The Naples Weekend Guide -- Fine Art and Crafts Show & Stone Crab Festival

The Naples Weekend Guide -- Fine Art and Crafts Show & Stone Crab Festival

Posted by Ryan Schwartz on Friday, October 25th, 2013 at 3:36pm.

If you are looking for new and exciting activities to partake in this weekend, the blog at has you covered. We are your go to source for all things Naples and Southwest Florida! As always, Naples always has different events going on and this weekend is no different. This weekend, Naples is home to two great festivals which we highly recommend you go and enjoy!

Naples Fine Art and CraftsThe first festival is the Naples Fine Art and Crafts Show, which is fun for the whole family! Located in Cambier Park, just one block away from Fifth Avenue, the Naples Fine Art and Crafts Show is held the second Saturday of every month. Different local artists have booths showcasing their beautiful artisans and crafts. Examples of the types of art found at the Naples Fine Art and Crafts show include oil and watercolor paintings, drawings, photography, jewelry with precious stones, collages, ceramics, sculptures, glass work, clay pottery, wood carved items, weaved baskets, and much more! If you are an art fan this is not an event to be missed! The art found here is one of a kind and can not be found anywhere else! It is great to leisurely stroll through the show in the afternoon and then walk over to Fifth Avenue to enjoy an early dinner admiring the beautiful Naples sunset at one of the outdoor restaurant patios. The Naples Fine Art and Crafts Show is located at 580 8th St S in Naples. The show is a free event with free parking and is open on Saturday, October 26th from 10 am to 4 pm.

Naples Stone Crab

The second event occurring simultaneously this weekend in Naples is not to be missed! It is the Naples Stone Crab Festival. Now in its third year, the Naples Stone Crab Festival is the official opening welcome to the stone crab season. With the kick off party starting at 4PM at Pincher's Crab Shack on Friday, October 25th, there is food and fun to be had by all! With live music and entertainment overlooking the water, it is a great start to the event. The festival has multiple events between 10 AM and 9 PM on Saturday, October 26th and from 10 AM to 5 PM on Sunday, the 27th spread out over multiple areas such as Tin City, Port O'Call Marina, Bayfront Naples, Naples Trolley and Heritage Trail Museum, and The Shoppes at Naples Bay. Water taxis are available to take you to all waterfront locations to enjoy the festival. There is no admission fee to the festival, it is a free event. The Naples Stone Crab Festival consists of block parties, live music, waterfront entertainment, boat rentals and cruises, shopping, and last but not least the main attraction -- fresh stone crabs!! With over 30 restaurants offering stone crabs and other delightful options, everyone is sure to leave with a full stomach! In addition, this is a family friendly event with kids' activities such as bounce houses and face painting available for your children to enjoy. The Naples Stone Crab Festival brings stone crab fans from all over Florida and is a great event with fun to be had by all.

Make sure to let us, here at, know your thoughts of the Naples Fine Art and Crafts Show and the Naples Stone Crab Festival! There is nothing better than enjoying all that Naples has to offer with friends and family at these great events. We will be sure to see you out there! Have a great weekend!!

Ryan Schwartz

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