynamics.
Stone Crab Fest will continue all weekend from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday bringing stone crabs fresh off the boat to serve you all weekend long. Tin City vendors, kids activities, daily live music and additional tasty food offerings by Texas Tony’s BBQ will also be on-site all weekend.
For more information on Stone Crab Fest, please visit: http://www.PinchersCrabShack.com.
Pinchers Crab Shack is Kicking Off Stone Crab Claw Season with “Stone Crab Fest”
Place: Pinchers Crab Shack
Date: Friday, October 28, 2011
Time: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Age Limit: All ages
More Info: http://www.PinchersCrabShack.com.