Florida festivals and fairs are so numerous, that no matter what time of year you may be visiting Naples, you will be able to enjoy the fun and activity of a festival someplace close-by in Southwest Florida.

You will find incredible diversity in the type of events making it easy for everyone to choose their favorite.

Art Fairs and Festivals are extremely popular and range from local to international artists.

One of the largest, which runs for five days in October, is the Ringling International Arts Festival. This festival is a teamwork effort between the New York’s Baryshnikov Arts Center and the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.

In Naples, you can attend the Naples International Film Festival which takes place during November.

There will be approximately forty films for the offering making this event a must for all film enthusiasts.

Ft. Myers Beach is the place for sand sculpting festivals. They sponsor several throughout the year including an International Sand Sculpting Festival.

It is truly amazing to watch the artists molding the sand into wonderful sculptures. This exceptional art work is sure to please young and old alike!

Ft. Myers is the place to see the Edison Festival of Light ShowThis event highlights a light parade and fireworks plus a light show on the river.

It is a great way to celebrate the innovations and inventions of Thomas Edison.

Other wonderful festivals include:

Taste of the Islands
Seafood Festival
Taste of the Town in Ft. Myers
Taste of Collier
Taste of Marco Island

These events feature great entertainment in addition to the food and beverages.

What a wonderful way to spend a day in beautiful southwest Florida while getting to taste the foods from so many of the restaurants in the area.

And in Plant City, you can attend the Strawberry Festival, held in March 2012.